Galindo is one of three Flying University alums who graduated this month with a four-year degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. Former inmate Nathan Block and Thomas Spitzfaden, a regular student who took classes in Lemon Creek Correctional Center with the inmates, also graduated with bachelor’s degrees.
University of Alaska campuses are bracing for change as UA faces up to $22 million in cuts from the state. University administration are entertaining several different long-term options to reduce the costs, which it is calling Strategic Pathways. Some of the options would could have profound effects on higher education in rural Alaska.