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UAA Top 50 Alumni

posted Dec 31, 2016, 11:59 AM by Ezra Lockhart

It is again with great honor that I am acknowledged by my alma mater, the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA showcased 50 alumni who are making waves all over the state and beyond in their most recent publication of Alumni Spirit. I am proud to be the second alumnus on the list. 

I am constantly amazed at where life has taken me. In 2000, I moved to Barrow to progress in my IT career and successfully reached the level of network and systems engineer. A car accident that left my mother blind changed everything. That change led to:
  • a desire to support those in need;
  • humility;
  • compassion for others, their situation, and their lived experience no matter how differences they are from me;
  • an understanding of the diverse forms of hardship;
  • an appreciation for the resiliency, perspective, and identity that hardship brings;
  • 13 years of service to individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral difficulties; 
  • a feeling of belonging to a local community and the greater world community; and
  • university degrees from Alaska and Australia.
I am forever grateful for the experiences I have had, both challenging and welcomed.