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Meet Casey Frahm

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

PWSC welcomes a new Assistant to the Director to the team, Casey Frahm! Casey moved to Valdez from San Fransisco Bay Area with her two cats.

Jim Pomplun, Prince William Sound College (PWSC) instructor in Valdez, Alaska Read More

Meet GIS instructor Jim Pomplun

 |  Vicki Heisser  | 

Jim Pomplun moved to Valdez from Ketchikan, where he lived for 13 years before deciding that he “needed real winters”. Now, Jim works for the City of Valdez and teaches a GIS course at PWSC.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

 |  Cherise Beatus  | 

Monday is Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Join in on the state-wide events that are happening to honor this day.

Prince William Sound College (PWSC) resident life staff in Valdez, Alaska Read More

PWSC residence staff build community

 |  Vicki Heisser, Jessica Young, Sam Foist-Swart  | 

The new resident assistants (RAs) Joe Kay and Rodrigo Flores are each responsible for creating an inviting, inclusive, and safe living environment at PWSC housing. Event planning, programming, and getting students involved are reasons that drew Rodrigo and Joe to become RAs. This year, event planning takes extra care given COVID-19.

Prince William Sound College (PWSC) students meet with AVV staff in Valdez, Alaska Read More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held each October

 |  Jessica Young and Vicki Heisser  | 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is held each October to bring out a collective voice in advocating for the end of domestic violence (DV). Alaska has a disproportionately high rate of DV when compared to the rest of the US.

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Meet Dane Parks

 |  Vicki Heisser and Jessica Young  | 

Since 2003, Dane Parks has been teaching HAZWOPER classes to commercial fishermen, and he is currently working as an adjunct instructor for Tier III as well as SERVS VOO training. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.

Construction student volunteer on tiny home project in Valdez, Alaska at Prince William Sound College Read More

Upcoming construction classes

 |  Jessica Young  | 

Learn valuable skills in these upcoming construction classes. Students will also get to bring home a PWSC tool belt, safety glasses, and hard hat.

Morgan and Joe at NPS Read More

Interview with Morgan Gantz

 |  Vicki Heisser and Jessica Young  | 

We had a chance to check in with Morgan Gantz, Park Planner and Compliance Coordinator at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, to learn about her summer working with PWSC intern Joe Kay.

Kira Walters, Prince William Sound College (PWSC) student Read More

Meet the students Monday: Kira Walters

 |  Vicki Heisser and Jessica Young  | 

Kira Walters comes from a Coast Guard family. She has lived in so many different places, from Maine to South Carolina to Guam, Virginia, Washington, and even Alaska (when she was a child). Now she is back in Alaska to attend PWSC, while her family is in Honolulu where her younger brother is receiving treatment for leukemia.

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National Suicide Prevention Month

 |  Jessica Young  | 

In honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Month, PWSC is taking part in the national conversations happening this month around suicide prevention.

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