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Hunter Safety Class

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

PWSCC is hosting an Alaska Department of Fish & Game General Hunter Education certification course from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on November 13-14 and a half-day on Saturday, November 15.

This certification is required for all hunters born after January 1, 1986, who wish to hunt in Alaska. Students are required to register and complete a workbook prior to class. Cost is $10.00. Students must attend all three days. Class is limited to 20 students. Registration and workbook packets can be picked up at the Student Services Help Desk. This workbook must be completed before the start of the course; come into the college and register and pick up your materials as soon as possible while supplies last.

This class is also beneficial for anyone who wants to learn about firearm safety. With the large percentage of households in Alaska that own firearms, it is good to know how to safely handle a firearm. The class will perform live fire at the range on Saturday.

The class will be instructed by Alaska State Trooper Tony Beck, retired UC Customs Officer and avid outdoorsman Dave Kueber, and PWSCC’s Director of Administrative Services, Steve Shiell, who is the ADF&G HIT Lead Instructor.

This certification is recognized by all 50 US states, all ten Canadian provinces, and several other nations. For more information, you can contact Steve Shiell through our Help Desk at 907-834-1600.

UA Drawing Encourages High School Seniors to Apply Early

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

The University of Alaska is celebrating UA College Application Week November 17-21 by giving away six, three-credit tuition awards, worth up to $630, good for any of UA’s 16 campuses. The incentive is aimed at high school seniors who intend to apply to UA for summer or fall 2015. UA must receive applications by the end of College Application Week, Nov. 21, for future students to qualify for the drawing.

“College is a game changer, leading to better careers and higher paying jobs. Alaska data shows that 63 percent of Alaska jobs will require a postsecondary education by 2018,” said Saichi Oba, associate vice president for student and enrollment services at the UA System. “Applying early is not only a good first step, but it actually increases a student’s chance of
success in college.”

For more information on UA College Application Week, see or give us a call at 907-834-1645.

PWSCC Deploys Virtual Tour Technology

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

PWSCC has deployed the region’s first virtual tour, allowing residents and prospective students to explore our campus and surrounding community to see first-hand what makes our community such an exciting and rewarding place to live, work, and play. The tour is an ongoing work in progress, and the college will continually add new photos and videos that promote our academics and surrounding locales, so check back often to see what’s new!

Click here to access the tour.

You can also download the PWSCC virtual tour on your iOS or Android device by clicking on the appropriate link below:
Apple App Store
Google Play

2015 Jerry Harper Service Award Announced

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by dlbickley No Comments

Longtime Anchorage Theatre mainstays David Edgecombe and Elizabeth Ware have been selected to receive the 2015 Jerry Harper Service Award at the 23rd Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference, to be held in Valdez June 14-20, 2015. The award will be presented at the closing night gala on June 20.

The Jerry Harper Service Award was created in 2007 to honor people who have been instrumental in the development and success of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. It was named after Jerry Harper, one of the true icons of Alaska’s theatre for his work with Cyrano’s Theatre and elsewhere. At the Conference, Harper performed in numerous evening productions, including the Dick Reichman’s two-person play Money!, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, and Love Letters with Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal.

Edgecombe and Ware moved to Anchorage in 1990 when he was hired as a Professor of Theatre at UAA. The couple moved from Indiana, where they were the founders of the Indiana Shakespeare Company. In Alaska, they are known not only for their work with the University, but also through their extensive work with Cyrano’s Theatre Company and their own company, Edgeware Productions, which brings Shakespeare into Alaska public schools. They both worked extensively with Jerry Harper before his passing, with Elizabeth playing Jerry’s wife many times.

They began participating in the Theatre Conference in its second year, 1994. Their productions of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance and Three Tall Women were both performed for the author in Valdez, and they were involved in numerous other Conference productions, including Aoise Stratford’s In Between and multiple evenings of scenes by the featured playwrights. Additionally, in their over twenty years of service to the event, they served as panelists in the Play Lab, taught classes on multiple subjects,  and served on the event’s advisory board.

Past recipients of the award include Michael Warren Powell, founder of the Play Lab; Jim Cucurull, the event’s only technical director; Ron Holmstrom, long-time Valdez Star reporter on the event; TBA Theatre Artistic Director Shane Mitchell; longtime participating director, Erma Duricko; event founder Dr. Jo Ann C. McDowell; PWSCC Professor Emeritus Gail Renardson; and Valdez philanthropists Stan & Mary Helen Stephens.

For more information on any aspect of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, go to or call 907-834-1614.

Photo above is of David and Elizabeth at the 2002 Conference.