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Table of contents Presidentâ€™s message..............................................................................................1 Safe and responsible development of ANWR unlocks its potential.....................3 ASRC announces Industrial Services acquisition................................................. 5 Earthquake through the eyes of ASRC employees............................................... 6 Shareholder spotlight............................................................................................8 RSIâ€™s Gil Hough receives Lifetime Achievement Award .................................... 11 Arctic Stars.......................................................................................................... 12 ASRC Federal shareholder programs................................................................. 14 In honor and remembrance - 2018..................................................................... 17
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President’s message RE X A . ROCK SR .
2018 will be remembered as another busy year of acquisitions for your Corporation – a period of heightened focus on continued diversification and expansion to bring additional services to customers and ultimately deliver enduring benefits to our shareholders. In all, we welcomed four new businesses into the ASRC family of companies in the past 12 months; the list includes Mavo Systems early in the year, followed by F.D. Thomas, Inc. in the spring, Hudspeth and Associates in the summer, and most recently, this past fall, we added Brad Cole Construction (BCC) to our portfolio. Headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, BCC provides environmental remediation site work and earthworks services throughout the southeast United States. You can learn more about the BCC acquisition a bit later in this newsletter. All of the recent acquisitions fall into our industrial services segment of the Corporation and represent gains we have made in pursuit of the AIS strategy we set into motion two years ago.
Wasilla and even beyond. It also forced the closure of local schools for more than a week (for some schools, even longer) and kept ASRC’s Anchorage office building off-limits for three days. During the quake, I was in my office on the 8th floor of the 3900 C Street building and can attest to witnessing the incredible force of the quake first-hand. There are additional first-person accounts of those who were in the building when the shaker hit later in this newsletter. I’d like to thank the ASRC Enterprise Facilities team for their excellent work in making sure our employees and others who were in the building were safe and accounted for during the evacuation period.
Successfully executing growth and diversification initiatives remains a top priority for ASRC and is a key strategy laid out in our new five-year strategic plan, which was introduced earlier in the year. I look forward to monitoring our continued progress toward those aggressive goals.
“Successfully executing growth and diversification initiatives remains a top priority for ASRC”
When we recall 2018, especially for those living in Southcentral Alaska, it will also be remembered for what happened at exactly 8:29 the morning of Friday, November 30. With a magnitude of 7.0, a major earthquake ripped up roads, knocked out power and emptied grocery store shelves from Anchorage to
There was a political shakeup in November, as Republican Mike Dunleavy ran a successful campaign to become Alaska’s 12th governor. ASRC officially endorsed Mr. Dunleavy in the race, believing his vision for the future of our state is closely aligned with our values as a Corporation. I look forward to Continued on page 2
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working with the Dunleavy administration in the near future, and wish him the best in his new leadership role. Looking forward, we are pleased to see the Bureau of Land Management-Alaska’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in ANWR was made public in mid-December. The release officially kicked off a public comment period, and we expect nothing less than a thorough and robust review of the proposed program. As I said in a recent opinion piece published January 7 in The Hill, giving the green light to the responsible exploration and development of the 1002 Area opens the door to future economic opportunities for the North Slope and allows our communities to provide jobs and to “keep the lights on” for many years to come – providing the basic infrastructure and opportunity
so many in the Lower 48 take for granted – including schools, roads and even running water. The process leading to the possible development of ANWR will continue to be slow and meticulous, but the potential for those living in our region and beyond I believe to be worth the wait. As we head into 2019, we are ready to embrace challenges as a Corporation as we make strides toward the goals established in the new 5-year strategic plan. This is a journey I look forward to taking together. Happy Holidays, God’s Blessings and Taikuu.
