Thanks on behalf of MAT Alaska Studies class

Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009

On behalf of the 2009 Master of Arts in Teaching Alaska Studies 600 class, I would like to extend gratitude and thanks to Alysia McLain and the staff of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for informative and fun views of Juneau history; Mary Irvine, Lisa Golisek, and the staff of the Alaska State Museum for fascinating views of Alaska art and up-to-the-minute images of Alaska in the global perspective; Linda Belarde, Jim MacDiarmid, David Katzeek, Jordan Lachler, Ralph Wolfe and the staff of Sealaska Heritage Institute for their hospitality and edifying presentations of their efforts to save endangered languages; and to Carrie Enge of the UAS Learning Center for a fun and helpful look at teaching in rural Alaska.

The generosity of these and other persons demonstrates their belief that it takes a community to raise a child, and it takes a community to support a teacher. With this meaningful encouragement, our MAT students go forward with the dedication and resolve that will lead us all to a successful future. Congratulations to the MAT class of 2009, and Gunalcheesh to everyone who participated in our Alaska Studies 600 class.

Ernestine Hayes

Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Southeast




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