Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

What’s happening this week

  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:48pm
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Public registration open for summer and fall semesters

After giving current KPC degree-seeking students priority to register for the upcoming fall semester, registration is now available to the general public. The first day of classes will be August 26. To peruse the course offerings, access KPC’s searchable schedule online at, choose fall 2019 semester from the drop-down menu and hit enter to access the entire list of course offerings. After choosing classes, registration is available online at

For students who want to keep on track toward earning a certificate or degree, the summer semester condensed format offers a fast track to earning credits. The 2019 summer semester offers many courses that meet general education requirements and to allow maximum flexibility, are delivered online.

For more information or help with the registration process, email or call 262-0330.

Kenai River Campus Open House scheduled this week

The public is invited to explore KPC’s campus in Soldotna, the Kenai Peninsula’s local link to the University of Alaska. The event is designed to highlight the degree and certificate programs, and the associated career paths and jobs that can result from the completion of KPC programs. The public is invited to the Open House from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at 156 College Road in Soldotna. This event is free and there will be some door prizes given away to participants.

Faculty and staff will be available to provide information on the programs that are offered in the McLane commons and more in-depth, classroom-based presentations by faculty. Tours of various departments including, but not limited to, welding, paramedic technology/EMT /certified nursing aide, nursing, process technology, industrial process instrumentation, biology, psychology, Alaska Native studies, human services as well as information about financial aid and scholarships.

Staff will be available to help any attendees register for classes at the event. For more information about the upcoming Open House, call 907.262.0330.

2019 All-Student Juried Exhibition now open at KRC

The exhibit is currently on display in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery through May 2. Local artists Marion Nelson and Jeff Siemers served as jurors for the exhibit.

The following students have their artwork displayed: Sarah Baktuit, Ryan Broussard, Cat Cramer, Denali Goodwill, Preston Luke, Amanda E. Ritchie, Sadie Sprenger, Holly Todd, Abigail Ward, Sam Ward, and Nathaniel Yannikos.

A closing reception and awards ceremony will be held from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on May 2.

Marathon Petroleum sponsors KRC’s “Kenai Kings” travel to national troubleshooting competition

The KRC process technology program once again has sent a troubleshooting team to the National Troubleshooting Competition. The two-day North American Process Technology Alliance’s 2019 competition, April 26-27, takes place at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, La.

KRC’s team, known as the Kenai Kings, is the only Alaska representative this year. The team, coached by Jeffrey Laube, KRC associate professor of process technology, consists of Timothy Lehman, Brenner Musgrave, Edward Hoeldt and team captain Nikita Antonov.

The Kenai Kings took the qualifying round testing in March at KRC, and placed as one of the top 10 teams in the country. More than 70 schools nationwide teach the process technology program and are welcome to compete in the competition. The competition consists of troubleshooting numerous computer simulations that monitor different types of processes.

The team’s travel expenses are being sponsored by Marathon Petroleum and the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC). In a letter announcing the sponsorship, Casey Sullivan, Marathon’s government and public affairs manager in Alaska said that the application for funding “was approved unanimously. This is no small feat, but I think it’s a testament to the quality of the program, the students involved and our commitment to our community and its future workforce.”

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