Amanda Glazier, Ph.D., has joined PWSC as the new Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Biology. Dr. Glazier took some time to tell us about her background and her interest in coming to PWSC and Valdez
July has been a busy month for outdoor leadership student Sarah King. She has spent her summer as an intern at Wrangell St. Elias National Park.
Cherise Beatus is the financial aid coordinator for Prince William Sound College. Her mission is to help students go into as little debt as possible while financing their education.
The 28th Annual Valdez Theatre Conference will take place June 19-26. Last year presented a limited slate of online activities; this year will include a number of live events, though the participants and scope of work will be limited to provide a safe experience.
PWSC would like to thank all of the guest speakers who took the time to talk with the maritime technology students about jobs and career opportunities in the maritime industry.
In Alaska, the majority of the teachers come from outside the state and many are unfamiliar with Alaskan culture and Alaskan Native peoples. PWSC has created a class that addresses diversity, inclusiveness, and student experience to help educators learn more about the populations they serve. The course is a standards-based professional development course taught by the Department of Education and Early Development’s Dr. Bjorn Wolter with Dr. Beth Ginondidoy Leonard, research professor of Indigenous Studies at Alaska Pacific University (APU).
Congratulations to Associate Professor of English Dr. Dennis Humphrey and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Rusen Meylani on receiving UAA's Affordable Course Materials Award.
Adjourning is a stage every team goes through, including PWSC's residence life staff. They share their thoughts as they finish the school year and end an era of working together.
When asked about how he ended up in Valdez, Alaska, outdoor leadership student David Christensen quickly replied, “I am here because of my wife, Asia. If it weren’t for her, I would not have been able to come.” For Christensen, coming to Alaska was contingent upon his wife agreeing to make the move from California.