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Rasmuson Foundation Donates $22,000
for UAS Ketchikan Student Van


June 05, 2003
Thursday - 12:05 am

According to information provided by the University of Alaska SE, Ketchikan is again the benefactor of the Rasmuson Foundation's generosity. The foundation has donated $22,000 to the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan in order to purchase a student van.

 Left to right: Gwenna Richardson, Julia Guthrie, Judi Parrott and Campus Director Karen Polley. These four individuals were pivotal in writing, receiving and administering the grant.

According to the news release, the eight-passenger van was delivered to the campus on Tuesday, June 3, 2003. The van's main purpose will be to fulfill the needs of the Fisheries Technology and Forest Technology course offerings. These courses often include field work and classes located at sites beyond the main campus. The van will allow the instructors to transport all students to and from field trips along with necessary equipment and supplies needed to conduct class.

Other classes that require student field trips will have use of the van and students traveling to Ketchikan for workshops or seminars will be provided transportation as well according to the news release.

The Rasmuson Foundation invests in well-managed 501(c) (3) organizations which provide unique public service, thereby ensuring that basic human needs are met and that the quality of life for all Alaskans is enhanced. The Rasmuson Foundation seeks to support not-for-profit organizations that are focused and effective in the pursuit of their goals, with special consideration for those organizations that demonstrate strong leadership, clarity of purpose and cautious use of resources.

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan provides educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year. Many course offerings are available locally and through distance avenues including web-based, audio conference, teleconference and satellite offerings. Through these offerings, students can achieve certifications, associate, bachelor and master degrees.


Rasmuson Foundation

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University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan
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