Summer course registration opens at KPC

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010

Web and walk-in registration for 2010 summer classes at KPC's Kenai River Campus is now open for everybody, including high school senior JumpStart students. Students who will be seniors for the 2010-11 school year are eligible to be take up to six credits at the discounted JumpStart price of $45 per credit during the summer semester. There are more than 45 classes offered, with lots of general education required courses available.

Richardson selected to speak at Lilly Arctic Institute

KRC math specialist and adjunct faculty member Angela Richardson has been selected to be a presenter at the 2010 Lilly Arctic Institute on Innovations and Excellence in Teaching, which will be held in Valdez in March. The Lilly Institute has been providing opportunities for the presentation of the scholarship of teaching and learning for over 25 years. Participants of the Institute come from many academic disciplines and from all around the world. The Alaska branch of the Lilly Institute's annual meeting focuses on teaching and learning within the contexts of Alaska Native, rural and other northern environments. The overall theme of this year's Lilly Arctic Institute is "celebrating the learning community and the community of learners." Angela Richardson's session is titled: "Using SmartPen Technology for Teaching Mathematics at a Distance: A Semi-synchronous Approach."

Spring short courses open

There are several short KPC courses about to start. Beginning Fly Fishing begins March 24 and goes until April 28. Web-based Microsoft Word I starts on Feb. 24 and goes until the end of March, and Web-based Microsoft Word II starts on March 29 and goes until the end of April. Web-based Microsoft Access starts on March 29 and goes until the end of April. Cycles of Nature begins March 23 and goes until April 20. Certified Nurse Aide is from March 29 to April 23. Register online at or talk to Student Services at the Kenai River Campus by calling 262-0330. See complete information about the short courses on KPC's Web site at

KPC's hires new faculty member

Dorothy Gray has been appointed as a 1-year term Assistant Professor of English in the Arts & Science Division at the Kenai River Campus. Gray has taught English and Communication courses at KPC since 1997, and currently teaches distance courses. She will temporarily take the place of KRC Assistant Professor Janice High, who will be on sabbatical for the 2011 academic year. Dorothy received her bachelor's degree from State University of New York in 1970 and her master's from Lincoln College, Oxford University and Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont in 1990. Dorothy taught at Soldotna Middle school from 1979 to 1996 and was the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Teacher Specialist for Staff Development from 1996 until 2002. Dorothy was KRC's "Outstanding Adjunct Professor" for the 2003-2004 academic year, has earned numerous grants, and has served on the Alaska State Writing Consortium as representative, presenter, board member and director.

This article was provided by Naomi Hagelund, advancement communications specialist with the Kenai Peninsula College.

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