Doyon Foundation Student Profile: Chanda Aloysius
Doyon Foundation congratulates student Chanda Aloysius, who was recently promoted to vice president of the behavioral services division at Southcentral Foundation (SCF).
Aloysius, who has received competitive and basic scholarships from Doyon Foundation to assist with educational expenses, completed her undergraduate studies at Alaska Pacific University. She is currently completing her graduate studies at University of Phoenix, and expects to graduate this June.
Aloysius began working at SCF in 1990 as a receptionist in mental health. She has since filled a variety of positions, including executive assistant, special assistant in SCF resource and development, administrator of SCF executive and tribal services, and operations director for the behavioral services division.
In addition to her work and schooling, Aloysius has been a member of Leadership Anchorage, the Mayor’s Taskforce for Homelessness, and the YWCA, and is a supporter of Covenant House and Kids Café. She has also served as a board member for her village corporation and as a United Way evaluator.
“Always believe in yourself and in your dreams,” Aloysius says. “There is only one key to success – never quit! Surround yourself with those who believe in you and will help you achieve your goals. I am very thankful to all my family, my mentors and to Southcentral Foundation for having a strong vision for Alaska Natives to own our own destiny in health and related services.”
Aloysius, who is originally from Holy Cross, is the daughter of John A. Aloysius, Sr. and Vita H. Walker-Huntington, and the granddaughter of Lena and Jake Aloysius of Piamuit, and David and Lillian Walker of Ghost Creek.