Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

All funds donated to KPC must be physically delivered to the UA Foundation, the entity that manages all gifts to the University of Alaska, by Dec. 21, 2012. KPC’s advancement office will physically accept year-end gifts until noon on Dec. 19 in order to meet this deadline. Donations can also be made online at with a credit card.


Donations mailed and received at KPC by Dec. 27 will be processed locally and deposited into the UA Foundation bank account and reported as being received in the 2012 tax year. Donors are encouraged to consult their tax advisers to determine the 2012 tax considerations of their donations.

Donors are also reminded of the Pick.Click.Give. option when filling out the 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend application in the new year. This giving option was utilized by a record number of generous Alaskans last year—KPC’s P.C.G. giving increased more than any other UAA campus.

KPC would like to thank all who have donated this year. The college depends on donations to fund student scholarships and provide campus and program support.

Questions? Call KPC Advancement at 262-0320 or e-mail

KPC’s Kenai River Campus Learning Center has an AmeriCorps funded, full-time position open that begins Jan. 2013 and continues through Jan. 2014. The position includes a stipend of approximately $1,009/month plus medical benefits and an education award of $5,550 to finance higher education or to pay back student loans.

The 30-40 hours per week position requires a total of 1,700 hours of service. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have an interest in and/or experience teaching/tutoring. The successful candidate will have keyboarding skills of at least 30 wpm and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid driving license.

For more information, contact Thelma Musgrove at 262-0327.

Janet Gleason, assistant professor of nursing, and the UAA/KPC School of Nursing held their celebratory pinning ceremony on Dec. 12 at KRC. Fifteen nursing students successfully completed the rigorous program and graduated as registered nurses with their associate of applied science degrees.

A new cohort of seven nursing students will begin the program in January. In the past, KRC started a cohort of 14 every other year—the program will now have cohorts of seven students every year making it easier for graduates to find employment and relaxing some of the pressure on the hospitals that provide students’ clinical rotations.

Chris Stuive, KRC assistant professor of counseling, is currently recruiting ethnically diverse volunteers between the ages of 16-20 who have been in mental health counseling/therapy for her doctoral research study.

The purpose of Stuive’s study is to explore cultural expectations and cultural identity in counseling relationships. The interview is confidential and a small stipend will be provided to participants.

Questions? Contact Stuive at 262-0335 or 690-3298 (text messaging is fine!) or visit this website:

All KPC locations will be closed from Dec. 24, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013. The college will reopen with normal hours on Jan. 2.

KRC will be closed for meetings on the morning of Jan. 7 and will reopen at noon.

The 2013 spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. General registration remains open through Jan. 13 and late registration will be available Jan. 14-18.

For more information, contact Campus Services at 262-0330.

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