Category: Education Foundation

Tuyuryaq Subsistence Project

When Aubrey Gosuk helped create the Tuyuryaq Subsistence Project, she wanted to increase youth involvement in outdoor subsistence activities and create a positive environment in Togiak. In her role with the Traditional Council of Togiak, she hoped to empower the youth, build their leadership skills and bring them closer to their cultural traditions. During the…Read More

Short-Term Vocational Education Scholarship Program

BBNCEF makes awards for the Short-term Vocational Education Program (STVE) throughout the year. Please help us recognize the awardees from January to mid of May 2019: Holly Adams, Carl Balluta, Kenneth Blunka, Cody Brandal, Crystal Bruan, Corey Bunnell, Annette Caruso, Adrianne Christensen, Wade Church, Xytellarayanna Freeman, Joshua Frost, Michael Frost, Kristen George, Kelvin Goode, Sara…Read More

Congratulations 2019 Graduates!

2018-19 ADVANCED DEGREE GRADUATE Aspelund, Brianna Master of Social Work Groat, Bridget Doctorate in History Hahn, Celisa Doctorate of Physical Therapy Sale, Adrienne Master’s in Special Education Selanoff, Jayme Master of Business Administration (MBA) Shanigan, Terrence Master of Business Administration (MBA) Twigg, Sarah Master’s in Speech Pathology 2018-19 HE/VE GRADUATES Coopchiak, Kaila Associate of Arts…Read More

BBNC Education Foundation Board Recruitment

One BBNC Education Foundation board seat will be filled in October 2019. Service on the board is non-paid/voluntary service. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume that outlines your education, work history, community involvement and nonprofit or other relevant experience that may be beneficial to the Foundation. Letters and resumes must be…Read More

BBNCEF Fall Raffle 2019

Once again, BBNCEF will host its annual Fall Raffle drawing. Last year, we raised more than $35,000 through this community effort. Tickets will be on sale at the BBNC informational meetings, as well as through community volunteers. Winners will be drawn at the BBNC Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 5 in Anchorage. Stay tuned…Read More

Letter from the BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director

Camai, Congratulations to the class of 2019! On behalf of BBNC Education Foundation, I congratulate each scholar for their awesome achievement, and thank the many caring adults, teachers, families and communities that contributed to the success of these students. We applaud you! We’re also excited to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Higher Education/Long-Term Vocational…Read More

BBNC Education Foundation Board Recruiting

One BBNC Education Foundation board seat will be filled in October 2019. Service on the board is non-paid/voluntary service. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume that outlines your education, work history, community involvement and nonprofit or other relevant experience that may be beneficial to the Foundation. Letters and resumes must be…Read More

Save the Date for the Neqa Derby

The Neqa Derby on the Nushagak River will take place on June 21-23, 2019. This is the signature fundraising event to benefit the BBNC Education Foundation and will feature three days of healthy competition on the Nushagak during King Salmon season. The Derby will award three cash prizes, an individual trophy, and a lodge trophy….Read More

Students Celebrate Culture in Manokotak

More than 26 students from Manokotak Nunaniq School worked with elders and community leaders to learn more about their ancestors and their unique cultural history. The event last summer was made possible by a BBNCEF cultural heritage grant that allowed students to make traditional headdresses and dance fans. “I saw the difference in our students,”…Read More