What’s New At Mat-Su?
We invite you to stay connected with your campus and read the “What’s New at Mat-Su” Newsletter below:
Recent Alumni Making Firsts in the CommunitySeptember 12th, 2013Alumni Emily Gelino-Bequette won Best in Show at the 2013 Alaska State Fair for her impressive Art Drawing. Emily, a 2012 graduate, also took a first in 3-D Stain Glass, Northern Lights and Kitsune Mask art work. Emily’s impressive art work is well known on campus; she created a 3-D sculpture of our now famed mascot the Arctic Dragon. The dragon was a hit at the Mat-Su College Cabin Display at this year’s Alaska State Fair. Well Done Emily! Go Arctic Dragons!
Alumni BBQ 2013September 12th, 2013Matanuska-Susitna College hosted its 2nd Annual Alumni Barbeque on Tuesday July 16, 2013. A Hot Dog Bar and Potluck were done and all that attended brought their favorite side dishes. See the fun photos on the Matanuska-Susitna College Pinterest site. We are looking forward to hosting an even bigger event next year, our 3rd Annual Alumni Event –save the date- July 8th 2014- and bring your family and a side dish to share. See you then!
Importance of Giving to ScholarshipsSeptember 12th, 2013 "I can’t stress enough how your support of scholarships makes such a great difference in the lives of the students who receive them. My Mat-Su College scholarships have allowed me to pursue my educational and career goals while continuing to be involved with the community." Nick, Matanuska-Susitna College student and scholarship recipient. In these hard times, students are in need of scholarships to achieve their educational goals. Please consider donating.
Ground Breaking for the Valley Center for Arts and LearningJuly 19th, 2013 On July 18, 2013 - About one hundred faculty, guests, staff and other dignitaries gathered for the ground breaking of the twenty million dollar Valley Center for Arts and Learning at Mat-Su College. Various representatives from Earthscape, a landscape architect, Kumin & Associates, Inc. – the architects, BBFM Engineering, Inc., RSA Engineering Inc., Landry & Bogan – theater consultants, MCH, Inc. and Contract Hardware, Inc., as well as the main contractor Roger Hickel Contracting, Inc. were present for the ceremony. College Director Talis Colberg introduced speakers: State Senator Charlie Huggins, Chancellor Tom Case, State Representative Bill Stoltze and Associate Chancellor Chris Turletes. Gloria Okeson, the spouse of former longtime director Al Okeson was on hand to help with the official shovel ceremony.
Welcome AlumniJune 7th, 2013
Mat-Su Alumni are making a difference across this state and across the globe. We now serve over 2,000 students in a modern and expanding facility. An energetic and talented faculty and staff work hard to create a positive atmosphere to facilitate the development of scholars and workers for the future of Alaska. There are few places in the world as majestic as this valley and the Matanuska-Susitna Campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage is the gem in the statewide system of higher education.Please come join us in our 2013 Giving Campaign. Through your giving we can expand educational opportunities for more students at Mat-Su College.
2013 Alumni BBQJune 7th, 2013
Share your favorite side dishes!
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Mat-Su College in the Cafe (weather permitting outside)
Bring your family and a side dish to share. The college will supply the meat, beverages, and dessert.
RSVP by July 12, 2012 to Courtney Brooke Smith 907-746-9317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Graduates!June 7th, 2013
87 graduates attended Commencement which included UAA, UAS and Taft Law School graduates.View the Graduates HERE
Machetanz Arts Festival NewsJune 7th, 2013
On Friday, May 31 at the Machetanz Art Festival Reception, the Matanuska-Susitna College received a valuable gift. Former Palmer High School graduate (76’) and nationally recognized artist, Dean Larson presented the college with an original oil painting “Fresh Snowfall” in honor of the late Al Okeson, a former director of the Matanuska-Susitna College.
The third annual Machetanz Arts Festival was a success with 22 workshops offered on June 1st and two 4 day workshops offered prior to the one day festival. It was truly a celebration of our Arts!
Dominican Music and Dance Festival NewsJune 7th, 2013
The Dominican Music and Dance Festival, sponsored by La Tertulia, the UAA Student Spanish Club, is an event made possible by volunteers and the generous donations and collaboration of various University of Alaska funding entities and community sponsors.This fantastic event shared Hispanic/Afro-Latin culture with Alaska through Dominican music and dance. This outdoor festival took place in Palmer at Mat-Su College on June 1st from 4-7:30 pm, directly following the Machetanz Arts Festival. A first for the Valley! Read more...
Pick.Click.Give.January 31st, 2013
"ExxonMobil is continuing to match any pledge to the University of Alaska with a 1 to 1 contribution, up to $100,000. Pick.Click.Give. allows donors to designate the Matanuska-Susitna College as their preferred recipient of such a donation. Such gifts raised will be used to meet the greatest needs of our students.", Director Talis ColbergThink of Us when you are filling out your PFD!