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School of Career Education

Phone

  • 907.796.6120

Fax

  • Fax: 907.796.6571

Address

Technical Education Center
1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Administration

Pete Traxler

Executive Dean, Career Education; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Linda Carroll

Administrative Assistant, Career Education

Phone: 796-6124Fax: 796-6571

Email:

Glenn Ramsey

Maintenance/Welding Adjunct Professor

Phone: 796-6130

Email:

Career Education

Juneau Campus

Kimberly Szczatko

Tech Prep Regional Coordinator

Phone: 874-2427Second Phone:

Email:

Career Education

Technical Education Center

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/tech-prep

Education

University of San Diego

Binghamton University

State University of New York at Cortland

Biography

I’ve always been a highly driven individual, complete with checklists and goals. “If there’s a will, there’s a way.” Strength and persistence.   I knew what I wanted, and through the years made the milestones happen; the adventures, the professional achievements, and the day to day interactions with friends and family. Having said that, I know that had I not taken the time to meet the friends throughout the years I would have never had the wonderful adventures or experiences, nor would I have acquired the degrees, education, or employment opportunities over the years. Of this I am truly thankful. I’m especially thankful to my friends here at UAS; an absolutely amazing group of people.

With all the goals of our youthful optimism sometimes life throws obstacles in our pathway that we just don’t count on; a tragic death, a major illness, a terrorist act like 9/11. How we choose to respond is a totally individual approach.  We can become fearful and afraid to move on, or we can realize there are some things in life we have no control over and move on in spite of the pain.  I’ve often heard people refer to their “bucket list” - writing out 100 things they want to do before they die. Although I’ve always considered this a silly concept (as well as a mediocre movie), I have had a life list of things that I’ve incorporated throughout my years to make me happy. And although my experiences are not the most epic, nor do they hold the highest of bragging rights, they’ve added to my enjoyment and were “in the moment.”

As I get older it’s interesting to reflect on the snapshots of the important moments. It fascinates me how current events can bring back my historic pictures that have never graced the pages of my travel journal. Sipping the early morning coffee from my deck as our Southeast days drift into fall, I can picture my son and me cooking breakfast over the campfire in the cold rain at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. While watching the graceful kayak glide past my house I can still feel the slight apprehension of paddling the canoe through the crocodile infested mangrove marsh of the Everglades and feeling most fearful for the potential of snakes falling from the trees. In discussions with a tourist my mind drifts to one of my conversations with a stranger, the afternoon he helped pull my Blazer from the quickly approaching tides of Hatteras on the Outer Banks. Occasionally I’m reminded of the weightlessness of the hot air balloon that skipped across the pond in upstate New York, as the “whoosh” of the ignition starts the gas grill for dinner. Through the gray skies of our Southeast summer I can see my little boy giving me the thumbs up with his youthful critique, “This is the life, Mommy” as he reads in the comfort of a makeshift bed in the SUV that cold and windy night in the Colorado mountains outside of Manitou Springs, now so many years ago. It’s the spontaneous life moments on the journey and the personal snapshots that are important, which would all be missed if we were simply to jump from one activity to another so we could strike them from a bucket list, or add yet another selfie to our Facebook account.

Even as I reflect on all the interesting things I’ve done and amazing places I’ve seen I can honestly say I’ve never regretted the things I’ve chosen not to do. I’ve never purchased a beverage from Starbucks. I’ve never taken a yoga class. I’ve never jumped off a cliff, walked over hot coals, done a Polar Bear plunge, or wrapped a snake around my neck.  I’ve never answered a personal ad, been a bridesmaid, or to the delight of many, sang karaoke. Despite the best efforts of the street performers in Hollywood I know I’ve never really met POTUS, Marilyn Monroe, Sean Connery, or Superman. And just in case anyone has any doubts, crickets, eel, frog legs, haggis, and rattle snake will not be gracing my culinary menu.

And no list would be complete unless it includes those things that should never be tried … intentionally. I’m strongly suggesting that you should never track a large iceberg in a small skiff off the coast of Labrador. One high school reunion is more than enough for a lifetime. Don’t ever scratch your nose during an auction, especially with the hand that’s holding the paddle. I wouldn’t recommend driving through Georgia with New York plates, at night, over a holiday weekend. Pigs, I’ve been informed, can drowned if you try to give them a bath in their pen. I would not suggest making fun of the Halloween props at Universal Studios; it will definitely get you an E ticket for a fright night you won’t forget. And as my son so kindly reminds me, you should never camp in Kansas, ever.

