The Doyon Foundation journey doesn’t end with graduation! We are so proud of our alumni, the amazing places they have gone on to, the achievements they are making, and the positive differences they are having in their communities. Each month, we feature an update on one of our alumni. This month, we are pleased to highlight Jacob Deater, a 2022 graduate!

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. My mother is from Chignik Lagoon, Alaska, and my father is from Kodiak, Alaska, with family ties to Holy Cross, Alaska.

Where do you currently live?

I currently live in Wasilla, Alaska.

What is your educational background?

I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

What are you doing now?

I’m currently a financial analyst at Bristol Industries, LLC, which is a subsidiary of BBNC and Choggiung.

Anything else you would like to share?

I would like to thank the donors and the Foundation for all the support throughout my college experience!  

For current students, I encourage you to not be nervous and to take classes that truly interest you! Make the best use of any resources you may have.

Are you a former Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient who has graduated? We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to or 907.459.2049.