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Ahtna Kanas Fall 2016

Erica Cronin is ‘Super Woman’

Portrait of Erica Cronin sitting down wearing her green cap and gown and smiling at the camera

Congratulations to Erica Cronin, who earned a dual bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences on September 4. Erica is the daughter of Mike and Diane Cronin and granddaughter of Archie and Mary Bindara. Her family calls her their “Super Woman” because she accomplished her degree mostly as a single mother while attending school full-time, working a part-time job and building her home with Habitat for Humanity. On January 1, she married Casey Slinkard. They have two children, Freida and Scarlet.

Her family is thankful for the commitment of Ahtna and Copper River Native Association to Native youth education. Without their scholarships, Erica couldn’t have made her dream a reality.