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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Random Fact of the Day
Consuming just 15 milligrams of elemental Tellurium can cause your sweat and breath to smell like garlic for months.

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Posted: May 10, 2017
Christopherson Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Kathryn Christopherson Memorial Scholarship committee is pleased to announce that two KRC students have been selected to receive the scholarship: Sherly Carroll and Guangyuan Ding.

The scholarship, created this year in memory of former English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor Kathy Christopherson, is a one-time award of financial assistance. Recipients must have attended ESL classes for at least one semester, demonstrated achievement, and enrolled in a KPC certificate or degree program.

After arriving from China, Ding attended ESL classes to improve her English and ease into American culture. She went on to earn a certificate as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and completed the prerequisites for the nursing program. She intends to enroll in the RN program next fall and ultimately earn a bachelor degree. Carroll attended ESL classes after relocating from the Philippines. She, too, earned a CNA certificate and has completed prerequisites for the nursing program. She plans to earn an RN from KPC and then complete a bachelor’s at UAA.

Carroll and Ding were honored at the ESL year-end celebration on Thursday, April 27 in the Learning Center. Both expressed how ESL classes had given them the skills and confidence to pursue further education and careers. Students and staff were privileged to have Kathy Christopherson’s husband and daughter in attendance at the celebration.

The scholarship committee wishes to thank the KPC community for the many demonstrations of support for this scholarship project. The financial contributions, acts of service, and words of affirmation will go a long way toward making Carroll and Ding’s career aspirations a reality.

Posted: May 10, 2017
Slide into summer with KPC Res Hall

The KPC Res Hall is now accepting housing applications for summer 2017. To apply go to UAOnline, login, then go to Student Services and Account information, next click on campus housing and dining, followed by KPC housing, then application.

For more information please contact the Res Hall Leslie Byrd at 907-262-0253 or Tammie Willis at 907-262-0275 or check out the Res Life webpage here.

Posted: May 10, 2017
First day of summer classes
The first day of summer classes will be May 22. The ten week session runs to August 5. The first five week session runs to June 26. The second five week session runs from June 29 to August 5.
Still interested in taking summer classes? Check out the searchable schedule here.

Posted: May 8, 2017
KRC Bookstore is closed this week
The KRC Bookstore will be closed this week, May 8 to May 12. The Bookstore will reopen next week for regular summer hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Thursday.
Posted: May 8, 2017
KRC Commencement
KRC’s commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., May 11 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium, Kenai Central High school, This year's keynote speaker will be Joseph Robertia, a local author who recently released Life with Forty Dogs: Misadventures with Runts, Rejects, Retirees and Rescues.
Posted: May 8, 2017
KRC campus closed May 12
The KRC will be closed May 12 for the end of year, meeting, clean up and BBQ/potluck, which will be held in the backyard of KRC. The campus will reopen at 8 a.m, May 15.
Posted: May 8, 2017
KBC Commencement
KBC’s commencement ceremony will be held 7 p.m., May 10 at the Mariner Theater, Homer High School. This year's keynote speaker will be Sara Reinert, retiring associate professor of mathematics. Reinert is retiring after 30 years of teaching thousands of students and serving as the co-coordinator of the Homer Middle School Math Meet and founder of the middle school program, Math Counts.
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