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KBEA Accepting Scholarship Applications – 2014

| February 20, 2014

Continuing our long-standing tradition, this year the Kenai Peninsula Borough Employees’ Association will be again awarding three $500 scholarships to local high school students on their way to college.

Click to download the 2014 KBEA Scholarship Application

Providing scholarships to local students is one of the many ways that KBEA supports its mission of helping to make our communities a better place to live.

2013 Scholarship Recipients Announced

| May 2, 2013

The Kenai Borough Employees Association (KBEA, AFT Local 6140) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2013 scholarships.

The KBEA Scholarship Committee has selected four scholarship recipients. Each of the following students will receive $500 to use for their education:

Ashley Epperheimer, Nikiski High School – Ashley plans to attend Harding University in Arkansas majoring in Elementary Education. She hopes to one day be an elementary school teacher and teach overseas.

Claire Gabler, Soldotna High School – Claire plans to attend Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She plans on receiving a Biology degree with a minor in Psychology and enter the medical field.

Makenzi Magiera, Kenai Central High School – Makenzi will be attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. She would like to pursue getting a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences followed by a Master’s degree in Oncology.

Jamie Ward, Nikiski High School – Jamie will be attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. She would like to pursue getting an Associate of Arts degree and become an ultrasound technician.

Students are selected not only upon their academic achievement, but also upon their extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience, personal references, essay and financial plan. The committee looks for students who are well-rounded good citizens with great potential.

This year we received 24 applications from graduating seniors on the Kenai Peninsula.

Thank you to Lanie Hughes, Lauri Lingafelt, and David Jackson for their excellent work on the scholarship committee.

KBEA Accepting Scholarship Applications

| February 14, 2013

Continuing our long-standing tradition, this year the Kenai Peninsula Borough Employees’ Association will be again awarding four $500 scholarships to local high school students on their way to college.

Please review the application below for details. The deadline is March 29, 2013.

Click to download the 2013 KBEA Scholarship Application

Providing scholarships to local students is one of the many ways that KBEA supports its mission of helping to make our communities a better place to live.

Thank You and on to 2013

| December 29, 2012

Did 2012 seem to fly by in the blink of an eye to you? It did for me, and while this year might have seemed extra short, it’s a year we have a lot to look back upon and be proud of.

Throughout the entire year, many of our members have regularly, every single week, volunteered their time to serve lunch at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. This year, we also helped sponsor the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s annual Soup Supper fundraiser with a financial contribution and volunteer time. I want to offer all of you that helped in these efforts a great big THANK YOU!

We also continued with our decades-long tradition of collecting food and money to make sure a few families in need can still enjoy wonderful meals with their families during the holidays. I’m always impressed — yet never surprised — by the generosity of our members. Jerri Braun and Lauri Lingafelt deserve special recognition for the time and effort they put into this year’s program; when you see them, please offer them your gratitude. In addition to them, there are many others that make this effort so successful each year. Thank you to all of you.

Food collected for families in need during the 2012 holiday season

Food collected for families in need during the 2012 holiday season.

An important part of KBEA’s mission statement is to work to “make our communities a better place to live”, and there is no doubt that we’ve lived up to that charge. KBEA is made up of so many civic-minded individuals, and our efforts, both as individuals and as a union, are felt around the Peninsula.

It is a privilege and an honor to represent such a giving, compassionate, and integral part of our community.

Thank you all for 2012, and I look forward to an even greater 2013!

Ryan Marquis
President – KBEA (AFT Local #6140)

General Membership Meeting: October 29

| September 24, 2012

All KBEA members are invited to attend our next general membership meeting on Monday, October 29th, at 5:30pm.

 
- George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building, Conference Room C

 

2012 KBEA Scholarship Recipients Announced

| May 2, 2012

The KBEA Scholarship Committee has selected three scholarship recipients. Each of the following students will receive $500 to use for their education:

 

Jed Wilde, Seward High School – Jed plans to attend the Boise State University majoring in Education.  He hopes to one day be a Science and Math teacher.

 

Brooke Hughes, Skyview High School – Brooke plans to attend Northern Arizona University.  She plans on receiving and Art and Psychology degree, with an emphasis on Art Therapy.

 

Savannah Smith, Soldotna High School – Savannah will be attending the Central Washington University. She would like to pursue getting a Bachelors and Masters in Education.

 

Students are selected not only upon their academic achievement, but also upon their extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience, personal references, essay, and financial plan. The committee looks for students who are well-rounded good citizens with great potential.

 

This year we received 33 applications from graduating seniors on the Kenai Peninsula. Reviewing the applications and selecting the recipients is always a time consuming and difficult process. Special thanks  goes out to Lynne Carter, Holly Hastings  and Misty Merriman for serving on this  worthwhile committee.

General Membership Meeting: April 30

| April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

All KBEA members are invited to attend our next general membership meeting on Monday, April 30th! 
- Borough Maintenance Building, 47140 E. Poppy Lane

KBEA Scholarship Opportunity

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Continuing our long-standing tradition, this year the Kenai Peninsula Borough Employees’ Association will be again awarding three $500 scholarships to local high school students on their way to college.

Please review the application below for details. The deadline is March 30, 2012.

Click to download the 2012 KBEA Scholarship Application

Providing scholarships to local students is one of the many ways that KBEA supports its mission of helping to make our communities a better place to live.

General Membership Meeting: January 30

| October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

All KBEA members are invited to attend our next general membership meeting on Monday, January 30th! 
- George A Navarre Borough Administration Building • Conference Room C