KRC Student Union recognizes students, staff

KRC Student Union announces end-of-year award recipients

The Kenai River Campus Student Union announced their end-of-year award recipients at the annual, end-of-year barbeque held Friday, April 29.

Those chosen to receive the awards were nominated and selected by the KRC student body. Awards included Lifelong Learner, Most Inspirational Student, Outstanding Faculty Member, Outstanding Staff Member and Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member.

The Lifelong Learner award, which is given to a dedicated student who exemplifies what it means to be a lifelong learner, was awarded to Jose’ Pons-Vives. The Most Inspirational Student award was awarded to Eric Gordon, who was recognized for serving as an inspiration to his peers.

Bettie Wallace, associate professor of math and co-chair of the Arts and Sciences division, known for her steadfast commitment to students and her motto that “Math is Fun,” received the Outstanding Faculty Member award.

The Outstanding Staff Member Award was given to Brandi Kerley, KPC developmental advisor, who was recognized for her part in making KRC such a positive place for students.

Hugh Winston, mathematics adjunct faculty member and Math Lab instructor, was awarded the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member award, which recognizes a part-time instructor who goes above and beyond for their students.

Learn Spanish at KRC this summer

For the first time, longtime KRC adjunct instructor Eva Canedo is offering her popular Spanish classes this summer. She will teach SPAN A101 Elementary Spanish I from 8-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from May 16 through June 20 in CTEC 106 and SPAN A102 Elementary Spanish II from 8-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from June 22 through July 30 in CTEC 106.

According to former student Suzie Kendrick, Ms. Canedo’s classes are very thorough and rewarding.

“Being a native speaker, she is able to provide perspectives deeper than just the language fundamentals. Although I was very nervous entering her classes, she immediately puts everyone at ease and makes all of her students feel like they’re on the same page. I highly recommend Ms. Canedo’s classes, not only because of the educational benefits, but also because they’re a lot of fun,” Kendrick said.

Registration for the summer and fall semesters is currently available at For more information, email or call Campus Services at 262-0330.

KRC summer hours, closures

KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 28 and will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, the campus will be closed May 28-30 in observance of Memorial Day and July 2-5 for summer recess.

The Student Health Clinic will close for the summer on May 12 and reopen for the fall 2016 semester on Aug. 22. For more information, please call 262-0347.

Student account changes

There will changes to how KPC student accounts are managed that will go into effect on June 1, 2016.

All students that pay for tuition and/or fees using a credit/debit card will be assessed a separate, non-refundable service fee – 2.75 percent of the payment amount ($3 minimum fee). Credit/debit card payments must be made at UAOnline, TMS Student Account Center or at a kiosk that will be located outside the KRC bookstore.

The following payment methods are not subject to the service fee: payments made by cash, check or money order at the KRC bookstore.

For more information, please email KPC Accounting Services at

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