University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Prince William Sound College

    Prince William Sound College (PWSC) is a small and affordable two-year college located in beautiful Valdez, Alaska, with extension sites in Glennallen and Cordova. PWSC is accredited through the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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Prince William Sound College (PWSC) students visit AVV in Valdez, Alaska

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held each October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held each October to bring out a collective voice in advocating for the end of domestic violence (DV). Alaska has a disproportionately high rate of DV when compared to the rest of the US.

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Jim Pomplin at Prince William Sound College (PWSC) in Valdez, Alaska

Jim Pomplin moved to Valdez from Ketchikan, where he lived for 13 years before deciding that he “needed real winters”. Now, Jim works for the City of Valdez and teaches a GIS course at PWSC.  

Meet GIS instructor Jim Pomplin 
Salmonberry flower, Valdez, Alaska

Visit the UA coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to communications, policy guidance and resources.

Coronavirus information

Year in Review

Take a moment to look back at all of the accomplishments achieved during our last year. Take a look at the Year in Review site for the 2019-2020 academic year!

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PWS College students at the Valdez Glacier in Alaska
RAs at PWS College in Valdez, Alaska

The new resident assistants (RAs) Joe Kay and Rodrigo Flores are each responsible for creating an inviting, inclusive, and safe living environment at PWSC housing. Event planning, programming, and getting students involved are reasons that drew Rodrigo and Joe to become RAs. This year, event planning takes extra care given COVID-19.  

PWSC residence staff build community
Casey Frahm

PWSC welcomes a new Assistant to the Director to the team, Casey Frahm!

Meet Casey Frahm