Safe and responsible development of ANWR unlocks its potential The following is an opinion editorial written by ASRC President and CEO, Rex Allen Rock Sr. This piece was published in The Hill on January 7, 2019. I am compelled to write this in an attempt to fight the misconceptions and even intentional mistruths regarding exploration and potential development of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). While this is undeniably an emotional topic, I am disappointed and disheartened that a politically motivated false narrative, rather than scientific fact and historical context, is being used by interests outside of Alaska with no understanding of our Native Alaskan communities and partnership with the land to deny a frank and open discussion on a complicated and critical issue. For far too long, ANWR has been portrayed by agendadriven journalists, environmentalists and lawmakers as a mythical, lush landscape void of potential; an Arctic Garden of Eden where only the most privileged of backpackers and climate-change warriors are allowed to take photos and leave footprints. In reality, the Coastal Plain of ANWR is a very special place – where safe and responsible resource development can occur hand-inhand with effective environmental protections. I should know, as the area has been the home of my people, the North Slope Iñupiat, for countless generations. No one has more at stake in ensuring responsible development in ANWR than we do, and it is for this reason that I aim to set the record straight. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, or ASRC, is a private corporation, created by Congress in the early ‘70s, that represents a group of approximately 13,000 Iñupiaq shareholders, many of whom live in the harshest and most economically challenged communities in the United States. Our shareholders gave up their legitimate claims of land, never lost in any battle or given up by any treaty, in exchange for shares in ASRC, with the understanding that ASRC would work to provide dividends and protect their interests in perpetuity. ASRC is fighting hard to realize on assurances to these shareholders that
it could develop its land for the economic benefit of the people it represents. This was the promise made by the government through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, signed by President Nixon in 1971. As countless Native Americans and Native Alaskans have unfortunately learned over the last two centuries, it is far easier to obtain government promises than to make the government keep them. In 1980, Congress set aside 1.5-million acres of land on the Coastal Plain of ANWR – known as the 1002 Area – specifically for its potential of holding massive reserves of oil and gas. Contrary to what many believe, this area is not designated as wilderness nor is it entirely owned by the federal government. On December 22, 2017, after 40some years of broad, bi-partisan support both regionally and across Alaska, Congress finally lifted the ban, allowing the 1002 Area to live up to its promise and its potential. This decision to allow drilling in the 1002 Area of ANWR as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a monumental achievement. Green-lighting the responsible exploration and development of the 1002 Area opens the door to future economic opportunities for the North Slope and allows our communities to provide jobs and to “keep the lights on” for many years to come – providing the basic infrastructure and opportunity so many in the Lower 48 take for granted – schools, roads, stores, community centers, running water and flushing toilets. And the resource is substantial. The 1002 Area of ANWR holds the largest unexplored, potentially productive onshore basin on the continent. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates it could hold 10.4 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil. For comparison, Alaska’s second biggest oil field, Kuparuk, holds about 2.5 billion barrels. According to the House Natural Resources Committee, the potential daily peak production of ANWR – Continued on page 4
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1.45 million barrels of oil per day – is more than the U.S. imports from Saudi Arabia. The best place to find oil and ensure continued energy independence for the US – in the largest quantity with the smallest footprint – is the 1002 Area. Simply put, ANWR’s resource potential, combined with key participants’ proven track record of responsible Arctic development, make it the ideal place to safely and responsibly drill for oil and gas. Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation (KIC), – the Native village corporation within the Coastal Plain of ANWR – owns 92,000 acres of surface land where exploration may occur. If and when oil is found there, members will share benefits with ASRC, which owns the subsurface rights to KIC village lands. It is almost self-evident, and the assertion is strongly backed by science, that exploration of the 1002 Area can be done in a way that leaves no lasting surface effects on the tundra or its ecosystems.
Anti-development advocates are not the only ones who have the right to weigh in on this issue, and should not be granted the loudest voice or given the only seat at the table regarding the 1002 Area’s future. Opinions and even doomsday predictions do not represent solid science and the multitude of compelling interests. Turning my homeland into one giant national park, off-limits to all but a select few, guarantees our people a fate with no economy, no jobs and little hope for the future. For the economic future of my communities as well as the energy security of the United States, it is critical we hold the 1002 Area of ANWR up to the light and see it for what it really is – a sliver of land in the northeast corner of Alaska teeming with natural resource potential. The time is right for this area to live up to its promise.
