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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
- Chapter 43. Financial Aid Programs For Postsecondary Students
- Section 250. Declaration of Purpose.
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AS 14.43.250. Declaration of Purpose.
- (a) The legislature may pay tribute to the memory of Alaskans who, by the example of their lives, or by their
distinguished contribution and service to this state, their community or their profession, exemplified the best that is
the challenge of "The Great Land" by the creation of memorial education loans as a part of a general memorial education
revolving loan fund, setting out the purpose for which each is created, and the conditions applicable to each loan.
- (b) The purposes of the several memorial education loan accounts in the memorial education revolving loan fund are as
- (1) the Michael Murphy memorial education loan perpetuates the memory of Michael Murphy, a member of the Alaska State
Troopers, who, while on leave from that division, gave his life for his adopted country in Vietnam on May 22, 1968;
- (2) the Carroll L. "Butch" Swartz memorial education loan perpetuates the memory of Carroll L. "Butch" Swartz, of Juneau,
who was a student intern with the Criminal Justice Planning Agency and the Governor's Commission on the Administration
of Justice during the summer months of 1972 and 1973 and whose accidental and untimely death in November 1973 occurred
while completing his undergraduate education at Yale University, thus never realizing his educational goals or career
- (3) the Harvey Golub memorial education loan perpetuates the memory of Harvey Golub, of Juneau, who was chief engineer of
the bridge design section of the Department of Highways of the State of Alaska and whose accidental and untimely death
September 13, 1971, cut short a widely-respected career in civil engineering;
- (4) the Robert L. Thomas memorial education loan perpetuates the memory of Robert L. Thomas, of Juneau, who as Deputy
Commissioner of Education, and for 13 years as a member of the professional staff of that department contributed
significantly to the creation, operation, and administration of a sound system of public education in Alaska and whose
tragic and untimely death March 12, 1974, terminated a distinguished career in education and public administration that
long will be exemplary for those who aspire to service in that profession;
- (5) the A.W. (Winn) Brindle memorial education loan perpetuates the memory of A.W. (Winn) Brindle, who was the president
of the Wards Cove Packing Company and Columbia-Wards Fisheries and whose death July 4, 1977, terminated a distinguished
career dedicated to the development of the Alaska seafood industry; and
- (6) the Nick Begich memorial education loan perpetuates the memory of Nick Begich, teacher and school superintendent at
Fort Richardson, father of the Alaska kindergarten program, state senator, and member of the United States House of
Representatives, whose accidental and untimely death in October of 1972 cut short a productive and distinguished career
in education and public service.
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