SEARHC & UAS Jessica Whitaker student

UAS 2023 Outstanding Student

Jessica Whitaker, Alx̱eix̱ Yéil (Dancing Raven)


Jessica Whitaker Alx̱eix̱ Yéil (Dancing Raven)

  • Associate of Applied Science, Business Administration
  • Hometown: Wrangell, AK

“I am from Ḵaachx̱ana.áak’w and the Shtax’héen Ḵwáan, also known as Wrangell. Being a distance education learner, my time at UAS has looked a little different than many. My positive interactions with the staff at UAS have been wonderful to learn from, but the staff member with the largest impact on me was my academic advisor, Shayla Sulser. Shayla has been kind and encouraging, available and resourceful. She helped me get on track and listened as I processed the stress of going to school full time, working full time, and being a parent. Thanks for all your kind words and quick replies, Shayla!”

It’s been an amazing experience. I’m working away on my last 10 classes, and graduation for my Bachelor’s Degree is in sight. Thanks, Kristy Smith, for the nomination and kind words, I’ve really valued our time working together! – Jessica Whitaker. “Jessica… is an amazing student who continually exceeds expectations in her classes and goes above and beyond in supporting her peers…” – Kristy Smith, Assistant Professor of Management.