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August 1, 2014

Northrim donates $5,000 to Chugiak-Eagle River Campus

Northrim Bank’s Eagle River branch donated $5,000 to the UAA Community & Technical College’s Chugiak-Eagle River Campus. The gift is part of the bank’s ongoing efforts to support higher education in the community.

“We know that the Eagle River extension site efficiently delivers academic programming to the community,” said Joe Beedle, Northrim president and CEO. “We are happy to be able to donate to this campus for the fifth year in a row.”

Northrim Bank’s Eagle River branch donated $5,000 to the UAA Community & Technical College’s Chugiak-Eagle River Campus (CERC).
Pictured from L to R: Jay Blury, Northrim VP, marketing and communications director;
Dawn Hoxie, Northrim AVP branch manager; Joe Beedle, Northrim president & CEO;
Stephen Strom, CTC associate dean; Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.
Photo courtesy of Northrim Bank's Eagle River branch.

The check was presented to Stephen Strom, associate dean of CTC’s Extended Studies & Workforce Development Division, following a Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce luncheon in mid-July at the Bear Mountain Grill. Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell was also in attendance for the presentation.

The donation supports the extension site’s excellence fund designed to meet strategic annual initiatives and other needs as they are identified throughout the year. Gifts impact the quality of academic life for current and future students and provide for program opportunities in teaching, learning, faculty excellence, scholarships and campus enhancements to student life.

“Donations from our community and business partners allow us to effectively plan for program expansion and enhancement at the campus in Eagle River,” said Strom. “Northrim’s donation is particularly impactful because it’s been given consistently each year. Our programs and services at the campus continue to grow due, in part, to this gift.”

Learn more about the Chugiak-Eagle River extension site at www.uaa.alaska.edu/eagleriver.


Story by Kirstin Olmstead, Communications Coordinator, UAA Community & Technical College