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Student spotlight: Joseph Williams

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Joseph Williams has returned to school as a full-time student after a 27-year gap in his education. Joseph is currently enrolled in the OEC Natural Resources Technician program, which also provides credits toward his associate degree in general studies. He aims to become the first person in his family to earn a college degree.

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PWSC's team of resident assistants and residence life coordinator, are working diligently to build a vibrant and supportive community on our college campus.

 |  Vick Heisser  | 

As the new semester starts, PWSC's team of resident assistants (RAs) - Issac Stevens, Mahali Santa Ana, and Lydia Worrall-Edie - along with Dr. Dale Jones, the residence life coordinator, are working diligently to build a vibrant and supportive community on our college campus.

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Employee spotlight: Stefanie Tschappat

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Please join us in welcoming Stefanie Tschappat, the newest Alaska Adult Education program member, at the PWSC Cordova campus. She is thrilled to be a part of the PWSC community and is excited to contribute to the program. Stefanie is a lifelong learner who understands the challenges that returning to school can pose for students. She is always willing to work with them and provide support to help them achieve their goals.

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PWSC's program prepares students for the maritime industry with advanced tools.

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

PWSC's program prepares students for the maritime industry with advanced tools, including the Yamaha Diagnostic System for real-time engine monitoring.

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Student Spotlight: Lydia Worrall-Edie

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

During our recent interview with Lydia Worrall-Edie, she shared her decision to attend PWSC and become a resident assistant (RA). Lydia's interest in PWSC started after taking a backcountry skiing class at UAA taught by TJ Miller, who also teaches at PWSC. TJ recommended that she speak with Dr. Benjamin Rush, assistant professor of outdoor leadership, which sparked her interest in attending PWSC.

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Alaska’s Maritime Education Consortium and Yamaha train outboard motor instructors

 |  UAA Green and Gold  | 

The Alaska Maritime Education Consortium (AMEC), in partnership with Yamaha, hosted a Yamaha Marine Maintenance Certification Program (MCP) Instructor training in Valdez, Alaska, Aug. 4-10, 2023. Yamaha provided two trainers to deliver the MCP certification to eleven instructors from the communities of Dillingham, Ketchikan, Soldotna, Juneau, Kodiak, Valdez, Kotzebue, Chevak, Kwigillingok, and Quinhagak. The instructors represented school districts, AMEC faculty, and representatives from the Coastal Villages Region Fund.

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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and promote mental health and suicide prevention.

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Student Spotlight: Emily Griffin

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Emily Griffin is starting her second year at PWSC this fall and will complete the OEC in Marine Natural Resource Technician next spring. Her ultimate goal is to pursue a career in environmental science and conservation.

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The return of enrichment courses for the Valdez community!

 |  Stan Herman  | 

PWSC is pleased to announce the return of the enrichment courses for our community beginning this Fall Semester 2023. Need to learn to cook? Build a table? Or prepare some game? PWSC is planning on hosting a wide variety of classes that are both practical and fun!

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A new one-credit course, Introduction to Environmental Education (EDFN 101) is offered this fall.

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

This fall, we are thrilled to offer a new one-credit course, Introduction to Environmental Education (EDFN 101). The course introduces students to the principles of informal environmental education and provides practical experience in lesson design and delivery.

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