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Student spotlight: Brittany Kuzma

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

PWSC student Brittany Kuzma is the epitome of determination and persistence. Born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska, Brittany has faced and overcome complex challenges, including a severe brain injury that affected her ability to walk and talk. Through years of rehabilitation and support from family and friends, she persevered and is now in college, focused and thriving. Brittany is pursuing an Occupational Endorsement in Marine Natural Resources Technician program and is fully immersed in her classes.

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PWSC supports mariculture research and development

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Prince William Sound College supports mariculture research and development through partnerships with the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Blue Economy Center (ABEC), the City of Valdez, and the Teaching Through Technology (T3) Alliance. ABEC's associate director, Tommy Sheridan, recently held a week of mariculture activities and workshops for PWSC and Valdez High School students.

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Introduction to Mariculture Methods course: Gain hands-on experience in mariculture and build a professional network.

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Dr. Melissa Kjelvik's course teaches practical mariculture skills to prepare individuals for the industry. Over spring break, she took her students to work with the experienced team at Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute (APMI), a leading organization in Alaskan mariculture initiatives for over thirty years.

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Thank you for your donation!

 |  Jessica Young  | 

Thank you to all who donated to the PWSC Scholarship Fund during UA Giving Day! A special thank-you goes to Copper Valley Telecom for being a corporate donor!

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UA Giving Day - Give to PWSC Scholarship Fund

 |  Jessica Young  | 

Save the date! UA Giving Day is March 26-28, 2024. This year, PWSC is leveraging the UA Giving Day campaign to benefit our student scholarship fund. All money raised for PWSC during this event will go directly to student scholarships. Help us raise essential funds for our students and beat last year’s numbers by donating! Donors like you have a positive impact on our students’ lives! Every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact.

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Student spotlight: Frank Schweers

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Frank Schweers is an outdoor leadership student interning at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. He is working on an independent research project with Dr. Amanda Glazier and interpreting data for the Chugach Regional Ocean Monitoring (CROM) database. The data was collected by Tribal citizen scientists and volunteers for the Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute of CRRC.

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2024 VIVA Schedule of Events

 |  Steve Shiell  | 

Check out all of the events happing at the 2024 Vegas in Valdez Archery Tournament! Here is the detailed schedule.

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Student spotlight: Calvin George

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Calvin George was invited to the 2024 Mariculture Conference of Alaska in Anchorage, where he presented a poster about a mobile processing fleet for the mariculture industry. The idea came from listening to the challenges others face in the industry and wanting to find a solution. Calvin believes that the mariculture industry has the potential to make history and sees the mobile processing fleet as a way to address the processing and product development struggles faced by many.

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Graduate spotlight: Lysette Doran

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Lysette Doran recently completed her OEC in Marine Services Technology and has spent the last month working on Zwerver, a steel sailing barge. For Lysette, this has been a great experience full of learning, and she has been able to apply the knowledge she has gained in real-world situations.

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Student spotlight: William Benes

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

William Benes is a 19-year-old PWSC student who recently worked at our local long-term care facility after obtaining his Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate. Benes has aspirations of becoming a nurse and is currently focusing on completing his prerequisites.

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