Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2000

KCHS graduate attains degree

Tanya Liebes recently earned her master's degree in education leadership administration at Northern Arizona University.

She is a 1989 graduate of Kenai Central High School and a 1995 graduate of University of Alaska Anchorage. She worked for the past six years as a kindergarten teacher in Anchorage.

She is the granddaughter of Mae Hughes of Kenai.

Nikiski woman joins Navy

Alexandra W. Leslie, of Nikiski, recently joined the Navy for guaranteed training in the Seaman Apprenticeship Program.

She is the daughter of Sam Hodena of Nikiski and attended Nikiski High School. She joined the Delayed Entry Program and reported for active duty in October, attending basic training at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Homer man enrolls in law school

Robert W. Corbisier, of Homer, has enrolled in the Juris Doctor degree program at Vermont Law School for the fall semester. Corbisier has an undergraduate degree in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He recently has worked on environmental and transportational issues for U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.

Nikiski graduate completes program


Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson recently graduated from the aviation maintenance program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He also completed Federal Aviation Administration mechanic testing in September at UAF.

Thompson graduated in July from Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, with a degree in diesel technology.

He is the son Dave and Kitty Thompson of Nikiski.

Professional guide announces retirement

Dennis Roper, of Keetha Fish Camp in Soldotna, recently announced his retirement from professional fishing on Sept. 30. Roper served many years as an officer with the Kenai River Guide Association when it was affiliated with Trout Unlimited and was involved with the Kenai River Professional Guide Association.

Peninsula soldier featured in Army magazine

Staff Sgt. James Hunter, of the 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment from Jackson, Miss., was featured in a September issue of Talon Magazine, an Army publication.

Hunter, a native of Kenai, is currently assigned in Bosnia.

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