Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Kathryn Dunagan (right) embraces longtime Amundsen Educational Center instructor Judi Walgenbach (left) at a retirement party for Walgenbach on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Soldotna, Alaska. Walgenbach, who founded the New Frontiers vocational learning center before it merged with the Amundson Educational Center, is retiring after 30 years of teaching. Former students, board members and friends swirled around her at the retirement party Thursday with gifts, handshakes and hugs.

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Kathryn Dunagan (right) embraces longtime Amundsen Educational Center instructor Judi Walgenbach (left) at a retirement party for Walgenbach on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Soldotna, Alaska. Walgenbach, who founded the New Frontiers vocational learning center before it merged with the Amundson Educational Center, is retiring after 30 years of teaching. Former students, board members and friends swirled around her at the retirement party Thursday with gifts, handshakes and hugs.

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Judi Walgenbach (left) receives an embrace from former student Kathryn Dunagan at a retirement party for Walgenbach on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Soldotna, Alaska. Walgenbach, who founded the New Frontiers vocational learning center before it merged with the Amundson Educational Center, is retiring after 30 years of teaching. Former students, board members and friends swirled around her at the retirement party Thursday with gifts, handshakes and hugs.

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