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ASRC announces Industrial Services acquisition
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition in late October of Brad Cole Construction (BCC) by our wholly-owned subsidiary ASRC Industrial Services, LLC. Headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, BCC provides heavy civil site services, which includes site stabilization, remediation, demolition, excavation and dewatering. BCC serves a diverse customer portfolio made up of industrial and commercial customers, state and local governments, as well as federal agencies. Since the Company’s founding in 1977, BCC has differentiated itself from competitors via its relentless focus on safety and ability to deliver challenging projects on time and under budget. BCC becomes the third member of AIS’s Remediation and Response Services (RRS) operating group, following the February 2018 acquisition of Mavo Systems and June 2018 acquisition of Hudspeth & Associates. “On behalf of ASRC’s board of directors, I am pleased to welcome the management team and talented employees of Brad Cole Construction to the ASRC family of companies,” said Rex A. Rock Sr., president and CEO of ASRC. “The acquisition of BCC represents the eighth acquisition we have made in pursuit of the AIS strategy we initiated a little over two years ago. I am happy with the progression of the strategy to date and am confident the AIS and BCC management teams will work collaboratively to sustain the positive momentum and ultimately create a scaled platform that delivers durable, enduring benefits to ASRC’s shareholders.”
“Adding Brad Cole Construction to AIS’s RRS operating group is further evidence of ASRC’s commitment to pursuing the AIS vision of building an enduring, employee-centric, customer-focused, value-added service provider focused on the industrial market complex,” said Greg Johnson, president and CEO of AIS. “The AIS management team appreciates ASRC’s support and looks forward to working with the team at Brad Cole Construction to build on the Company’s well-earned reputation and in the process, provide additional opportunities for BCC’s talented workforce, bring additional services to customers and ultimately deliver enduring benefits to ASRC’s shareholders.” “Selling a business is always a tough decision, particularly when the impacts on employees and customers are taken into account,” added Brad Cole, founder of Brad Cole Construction. “After getting to know the AIS team and learning about ASRC’s commitment to the industrial services market, I quickly recognized AIS was the right long-term home for Brad Cole Construction.”
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“... I quickly recognized AIS was the right long-term home for Brad Cole Construction.” – Brad Cole
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Earthquake through the eyes of ASRC employees On November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m., a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska. Southcentral residents were rattled by the length and extent of the shaking. Nearly two months after the incident occurred, ASRC employees working at the 3900 C Street location that morning recount their experiences. Senior Accountant Andy Mumford grabs a cup of coffee and situates himself in front of his desktop. With the sky outside still dark, he begins to sort through unread emails when his co-worker in the office next door arrives. He stands and walks to his doorway as the two converse. That’s when the earth starts to shake. The first couple of shakes don’t raise immediate alarm. But then the shaking gets more intense, and it doesn’t stop. A low level of understandable panic sets in. Bookcases topple over, spewing binders and financial documents haphazardly across the floor. Andy stays in the doorframe – where he had always been taught was a safe place to go – as he yells out asking if others in the office are okay. Then he waits, because there isn’t much else to do. The shaking winds down, and ASRC corporate employees and others on the 10th floor huddle together to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for. A member of the security team arrives on their floor, breathless from running up the stairs, and tells them to evacuate the building. Stepping over fallen bookshelves and various debris, employees make their way to the stairwell. Andy assists a fellow employee dealing with an existing back injury down the steps. When they near the ninth floor, the first big aftershock hits. They feel the stairs shifting and moving beneath their feet. Once the shaking comes to a halt, the group navigates down the rest of the stairs, finding safety outside in the parking lot.
When the earth first started moving, Ron Nalikak thought to himself, “We’re having an earthquake.” Talking to another employee on the second floor, Ron realizes that the quaking isn’t stopping, so he ducks under a desk to ride it out – not easy for someone with a 6-foot 2-inch frame. As soon as the shaking ends, Ron jumps into action. With a 20-year firefighting career in his past, Ron feels excitement more than fear or anxiety in the wake of disaster – it’s just a normal day for him. He heads down to the main lobby and preps his facilities team to conduct a building assessment, unsure whether there is a need to evacuate. Then comes the first
aftershock. Alarms trigger throughout the building as a result of glycol as well as water pipes bursting on the 10th floor. The decision to evacuate the building is made for him. Ron and his team hike the steps up to the 10th floor – two passenger elevators are down and it’s unclear whether the third is safe – to determine the extent of the damage. After Ron communicates the presence of standing water and still-leaking pipes to the senior leadership team, a decision is made to send everyone home. But several employees in the building had left behind personal items in their haste of rushing outside. Members of the facilities team escort small groups to collect their cell phones and coats; Ron climbs 52 flights of stairs in total. Once the parking lot is clear, the facilities team and members from the Risk Department travel floor by floor, suite by suite, office by office – assessing what kind of damage the building had endured and documenting their findings along the way. The 8th -10th floors were determined to have been hit the hardest. Ron and his team continue to work throughout the weekend. With the clearance of structural engineers and even the building’s landlord, the ASRC building reopens the following Monday. Employees on the 10th floor are displaced to another floor while cleanup continues throughout the week. Life slowly returns to normal. All in all, Ron is proud of the way his team handled the situation and how they pulled together in the wake of disaster.
