PWSC News

NCCER for Teachers class Read More

NCCER for Teachers

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Due to institutional changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Prince William Sound College (PWSC) recently offered a modified course delivery of the popular National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Instructor Certification program. This course, offered for teachers across Alaska, provides teachers with training they can use to help their students achieve NCCER Core curriculum certification while in high school.

Sheila Hurst at Prince William Sound College in Valdez, Alaska Read More

Meet the students: Sheila Hurst

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

As 62 year-old Sheila Hurst knows, you are never too old to receive an education. Sheila earned her GED in October of 2019, and she gives much of the credit to PWSC's adult education instructors Joey Eastman and Karolina Brewster. With her GED in hand, Hurst is took her first college class this spring, Introduction to Women and Gender Studies.

Ryan Belnap holds up sea ice in Valdez, Alaska Read More

Interview with Ryan Belnap

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Ryan Belnap is the assistant to the director at PWSC and his duties are diverse. He oversees the Health and Fitness Center, information technology, student government, has some responsibilities in human resources, and teaches a civic engagement course.

Sam Foist-Swart in front of Prince William Sound College (PWSC) residence halls in Valdez, Alaska Read More

Interview with Sam Foist-Swart

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

As with many stories in the time of Covid-19, the story of PWSC residence life has evolved and changed at lightning speed.

for Teachers online at PWSC Read More

for Teachers courses now available online

 |  Jessica Young  | 

Prince William Sound College will continue its popular "for Teachers" courses online. Course costs have been reduced to $119 for 3 500-level UAA credits.

Dennis Humphrey, Prince William Sound College (PWSC) Professor of English Read More

Being Resilient with Dennis Humphrey

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

This semester PWSC professor Dr. Dennis Humphrey is teaching a course on Alaska Native literature. As part of completing their degree requirements, students need an Alaska themed course, and Dr. Humphrey saw offering a course on Alaska Native literature as a chance to help students fulfill that requirement and learn more about Alaska Native literature.

William Deaton Read More

Meet the students: William Deaton

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

William Deaton is a dual-credit student attending PWSC through the Cordova Extension Site. He is a motivated young man who was accepted into the Senate Page Program and worked in Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office.

Graphic of two hands holding each other with the words "You are not alone" Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness and Action Month

 |  Sam Foist-Swart  | 

Each year, PWSC joins the national conversation in honoring April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Action Month (#SAAM2020).

George Keeney at work at PWSC Read More

Developing Skills with George Keeney

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

As many schools close their doors and move to distance learning platforms, PWSC’s EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and ETT (Emergency Trauma Technician) instructor, George Keeney is doing what he can to ensure students still get the education they need. The skills students learn in these courses are vital during times like these.

Rodrigo Flores, Prince William Sound College outdoor leadership student Read More

Meet the students: Rodrigo Flores

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

PWSC outdoor leadership student Rodrigo Flores moved here from Fresno, CA, but spent most of his life growing up in Chicago, IL. Rodrigo loves nature and exploring the outdoors and that is what drew him to Valdez and PWSC.