Summer registration is now open

Fall registration is just around the corner

Registration for KPC’s 2016 summer semester recently opened to the general public. Returning admitted students had one week of priority registration to ensure that they could secure seats in classes they need to graduate. As anticipated, classes are already filling, so anyone wanting to attend KPC this summer should register as soon as possible. Courses begin on May 16. Browse course offerings on KPC’s searchable schedule, located online at kpc.alaska.edu/schedule.

In addition to summer registration opening, priority registration for KPC’s 2016 fall semester will be opening for veterans (walk-in) on Friday, April 1. Senior status students can begin registering on April 4; juniors will follow on April 5; sophomores on April 6; and freshmen on April 7. The week of April 11 is reserved for students with a pending degree-seeking status.

Fall registration will open to the general public on April 18. The first day of fall classes will be Aug. 29.

Questions concerning registration should be directed toward KPC Campus Services at 262-0330 or email iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu.

Scholarships for high school and college students

KPC’s 2016/17 high school seniors tuition scholarship application and the 2016 fall campus-based scholarship application are both currently available to local students online at the KPC website.

KPC’s 2016/17 high school seniors tuition scholarship packet (at this link: bit.ly/1QpBEY9) offers several tuition scholarships to graduating seniors from local schools including: Cook Inlet Academy, Kenai Alternative High School, Kenai High School, Nikiski High School, Ninilchik High School, Seward High School, River City Academy, Soldotna High School and Kenai Peninsula Borough residents participating in home-school programs. Chosen recipients will have full-time tuition (up to 12 credits) waived for the fall and spring semesters of KPC’s 2016/17 school year. This scholarship may be used for attendance during the academic year at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna or at the Resurrection Bay Extension Site in Seward. Applications are due to the KRC financial aid office by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016.

KPC’s 2016 fall, campus-based scholarship (open to students admitted into UAA /KPC degree or certificate programs) application process has been automated. Eligible students are able to apply online (at this link: bit.ly/1OMMnd0 ) for all 17 scholarships at once by completing the UAOnline scholarship application. Some of the scholarships require supplemental documents in addition to the application. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., April 8, 2016.

Students are reminded to complete the 2016/17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying.

For further information, please contact the KPC financial aid office at 262-0332 or email rlbird@kpc.alaska.edu.

KRC adjunct professor has launched campaign to support unique project

For the past five years, Ron Levy, local photographer and KRC photography adjunct instructor, has been producing posters that tie the Iditarod, Alaska’s annual sled dog race to Nome, to the challenges and struggles many individuals face.

These posters have been inspired by the concept that everyone has their own Iditarod to face, whether they are battling an illness or dealing with financial or emotional issues – and everyone needs a team of supporters running alongside them.

According to Levy, his posters have been bought and sent all over the U.S. and abroad to doctors, patients and others who want to inspire someone they love. Because Levy produces and distributes these posters out-of-pocket, he has decided to seek crowdsource funding to keep the project thriving.

Levy recently launched a Kickstarter campaign (ending on March 24) with the goal of reprinting and sending 5,000 of his “Guiding Light” Iditarod posters to patients, friends of patients, hospital wings and/or any other facility that helps people overcome the challenges in their lives. Learn more about the project at this link: kck.st/1QJqI6Z.

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