Kenai Peninsula College

Renee Gross, KBBI News

The University of Alaska Anchorage hired a new chancellor late last year. Cathy Sandeen was in town for the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference and talked with KBBI’s Renee Gross on Monday about her priorities for the university system. 

Kenai Peninsula College

The Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College  is welcoming a new director. The campus selected Reid Brewer last week to replace long-time director Carol Swartz.

Brewer is a professor of fisheries technology at the University of Alaska Southeast and serves as the program’s director. He’s also the department chair for the School of Career Education. 

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.

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.

Jenny Neyman

The 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, held in Homer this past weekend, offered something for everyone, on any end of the writing spectrum.

KPC Graduate Takes First Job With BlueCrest

Feb 11, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

BlueCrest Energy pledged to hire four Kenai Peninsula College graduates to work at their drilling site near Anchor Point. The company made good on its promise. One of BlueCrest’s local hires says the job is the next step in what he hopes will be a promising career.

BlueCrest Energy To Hire Peninsula College Grads

Jan 11, 2016
Image Courtesy of Kenai Peninsula College

BlueCrest Energy Representatives are looking for local talent to help man a facility at the company’s drill pad north of Anchor Point. BlueCrest wants to drill for oil in the Cosmopolitan Oil Fields in Cook Inlet.  They plan to hire four graduates from Kenai Peninsula College. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke to Jeffery Laude, a professor in the college’s Process Technology Department about the hires.

Maritime Education Opportunites In Homer

Dec 30, 2015
Photo by Rose Grech/KBBI

The maritime industry is a key part of Homer’s local economy and local business owners  want to support it with a steady stream of fresh recruits. KBBI's Quinton Chandler spoke with members of the Homer Marine Trades Association about  ongoing efforts to improve vocational offerings that focus on the maritime industry.

University Of Alaska President Stops In Homer

Nov 17, 2015
Image Courtesy of Kenai Peninsula College

University of Alaska’s President Jim Johnsen came to Homer on Veterans Day to introduce himself to the community. Johnsen visited Homer High School, he met with Kenai Peninsula College students and faculty and he spoke at the Homer Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Johnson also visited Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus last Tuesday. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with the Director of the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, Carol Swartz, about the visit.