Rebuilding Power in Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, PREPA, and the Future of Puerto Rico
Professor Bob Poe will be presenting a talk entitled: "Rebuilding Power in Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, PREPA, and the Future of Puerto Rico" Tuesday, October 2 from 12:30 pm-2:00 pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore.
Professor Poe has been working closely with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority since early last summer on developing recovery projects on Vieques, Puerto Rico to build a "hardened, smart grid" and a "hybrid energy solution" for the Islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico.
The effort has also included close work with the US Senate Energy Committee. These projects are in the final stages of approval and will be the first to be constructed on Puerto Rico. They are also intended to be the model for future projects across the main island of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Sandra G. Ehrlich Earns AFP Master Trainer Certification
Dr. Sandra Ehrlich, CFRE, received Master Trainer certification at the Faculty Training Academy at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans in April 2018.
UAA Students Place 4th in Global Business Competition
A team of two students-- Ashley Roylance, and Kylee Miller-- competing against 1,481 other college teams placed fourth in The Capstone Business Competition Return on Sales. The Capstone Business Competition is an ongoing challenge (and a feature of the course BA A460-Marketing Management).
Dr. Christina McDowell Inducted into Anchorage ATHENA Society
Dr. Christina McDowell was selected as one of the 2018 Anchorage ATHENA Society inductees. The Anchorage ATHENA Society is a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce that works to encourage the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the business community.
Dr. Christina McDowell Serves as Editor of Undergraduate Journal
Dr. Christina McDowell serves as editor for the "Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research." The journal is a refereed, multidisciplinary, online undergraduate journal that works to advance knowledge in new scholarly arenas by presenting intellectual and reflective work by undergraduates. Volume 6 was proudly announced this February. In the editor's introduction, Dr. McDowell dedicates the volume "to the students who strive to make an impact on their community, having their heart and soul truly revealed in a life well-lived."