Congratulations to the class of 2022! On behalf of BBNCEF, we send our best wishes and congratulations to the graduates of Bristol Bay and beyond and express our gratitude to the many caring adults, teachers, families, and communities that contributed to the success of these students.

We’re also excited to announce the recipients of the 2022-2023 Higher Education Scholarship awards. (A full list is on page 11.) We wish them a productive and fun summer and share their excitement to continue their academic journeys.

Summer is the season of building support for our programs. We just finished our Neqa on the Nushagak event, which was held on the Nushagak River on June 18-19. It was an exciting three days to benefit BBNCEF’s cultural heritage and scholarship programs. You can also support our activities by supporting the event virtually, and, of course, be on the lookout for information regarding the annual Fall Raffle.

Do you have ideas for BBNCEF? You can always reach me at (907) 265-7875 or

Aleesha Towns-Bain

2022 BBNCEF Fall Raffle

Once again, BBNCEF will host its annual fall raffle drawing. Last year, we raised more than $30,000 through this community effort. Tickets will be on sale in August and can be purchased at BBNC events, as well as through community volunteers. Winners will be drawn at the BBNC Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 1 in Anchorage. Stay tuned for more information!

Apply Online Now for the Career Focused Vocational Education Scholarship

This is the second year of the Career Focused Vocational Education (CFVE) program! It supports in-depth training for specific career-focused and long-term employment goals, such as professional piloting, maritime, cosmetology licensing, and industry trades for BBNC shareholders. The application is available online through Contact our office for more details!

Congratulations to the session one CFVE recipients:
Adonna Jo Adams
David Alvarez
Trevor Evanoff
Caleb Evatt
Taryn Heyano
Hannah Miller
Dean Price

2022-2023 Scholarship Award Recipients

Congratulations to students receiving a BBNCEF scholarship for the upcoming academic year. You can check them out in our online newsletter here (pgs. 11-13).

Congratulations 2022 Graduates!

BBNCEF extends its congratulations and best wishes to these 2022 postsecondary graduates. (Is your loved one not listed? Send us an email at and we’ll be sure to recognize them on our social media pages).


Ebnet, Angeline

Physician Assistant & Master of Public Health

Lockuk, Katrina

Master of Social Work

Suesue, Eleanor

Master of Finance

Tennyson, Bryn

Master of Science

Andrew, Roy
Master of Rural Development

Wayner, Harmony
Master of Coastal and Marine Management

Wilson, Tamara
Master of Special Education


Elkins, Marissa

Creative Media

Goode, Lucy

Business Administration and Management

Kapotak, Cody

Project Management

Lind, Christian

Associate of Automotive Technology

Mowrer, Katirina

Biological Sciences and Native American Studies

Patterson, Lauren

Associate of Paraprofessional Education

Sorensen, Chenita

Alaska Native Governance and Business Management

Townsend, Timothy

Business Administration

Anderson, Alysha
Associate of Business Management

Anderson, Laura

Deater, Jacob

Dey, Joshua
Associate of Business Management

Dodge, Wyatt
Industrial Engineering

Griffitts, Rachelle
Civil Engineering

Harshfield, Brittney
Associate of Nursing

Hensch, Larissa
Applied Physics

Hill, Gabriella
Political Science with Minor in Alaska Native Studies

Lemons, Laura

Luckhurst, Ashlyn
Sociology and Human Services

Madriaga, Marsha
Business Administration

Miller, Hannah
Exercise Physiology

Nicholson, Katya
Registered Nurse

O’Carroll, Fiona

Paul, Theron
Associate of Business Administration and Accounting Technology

Pedersen, Erin
Associate of General Education

Peterson, Erik
Associate of Process Technology

Reynolds, Ericka
Natural Science

Shade, Jillian
Associate of Nursing

Shangin, Halie
Psychology and Behavioral Decision Sciences

Smith, Spencer
Mechanical Engineering

Stanford, Alexandra
Associate of Nursing

Tunguing, Annie
Associate of Community Health

Wilson, Jayden
Associate of Applied Science

Young, Dakota
Aviation Technology




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