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APU undergrad earns a spot in NSF geophysics research program

APU undergraduate Sam Friedman,’13, is among advanced student scholars selected for a National Science Foundation summer program focusing … Read On

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

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

Early Honors grad Byers claims best finish for an Alaskan in NCAA Division 1 wrestling


Early Honors graduate and Chugiak High School wrestler Cayle Byers has won the Big 12 Conference Championship title at 197 pounds for … Read On

Monica Marshall- First-Year Student

Monica Marshall with a forest in the background

Student at APU and ASAPU First-Year Representative Monica came up to Anchorage this Fall from Cleveland, Ohio to enroll in the … Read On

‘Most of the skills I use as Peace Corps volunteer I learned as a Liberal Studies major’


A Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova in Eastern Europe, Liberal Studies major Katie McCraw, APU ’11, concentrated her … Read On

Pre-law student Will Bean interns in D.C. with nationally competitive program

APU’s Will Bean is among college students chosen for a nationally competitive internship through American University in Washington, D.C.  He is a pre-law student who enrolled in APU after completing the Early Honors program in 2010.

Liberal Studies major Will Bean has been chosen for an American University internship program aimed at fostering intercultural expertise … Read On

LS major Bonnie Bagwell, ’12, heads to Disneyworld for internship

Liberal Studies major Bonnie Bagwell has been selected for a Disneyworld photography internship following a national … Read On

Salvatore Candela- Non-Traditional student

Salvatore Candela

Outdoor Programs employee and Student at APU Sal is double majoring in Outdoor Studies and Earth Science, while juggling jobs at the … Read On