Outdoor Leadership Student Stories

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Dylan Williams

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Being from a military family, Dylan Williams has lived in many places. He has seen and done a lot for a nineteen-year-old. Most recently from Metlakatla, AK, Dylan is an Eagle Scout, graduated valedictorian from his high school, and received a college scholarship to begin his studies at Prince William Sound College (PWSC).

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Joe Kay

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Kay is someone who needs to be outdoors rather than in a traditional classroom setting. This is why the outdoor leadership program was so appealing to him.

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Silas Jensen

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Silas Jensen is exactly where he wants to be, doing what he has dreamed about for several years. Jensen is currently enrolled in Prince William Sound College’s (PWSC) outdoor leadership program, and he could not be happier. As Jensen explains, “My father instilled a love of nature and the outdoors in me at an early age.”

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Ryan Chalker

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

PWSC recently interviewed Ryan Chalker, a 2017 graduate from the Outdoor Leadership program, to hear his advice for other military veterans looking to return to college after serving.

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Matthew Schiffner

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Originally, from a suburb outside of Chicago, Illinois, Matt discovered his enthusiasm for the outdoors when he was a boy scout during his middle school and high school years.

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Zechariah (Zech) Wenzinger

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Zechariah (Zech) Wenzinger has always wanted to visit Alaska, and after an online search led him to Prince William Sound College’s outdoor leadership program, he made his dream a reality.

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Kallen Fitzpatrick

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

For Kallen Fitzpatrick, finding Prince William Sound College and its outdoor leadership program was not only a way for him to explore his passion, but it was also a way to process loss and live his life for others.

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Eric Cooper

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Eric's passion for fishing, being outdoors, and living in Alaska, led him to choose PWSC.