UAS graduates record 57 Native students

May 05, 2014 -- 11:15am
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - It was a record-setting year for Alaska Native students receiving degrees from the University of Alaska Southeast. There were 57 Alaska Native students who graduated at one of the university's campuses this year, including 18 on Sunday at the annual Alaska Native Graduation Ceremonies in Juneau. Nae Brown was among them. The Juneau Empire reports ( she and two other students were the first to receive the university's new degree in Alaska Native languages and studies. Brown intends to get her masters in teaching. She says her goal is to teach "anybody who wants to learn" about Alaska Native culture and language. Officials say more than 680 students from the Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka campuses received degrees this year, up from 557 graduates last year.

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