“Venetie at one time in the 40s and 50s was a major gardening center and they would trade potatoes and carrots, things like that, they would go down and trade for salmon on the Yukon and supply vegetables and such for the steam boats.” – Lance Whitwell

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“As a leader you’re not there to tell people what to do. You’re there to support them succeeding at what they already can do best or helping them learn to do something better.”

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“As a mentor it’s important for me to advocate for my students, especially as undergraduates you really feel like you’re at the bottom and you have no power.”

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“We currently are the world leader in Arctic research. No other university, and really no other federal government around the world, does more research on the Arctic than University of Alaska Fairbanks.”

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“Done a little bit of everything you can imagine, from recycling pop cans to fuel spill response and contaminated site cleanups and brownfields, the whole gamut of things we can run in to in the villages.”

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