A successful KPC graduate speaks out

  • Sunday, May 18, 2014 6:55pm
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Dagmar Mayer, a recent KPC graduate who walked in the college’s May 8 commencement ceremony, recently shared her feelings about her college experience with KPC’s advancement office. “I am graduating with my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I can’t believe that this is the third time I will walk across the stage to get a degree! I know I couldn’t have done it without my family, community and KPC. I am so proud to have gotten my start at KPC and feel truly honored to have had teachers who encouraged me along the way, often seeing potential in me that I didn’t know was there. As a non-traditional student, I know it’s never too late to start the journey of learning and self-discovery, regardless of one’s background and origin or native language.” The Kenai Peninsula College community is very proud of Dagmar and the rest of the class of 2014. Congratulations, graduates!

Kenai Peninsula College, the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District invite the community to take part in their shared 50th anniversary celebration from 4-7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. Celebration plans include a free barbecue, live entertainment, a variety of presentations, historical photo displays, tours and lots of activities for the kids. Get the family together and join KPC, KPB and KPBSD for this exciting event! Thanks to the several organizations that have generously offered critical sponsorship for the event including the Peninsula Clarion, Tesoro Alaska, KSRM Radio Group, KWAVE/KBAY and Turquoise Broadcasting.

Become a part of KPC’s growing residence life community; apply for student housing today! KPC students can now complete their fall 2014 student housing application online. To complete an application, students simply need to log on to their student account on uaonline.alaska.edu, click on the “Student Services & Account Information” tab, click on “Campus Housing and Dining,” navigate to “KPC Housing” and select “ApplyOnline.”

KPC Residence Life is happy to assist students with the application process. Call 262-0256 or e-mail reslife@kpc.alaska.edu for assistance.

The spring semester has wrapped up and now it’s time to dive into summer courses. KPC’s summer semester is broken down into two five-week sessions. The first session of the semester begins on May 19 and will end on June 23; the second session begins on June 25 and will end on Aug. 2. Tuition and fees for the summer semester must be paid before June 23 or a $125 late fee will be assessed. If not paid before July 21, another $175 late fee will be assessed. KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be closed on weekends this summer. Please note that KPC will be closed on May 26 in observance of Memorial Day as well as July 3-4 for summer recess.

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