Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of September 17, 2018

Alaska needs more teachers!

The community should be aware there has never been a greater need for teachers in Alaska. Many schools are going outside the state to recruit potential teachers.

Robin Dahlman, KPC’s new assistant professor of elementary education and administrator of the elementary education and early childhood development programs, comes on board this semester understanding this and is excited to welcome new students into the program.

Dahlman would like to encourage anyone interested in either of the programs to visit with her about program requirements and preparation that they can do to ensure their success.

For more information about Dahlman, read her biography at and she can be reached at or 907.262.0357.

Kachemak Bay Campus Director candidates scheduled for community interviews

KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus is currently interviewing to fill the KBC Director position.

KBC invites the public to campus for open sessions with the three candidates from 3-4 p.m. on Sept. 21, 27 and 28 in Pioneer Hall, room 202. Each finalist will give a short presentation and then field questions from the audience.

The following KBC Director candidates are scheduled for community interviews: Scot Haynes, Friday, Sept. 21; Reid Brewer, Thursday, Sept. 27; and John Garmon, Friday, Sept. 28.

For more information, contact KBC at 235-7743.

LGBT: An Alliance Group

All are welcome to attend the LGBT: An Alliance Group meetings at KRC (ages 16 and older; under 16 welcome with parent or guardian). The group provides safe and confidential peer support, cultural awareness, and community outreach and service opportunities.

This fall, meetings are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays (9/25, 10/30, 11/27) at the KRC Res Hall.

For more information, email:

Kenai River Campus Student Union officers bring high hopes

Here is a little glimpse into the lives of KRC’s student government representatives.

“My name is Britney Storms and I am the new Kenai River Campus Student Union president. This is my first year in college, and I am eager to start my career path both in furthering my education and as Student Union president.

I graduated in 2018 from Kenai Central High School as a member of the National Honor Society. In any spare time, I enjoy dance, singing, and can often be found in a community theater production.

This year in the Student Union I hope to create a rich, enjoyable environment for those working to build the future of their careers through education here at the college,” Storms said.

“I’m Dennis Sweitzer and I am the vice president of the KRC Student Union.

I just started my second year at KPC. I plan to transfer to UAF for electrical engineering next fall. I grew up in Valdez then moved to Las Vegas when I was 14. After 6 years I moved to Soldotna for college.

As vice president, I hope to assist both my colleagues in their work. My job involves mostly paperwork and behind the scenes jobs, so I have plenty of time to help with my co-workers’ projects.

“My name is Eric McKamy. I am the KRCSU marketer and student activities coordinator. This is my third year at KPC. I have been working toward a two-year associate of arts degree, but have switched gears and am now seeking a bachelors in applied sciences with an end goal of becoming a pilot.

As the student activities coordinator, I hope to schedule and achieve more events that involve students, such as food events and socials, and more open mic nights. I am open to any and every suggestion for these events, so please don’t hesitate to float them all my way,” McKamy said.

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