PWSC student Matthew Shiffner is happy to be in his element working as an intern with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Glennallen Field Office (GFO). Recently we caught up with him and BLM’s Outdoor Recreation Planner Jan Miller.
PWSC is excited to have Anthony Gerasch Jr. join the college team and begin building a new marine service technology program. Gerasch brings an incredible amount of expertise with him, and we recently had the opportunity to find out more about his background, his abundant enthusiasm for living in Alaska, and his plans for the marine tech program.
Having lived here in Alaska for most of his life, Jay has spent the last five years working at PWSC. Jay works as an administrative assistant for academics. When he isn’t working at the college, one of his passions and favorite hobbies is theatre,
Having come back to Alaska during COVID-19, Joe Kay had to spend his first two weeks in quarantine before beginning his internship at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (NPS).
Eric Filardi, a teacher who participated in the Alaska Tech Learners grant program, teaches at a residential school in Nenana, Alaska. His school has nearly 200 students, half of whom are from Alaskan villages across the state.
Dawson Moore has worked for PWSC since 2003. Over the years he has served in many different roles and has made many significant contributions. Now his job is primarily to serve as the coordinator of the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Moore’s involvement in the conference started long ago.
Now is a great time to enroll in fall classes! Students who enroll in 12 credits or more by July 1, 2020, will receive a $702 credit on their student account! If you’re planning to live in student housing, complete the housing application and course registration processes by July 1, 2020, and receive an additional $1,000 credit for housing costs.
Adult Education Coordinator Dr. Teresa Barton is a part of the Population Health Committee (PHC) for Valdez. This committee works to: “provide initiatives that focus on the well-being of the entire community.”
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.
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.