Kachemak Bay Campus


On the silhouette wall on Pioneer Avenue, there is a diminutive figure raising her hands to summon artists to action and excellence. That’s Mary Epperson: June 6, 1922 - April 11, 2016. Epperson moved to Alaska with her family in 1954. She was a homesteader, a music teacher, a founding citizen of the city of Homer, and an originator and organizer of the arts in Alaska. 

This past Saturday, June 6th, Homer Council on the Arts and organizations all over town celebrated Mary Epperson Day, established by the City of Homer in 2010.

Sarah Frary

There is no quick and simple way to identify and implement a local response to climate change. Discussions, planning and prioritizing all take time and Kachemak Bay Campus is devoting the next eight months to that end. KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson spoke with Zoe Cramer, one of the organizers of an action plan underway at the college on Pioneer Avenue in Homer. Cramer says the source material is "Drawdown" by Paul Hawken.

Discussions will be held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. at Kachemak Bay Campus on Pioneer Avenue in downtown Homer.


KBC announces interim director

Oct 29, 2018
Courtesy of Kenai Peninsula College

A former professor of the Kenai Peninsula College will serve as the interim director for its Kachemak Bay Campus. Paula Martin served as an associate professor and as the assistant director for the college’s academic affairs. She oversaw all of the college’s academic affairs and made monthly visits to KBC from 2008-2015. Following her time at the college, Martin served as the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus director, among other positions.

Director of KBC to retire

Aug 13, 2018
Courtesy of Kachemak Bay Campus

The director of the Kenai Peninsula College Kachemak Bay Campus will retire at end of the year. Carol Swartz has directed the campus for the past 32 years. She drove its growth by increasing the student enrollment and the school's offerings.

Swartz also founded the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference. The event draws over 100 attendees and acclaimed writers to the Homer area every June.

City Council Candidates Forum - Sept. 21, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

Homer City Council candidates met at Kachemak Bay Campus to answer questions from the public and from reporters representing KBBI and Homer News.
The forum was broadcast live and recorded on September 21, 2017. Candidates participating: Kim Ketter, Andy Kita, Rachel Lord, Dwane Nustvold, Sarah Vance and Caroline Venuti. Candidate Stephen Meuller was unable to attend. The KBBI Candidates Forum will be rebroadcast on AM 890 on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. Stream it here at kbbi.org.

Kachemak Bay Campus celebrates the class of 2017

May 11, 2017
Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Kachemak Bay College Campus held its graduation ceremony Wednesday. Family and friends gathered in Homer High School’s auditorium to watch 13 GEDs and 21 certificates awarded. Nineteen graduates also received associate, bachelor and master’s degrees.

Retiring Associate Professor of Mathematics Sara Reinert was set to address the graduating class, but was unable to attend. Campus Director Carol Swartz spoke to Reinert’s impact on campus.