motion. As the quaking continues, Rachael grabs the phone off her desk and runs through a list of people to call, in case she needs to say goodbye. She dials her boyfriend. No answer. She tries again, and then a third time, but he doesn’t pick up. She thinks to call her mom, but realizes that it’s just after noon on the east coast and her mom would likely be away on lunch. Her brain can’t process much more so instead she waits, willing the building to stop moving the entire time. Finally, the earth calms.
Rachael McKinney boots up her computer and takes another bite of the muffin she had picked up on her way to work. Something that sounds like a passenger train rumbles from outside. As the roar gets louder, the building starts shifting backwards and forwards, side to side.
Rachael stands and uprights both computer monitors; they had fallen flat on their screens during the ordeal. Unnerved, she wonders if she should go back to working, as if nothing had happened. Then things start shaking again – an aftershock. This one seems less powerful, but she isn’t sure. With quivering hands, she texts her mom. If this is on the news, it’s better if her mom hears about it from her first.
She freezes in place for a moment, thinking it will end. But it doesn’t. Instinct takes over and she hunkers down beside her desk, trying not to fall over from the jarring
Another employee walks around to tell everyone that the floor is evacuating, then the alarms sound. Going back to work was no longer an option.
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Shareholder spotlight DAV ID K ENNEDY
Through numb hands, David Kennedy methodically ticks the boxes of the scaffolding checklist. It’s mid-September on Alaska’s North Slope and the average temperature is in the upper 30s. Most of the birds have flown south. At the end of his shift, Kennedy notices a gosling in the distance that appears too young to fly. At this point in the season, he worries it may be too late for the baby bird to make it to warmer weather. Through numb hands, David Kennedy methodically ticks the boxes of the scaffolding checklist. It’s mid-September on Alaska’s North Slope and the average temperature is in the upper 30s. Most of the birds have flown south. At the end of his shift, Kennedy notices a gosling in the distance that appears too young to fly. At this point in the season, he worries it may be too late for the baby bird to make it to warmer weather. “Why wouldn’t the chick be able to fly?” he ponders. The question stays with him the rest of the evening. Once off the clock and back inside at camp, Kennedy puts pen to paper. Within 20 minutes he has a complete first draft of his children’s book, Greater. Kennedy doesn’t remember a time in his life where he wasn’t creating stories in his head, constantly finding intrigue in everyday events that he believed could be turned into notable films or novels. He was used to writing down ideas, and then leaving them as just that, scribbled-down thoughts on scraps of paper. Finishing the entire story of Greater was a big step in his eyes. Kennedy felt content having channeled his energy into writing, although he didn’t plan to pursue publication. It was only when a close friend of his, Nelson “Datu” Anderson, gave him a nudge that things began moving in that direction. “It was a little more than a nudge; it was momentum.
From left to right: Nelson “Datu” Anderson, David Kennedy and Steven Lopez.
