Still time to register for fall semester

  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:27pm
  • News

KPC’s fall semester began last week, but there’s still time to register for classes. The college’s late registration period will be open through Sept. 4. Students can visit the campus to complete a late registration form and sign up for classes. Please note that students who wish to register for a course during late registration must receive instructor approval.

For more information, please contact Student Services at 262-0330 or e-mail iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu.

KRC Residence Hall still accepting student applications

KPC offers students the opportunity to have a residence life experience just across the street from the Kenai River Campus. The hall has been a popular draw for students who want to take advantage of the convenience of having close access to classes and who desire to be a part of the Res Life community.

Attracting students from all over Alaska and the lower 48, the hall is also a great alternative for local students who may want to live on their own, but stay close to home.

Students reside in modern, apartment style, fully furnished suites with full kitchens and two bathrooms. Four students in each suite have private bedrooms and two students share one bathroom. Internet, cable, laundry and game room access are all included as part of the residents’ package.

Since the Res Hall opened in Aug. 2013, occupancy has grown to just over sixty percent of capacity. With a resident assistant ratio of one RA for every 16 student residents (the national average is 1:30) student support is ongoing through the academic year.

In addition to being mentors and problem solvers for students, the RA’s have emergency response training and they host a wide variety of programs for residents during the academic year. The programs are an important part of the residence life experience.

Program topics range from entertaining to educational with program support from campus staff and faculty and from the local community.

Students new to KPC, who have not yet been issued a UA ID number, must register for classes (minimum 9 credits with preference for students with more credits) in order to have the option to apply for KRC housing at the UAOnline website (uaonline.alaska.edu/). To complete an application, log in, choose Student Services & Account Information, then Campus Housing and Dining, KPC Housing and Apply Online.

For more information or to arrange a tour of the Res Hall, contact Tammy Willis, associate director of residence life, 262-0256 or email tdwillis@kpc.alaska.edu.

Memorial scholarship established for KRC employee

In early May, Pam Ward, a KRC facilities maintenance technician for more than ten years, passed away, leaving friends and family unexpectedly. Pam was known for her generosity and kindness and would routinely go over and above to assist staff, faculty, the public and the students she loved.

As a way to honor her spirit and to ensure that her memory is preserved in perpetuity, Suzie Kendrick, a close friend and co-worker, has worked with Ward’s daughter, to set up the KPC Pam Ward Memorial Endowed Scholarship within the UA Foundation. When the minimum endowment level is reached ($25,000), earnings from the fund will provide KPC student scholarships each semester.

Donors can drop off memorial donations to honor Pam directly to the KPC Advancement office (Goodrich room 145), or mail them to KPC Advancement, 156 College Rd., Soldotna, AK 99669. Checks can be made payable to the UA Foundation and should reference the Pam Ward Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the memo area.

Another easy alternative for supporting the scholarship is available online. Kendrick, outside her role at KPC, is administering an online, GoFundMe campaign for raising scholarship funds that can be accessed at http://www.gofundme.com/em7nndt4.

For more information, contact Kendrick at 907-262-0320 or 907-987-7661, or email wskendrick@kpc.alaska.edu.

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