Counseling psychology master’s degree
Rebecca Prieto of Anchorage, the daughter of CIRI shareholder Mona Eben of Unalakleet and Eduardo Prieto of Havana, Cuba, received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University (APU). Commencement exercises were held on April 26. Rebecca wore a traditional Inupiaq atikæuk (dress) and mukluks. She also donned an ivory bracelet carved for her by her uncle Owen Eben, and a mastodon ivory scrimshaw bracelet passed down by her grandparents Francis and Rebecca Eben. Rebecca was supported throughout her master’s program by her parents, her five-yearold son R. Eduardo Joule IV, her Aunt Leona Eben Demont and her boyfriend Alin. Stuart Sizemore, the father who raised her in Anchorage, traveled from Winston-Salem, N. C., and a childhood family acquaintance, Carmen Estrada, traveled from Miami, Fla., to celebrate the occasion. Rebecca appreciates the scholarships she received from The CIRI Foundation and Cook Inlet Tribal Council and looks forward to contributing to the welfare of her Native corporation. Rebecca is currently working toward licensure as a clinician at Providence Alaska Medical Center and with the White Raven Center as a co-facilitator of PTSD treatment. She will be teaching a course this fall for the Rural Alaska Native Adult (RANA) distance education program at APU.