Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, 2017

Women's Hall of Fame

The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring, in perpetuity, women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Alaska in any field, including, but not limited to the arts, athletics, business, community service, conservation, education, government, health, the humanities, Native affairs, philanthropy, politics, theology and science, among others. In May, the induction ceremony was held for all of the Class of 2017 women. 11 women were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

You can hear the whole program here:   LISTEN HERE

 

INDUCTEES:

  • Dixie Belcher Achievement In: Activism for Social and Political Change LISTEN
  • Mary Kathryn (Kay) Brown– Achievement in: Public Policy and Politics LISTEN
  • Paula Easley– Achievements in: Advocacy for Responsible Development of Alaska’s Resources LISTEN
  • Dr. Elizabeth Elsner– Achievement in: Medicine and Education LISTEN
  • Tennys Thornton Owens– Achievement in: Art Frontiers and Business LISTEN
  • Elizabeth “Betty” Parent– Achievement In: Educational Leadership, Mentorship, Advocacy for Native Peoples LISTEN
  • Cathryn “Cathy” Rasmuson– Achievement In: Philanthropy, Community and Public Service LISTEN
  • Teri May Rofkar– Achievement in: Tlingit culture and traditional weaving LISTEN
  • Elsa Saladino Malapit Sargento– Achievement in: Education and community leadership LISTEN
  • Kathryn Dyakanoff Seller– Achievement in: Aleut Culture and Alaska Native Education LISTEN 
  • Carol Swartz- Achievements in: Higher Education and Community Development LISTEN

MODERATORS:

  • Jane Ruth Angvik– 2014 Alumnae, Community Activism, Community Organizing, Community Service
  • Fran Ulmer– 2009 Alumnae, Education, Politics

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!