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College implements 'Ask the Director' line to address student questions

Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2002

KPC has developed an avenue of action for students, faculty and staff who may have a problem they can't seem to get solved. Or perhaps there is someone they would like to recognize for a job well done. The new director's action line has been set up to communicate questions, comments and concerns straight to the director. It's as simple as calling 262-0342 and leaving questions or comments on the voice mail. If callers would like a personal response, they need to leave their name and phone number. Callers also can remain anonymous. Questions of general interest to the college community will be published in the KPC Connection, online at chinook.kpc.alaska.edu/~kpcc. Calls will get Director Gary Turner's personal attention and be answered in a timely manner.

'Popera'

The Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase series presents "Popera," a vocal concert that encompasses everything from pop to opera, by popular vocalist Judy Russell along with pianist Maria Allison and special guest Eric Larson. The concert will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the KPC Cobblestone Court. It is free.

The perfect gift

With the holidays right around the corner, KPC would like to offer parents an option for the students on their shopping list. Why not consider a KPC gift certificate? What better way to say "I love you" than helping a student with tuition, books and fees?

Gift certificates give parents, grandparents, friends and extended family the opportunity to encourage the students in their lives to pursue their educational goals.

The gift certificate can be viewed as a "vote of confidence" by the giver and will ultimately make a large, long-lasting impact on a student's life. It may make the difference as to whether someone continues his or her education or not.

Gift certificates for any amount can be purchased at the KPC Bookstore. When presented by the student, the dollar value of the certificate can be applied to all education related costs at KPC.

Currently, tuition rates are $82 per credit, and most academic classes are three credits. So to give the student a "class," the gift certificate cost would translate to $246.

For more information about KPC's gift certificate program, call Jessica Tromblee in the KPC Bookstore at 262-0306 or 262-0312.

KPC student profile

Who is a typical student at KPC? Here are some general facts about the student population. This information is based on enrollments from the fall 2001 semester.

Number of students 1,911

Gender

Female 1,047

Male 635

17-19 19 %

20-24 14 %

25-39 27 %

40-59 32 %

60+ 8 %

Residency

Alaska 99%

Nonresident 1%

These demographics illustrate the fact that KPC has a lot of age diversity on campus. Everyone is college material at KPC. Consider college; it can change your life.

Up to date

After the recent run of cancelled classes due to flooding on the southern Kenai Peninsula, KPC will develop a new system to notify students.

There will be both a dedicated phone message system and an e-mail notification system that will allow students to check if any of their classes have been cancelled before they leave home.

Both systems are being developed and will be activated in the very near future.

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.



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