Commencement ceremony marks students achievements

Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010

Tomorrow night will be the culmination of many quizzes, tests, hours spent reading, writing and studying all sorts of subjects, depending on the graduates' field of study. Earning a GED, college certificate or degree are all major life accomplishments, and for the last forty years KPC commencement ceremonies have seen families gather to celebrate this milestone.

KRC's commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., May 4 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. There will be a reception for graduates and their families immediately following the ceremony in the foyer of the auditorium.

This year, certificates will be issued in welding, corrections, occupational safety and health, small business management and petroleum technology. More than 30 Associate of Arts degrees will be granted. Associate of Applied Science degrees in accounting, computer electronics, computer information and office systems, digital art, general business, industrial process instrumentation, native language education, occupational safety and health, paramedical technology, process technology and radiological technology.

KRC students who have earned other UA degrees will be also be participating in the ceremony.

Degrees that will be conferred include Bachelor of Business Administration and Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Psychology and a Master's of Public Administration. Students are able to complete many of the requirements for these degrees at KPC locations and via distance-delivered classes from any of the UA campuses.

UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer and UA Regent Carl Marrs will be participating in the ceremony and the UAF Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Joe Hayes will be delivering the keynote address.

History lecture on late-nineteenth century Denver available online

Listen online to Dr. Jane Haigh, assistant professor of history at KRC, give a lecture about political power, patronage, protection rackets, con men and political corruption in Denver through 1889-1894. Check out the lecture at:

Dr. Haigh has had several books about Alaska history published over the years and was honored as the Alaskan Historian of the Year in 2007. Her lecture was organized by the KPC Showcase Series.

KBC Student Art Show open

The public is invited to visit the Kachemak Bay Campus commons in Homer to view this year's installment of student art generated in KBC classes. The show illustrates a variety of media types that provide good examples of the works generated in the past semester's art classes.

More scholarships announced

The Friends of the Library in Soldotna will be awarding two $500 scholarships for books for the 2010-11 school year. Scholarship applications can be picked up at the KRC Financial Aid office. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.

The Philanthropic Educational Organization is offering one $1,500 scholarship to any woman who has already successfully completed at least two semesters of college and is planning to enroll in or has already enrolled at KPC. Applications are available at the KRC Financial Aid office. The deadline for submission is May 10.

For more information, contact the KRC Financial Aid office at 262-0332.

Kenai River Campus closure

The campus will be closed to the public on May 13 for staff meetings, reopening on May 14.

This article was provided by Suzie Kendrick, advancement programs manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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