The Outreach Coordinators for the UAS Sitka Fisheries Technology program gather today and tomorrow in Sitka for training on how best to serve the booming Alaskan appetite for fisheries careers. After a busy morning of presentations and discussion, these enthusiastic spokespeople pause on their way to Monday's lunch.
Thanks to the UAS Title III staff and Student Success Center, the UAS Sitka website now boasts a Virtual Tour. The get-acquainted app shows prospective students what they can expect when studying with UAS Sitka ... not only views of the Sitka facilities but also "you are there" videos and photos of each program and its many instructional manifestations... classrooms, labs, field studies, and remote locations where learning takes place. Special thanks to Mary Purvis, Title III program supervisor, Sarah Pies Mahoskey, and Chris Washko for their role in bringing this ambitious project to fruition in a few short weeks. To view the tour, go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka and click the Virtual Tour link that appears. If you are on a mobile phone, the best viewing experience will occur if you download the free app that will present itself to you.
Sherrie Tinsley Myers leads Law Enforcement program
The Sitka Campus is pleased to announce that Sherrie Tinsley Myers, Associate Professor of Justice, is our new Law Enforcement Program Director. Sherrie recently retired after serving over 27 years in federal law enforcement, including assignments with the National Park Service, US Park Police, US Forest Service, and finally as Special Agent in Charge of NOAA Fisheries Enforcement’s Alaska Division. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the Law Enforcement A.A.S. degree program – there’s a critical shortage of qualified people for hire into Alaska law enforcement and justice jobs, and this degree program helps to bridge that gap by offering students the education that will improve their knowledge and qualifications.” Sherrie says the online program is critical for people who want to attend classes, but can’t because they don’t have access to a campus or can’t attend classes due to work. “I wanted to go back to school for a long time, but it wasn’t possible when I was doing shift work or traveling frequently – online education was really the only option. I’m proud to be a part of UAS Sitka’s program that offers an enforcement degree in a format that fits into people’s lives.”