|Wonder Lake, Denali National Park at sunset, by UAA's Brett Frazer.|
Instead, I found this AWESOME shot of the sun playing on Wonder Lake and Denali at Denali National Park. And it was taken by UAA's own Brett Frazer.
Many of you will recall Brett as a champion debater who anchored the UAA team with Drew Cason when they went up against the mighty, mighty Stanford debaters here at UAA in that amazing exhibition debate last spring. The Anchorage Daily News photographer Marc Lester captured some great images of it on their Focal Point blog. We live-blogged that event, and did a pre-debate interview with Brett that to this day is still worth a listen.
Brett's story is a good one to reconsider at the beginning of the academic year. In the interview, he talks about dropping out as a freshman, but when he came back, he was ready! His skills on the debate floor, and as a Truman Scholar for UAA, are inspiring indeed.
So as you start your college academic career here at UAA, or continue on your path, take Brett's lessons in. He squeezed as much out of UAA as he could, and you should do the same thing!
With that, let me thank our fearless and delightful bloggers this year -- hoots, whisles, foot stomps!--to the amazing:
A special thanks to Ted Kincaid, Advancement's new graphic artist, who created sketches to accompany the whims and wiles of fictional character Lamont Harpe and his tumble into love with charmer Emmy.
- Theresa Cho
- Joe Selmont
- Shawn Eby
- Stacie Meisner
- Jolene Almendarez
- Fabian Philipp
- Kristi Powell
- Bette Fenn
- Georgia DeKeyser
- Linda Morgan
- Glenna Muncy
- John Faunce
- Alejandra Buitrago
We broke 5,000 hits during these first few weeks on campus. Thank you for reading! We hope you found some decent life hacks here to help you navigate and succeed at UAA. Have a great semester and a great year.
We'll be back with a Homecoming blog, so stay tuned!