This page of alumni updates was compiled by Joey Besl, new to UAA as an alumni communications specialist. Going forward, we hope you’ll file your moments of pride and achievement with us at the link at the bottom of this page, so we can share your success.
Bobbie Sue Wolk, B.B.A. Accounting, has moved her accounting and executive coaching business, Rosewood LLC, back to Anchorage after living in Juneau for the past seven years. She has owned and operated her business for 20 years.
Dawson Moore, B.A. Theatre, runs the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, at Prince William Sound Community College. His own plays have been produced across the country and internationally, and his play Six Dead Bodies Duct-Taped to a Merry-Go-Round was published in Best American Short Plays 2010-2011. For the past decade, he has produced the biannual 24-hour theater project, the Alaska Overnighters, with TBA Theatre in Anchorage.
Dirk Willis, B.Ed. Elementary Education, is the site supervisor for a Boys & Girls Club program at Turnagain Elementary in Anchorage. He is also busy putting a book together about his time in Thailand, where he worked as a home-school teacher for a traveling American family.
Jean Bundy, B.F.A. Art, is completing an online Ph.D. course through the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. She has traveled to Florence, Berlin and Paris through the program, and plans to start her thesis on the art of Winston Churchill in the next year. She writes art criticism for Town Square 49 on Alaska Public Media and recently covered the Whitney Biennial art show in Manhattan.
Nicole Borromeo, B.A. Justice, recently joined the Alaska Federation of Natives as general counsel. After obtaining her juris doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law, she returned to Alaska to work as a law clerk in Juneau and a legal associate in Anchorage before assuming her current role. She is a Doyon shareholder and resides in Anchorage with her husband and son.
Judy Staveley, B.S. Biological Sciences, taught several years at UAA before continuing her studies at Johns Hopkins University. She lives with her family in the Baltimore area and teaches biological sciences and forensics at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Judy mentored the hockey and gymnastics teams while teaching at UAA and her son, only 2 years old when they left Alaska, still skates in a Seawolves jersey on his hockey team in Baltimore. She recently launched a magazine, The Platform, featuring a column from UAA classmate Dr. Kristen Eastman (B.S. Biological Sciences, ’04). Her magazine is available online at theplatformmagazine.com.
Jason Eisert, B.A. History ’04, B.A. English ’10, is graduating with an M.F.A. and M.A.T. from UAA this spring and plans to apply for high school English teacher positions for the fall.
Jacinda Walker, B.A. Journalism and Public Communications, currently works as a sales representative for Staples Advantage business-to-business sales. She now lives in Beaverton, Ore. and will return to Alaska this fall for her first ultramarathon, the Resurrection Pass Ultra 50-mile race.
Heather Cavanaugh, M.B.A., currently serves as director of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Alaska Communications. Additionally, she acts as president of the Public Relations Society of America, Alaska Chapter and recently earned Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America.
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Did you get a new job? A promotion? Did you join the service or get deployed overseas? On the home front, have you celebrated a wedding or the addition of a new member to your clan? Your UAA family wants to know.
Please submit your news online here.
Any questions? Give UAA Alumni Relations a call at (907) 786-1942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.