Rebekah Aagnauruq Arnold is an Inupiaq born and raised in Kikiktagruk (Kotzebue), Alaska with traditional roots going back thousands of years as well as family with the first Alaskan bush pilots. Related to the Ferguson and Reich families; extending to the Harris and Frankson families, as well as the Conwell, Richards, Beltz and Pope families.
A Kotzebue High School graduate who set off on her higher education journey that took her from Anchorage, Alaska to Durango, Colorado.
Arnold graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Fort Lewis College and moved back to Alaska.
Her role at APU is to foster academic success and personal development of students by connecting students with resources from academic to cultural and everything in between while they are attending APU. Arnold also manages the student lounge space here on campus—a friendly and inviting space to study, socialize, participate in academic support programs, utilize resources, and attend cultural activities.
In her spare time, she and her husband like to host dinner gatherings and board game nights, walk their dog Kaviksaq, attend local live shows and music performances, go on weekend trips exploring different places around Alaska, hiking, camping and biking. She is looking forward to learning more of the Inupiaq language, learning to sew attikluqs, learning how to prepare and preserve traditionally subsistence hunted animals, and meeting their first little baby Arnold this winter.