The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association is honoring two longtime members of the university community with its annual alumni awards.

Caroline Tritt-Frank, the first Gwich’in woman from Arctic Village to receive a graduate degree and a longtime educator and linguist, has been named the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Paul H. McCarthy, the 18-year volunteer photographer for all Alaska Nanooks sporting events and past director of libraries, is set to receive the William R. Cashen Service Award.

Distinguished Alumnus Award winners are selected based on their meritorious service on behalf of UAF, professional accomplishments, or human service in community affairs. Winners of the William R. Cashen Service Award are selected for their outstanding service to UAF and the alumni association.

Tritt-Frank and McCarthy will be honored at the Blue and Gold Celebration at 6 p.m. Feb. 8.

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