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Donations manager recognized for efforts

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s annual giving manager, Jennifer Simeonoff, was awarded the 2005 Rising Star Award on Feb. 28 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VIII. The UAA Web site reported the award came after Simeonoff launched the first annual giving program, which helped increase alumni and faculty/staff giving. Over the past two years, Simeonoff has helped increase donations from these sources by 450 percent through management of the student Phonathon program.

UA savings plan named one of best

The University of Alaska College Savings Plan has been named one of the top saving plans of its kind in the nation, according to a recent UA news release. For the second year in a row, Morning Star, Inc. chose the plan as one of the best out of 529 plans from all 50 states. The University of Alaska plan is tax deferred and tax exempt when used to pay for qualified education expenses, the release reported. More than 15,000 Alaskans have started an account with the plan.

Photography on campus celebrates Women’s History

Local artist Mary Katzke will be displaying photographs featuring breast cancer survivors and their families in the Human Resource Services office, the Social Sciences Building and the Student Union through March 31. The 12-piece display, “Alaskans in Pink,” is displayed in recognition of Women’s History Month by Campus Diversity and Compliance. For more information, call Campus Diversity and Compliance at 786-4680.

Recycling T-shirts available in bookstore

“Recycling is Sexy” and other slogans are available on a limited number of T shirts at the Campus Bookstore to help support the recycling program on campus. A portion of each sale will go toward the program. For more information, contact the director of recycling at [email protected]


Compiled by Sarah Edwards