Jared Bowden grew up in Valdez. As a UA Scholar, he was awarded a $12,000 scholarship that he is using towards the cost of his education. The UA Scholar Award is given to students designated in the top 10% of their Alaska high school class at the end of their junior year. Jared decided PWSC was the best choice for him, stating, “…I'm looking at the financial aspects of it. I feel this was a good choice because I didn't really know what degree I wanted to get right out of high school. And I feel it was a good choice to go to a smaller school to get an idea of how college worked, without instantly dealing with a lot of financial pressure…”
Demetri Kyles is happy to finally be back in Valdez, Alaska, and to be attending PWSC! He hopes to eventually be a journeyman for Alyeska and is working toward that goal. Demetri grew up in foster care and with different family members so he found himself moving a lot when he was younger. After living in Valdez, years ago, he had always dreamt of coming back.
PWSC recently had 22 teachers from across the state attend the E-Commerce for Teachers program at PWSC. Teachers who attended the program learned technical computing skills that included basic web page programming. We interview one of the program's participants Noel Bowe.
Congratulations to Danny Tapp who recently won tuition for one year to attend PWSC.
Rex is an Alaskan teacher who attended the NCCER for Teachers program this month. Learn more about Rex and what he got out of the program.
Kristy Crump is a nursing student at PWSC. She grew up in Valdez, Alaska, and has been commercial fishing for the past 12 years. During a recent interview, Kristy said that fishing has given her “tough skin” which will help her as a nurse. Her experience as a certified nurse aide has also helped prepare her for her future career. Kristy chose PWSC because of the low tuition rates and it’s in her hometown.
It's never too late to go to college. If you're thinking of starting or continuing your college education, now is a great time to earn a degree or certificate.
The Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference has many exciting evening performances coming up that are FREE to attend! All of them will be held at the Valdez Civic Center. There will be one show per evening starting this Saturday, June 8 and ending Thursday, June 13!
Emily Humphrey was one of the four Valdez High School students to graduate with both an Associates of Arts and high school diploma this May. Emily plans on attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the fall to pursue a bachelor's degree in secondary education and an EMT certificate. She plans to one day teach high school English and drama, and spend her summers working in emergency medical services.
Congratulations to the students who received high grades this spring semester.