Donna James

1. What Inspired you to become a board member with The CIRI Foundation?

The CIRI Foundation supported my education goal of achieving my Bachelor of Science degree and I felt this was a wonderful opportunity of giving back to TCF by serving on the board.

2. What is your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment was walking down my college graduation ceremony and receiving my Bachelor of Science degree. I was the first one in my Inupiaq family to go to college so it was quite remarkable to be a first generation college graduate.

3. What advice do you have for TCF Recipients?

My advice for TCF recipients is to DREAM BIG and to follow your dreams wherever they may take you and to know that the TCF will guide you on choosing your path whether it is vocational training or going to college for your associate, bachelor, graduate or doctorate degree. [/person]