Encouragement, diligence and a desire to make her parents proud help alum earn her APU degree

Ella Tonuchuk

By Christy Hanson APU website intern Ella Tonuchuk, ’11, believes in planning ahead. Born in Nome and raised in the Bering Sea … Read On

First in her family to earn a college degree, Paoli credits APU’s work-friendly schedule


By Christy Hanson APU Website Intern Jorie (Zilys) Paoli knew what she wanted in life: To work for her Alaska Native people. To be a … Read On

‘At APU, I’m part of a community, not just a university’

Mallory Wetherington

Mallory Wetherington says her new role as APU’s assistant to the dean of students combines two professional goals. A May graduate of … Read On

Planning to take one class, Dunno stayed on to earn an APU degree. Then another.

Bobby Dunno

By Christy Hanson APU website intern A self-proclaimed “small-town guy,” Bobby Dunno of Seward credits APU for helping adult … Read On

APU’s Strategic Plan


APU’s accreditation visit occurred during Fiscal Year 12. We approached it by conducting an open and honest self-reflective assessment. … Read On

Dr. Esther “Beth” Sullivan – Chairperson – Liberal Studies Department

Beth Sullivan

Dr. Esther “Beth” Sullivan Associate Professor of Theater Chairperson – Liberal Studies Department Chances are; if you have been … Read On

July Commencement: ‘I couldn’t have done it without APU’

They claimed diplomas, shook hands, smiled for the camera and exited the commencement stage into life’s next chapter. A typical scene, … Read On

Flags lowered in honor of Cheryll Heinze, former lawmaker and APU grad

In honor of Cheryll Heinze

Alaska flags were lowered in honor of Cheryll Heinze, an APU graduate who represented Anchorage in the state House. Heinze died July 10 … Read On

APU receives $100,000 Rasmuson grant for sustainability

Alaska Pacific University has received a second consecutive Rasmuson Foundation grant aimed at capacity building and … Read On