Other

Please address mail to the following:

Kimberly Szczatko

  • University of Alaska Southeast 
  • P.O. Box 2274
  • Wrangell, Alaska 99929

For immediate response:    Text: 305-1026

Construction Technology

Phone

  • 907.796.6120

Fax

  • Fax: 907.796.6571

Address

Technical Education Center
1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Robin Gilcrist

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6141

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, TEC 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/ct/

Biography

Ms. Gilcrist was born and raised in Sacramento, California where she received an Associates of Arts in drafting Technology. Robin moved to Hawaii in the early eighties and completed a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii before leaving for Alaska. Ms. Gilcrist has worked as a drafter and designer since 1980 in California, Hawaii and Alaska, working for large architectural firms as well as small construction businesses. Since moving to Juneau in the fall of 1993 she has been working full-time designing custom homes, remodels and additions. Ms. Gilcrist owns her own residential design business, Interline Design. She also is actively involved in creating affordable housing through volunteer work with Housing First and Habitat for Humanity.

Pete Traxler

Executive Dean, Career Education; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Justin Fantasia

Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6132

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, Rm. 204, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Pat Hughes

Adjunct - Construction Technology

Phone: 747-7730

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Sitka Campus

Education

AAS in Architectural and Engineering Drafting Technology and a BS in Science and Technology, both from UAA.

Biography

I was born and raised in Sitka. I'm a second generation carpenter.  I have worked both residential and commercial construction, new construction and remodeling, doing the design work on virtually all of my projects.

I was in the Carpenter's Union in Anchorage for several years. Self employed as a contractor for several years before I started teaching.
I have a 100 ton US Coast Guard Skippers License. I have been teaching Construction Tech full time since 1991.

Diesel Technology

Phone

  • 907.796.6120

Fax

  • Fax: 907.796.6571

Address

Technical Education Center
1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Tom Dolan

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Power Technology

Phone: 796-6123

Email:

Neil Voelckers

Assistant Professor, Power Technology

Phone: 796-6129

Email:

Steven Ziegenfuss

Assistant Professor of Power Technology

Phone: 796-6151

Email:

Career Education: Diesel and Hydraulics

Juneau Campus

Larry O'Loane

Assistant Professor of Power Technology

Phone: 228-4566

Email:

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

A.A.S., Oregon Institute of Technology Calhoon MEBA Engineer School USCG Licensed Marine Engineer

Fisheries Technology

Phone

  • 907.747.7717
  • 800.478.6653 ext 7717

Fax

Address

Sitka Campus
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Reid Brewer

Associate Professor, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7799

Email:

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S. United States Military Academy at West Point

M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Jim Seeland

Assistant Professor, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7742

Email:

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

101, Sitka Campus

Education

B.S. University of Missouri

Other

I was employed 5 years in a large trout production facility in Washington state and moved to Prince Wm. Sound, AK in 1980 to work at a large Pacific salmon enhancement facility. In 1982 I moved to Sitka to work for Northern SE Regional Aquaculture and help develop the Medvejie Salmon Hatchery. I left NSRAA in 2003 but remained in Sitka, AK where I still reside and enjoy working with students and helping to develop the Fisheries Technology Program for UAS. In the summer months I operate Sitka Sound Tours using the 27’ Quiet Mon to show visitors around beautiful Sitka Sound, relating information about the vibrant fisheries that Alaska enjoys and getting to meet new people on a daily basis. Sportfishing for king salmon takes precedence over nearly all other activities during the summer months. Camping, hiking and hunting get squeezed in as alternative activities when not fishing... it’s a tough life.

Joel A. Markis

Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7760

Email:

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

101H, Sitka Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/

Education

B.S. Montana State University

M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Lauren Bell

Adjunct, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 650-804-6023

Email:

Sitka Campus

Megan Gahl

Adjunct, Fisheries Technology

Phone: n/a

Email:

Sitka Campus

David Felts

Title III Grants Manager

Phone: 747-7796

Email:

Student Success Center

Sitka Campus

Other

Advising specialties: Fisheries Technology and Law Enforcement

Health Sciences

Phone

  • 907.796.6128

Fax

  • Fax: 907.796.6577

Address

Technical Education Center
1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Christine J. Urata

Associate Professor and Program Head, Health Sciences

Phone: 796-6125Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Bill Ray Center, Rm. 120C, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/healthscience

Education

  • B.S.N. Pacific Lutheran University
  • M.S.N. University of Washington

Suzanne Malter

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Certified Nursing Assistant Training

Phone: 796-6131

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Juneau Campus

Amy K Samuel

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Medical Assisting

Phone: 747-7748

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

A.S. Whatcom Community College

B.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Shelley Adams

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences - CNA Program

Phone: 747-9476Fax: 747-7731

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

Shelley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing. She has worked in a wide range of areas including Coronary Care Unit at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Ohio; Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department at SEARHC, long-term and rehabilitative care at Sitka Community Hospital, primary care at Sitka Medical Center, and Critical Care Transport for Guardian Flight Medevac Services.

