Don’t Miss the 2019 Graduate Reception on May 10
Doyon Foundation’s 2019 Graduate Reception is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with alumni speakers Aaron and Ethan Schutt, Elder speaker and honorary doctorate recipient Rev. Anna Frank, 2019 graduates dressed in Native regalia, and a performance by the Troth Yeddha’ dance group! This year’s event also has a beautiful new location – the festivities will be held at the Doyon, Limited Chiefs Court in Fairbanks on Friday, May 10 at 2 p.m.
The annual event is held each spring to celebrate the hard work and incredible accomplishments of Foundation scholarship recipients who are at the end of one important journey and getting ready to start on the next.
The Foundation is honored to have brothers Aaron and Ethan Schutt as alumni speakers at the event. Aaron serves as the president and CEO of Doyon, Limited, and Ethan is the chief of staff at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Guests will also hear from special Elder speaker Rev. Anna Frank, who is receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Frank has worked with Tanana Chiefs Conference and as an ordained minister for many years. She is also the second Chief of Denakkanaaga, Inc., sits on the Alaska Commission on Aging, and was recently named Elder Advisor for Fairbanks Native Association.
The reception will also feature an inspiring address from a graduate speaker, graduate introductions, and refreshments.
High school and college students who are graduating or have graduated during the 2018 – 2019 academic year are invited to attend, along with their friends, families, teachers and other Foundation supporters. Graduates are encouraged to wear their Native regalia if they have it.
Students graduating this year are also encouraged to complete a short graduate information request form by Monday, May 6. The information will be featured in the Foundation’s popular annual graduate yearbook. Check out the 2018 graduate yearbook on the Foundation website.
To attend the graduate reception, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-459-2048.