Doyon Foundation recently welcomed two new employees: Maurine Isaacson,
who started work as the Foundation’s new scholarship program manager in March,
and Sommer Stickman, who joined the Foundation as an administrative assistant
Originally from Nulato, Alaska, Isaacson graduated from Andrew K.
Demoski High School. She will graduate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks
with a bachelor’s degree in business management in May 2012.
Prior to joining Doyon Foundation, Isaacson worked at Fairbanks Native
Association for six years.
“I am definitely looking forward to assisting students with such a
fundamental part of their education. Working with students in general is what I
love to do,” said Isaacson, who is the daughter of Maurice and
Josephine McGinty, and the granddaughter of Patricia Ekada and the late Leo and
Anita Demoski. Isaacson and her husband, Don, have two children, Cole and Cruz.
Stickman, also from Nulato, is a graduate of
Nenana High School. She now attends the University
of Alaska Fairbanks, where she is interested in the field of
Before accepting her position
at the Foundation, Stickman worked for Tanana
Chiefs Conference as both an administrative assistant and a special
“As both a student and a Doyon
shareholder, I’m very excited to work with Doyon Foundation to help with
future education. I’ve always believed in helping students further their
education, and I’m glad I will be part of a team that focuses on doing this,”
said Stickman, who is the daughter of Colleen and Charles Stickman, and the
granddaughter of Dorothy Sommer and the late Freddy Sommer, Sr., and Mary Dinah