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Perseverance led to degree for Kotzebue nurse

Scott West stands with his wife, Flor Maria, his son, Benjamin, and his daughter, Leah. - Courtesy of Scott West
Scott West stands with his wife, Flor Maria, his son, Benjamin, and his daughter, Leah. - Courtesy of Scott West

By Shady Grove Oliver
The Arctic Sounder

Last year, five students graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage's distance-learning nursing program through the Chukchi Campus. Scott West, 29, of Kotzebue, was one of them. His passion for nursing runs deep; he's always appreciated the field and was inspired to enter it after he found himself facing an emergency situation with little access to help. The Sounder spoke with West about his career path.

Read the Arctic Sounder's story.

 

Holiday bazaar, author coming to Chukchi Campus

By Shady Grove Oliver
The Arctic Sounder

This weekend, Kotzebue's Chukchi Campus will be lighting up its halls for a special holiday event.

On Saturday, Chukchi plans to hold its fourth annual library fundraiser in combination with an open house for the college campus. Read more.

 

Chukchi Campus celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

By Shady Grove Oliver
The Arctic Sounder

Communities across the Arctic spent Monday celebrating the first Indigenous Peoples Day since it was signed into Alaska law atop an oil drum by Gov. Bill Walker in Utqiaġvik last year.

In Kotzebue, the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Chukchi Campus held a daylong celebration filled with food, family and fun. Read more in the Arctic Sounder.

 
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