Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be holding the first annual Advice and a Slice open house from 4-7 p.m. on April 2 in the McLane commons. This event is intended to provide an all-inclusive opportunity for current and prospective students (and parents) to learn what benefits that KPC/UAA has to offer.


There will advisors and counselors available to provide information on the wide variety of certificates and degrees available through KPC/UAA along with free pizza and beverages. Participants will learn about the advantages of various majors and get tips on getting started in a specific program.

Many different resources will be available for students and parents that will provide answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid, campus health services, tutoring and other KRC Learning Center services, career and community engagement resources, library processes and the importance of counseling and advising to student success.

Tammie Willis, the new associate director of residence life, will be on hand to provide information about the new KPC residence hall. Brochures about KPC’s new residence life program will be available as well as detailed information about application procedures and requirements related to living in the new facility. Willis will be offering “sneak peek” tours of the new residence facility from 3-5 p.m.

Everyone attending will be entered to win a $500 KPC tuition credit and a variety of door prizes. For more information about Advice and a Slice, call 262-0330 or e-mail

Learn about UAA's Radiological Technology program

Representatives from UAA’s Medical Imaging department will be presenting an informational program about the Radiological Technology program at 2:30 p.m. on March 28 in room 109 at KPC’s Kenai River Campus.

The presentation, via video-conference from UAA, will include information about the program’s revised application form and new requirements within the application.

The Radiological Technology program accepts two students per year from KPC. Those who are selected to participate do classroom work via video-conference and eLive (real-time online instruction) at KPC, and then complete clinical portion of the program at Central Peninsula Hospital.

This presentation will be open to the public. For more information, please contact KPC Biology Professor Dr. David Wartinbee at 262-0377 or UAA Student Success Coordinator Lynda Hernandez at 786-4894.

UAA School of Engineering program information

Anyone interested in learning about the various types of engineering degrees available at UAA, and many of the prerequisites that can be completed at Kenai Peninsula College, can stop by and visit with Crickett Watt, UAA School of Engineering academic advisor, from 2-5 p.m. on March 28 in the KRC McLane commons.

Watt will have informational brochures, handouts and promotional items and will be able to answer general questions. She will also schedule one-on-one telephone advising sessions.

For more information, contact Watt at 786-1085 or e-mail

KPC nursing students hit high academic success mark

It is a testament to both the caliber of KPC/UAA nursing students and the depth and quality of the nursing program delivered at the Kenai River Campus. According to Janet Gleason, KRC’s assistant professor of nursing, the entire class of fifteen students who recently completed their associate of applied science degrees in nursing have passed their national licensing test on the first attempt.

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 90.3 percent of first time, U.S. educated students pass the exam on the first attempt.


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


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