Patrick Gamble voted "Best President" in the nation
Annie Bartholomew/Fun Star Reporter
April 2, 2013
Despite recent criticism for his comments about student extravagance, UA President Patrick Gamble is making a comeback. On Friday, Mar. 29 Gamble
was named “Best President in the Nation” by tlcU, the Learning Channel’s university focused programming.
With help from an online voting campaign, the university community came together to vote Gamble into the top spot.
“I was really surprised to win the award,” Gamble said at a press conference, “There were so many other amazing campus presidents I was competing against, it’s an honor to be recognized.”
An online voting campaign was organized by public affairs director for the University of Alaska System Kate Wattum, who hired students to attend “clicking parties” where they could vote for Gamble.
“It’s been such fabulous press for the entire University of Alaska system,” Wattum said at a thank you event for student volunteers, “It’s exciting to see students taking such pride in the leaders of this institution.”
Students from all disciplines joined the campaign to vote for Gamble.
“Patrick Gamble waived my parking tickets for helping vote for him,” journalism student Matt Putmann said.
“Somebody said there were veggie trays, and it turned out they were right,” said journalism student John Seiler.
“Oh, I thought this was the KSUA party,” KSUA DJ Ben Adamson said.
UAF will continue to celebrate Gamble’s big win with a series of Blue and Gold themed parties as “thank you,” events for the students and community members that voted for him.
This article is satire. It is not intended to be taken seriously.