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Icicle Seafoods gives university $25,000

From the Juneau Empire, April 2, 2009:

JUNEAU - Career training and workforce development for Southeast Alaska is the motivation behind a recent $25,000 gift to the University of Alaska Southeast from Icicle Seafoods, a seafood processing company founded in Petersburg in 1965 and currently one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska.

The gift from Icicle includes $15,000 in funding support for the UAS Ketchikan Fisheries Technology Program, providing eight Leica CME microscopes with camera attachments for student use in laboratories, hatcheries and community-based training sessions. The Fisheries Technology Program prepares students for employment in a variety of fisheries occupations in Southeast Alaska with an emphasis on finish fish culture and salmon hatchery technologies. The program offers a Certificate in Fisheries Technology as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Additionally, Icicle created two $5,000 scholarship funds, both of which will give Petersburg students educational access to the high-demand job skills needed for starting their careers in Alaska.

The Icicle Seafoods Petersburg High School Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to Petersburg High School graduates or Petersburg residents with a GED who plan to attend the University of Alaska Southeast. The scholarships are available to full or part-time students across all disciplines.

The Icicle Seafoods Career Education/Dual Enrollment Scholarship awards tuition and fees for Petersburg High School students who are enrolled in Career Education or dual enrollment classes at the University of Alaska Southeast.

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