Honor society adds members; volunteers help children

Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Honor society inducts 15 new members

Kenai Peninsula College Alpha Omega Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 15 new members in a recent induction ceremony at the KPC campus. The inductees were Kathy A. Bender, Dominique M. Bonaventure, Margo E. Chilson, Donald Eide Jr., Michele L. Fahnholz, Jodi M. Frost, Lisa Renee A. Greenleaf, D'Arcy L. Hutchings, John S. McNeely, Onesti M. Meek, Sonja K. Redmond, Laurie A. Rochon, Rebecca S. Sonberg, Elizabeth M. Strange and Dana M. Woodard.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programs.

Program places 19 volunteers in schools

The KPC Foster-Grandparent program presently has 19 grandparents in place at area schools. These individuals work directly with children with a special emphasis on reading.

Foster grandparents work at Kalifor-nsky Beach Elementary, Soldotna Elementary or Sears Elementary schools. They include Shelby Knoll, Norm MacLeod, Billie Dailey, Delores Benner, Pauline Craver, Gail Keith, Patricia Mure, Estelle Parks, Jonnie Frank, Barbara Basas, Kay Dillon, Joan Schroder, Mary Deen, Marge Mullin, Janet Brookman, Katie MacLeod, Charlotte Rosin, Michele Dikes and May Hughes. The school thanks all these people for the time, love and attention they give local children.

The Learning Center recently completed a successful recruitment for volunteer literacy tutors to work in the literacy program. These volunteers later will be matched with an adult student who may need tutoring in basic skills, English as a second language or GED preparation. The literacy program at KPC is fully accredited by Literacy Volunteers of America.

Another new face on campus

You may have seen a new face at Student Services. This is Dave Atcheson, the new evening education coordinator. He will be available Monday through Thursday evenings to offer preliminary advising for degree students, arranging contact with faculty advisors, counselors and financial aid officers, as well as addressing any other concerns.

Atcheson originally is from upstate New York and has lived in this area for 12 years, He has experience in a variety of areas, having worked as a human resources manager, free-lance writer and with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

If you have any questions regarding courses, scheduling, or evening offerings , stop by.

Scholarships for 2001-02

The University of Anchorage Alaska Office of Student Financial Aid announces the availability of privately funded scholarships and the Chancellor's Tuition Waiver Scholarships offered for the 2001-02 academic year. These scholarships may be of interest to students planning to attend or currently enrolled at any UAA campus, including KPC.

For a complete list of more than 80 different scholarships, refer to www.uaa. alaska.edu/finaid or the financial aid office on the Soldotna campus. For more information, call Carrie Burford at 262-0331.

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