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Tia Hale on campus.

I had more of a sense of purpose. I knew this was where I needed to be to make a difference.

Tia Hale

As the spring 2022 graduate degree hooding ceremony student speaker, Hale hopes that her story — changing career paths, moving away, returning home and raising two children while pursuing a graduate degree — provides her classmates with a sense of shared optimism about the path ahead.

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Political science alumna earns degree before setting foot on campus

July 29, 2022 / #Featured , #I am UAA

Gabriella Hill completed her degree with honors completely online from Naknek, thanks to the Department of Political Science’s recommitment to making its curriculum available to those who might have difficulty traveling to Anchorage for classes.

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Kenai Peninsula College

Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is located south of Anchorage at two campuses in Soldotna and Homer and at extension sites in Anchorage and Seward. KPC delivers Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as courses leading to vocational certificates. Some courses leading to baccalaureate degrees can be obtained entirely at KPC. A number of four-year degree programs are available at KPC via distance delivery through other UAA campuses. KPC has a robust e-learning program reaching students across Alaska.

Mat-Su College

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Kodiak College

Kodiak College, located on the ancestral homelands of the Alutiiq/Sugpiaq peoples is 250 miles south of Anchorage on Kodiak Island. We serve the city of Kodiak, seven rural communities, and the nation’s largest U.S. Coast Guard base. Kodiak College provides in-person and distance education courses leading to occupational endorsement and undergraduate certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Kodiak College also provides adult basic education, GED preparation, and developmental education courses.

Prince William Sound College

Prince William Sound College (PWSC) is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education located in Valdez, Alaska. The main campus and its extension sites in Cordova and Copper Basin are set amidst some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery and rich cultural history. Besides a general studies degree, PWSC offers associate degrees and occupational certificates not readily available elsewhere, such as an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Millwright and Associate of Applied Science in Outdoor Leadership.