UTTC Announces Faculty of the Year Award Winner
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Bismarck (UTN) – United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is proud to announce Alexa Azure as the recipient of the American Indian College Fund Faculty of the Year. Alexa is the pre-engineering instructor at UTTC and has been in the position for the past six years. She is an integral member of the UTTC family because of her involvement and dedication to the success of the students and her willingness to help organize various events and activities.
Alexa is a great role model for her students and peers because of her enthusiasm and commitment to student success. She is also a graduate of a tribal college (UTTC) so she has the experience and background to connect with students in a tribal college setting. After completing her AAS degrees at UTTC, she transferred to the University of North Dakota and completed a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. She also has a Masters degree in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.
Alexa goes above and beyond to ensure that students are successful through constant communication avenues and extended office hours. She expands her availability through her authentic willingness to assist students, staff, and faculty from various academic programs and departments. Alexa started an American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) chapter at UTTC. She serves at the advisor and provides guidance and mentoring for students to explore and engage in STEM opportunities.
Alexa is an active member of the UTTC Powwow Committee. She helps plan and organize this event as well as volunteers many hours during the event to help ensure it is successful. She is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
These reasons are just some of many UTTC is proud to have Alexa Azure as our Faculty of the Year.