The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association will honor Anchorage engineer Chantal Walsh with its 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Chantal works for Alliance member company Petrotechnical Resources Alaska. The Alliance sends a hearty congratulations to Chantal!
Walsh will be recognized during the Nanook Rendevzous awards dinner, which will be held from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Great Hall on the UAF campus. The dinner will be part of UAF’s annual alumni reunion, Nanook Rendezvous, which is scheduled for Sept. 23-24.
Walsh earned her bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from UAF in 1985. She has made numerous contributions during more than 30 years in Alaska’s oil and gas industry, including work with BP, ARCO, Chevron and Petrotechnical Resources Alaska. She also has been a steadfast advocate for UAF and engineering workforce development, and currently serves as vice chair of the College of Engineering and Mines Advisory and Development Council.
Walsh, who was born in Cordova, lives in Anchorage with her husband, Tom, and their three children. Her father, Tom Tunley, was also a graduate of the UAF engineering program.
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