Some 400-community members turned out for the Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) fall semester kick-off and free Barbeque last week.
New KPC Director Gary Turner was pleased with the turn out given the weather conditions. "I think the only place it wasn't raining was at the college. We had a lot of people register and a lot of people who ate and played Frisbee and ran around on the campus grass, it was a great community barbeque," said Turner.
The first day of registration for the fall semester at KPC was far less stressful than at most other campuses across the country where long lines and closed classes frustrate students, "One good thing about KPC is we are one on one with the students. People can get real personal care here, it's a lot different than going to a big University or College or big institution. People can come here and feel comfortable, they are in their own community and they are more than just a number here," added Turner.
Late registration will continue up to the first day of classes. Turner also pointed out that KPC is the best economic value in education anywhere in the state, "At $82 a credit you can't get better than that anywhere. Here you get a high quality education with certified instructors at the best price." The free KPC barbeque was also the debut for the custom KPC Cooker created by KPC welding instructor Fritz Miller. The cooker created in the KPC welding shop can be either gas or charcoal fired.
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