This year marks KPC’s fiftieth anniversary (1964-2014) and to help commemorate this milestone, KPC’s advancement team is asking you, the Kenai Peninsula community, to take the time to tell us how the college has impacted your life, your family and the community as a whole. The story of KPC is more than facts and dates—it’s the collective experiences had by students, staff and faculty members. Are you an alum, retired staff member, current student or friend of the college? Are you a current or former College Council or Kachemak Bay Campus Advisory Board member? Let us hear from each of you! Many of the stories collected may be included in KPC’s semicentennial events, including select stories placed in a time capsule that will be opened at KPC’s centennial celebration in 2064. Plans are underway for a huge celebration of the anniversary, in conjunction with the annual community barbecue, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Kenai River Campus on Aug. 14. What types of things would help flesh out your story? Here are some guidelines that might help: What brought you or your family to the Kenai Peninsula? Explain why you chose to study/work at Kenai Peninsula College. In what areas of college life were/are you engaged? Describe what the college was like and your principal interests during your year(s) at the college. During your time at KPC, who were people you had friendships with, were inspired by, or in some way made a difference in your time here, and why? What were some of the biggest changes or most significant events that took place during your time at the college? What impact did your experiences at KPC have on the rest of your life? What years were you at KPC? What degree or area of study did you pursue during your time at the college? What would you say was your biggest accomplishment at KPC? Feel free to include any other comments about your KPC experience. Please send stories (by Aug. 1) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to KPC Advancement, 156 College Rd., Soldotna, AK 99669 or send a Facebook message to www.facebook.com/KenaiPeninsulaCollege <http://www.facebook.com/KenaiPeninsulaCollege>
Don’t miss the second annual Advice and a Slice event
What degrees and certificates does UAA/KPC offer? Do KPC’s credits transfer to other UA locations and outside universities? Thinking about living in the new residence hall but want to scope it out first? Unsure what requirements need to be met to qualify for financial aid? Find out the answers to these questions, enjoy a slice of pizza and discover the benefits of attending UAA on the Peninsula at the Kenai River Campus from 4-7 p.m., Friday, April 11 in the McLane Commons.Transformation is a constant these days at KRC with ongoing construction projects continually improving the campus. This occasion is a great time for prospective students, and their parents, to learn about all the opportunities available. Current KPC students, and those who may have taken a break from the college, will also benefit from the event as the campus hardly resembles what it was like even two years ago. With the opening of the new KRC Residence Hall, those interested in getting a taste of residence life can pre-register to stay at the hall after the event. Breakfast will be provided the next morning. For more information about the event or to preregister for the night in the residence hall, call 1-877-262-0330 or e-mail email@example.com.