Estate planning seminar offered to the public

The UA Foundation will be providing a free informational session titled, “Making Your Will,” from 5-6:30 p.m. at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in room 121 of the Steffy Building. The seminar is offered free of charge but registration is required (hwneed@alaska.edu or call 907-786-4840). Space will be limited so early registration is encouraged.

This seminar will provide attendees the tools needed to create a plan that reflects individual goals and aspirations. Take home lessons will include how to pass on income or assets to family and creative ways to help direct estate assets to charitable causes.

“If you are like 70 percent of Americans, you may not have begun to draft your plans or you may need to make updates to your current plan. So, as a complimentary service to our valued alumni, donors and university friends, the UA Foundation is providing this valuable seminar,” said Harry Need, UA Foundation director of gift planning.

Information provided will include the basics of will preparation, charitable estate planning, avoidance of estate and capital gains taxes, setting up life income payments and accessing the UA Foundation’s online will’s planner.

Bhree Roumagoux, originally from the Soldotna area and now with Shaftel Law Offices in Anchorage, will lead the discussions. Roumagoux’s background includes an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington’s School of Law, a J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law and an A.B. in economics from Smith College. She is a past director and current member of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council and a member of the Alaska and Oregon Bar Associations.

She has experience in administering and managing estates of all sizes.

To access complimentary estate planning information online, visit alaska.giftlegacy.com/.

New café vendor this semester

The Kenai River Campus has welcomed Tina Lagoutaris and Katina’s Café to the campus community. The café was selected in a competitive RFP process conducted during the summer after the previous vendor retired the contract.

Lagoutaris’ family also owns Katina’s Café in Kenai.

The café is open daily for breakfast (until 11 a.m.), lunch and dinner from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Fridays. The café is located in KRC’s McLane Building.

The menu for the café is available at http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/files/resources/katrinas-cafemenu_081516.pdf and Lagoutaris and her staff can be reached at 262-0323.

KPC recruiter hired

In early August, the Kenai River Campus welcomed Emily Knight as the first dedicated KPC recruiter.

Her focus will be to help increase enrollment among Kenai Peninsula high school students, rural and Alaska Native students, veterans, non-traditional and international students.

Knight’s most recent employment experience with the College and Career Guide for Alaska’s Commission on Postsecondary Education makes her uniquely qualified for the position. During her years with the commission, she established many close relationships that will enable her to be very effective in her new role.

Knight has been working very closely with key KPC staff to learn the ins and outs of KPC policies, procedures and degree/certificate program requirements.

Some of her planned activities include leading campus tours, providing financial aid assistance sessions, and making public presentations.

She will also co-host KPBSD counselor meetings and attend college fairs locally and around the state.

Along with other staff, Knight will help represent KPC at the Alaska Federation of Natives and Elders and Youth Conferences this year.

The public can contact Knight at 262-0373 or email eaknight@alaska.edu for more information about KPC’s new recruitment program or to schedule a recruiting visit.

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