Larissa Williams graduated this May with an Associates of Arts. Larissa persisted to finish her degree despite also working full time and being a full-time mom.
Valdez local Judy Prevost graduated this May with an Associates of Arts. Judy says that one of the most rewarding academic experiences so far has been finishing a degree. She encourages everyone who started a degree years ago but didn't finish, to try again.
Dual-credit student Domonique Alex is graduating from high school in May while simultaneously graduating from Prince William Sound College (PWSC) with an Associate of Arts (AA).
In April, Teresa Barton completed her Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies. Her dissertation examined the motivational attributes of adult English language learners enrolled in an English as a second language program.
Prince William Sound College is hosting the Open House Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, from 11:00 to 2:00 in the parking lot and atrium of the Valdez Campus. Tickets are $20, $10 for twelve-and-under, and include a meal with pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, drinks, and sides. There will also be outdoor games.
Shahmeer Azmat is a nursing student at PWSC. He grew up in Pakistan and was inspired to go into the medical field after volunteering at an emergency department in his home city of 20 million people. During the summers he works as a wilderness therapy guide and he is an avid outdoor recreationist.
Students in Teresa Barton's Small Group Communications class are holding a food drive as a part of a class project.
Jeremiah Sims grew up in Valdez. He took dual-credit classes in high school with George Keeney. George became a mentor of his (along with a few others). Jeremiah is currently in the millwright program and will be graduating this spring.
This year’s ViVA Outstanding Competitor Cup was awarded to David Perry of Wasilla, Alaska.