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Sitka Campus Art Student coating totem with wax

Seaplane Visit!

Come see this this prototype seaplane that uses the design of an Grumman seaplane that use to provide service through Southeast Alaska.


Pick.Click.Give. »

03/01/2016 -

This year, UAS Sitka is proud to announce its participation in Pick. Click. Give., a program that allows Alaskans to share their Permanent Fund Dividend with causes they care about. We hope you will consider investing in the future of the University of Alaska system. The Sitka Campus, a center for distance education, career training, and community outreach, serves as a primary resource for learning opportunities in Southeast Alaska.


Sitka Adjunct John Straley Interview »

11/20/2015 -

UAS Sitka adjunct professor, John Straley, sat for an interview with the Juneau Empire on Wednesday, November 11. The Sitka-based writer is quoted as saying, "For me, everything starts with writing about place." The UAS Sitka Campus is pleased to have John teaching with this approach in the Spring for HUM S120 Sense of Place: AK and Beyond.

Outreach Coordinators along with UAS Fish Tech faculty and program administrators.

Fish Tech Outreach Coordinators gather in Sitka »

11/20/2015 -

The Outreach Coordinators for the UAS Sitka Fisheries Technology program gather today and tomorrow in Sitka for training on how best to serve the booming Alaskan appetite for fisheries careers. After a busy morning of presentations and discussion, these enthusiastic spokespeople pause on their way to Monday's lunch.

Sitka Virtual Tour is available via computer or mobile device

Virtual Tour of UAS Sitka Launches »

11/20/2015 -

Thanks to the UAS Title III staff and Student Success Center, the UAS Sitka website now boasts a Virtual Tour. The get-acquainted app shows prospective students what they can expect when studying with UAS Sitka ... not only views of the Sitka facilities but also "you are there" videos and photos of each program and its many instructional manifestations... classrooms, labs, field studies, and remote locations where learning takes place. Special thanks to Mary Purvis, Title III program supervisor, Sarah Pies Mahoskey, and Chris Washko for their role in bringing this ambitious project to fruition in a few short weeks. To view the tour, go to and click the Virtual Tour link that appears. If you are on a mobile phone, the best viewing experience will occur if you download the free app that will present itself to you.

Reid Brewer with ClassPad

Fish Tech course on an iPad! »

08/14/2015 -

The UAS Sitka Fisheries Technology program has been busily putting all of its lectures for its flagship course onto an iPad! Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska will be available starting September 1 for anyone who wants to take this 3-credit course without the constraints of internet access or visiting a face to face class. We will provide the waterproof iPad but you will need to ask for instructor approval from Program Director Reid Brewer. Click the headline to check out the video on our YouTube page.

Provost Rick Caulfield at the Sitka Campus commencement with Professor Jan Straley

Rick Caulfield named new UAS Chancellor

05/13/2015 -

Provost Rick Caulfield has been named UAS Chancellor by UA President Pat Gamble. He will assume his new duties when Chancellor John Pugh steps down at the end of May. Dr. Caulfield has been a part of the University of Alaska for more than 30 years. He began his higher education teaching career in 1985 at the university’s Bristol Bay Campus. He became a full professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as part of the Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development. His research interests took him to Greenland, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand, and Russia. He has published two books and numerous other professional publications and served on national and international science steering committees and boards, including the NSF Oceans-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions Scientific Committee, the International Arctic Social Sciences Association, and the University of the Arctic. A 40-year Alaska resident, Dr. Caulfield has combined academic and professional interests with experiences in commercial fishing, flying, sailing, home construction, dog mushing, hunting, recreational fishing, and other outdoor pursuits. Dr. Caulfield earned a PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and BA and BS degrees in Political Science and Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

Teri Rofkar stands barefoot on the stage at Allen Hall, to receive her Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

Proud moment

05/11/15 -

At this year's Sitka Campus Graduation, noted Tlingit artist Teri Rofkar delivered the Commencement Address and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. In this photo, captured by Owen Kindig and James Poulson, Teri receives the hood which academic tradition has chosen to symbolize its highest honor, placed upon her shoulders by retiring UAS Chancellor John Pugh, and Regent Dale Anderson, as Regent Courtney Enright looks on.


100% of UAS CNA students pass State certification test

01/26/2015 -

UAS Sitka is happy to announce that 100% of the fall class of UAS Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students passed their final test, and then passed the Alaska State Certification Exam. It is not uncommon for states to report CNA failure rates of between 20% and 40%. At UAS Sitka Campus, we take great satisfaction in helping our students beat those odds. Confidence is key. By building their confidence, our faculty and Student Success Center work to help them be successful in their education and their life. The next cohort of CNA students began their 15-week course last week.

April 1st developing fish body on the left of the yolk mass

Herring Egg Development on Sitka Shores »

04/04/2014 -

Check out UAS Sitka's Facebook page for daily updates on herring fish body development as it is happening at the HPR Recreation Area.

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