Beverly Patkotak Grinage
|President of Iḷisaġvik College|
|Preceded by||Edna Ahgeak MacLean|
|Succeeded by||Brooke Gondara|
|Alma mater||University of Alaska Fairbanks (M.A.)|
|Occupation||Academic administrator, community organizer, public information specialist, campaign manager|
Beverly Patkotak Grinage is an American academic administrator and community organizer. She was president of Iḷisaġvik College from 2005 to 2010. Grinage is a former executive director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and she was a public information officer for the North Slope Borough School District. Grinage has worked as campaign manager and previously was the owner of a of a publishing business. She was the managing editor of the Tundra Times and a member of the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Career and education
Grinage was the managing editor of the Tundra Times. In 1988, she was serving as a public information officer for the North Slope Borough School District. In 1989, Grinage worked as a public information specialist, owned a publishing business in Utqiagvik, Alaska, and was appointed by Alaska Governor Steve Cowper to the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 1989 where she continued through 1991. In 1990, she was the campaign manager for Edward Itta, a candidate for mayor of North Slope Borough. She was serving as the executive director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission in 1991. In 2004, Grinage was a community organizer in Barrow. She is a shareholder of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) and was a critic of the ASRC management. She organized the group, Shareholders First, to collect signatures at a shareholder meeting due to diminishing dividends. She stated her aim was to help the corporation and the board of directors which will benefit all parties. Grinage succeeded Edna Ahgeak MacLean as president of Iḷisaġvik College in 2005. She was succeeded by Brooke Gondara in 2010. Grinage completed a M.A. at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2008. Her thesis was titled Inupiat self-determination through higher education.
- "Cowper Names 2 to Arts Panel". Daily Sitka Sentinel. 1989-05-23. Retrieved 2019-08-07 – via newspapers.com.
- "Families Homeless". Daily Sitka Sentinel. 1988-02-19. Retrieved 2019-08-07 – via Newspapers.com.
- R. W., Naccarato, ed. (May 1991). "A summary of the responses to the Alaska Native Arts Education Survey (1990-1991)" (PDF).
- David, Hulen (1990-09-29). "Money and family play key roles in slope race". Anchorage Daily News. p. A1.
- "Villages Gathered in Barrow for State Whaling Conference". Daily Sitka Sentinel. 1991-02-13. Retrieved 2019-08-07 – via newspapers.com.
- Dobbyn, Paula (2004-04-14). "Dividend dispute sparks meeting - MAY 8: Arctic Slope shareholders also want to see higher profits". Anchorage Daily News. p. F1.
- Dobbyn, Paula (2005-05-13). "Dissension breaks out at Native corporation - ARCTIC SLOPE: Shareholders are unhappy with thin profits, dividends". Anchorage Daily News. p. F1.
- Minthorn, Robin Starr; Shotton, Heather J. (2018-02-27). Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813588728.
- Grinage, Beverly Patkotak (2008). Inupiat self-determination through higher education (Thesis).
- Gay, Joel (2003-10-03). "Watch the weight when packing for Alaska Air trips - LIMITS: Luggage must be no more than 50 pounds, but 3 bags OK here". Anchorage Daily News. p. A1.
- "North Slope Speaking in the Tough of the Elders". Anchorage Daily News. 1991-04-22. p. E3.