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Adam Henderson



Masters of Business Administration


Henderson graduated cum laude (3.87 grade-point average) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in May of 2012 with his bachelor of business administration in finance. He was a member of UAF Student Investment Fund in 2011-12 and serves as a tutor for the class this year. He is a member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, which is a business honor society that recognizes the most outstanding students of business at institutions accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Students are chosen by the faculty of their business schools to be invited to membership in the Society. He was Alaska’s Dirk Anderson Scholar Athlete and the program’s CCHA Scholar Athlete of the Year nominee.


Henderson was named the 2012-13 team captain for the Nanooks, as voted by his teammates and coaches. Coach Ferguson says, “Adam has grown each yearhe has been a part of our program and has established himself as a tremendous leader on and off the ice.  As our team captain, Adam leads by example and displays the work ethic and commitment we demand from our student-athletes.  Off the ice, Adam is a tremendous student and truly exemplifies what it means to be a collegiate student-athlete. He is a well-rounded individual, who represents the Alaska Hockey program with his strong values.


Adam has been side-by-side with his teammates out in the community for the last three seasons, as much as possible. They make monthly visits to the Denali Center for “Sports Night” with its residents (both senior citizens and other Alaskans with disabilities). He has also helped coach the youngest level of hockey players in Fairbanks through the Ice Puppies program, volunteered his time with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the “Bigs For A Day” event, Mush for Kids, the With All Your Heart Foundation and Hockey Week in Fairbanks.


In three seasons with Alaska, Henderson has emerged as one of the program’s top face-off takers. After leading the team in 2011-12 with 261 wins (2nd best for the Nanooks), he has the early lead in 2012-13 season after just four games with 47 wins and a 63.5 efficiency. He has played in 90 career games, scoring eight goals and five assists. Nine of his 13 career points were scored in the later part of the 2011-12 season, when he came on strong to score eight of his nine points in Alaska’s last 15 games of the year. He was named the Unsung Hero for the Nanooks in the Playoffs as a result.