Shelley recently obtained a Master's degree from Frontier Nursing University in their Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Health Information Management

Phone

  • 907.747.7717
  • 800.478.6653 ext 7717

Fax

Address

Sitka Campus
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Leslie Gordon

Associate Professor, Health Information Management/HIM Program Director

Phone: 747-9474

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

A.A.S. University of Alaska Southeast

B.A., M.S. College of Saint Scholastica

Rose Goeden

Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 747-7718

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

A.S., B.S. Dakota State University

M.B.A. University of South Dakota

Courses Taught

Medical Terminology (HIM 135) and Pathophysiology (HIM 270)

Susie Feero

Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 747-9477Second Phone:

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

B.A. University of Hawaii - Hilo

M.Ed. University of Alaska Southeast

Ruthie Dearborn

Adjunct, Health Information Management

Phone: 907-738-5758

Email:

Sitka Campus

Martha Wade

Adjunct, Health Information Mgmt

Phone: 907-243-2905

Email:

Sitka Campus

Cheryl Stromme

Academic Advisor

Phone: 747-7781

Email:

Student Success Center

Sitka Campus

Other

Advising specialties: Health Information Management, Pre-Nursing, Health Science, and Medical Assisting degrees

Law Enforcement

Phone

  • 907.747.7717
  • 800.478.6653 ext 7717

Fax

Address

Sitka Campus
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Sherrie Tinsley-Myers

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Justice/Law Enforcement

Phone: 747-7745

Email:

Career Education: Law Enforcement

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S. City University, Bellevue, WA

M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

David Sexton

Adjunct, Law Enforcement

Phone: 747-7745

Email:

Sitka Campus

David Felts

Title III Grants Manager

Phone: 747-7796

Email:

Student Success Center

Sitka Campus

Other

Advising specialties: Fisheries Technology and Law Enforcement

Marine Transportation

Phone

  • 907.228.4568
  • Toll Free: 888.550.6177

Fax

  • Fax: 907.225.3895

Address

Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center
600 Stedman Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Neil Nickerson

Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation

Phone: 796-6153Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Career Education

Technical Education Center, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

1996: Master of Arts, Naval War College, Newport RI
1983: Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

USCG Licenses:
Master of Motor Vessels, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans
Master Any Towing Vessel Upon Oceans
Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught

Master 100T/OUPV
Master 200T Upgrade
Basic Safety Training
Able Seaman
Crowd Management
Crisis Management
RFPNW
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Radar Operator - Original & Upgrade
Apprentice Mate - Steersman

Biography

Captain Nickerson is our Juneau based Maritime Professor.  He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our program and through his efforts has expanded the UAS Maritime presence in Juneau immensely.

Captain Nickerson is a retired USCG officer and has many years of command experience aboard a variety of USCG Cutters.  Upon his retirement from the USCG, he worked as a Mate aboard towing vessels with Crowley Maritime in Valdez and as a relief Mate/Chief Mate for the Alaska Marine Highway System.  Captain Nickerson also was the owner/operator of Alaska Sailing Charters, commanding a 49 ft ketch on expedition, sightseeing and dinner charters.  In his spare time, Captain Nickerson enjoys surfing, kayaking and travel - especially to destinations with big waves!

Byron "Dick" Rice

Maritime Adjunct Professor

Phone: 228-4568

Email:

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Affiliations

USCG 100 Ton Master Near Coastal License

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) Instructor

Alaska Boating Safety Instructor

Rescue 3. International Instructor

Emergency Medical Technician I

American Canoe Association Certified Sea Kayak Instructor

Courses Taught

100 Ton Master/OUPV

OUPV Guide Restricted to the Fresh Waters and Rivers of Western Alaska

Biography

Captain Rice brings over 30 years of maritime experience to the UAS Marine Transportation Program.  His specialty is small boats and he is the Owner/Operator of Back Country Sports, guiding clients full time on the rivers, lakes and oceans in Alaska.  He has been an Adjunct Professor with UAS for over 5 years and is our distance specialist, traveling to remote communities as far North as Barrow to teach our 100 Ton Master course.  He is well known for his can-do attitude and ability to respond flexibly to challenging situations!

Claire Fine

Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation and Operations

Phone: 228-4575Fax: 225-3895

Email:

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center, Robertson 106, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

B.S. State University of New York

UAS Center for Mine Training

Phone

  • 907.796.6120

Fax

  • Fax: 907.796.6571

Address

Technical Education Center
1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Graham D Neale

Director, Center for Mine Training

Phone: 796-6121

Email:

Career Education

Technical Education Center, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Steven Ziegenfuss

Assistant Professor of Power Technology

Phone: 796-6151

Email:

Career Education: Diesel and Hydraulics

Juneau Campus

Welding

Phone

  • 907.796.6120

Fax

Address

Technical Education Center
1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Allen Puckett

Assistant Professor, Welding Technology

Phone: 747-7711

Email:

Career Education: Welding

Sitka Campus

Education

AWS Certification in Welding Education

AWS Certification in Welding Inspection

Glenn Ramsey

Maintenance/Welding Adjunct Professor

Phone: 796-6130

Email:

Career Education

Juneau Campus

Ken Horn

Assistant Professor of Power Technology / Welding

Phone: 228-4571

Email:

Career Education: Welding

Ketchikan Campus

Education

Journeyman Pipefitter/Welder

USCG-Approved Instructor

 
 

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