CIRI shareholder Ruth Ann Oskolkoff graduated Dec. 31, 2008, with a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is the daughter of the late CIRI shareholder John Charles Young from Anchorage and granddaughter of the late Daria Oskolkoff, from Ninilchik, Alaska. She will participate in the graduate hooding ceremony in Carson, Calif., in May. Ruth also possesses a certificate in poetry writing from the University of Washington and plans to finalize a book of poems she is writing. Ruth is grateful to The CIRI Foundation, which not only funded scholarships for her education, but also instilled the idea that it is possible to gain a quality education. Ruth serves on CIRI’s Lower 48 Shareholder Participation Committee.