Fairbanks Tall Timbers Lecture: Wendell Shiffler


The Fairbanks Tall Timber Series honors those who have served the Fairbanks community well. Join veteran newsman Robert Hannon as he interviews Wendell Shiffler.

Wendell Shiffler is a retired high school science teacher who (with his wife Judy) moved to Fairbanks in 1968 for what they thought was a two-year commitment. 55 years later, they still call Fairbanks home. In 1981 he was named the Alaska Biology Teacher of the Year. Wendy retired from teaching full-time in 1990. He was an adjunct instructor in the PE Department at UAF for 10 years. In 1970, Wendy started volunteering with the Alaska Arctic Winter Games and was involved in every volunteer role, from making beds in the athlete village to Chef de Mission for Team Alaska in 1992. He continued his involvement with the Arctic Winter Games by serving on the AWG International Committee for 20 years as Secretary and retired from the AWG International Committee as Vice President in 2014. Wendy developed the Outdoor Experience Program through the FNSBSD. He volunteered for the ARCO Jesse Owens Games, the Fairbanks Food Bank, FNSB Trails Advisory Committee and is a former Presbyterian Hospitality House board member.

Fairbanks Tall Timbers Lecture: Wendell Shiffler
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  • BP Design Theater (401 Usibelli Engineering Building), UAF Campus
  • FREE