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Every year, SOM releases two newsletters to highlight important SOM events and achievements, and to acknowledge our hardworking faculty and student organizations.

This edition launches with a brand new feature: engaging, online versions of select newsletter stories, with additional photos to enjoy.
 
Read on to learn about the success of the first-ever UA Giving Day, the impact of Usibelli Coal Mine's generous history of supporting UAF students and programs, SOM alumnus and former Alaska Nanooks hockey player Anton Martinsson's perspective on SOM, and more.
 

 

UA Giving Day Takes its Place in History

This fall, the University of Alaska hosted its first-ever Giving Day. In true Alaskan style, UA Giving Day was expanded into “49 Hours for the 49th State,” and included all three UA campuses. We weren’t sure what to expect and had all kinds of contingency plans, but within hours we were stunned by the virtual turnout.

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Usibelli Coal Mine: Generations of support inspire others to give

Usibelli Coal Mine’s altruistic support is relevant and timely - in tune with the pulse of students and adjusting to the landscape of need. The company has been a leader, as well as a pioneer, in its philanthropic efforts. With such incredible generosity, one might wonder what inspires UCM to continue to give.

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The Path to Partnership at a “Big 4” Accounting Firm

Mike Fink is a UAF School of Management alumnus who earned degrees in accounting and business administration (with a finance concentration) in 2003 and 2004. His recent promotion to partner at KPMG’s Anchorage office makes him the first SOM graduate to become a partner at one of the “Big 4” accounting firms.

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Anton Martinsson Stays Square to the Puck and his Academics

UAF alumnus Anton Martinsson graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in finance. While he has moved on to pursue his MBA and play hockey in Rhode Island, we decided to get Anton’s perspective on his four years at the School of Management.

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SOM Success: Three Inspiring Stories of Career Advancement

Why is one of SOM’s newest programs, the Bachelor of Applied Management program, so popular? As the BAM program gains more interest from incoming students, SOM wanted to find out why students chose to advance their technical education to the management level.

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