Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:34pm
  • NewsSchools

Advice and a Slice offers venue to explore options

KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be holding the third annual Advice and a Slice open house from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, April 3 in the McLane commons. This event is intended to provide an all-inclusive opportunity for current and prospective students (and parents) to learn what benefits that KPC/UAA has to offer.

There will advisors, counselors and faculty available to provide information on the wide variety of certificates and degrees available through KPC/UAA along with free pizza and beverages. Participants will learn about the advantages of various majors and get tips on getting started in a specific program.

Many different resources will be available for students and parents that will provide answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid, campus health services, tutoring and other KRC Learning Center services, career and community engagement resources, library processes and the importance of counseling and advising to student success.

Tammie Willis, the associate director of residence life, will be on hand to provide information about the KRC residence life program including specifics about application procedures and requirements related to living in the Res Hall. Willis will be offering tours of the residence facility. Prospective students can pre-register to have a Res Life experience by staying overnight in the hall.

Everyone attending will be entered to win an iPad, a $500 KPC tuition credit and a variety of door prizes. For more information about Advice and a Slice, and/or pre-register for the Res Life experience, call 262-0330 or e-mail

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski town hall event

The Kenai River Campus will be hosting Senator Lisa Murkowski on April 3 as part of her scheduled visit to the Kenai Peninsula. There have been many improvements to campus facilities since her last visit.

In addition to touring the campus, the senator will hold a town hall gathering from 3-3:30 p.m. upstairs in the Riverview commons (Goodrich building). The public is encouraged to attend the event.

Fall semester scholarship deadlines

Time is running out to apply for KPC campus-based scholarships. KPC’s 2015/16 high school senior’s tuition scholarship and 2015 fall scholarship packets are both currently available to local students at

KPC’s 2015/16 high school senior’s tuition scholarship packet offers several tuition scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools and home school programs. This scholarship may be used at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna or at the Resurrection Bay Extension Site in Seward. The deadline for submitting applications to the KPC financial aid office is April 2.

KPC’s 2015 fall scholarship packet is available to students admitted into UAA or KPC degree or certificate programs. This packet offers students the opportunity to apply for over 20 KPC scholarships by turning in just one application. Applications are due to the KRC financial aid office by April 9.

There are many additional scholarship opportunities for students on the web page referenced above. Every year there are many scholarships that are not awarded due to lack of applicants. All current and prospective students are highly encouraged to make the effort to apply for all scholarships available to them.

For further information or help with financial aid issues, call 262-0332, email or visit the KRC Financial Aid office in the KRC McLane building.


This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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