Scholarship packet speeds application process

  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015 5:32pm
  • NewsSchools

KPC’s Fall Scholarship Packet is now available for students on the KPC website or from the Student Services or Financial Aid offices. Every effort is made to make applying for 20 college-based scholarships as straightforward as possible.

Students are required to be officially admitted into a UAA or KPC degree or certificate program to be eligible to apply using the packet. General qualifications for the process include a fully completed application form, a current (2015-2016) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a personal essay that outlines students’ educational and career goals and unofficial transcripts. Several of the scholarships have additional requirements, restrictions or conditions. For example, a minimum GPA, enrollment at a specific KPC location, or particular areas of study may be required.

Some of the scholarships require letters of recommendation, additional essays or residence in the Kenai River Campus Res Hall. The deadline for packet submission to the Financial Aid office at the Kenai River Campus is 5 p.m., Thursday, April 9. For more information, contact KPC Financial Aid at 262-0332 or email

New art exhibit installed in gallery

The most recent show in the G.L. Freeburg Gallery is by Alaskan artist Laura C. Hewitt. According to Cam Choy, KRC associate professor of art, the work in Hewitt’s show is what he characterizes as functional ceramics.

“Laura’s work is a combination of functionality and personal vision; in other words, you can eat or drink out of a one-of-a-kind work of art!” Choy said.

According to Hewitt’s website, she taught metalsmithing and drawing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for 11 years where she also earned her bachelor of fine art in ceramics and drawing.

Hewitt’s masters of fine art in interdisciplinary studies, which included mixed media installations and postmodern theory, was earned at Vermont College of Norwich. She has shown her work in more than 200 exhibitions in Alaska and throughout the Lower 48.

The artist lived in interior Alaska for 26 years, moving to the Kenai Peninsula in 2011. She says much of her inspiration for her art is influenced “by the dichotomies and juxtapositions of living in rural Alaska.”

The public is invited to see Hewitt’s show titled, T41, through April 10. There will be an artist’s reception and lecture from 4:30-6 p.m. on March 19 in the gallery located in the Brockel Buildinag at the Kenai River Campus. Light refreshments will be provided.

Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Earlier this month, seven new members were inducted into KPC’s Alpha Omega Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society that focuses on outstanding students enrolled in two-year colleges.

As mandated by the bylaws of this honor society, each inductee has a minimum 3.5 grade point average in at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

KPC Director Gary J. Turner gave the welcome address and co-advisors Andrea Anderson and Dorothy Gray, both assistant professors of English, inducted the new members.

They included Drew Baker, Janessa Caligan, Amanda Frenzel, Kiara Miller, Nancy Nelson, Natalya Oskolkoff and Charles Sims.

The 2014-2015 executive board also renewed its pledge of commitment to PTK. Board members are: Gwendolyn Nelson, president, Iris Fontana, vice-president, Diana Hunter, secretary and Drew Baker, treasurer.

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