What’s New At Mat-Su?
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Welcome AlumniJanuary 31st, 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.
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!
Join Us For LUNAFESTJanuary 31st, 2013
Please Join Us for the LUNAFEST Film Festival!Special Guest Speaker, Mary Katzke with Affinity Films Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:00pm Tickets: $20 - General Public $10 - Students Purchase tickets at Mat-Su College Campus Cache. There will be a Silent Auction and Refreshments. A cooperative fundraiser to benefit My House Organization and the Breast Cancer Fund. More Info.
Snodgrass Hall ExpansionJanuary 31st, 2013
The opening ceremony and reception for the Snodgrass Hall Expansion for the Nursing and Paramedic programs is being rescheduled. Check back for new stories about the Snodgrass Hall Expansion.
Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca OprishJanuary 31st, 2013
Rebecca graduated in 2007 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information and Office Systems with an emphasis on Website Design and Medical Office Support. She is currently perusing a Bachelor in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resources. When asked how the program helped her achieve her careers goals, she replied, "The CIOS program helped me achieve my career goals by helping me to develop many skills that are valuable in today’s office settings. The CIOS Skill Center gives students the opportunity to develop their expertise, all at their own pace. The instructors in the CIOS Skill Center are the best! They are there for you when you need them and are always cheerful and friendly! After graduating, I started looking for jobs that fit my skills. During my search, I saw that a position was open in the Mat-Su College Student Services department. I was hired in a temporary position and worked my way up to being the executive assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs. I couldn’t be happier! Thanks to the CIOS program, I was well prepared to take on the demands of a busy office".A little about Rebecca: "I am married, have a 19-year-old son, and I love the outdoors. I hike, ski, and ice skate. I can usually be seen with my faithful companions Sunny and Charlie, my two lab mixes. I’m a semi-professional photographer. You can see some of my work on Facebook or SmugMug.
Happy Holidays From Mat-Su CollegeDecember 18th, 2012
Happy Holidays from All of Us at Mat-Su College!Enjoy a video of the year of 2012...
$5,000 gift to collegeNovember 30th, 2012Matanuska-Susitna College and The Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce – are pleased to announce that on Nov. 27th at the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Northrim Bank President, Joe Beedle , Anita DeVore, Branch Manager of Wasilla and Erica Bills, Assistant Vice President Business Development Officer awarded a check for Five Thousand Dollars to the Matanuska-Susitna College campus. Dr. Colberg, the Director of the college, noted that it is the second such contribution to the college from Northrim bank in two years. The college has established a fund with the Ten Thousand Dollars to fund what will become The Northrim Bank Lecture Series which will be launched when the new college theater is opened in the fall of 2014. “Receiving both recognition and support from a statewide institution is a major milestone in the evolution of our school” said Colberg. The lectures will feature business topics and the fund will be used to provide travel and honorariums for quality speakers. Other, awardees at the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Tuesday Luncheon included John Cannon, Executive Director of Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults. John received $20,000.00. Eddie Edzelle, Executive Director of the Food Pantry of Wasilla, received $1,743.00. Courtney Brooke Smith Director of Marketing and Communications
Stay On Track Contest for AlumniOctober 31st, 2012
The new campaign will feature a giveaway that includes prizes for students, staff, faculty and ALUMNI. Students can enter the social media campaign (contest link) to win two tickets on Alaska Airlines. ALUMNI, Faculty, and Staff have the opportunity to win $250 to the department of their choice through the giveaway. Participants need to enter the contest online, and post a picture holding up how many fingers it will take/did take to graduate with their undergraduate degree. A winner of each category will be randomly selected at the end of the campaign.
Alumni Volunteers Needed To InspireOctober 1st, 2012
On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 we are looking for alumni to participate in the I Know I Can program. We will be visiting Shaw Elementary to read and lead an art activity with 2nd graders that will help spark their interest in thinking about college and their futures.If you would like to help out, please contact Amy Seamans: firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-745-9799
Alumni BBQ Success!October 1st, 2012
Matanuska-Susitna College held its First Annual Alumni Barbeque on the evening of July 11, 2012. Thank you to all of our community supporters for the success of this first annual event that hosted over 70 attendees.