Social connections


collage of photos

From center left: Teal Rogers ’14 and her mother, Liz Peltola ’87; Lindsey Klueber at the Starvation Gulch bonfires; Grace Schaible ’49, ’91H*. From lower left: Shirish Patil ’87, ’95, ’07, Frank Paskvan ’85, winner of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, and Abhijit Dandekar; Bob Miller and Nanook opening the 1964 time capsule.

*H = honorary degree


Kate Ripley. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Have any old copies of the Farthest North Collegian? We’d love to collect them for our upcoming centennial celebrations if you are willing to part with yours. Contact Jeannie Phillips at for details.

Kate Ripley ’11 — “I started a new job as the director of alumni relations at UAF in December 2014, and also serve as executive director of the UAF Alumni Association. For the past decade I worked as public affairs director at the University of Alaska system, with the exception of the 2012-2013 academic year, when I joined my husband, journalism professor Brian O’Donoghue, and our three children for Brian’s Fulbright year in India. In my new role, I ask that all alumni send updates for Aurora magazine or the UAF Alumnus newsletter to, call 907-474-7081 or 800-770-ALUM (2586), or visit the submission page at We really want to hear from you!”