He gave me all the momentum.” Between meetings, finding an illustrator and penning rewrites, Kennedy had found the motivation he needed to continue working on the story for the next three years. Writing served as his sanctuary while he struggled with one major life upheaval after another. He was coping with the loss of his father, whose struggles with addiction gave Kennedy a precursory look into
the kind of destruction that lifestyle yields. He was also going through a difficult divorce and feeling the weight of loneliness settle in from the separation. At the same time that he was returning to work on the bleak landscape of the North Slope – a sharp antithesis to his home in California – he was moving from the Los Angeles area to Sacramento County, losing much of his support base in the process. And he decided to quit drinking. The decision was one he had made before. He had been able to quit for six months here, six months there, but those attempts were never successful. Kennedy knew that things were getting worse, but that realization alone wasn’t enough to make him commit to sobriety. Accepting that he needed to seek help wouldn’t come until he hit the lowest point in his addiction. Six months before he returned to the North Slope for work, where his journey with Greater would begin, Kennedy’s father passed away. “It was very destructive,” he recalls. “That was the beginning of the end, my dad dying. That was my most destructive time.” The loss provoked a further descent into old habits, and he spiraled into a familiar darkness, so much so that he barely remembers anything from his father’s funeral. A few weeks later, the shame of that evening, of losing that opportunity to say goodbye to his father, led Kennedy to again make the decision to quit drinking. This time it stuck. His recovery was far from easy. In the first year of his sobriety, Kennedy did almost everything he was told not to do. He changed relationship status, changed jobs, and changed cities. “I guess I was still rebelling somehow,” he half-jokes. Having a strong support base has been vital to his recovery. “I just recall when I couldn’t do it by myself throughout my sobriety. To have those people, there’s nothing more valuable.” That same support base has acted as Kennedy’s sounding board, mentor and cheerleader during his journey with his children’s book. The story of Greater is built around the concept of trauma leading to fear, and ultimately redemption from that fear. The book features a family of greater white-fronted geese and is set primarily on Alaska’s North Slope. When one gosling witnesses the death of
a sibling, he struggles with trauma and guilt, and finds himself unable to fledge and fly south. An older sibling then guides the gosling through his fears and helps him understand that the incident was not his fault. Working through his trauma allows the gosling to develop into a strong flyer and join the rest of his family in migration. Kennedy feels readers will relate to several aspects of the story, particularly the notion of blaming oneself and allowing that to fester. “I think a lot of the stories we tell ourselves in our own heads are not true and end up holding us back.” He also believes that emotional pain can be powerful when used to relate to someone else or as a means to grow and change. He hopes the book serves as an invitation to be honest about traumatic experiences and encourages those that need it to seek help. Growth has been central to Kennedy’s own recovery over the past three years. He says there is a lot of discomfort that goes into being sober, but the experience has taught him how to be uncomfortable without turning to alcohol or falling into depression. “You develop into who you’re supposed to be on the other side of that discomfort.” He is encouraged by the changes he has undergone since fully committing to sobriety. Finding his confidence and following through to accomplish a major goal are examples he is proud to set for his 11-year-old daughter Izellah. But he knows that change never stops. Kennedy believes that there is always a choice to become the person you want to be, regardless of one’s past. “You don’t have to be the person you’ve always been. Change is available to everyone – it just takes a lot of work.” Greater is expected to be released in early 2019. David Kennedy’s Iñupiaq name is Unguruk, and he works as the alpine safety specialist for ASRC Energy Services. He is the son of Mary Lou and James Kennedy Jr., and the grandson of Patricia and James Kennedy Sr. and Louise and Charles Akiviana. His siblings are Jayne Deatherage and James Kennedy III. With family roots in Utqiaġvik, Kennedy was born in Fairbanks and raised in Anchorage. He currently resides in Folsom, California.
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RSI’s Gil Hough receives Lifetime Achievement Award Gil Hough, renewable energy manager for RSI EnTech, LLC (RSI), was recently presented with the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA) 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award was presented during the Tennessee Valley Solar Conference on November 7, 2018. Hough co-founded TenneSEIA in 2010 and he currently serves as its executive director. Hough is a leader and advocate for increasing responsible solar energy deployment in the Tennessee Valley region across all solar markets. His involvement and influence in solar ranges from residential and commercial to utility-scale projects. He also has led or worked with various stakeholder groups,
including the TVA IRP planning committees. Hough’s work at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, RSI, and TenneSEIA, has advanced solar energy efforts throughout the state Tennessee. Congratulations, Gil!
Gil Hough, fourth from right, displays the award presented to him at the Tennessee Valley Solar Conference.
