Kenai Peninsula College

Kenai Peninsula College

From the time Clayton Brockel founded Kenai Peninsula College in 1964, he and his wife, Jean, were loyal champions of the institution. 

Clayton died in 2013 and Jean in 2019. But their support for KPC lives on.

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Days before classes start, spring enrollment numbers at Kenai Peninsula College are about the same as they were this fall.

College Director Gary Turner says he’s hesitant to make assumptions about student behavior. But if he had to guess:

“I would say, in my opinion, that students said, ‘OK, I can do this," he said. "And many of our classes have been distanced in the past. So that’s why I think our numbers in the fall semester are just about right on target that we have right now.”

Kenai Peninsula College hosted a two-part series of presentations on the possible effects of climate change on the future of fishing and hunting on the Kenai Peninsula. Part two focused on wildlife, featuring John Morton, retired supervisory biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and Erin Shew and Hope Roberts with the Chugach Regional Research Commission.

The full Zoom presentation is available on the Kenai Peninsula College Showcase page on Facebook.

Kenai Peninsula College hosted a two-part series of presentations on the possible effects of climate change on the future of fishing and hunting on the Kenai Peninsula. Part one, on fish populations and the Cook Inlet watershed, featured Dr. Erik Shane, fisheries biologist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Sue Mauger, Science and executive director with Cook Inletkeeper.

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Kenai Peninsula College students who have struggled during the pandemic have another week to apply for CARES relief.

The college is offering $500 in funding to students who are enrolled in six or more KPC credits and are residents of either Soldotna or Homer, the two cities that set aside CARES funding for the program.

Money for Soldotna students will be channeled through the Kenai River Campus, while funds for Homer students will go through the Kachemak Bay Campus. Funding is available through Dec. 18.

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