Outdoor Leadership Student Stories

Carrie Abruzzo Read More

Carrie Abruzzo

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

While living in Guam, Carrie Abruzzo found out she and her husband, who is in the Coast Guard, were relocating to Valdez, Alaska.

Nola Kaplan on a boat in Prince William Sound, Alaska Read More

Nola Kaplan

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

It was a high school outdoor wilderness program that first inspired Nola Kaplan’s love for the outdoors, and now she is following her passion as a student in PWSC’s outdoor leadership program.

Andrew Bradley in Valdez, Alaska Read More

Andrew Bradley

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

PWSC outdoor leadership student Andrew Bradley has found that his college training is useful in ways he never imagined. Andrew has an internship at Providence Valdez Extended Care Center working as an activities and nurse’s assistant.

Rafael Alfaro Read More

Rafael Alfaro

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

After graduating from the Valdez High School last year, Rafael Alfaro enrolled at PWSC and is working on completing an Associate of Applied Science in Outdoor Leadership. Rafael is currently working as a production assistant for Seed Media.

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Haason Scott at his internship in California Read More

Haason Scott

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Last semester, PWSC student Haason Scott finished his internship at an independent senior facility, in his home state of California, where he served as an activities assistant. For Haason, this internship helped him to get a better sense of what he wants to pursue for his future career.

Amanda Wygant Read More

Meet Amanda Wygant

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

She grew up in Kenny Lake, Alaska, and is working on obtaining a private pilot’s license. She is a third generation pilot. She grew up in rural Alaska but has lived abroad in different countries including Italy and Thailand.

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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).