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Arctic Stars DEBR A L A NE- H AY E S
In the fall of 2018, Debra Lane-Hayes began her first semester at the University of Alaska Anchorage – at just 14 years old. After graduating from Pacific Northern Academy, located in Anchorage, Lane-Hayes made the decision to attend the Acceleration Academy through the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) to pursue her undergraduate degree in biology. She has her sights set on a career in dentistry; whether that be a general dentist, an orthodontist or an oral surgeon, she’s not sure yet. What she is sure of, though, is her purpose to help others. As someone who endured health problems throughout a majority of her life, Lane-Hayes is a positive force with a knack for putting a smile on someone’s face. Until a few years ago, her allergies limited her diet to consist only of wild game, vegetables, and some grains. She has battled extreme eczema, and when she was in the third grade she contracted alopecia universalis, a condition that causes complete hair loss. Against these odds, Lane-Hayes has remained optimistic. “That’s what drives me to help people,” says LaneHayes. “I had a positive mindset throughout [my medical issues]…but other people might struggle with it a lot more than I did. So, if I can help people in some way, then I’d like to do so.” This extraordinary sense of perseverance has carried over into every aspect of her life, including her academic pursuits. Beginning college classes at 14 sounds intimidating enough, but imagine encountering a syllabus for the first time or being treated the same as a freshman in college when you’re really only a freshman in high school. This is the new normal for Lane-Hayes.
“In the beginning, it was a little overwhelming. Everything was new to me. I think the reason I’m succeeding is the peer support and staff support there.” The support and encouragement of her family has also helped Lane-Hayes get to where she is today. “They’re who support you; they’re your roots,” she says of her family. Dedicating most of her free time to family, she recalls fond memories of going hunting on the opening day of duck season with her dad and eating her aunt’s caribou soup on frigid visits to Point Hope. To her, family and the Iñupiat culture are one in the same. On top of her rigorous class schedule, she tries to stay in touch with her Iñupiaq roots as much as possible. She knows the arts of beading and skin sewing, and has hopes of one day learning the Iñupiaq language. The sense of community is one of her favorite parts of the culture. “It’s part of who I am, and you can’t neglect who you are. I’m grateful to be Iñupiaq because it’s something that not a lot of other people in the world can be.” Her Iñupiaq name, Aqugaq, perfectly sums up LaneHayes. It roughly translates to ‘the one who steers her own path’. As a self-identified independent thinker, she is steering herself on the path to success and she believes that ANSEP is a big part of that path. “I would highly encourage other shareholders and Alaska Natives to take the opportunity to go [to ANSEP], because I know for sure that my life is going to be changed from going there.” Lane-Hayes is the daughter of Cullen Hayes and Renee Brower; her tribal adoptive mother is Helen Frankson. She is the granddaughter of Janet Lane and Jack Hobson. Her siblings are Orion Jay Lane-Brower and Edison Jones Brower. Her Iñupiat family is from Point Hope; she was born and raised in Anchorage.
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ASRC Federal shareholder programs 2019 SUMMER PROGRAMS WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS SOON!
Are you an ASRC shareholder in high school or college looking for an opportunity to travel, make new friends and discover new skills? Apply for ASRC Federal’s 2019 programs to explore your possibilities this summer. Applications for a variety of programs will be available for download February 2019. Visit www.asrcfederal.com/shareholder-opportunities to learn more!
ASRC Federal’s “James Madewell” Space Camp Scholarship PROGRAM DATES: June 15 - 22, 2019 LOCATION: U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama ELIGIBILITY: ASRC shareholder, 14 - 18 years of age, 2.5 GPA or higher APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: February - March 22, 2019 Scholarship winners get a chance to learn about space and science during this weeklong Space Camp adventure. You’ll learn about space exploration, building and launching rockets, robotics and even participate in a simulated space mission with other students from around the world. ASRC Federal’s travel scholarship covers the cost of travel and camp tuition. *All scholarships are awarded via random drawing.
