KPC to benefit from real estate donation

Kenai Peninsula College

Over the last year, processes have been in the works that have resulted in a generous in-kind land parcel donation to the UA Foundation that will eventually benefit Kenai Peninsula College.

The donors of the property have a long history of philanthropy toward the college. Clayton and Jean Brockel have funded two endowed scholarships that have benefited many students. The Brockels donated a 12 acre parcel (Sterling Highway frontage) that when sold, proceeds will be distributed among the Brockel Family Scholarship Endowment, John C. Brockel Memorial Scholarship Endowment and KPC areas of greatest need.

Clayton Brockel is the founding director of KPC and has been a stalwart advocate for the college for almost 50 years. His wife, Jean, has been an active KPC supporter, particularly in the arts and humanities, and has taught music courses as an adjunct for KPC.

"We donated this property in honor of son, John, who served on the KPC College Council.

He had plans for that property and we know that he would have been happy for us to donate it to the college. I hope that out donation inspires other people to donate to the college," said Clayton Brockel.

For more information about donating to KPC, call 262-0320 or e-mail insk@kpc.alaska.edu.

Career Day at KPC this week
Just a reminder that KPC's Kenai River Campus will host the 22nd annual Career Day from 8:45-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27.

KPC students, high school students and the public are being encouraged to attend the free event to learn about career options from professionals working in their fields. Members of the public are asked to call 262-0337 or e-mail iyjobs@kpc.alaska.edu to reserve a space.

ExxonMobil offers matching funds for Pick. Click. Give. donations
ExxonMobil has announced they will provide matching gifts to encourage donations to Alaska colleges and universities during the 2012 Pick. Click. Give. campaign associated with the Permanent Fund Dividend application process. Every contribution to any of the campuses of the University of Alaska will be matched one-to-one up to $100,000.

Alaskans can apply for the 2012 PFD between January and March. Those who would like to support KPC student scholarships or programs via P.C.G. should be sure to choose University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College when prompted to make a donation. Donations will be matched until the $100,000 cap is reached.

Kenaitze Native Learning Center offering educational services
The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Educational Services has partnered with the KRC Learning Center to create the Native Learning Center at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's administration offices at 150 N. Willow St., Suite 33 in Kenai. The NLC will offer a variety of services from 3-5 p.m. on first Fridays for the next three months.

The first session will be from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 and will cover the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, financial aid resources and offer GED services.

For more information, contact Sondra Shaginoff Stuart at 335-7200, ext. 7292 or Sonja Barbaza at 335-7200, ext. 7229.

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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