Prince William Sound College | PWSC

  • Prince William Sound College

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

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Prince William Sound College (PWSC) students on a beach in Valdez, Alaska

Congratulations, Class of 2022! 

See who received degrees and certificates, and view photos from the 2022 commencement ceremonies.

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Chancellor Parnell and Director O'Connor standing in front of PWSC Seal

University of Alaska Chancellor Sean Parnell presented PWSC Director Dan O’Connor on Wednesday with a certificate of appreciation from the Alaska State Legislature. 

PWSC Director Dan O'Connor Honored by Alaska State Legislature for Outstanding Leadership and Service
technology students at computer

Prince William Sound College’s “Alaska Tech Learners” (ATL) dual enrollment web engineering program will be highlighted at the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase: Access, Inclusion, and Equity (funded by the National Science Foundation).

AK Tech Learner Program Featured at National STEM for All Video Showcase 

PWSC's Land Acknowledgement for the Valdez campus

The Prince William Sound College main campus in Valdez respectfully acknowledges that we live, work, learn, and operate on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Chugach Alutiiq/Sugpiaq people.

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Prince William Sound College student sits on a beach and writes in Valdez, Alaska
Outdoor leadership students holding program banner on beach

This year, the capstone class project for PWSC outdoor leadership students is a 14-day kayak trip from Whittier to Valdez. According to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership, this is a student-planned and led expedition.

Outdoor Leadership Program Capstone Project: Kayaking Trip in Prince William Sound
Director Dan O'Connor presents service medallion to Susan Harding

  Susan Harding received a service medallion from PWSC Director Dan O'Connor in recognition of 21 years of service for PWSC and her upcoming retirement. (photo credit: Vivian Kennedy)

Cordova Extension Site Coordinator Susan Harding Retires