ASRC Federal’s Terp Young Scholars Program Scholarship PROGRAM DATES: July 8 - 27, 2019 LOCATION: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ELIGIBILITY: ASRC shareholders in high school with a 3.5 GPA (3.0+ GPA applicants will be waitlisted) APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: February - April 12, 2019 Through this immersive three-week college readiness program on the University of Maryland campus, you’ll have a chance to see what college is really like. Students enroll in the course of their choosing, participate in field trips and guest lectures, and live and eat on campus with other college-bound students from around the country. ASRC Federal’s scholarship covers the cost of lodging, travel and tuition. *All applicants must complete ASRC Federal’s scholarship application before applying with the University of Maryland.
ASRC Federal shareholder internship program PROGRAM DATES: June - August 2019 ELIGIBILITY: see below APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: February - March 29, 2019 Are you a college students or recent graduate? ASRC Federal’s internship program is a great summertime opportunity to jumpstart your career and learn how to apply your skills and experience in a professional setting. Interns are matched with dedicated mentors and placements align with each student’s chosen field of study. Internship placements are typically 6 - 10 weeks long and located in Beltsville, MD and other ASRC Federal locations throughout the country. As an intern, you get a chance to experience the corporate environment, amplify your skill set, make new friends and gain valuable work experience – all while getting paid. The ASRC Federal Internship Program is open to ASRC shareholders who meet the following requirements: • Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, apprenticeship or certification program OR have graduated within the last 24 months • The student has graduated high school, attended school for at least one (1) semester/quarter and is able to produce a transcript/progress report • Newly accepted transfer students must provide proof of acceptance into accredited program
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ATTENTION ASRC EMPLOYEES: ASRC offers an IRS 401(k) plan, allowing employees to set aside contributions from their income on a pre-tax basis for retirement purposes. · Saving a little now makes a huge difference later. ASRC’s 401(k) program is for you. · You are eligible to contribute from 1% to 75% of your pre-tax income · ASRC matches up to 4% of your eligible compensation in the form of an employer contribution · Participation in the program is not automatic, employees must enroll first To enroll or to make changes, please visit: www.workplace.schwab.com Schwab Participant Services: 1-800-724-7526 For additional ASRC assistance: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (907) 339-6837
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Agnasagga, Jane T
Ahgook, Carol Mae
Hopson, William Carl
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Hugo, Henry E
Olson, John Jasper T
Omnik, Marilyn Florence
Ahtuangaruak, Johnny Delbert
Joe, Jason Wayne
Oyagak Jr, Roxy
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Kaigelak, Clayton John
Panigeo, Mabel N
Akootchook, Daniel Philip
Akpik, Henry Taaleek
Kanayurak, Ronald J
Peter Jr, Riggs
Arey, Brittany Nicole
Pikok Jr, Tommy
Attungowruk Sr, Allen Upicksoun
Koonaloak, Linda Florence
Lampe, Sonya Elizabeth C
Rulland, Freida Mae
Aveoganna, Mary Jane
Bodfish, Eddie S
Lane, Eunice S
Leavitt Iii, James Burton A
Booth, Jack P
Leavitt, Judy M
Siologa, Erik Michael Fagatele
Burris, Mabel S
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Lord, Sharon Nasuk
Stevens, Mark Alan
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Maher, Gladys Jenny
Stotts, Dale Brower
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Timothy, Maria Jane
Elavgak, June Liza
Matoomealook, Lorial Clara
Timothy, Violet Ann
Miller Jr, Roy Albert
Tingook, Wallace Roy
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PRSRT STD US Postage PAID Anchorage, AK Permit #537
P.O. Box 129 Utqiaġvik, Alaska 99723 A S RC .CO M
ASRC Elder and shareholder rates W INTER R ATE S: SHAREHOLDER RATE: $192.82 + 5% tax | NON-SHAREHOLDER RATE: $256.79 + 5% Tax
THIS RATE RUNS THROUGH May 14, 2019
• Upgrade to deluxe room is possible based on availability • Rate may be discounted depending on number of nights booked • Must present shareholder card and ID to receive discounted rate All rates and upgrades are based on availability at the time of booking.
ASRC shareholders must show their shareholder ID card on their first visit and stay at the Top of the World Hotel. The shareholder’s ID card will be entered into the hotel database, and the next time the shareholder stays at the hotel, the front desk clerks will be notified that they are ASRC shareholders and will qualify for the lower hotel rate.
For more information please contact the hotel at 907.852.3900 or by email at email@example.com.