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Peninsula College Nursing Students shared Diabetes Awareness information at Olympic Medical Center on July 16. The students are all second-year nursing students.

The Peninsula College Foundation is the recipient of a gift of more than $17,000 from the Clallam Community Foundation administered by  United Way of Clallam County.

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College Director of Soccer and Head Men’s Soccer Coach Andrew Chapman is stepping out of coaching for a year.

On the heels of back-to-back Northwest Athletic Conference championships, the NWAC’s senior men’s soccer coach, who started his career at Peninsula in 2003, is taking a year off to pursue a professional development opportunity at Custom College Recruiting in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Peninsula has named Kanyon Anderson to serve as head coach for both teams this fall, said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. Anderson started his career as an assistant men’s coach in 2005 and was named women’s head coach in 2010.

From learning about mountain biking to kayaking to making simple outdoor repairs around the house, you can’t go wrong this summer with Peninsula College’s Community Education programs.

When Ervinjames Ashue of the Hoh River Chalaat Nation received a Peninsula College Longhouse Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year, it meant he could better his future.

PORT ANGELES - The 2014 Pirate Basketball Clinic drew 40 young ball players from across the North Olympic Peninsula.

"Camp is a great way to learn the fundementals of the game from PC coaches and players, interact with current college players, and to have lots of fun," Pirate head coach Mitch Freeman said. "We give away a lot of prizes that include Peninsula Basketball jerseys, shorts, Gatoraide and candy."

Next up on the summer camp schedule is a Sports Sampler Camp, set for July 14-17 where the basketball coaches team up with the soccer coaches for a week of fun. Contact Freeman at mfreeman@pencol.edu for more information.

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College’s Ash Apollon, arguably one of the most electrifying players in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, is leaving the Pirates a year early to go professional.

The Portland athlete, who led the NWAACC in assists with 15, and was the NWAACC’s fourth leading scorer with 16 goals, has signed with Bangkok FC of the Thailand Premier League.

The Pirate freshman was training and playing with the Puget Sound Gunners this spring before making the decision to turn pro.

“Following some impressive displays for ISC’s U-23 PDL team, Ash Apollon has been asked to tryout at a professional club,” said head coach and ISC Gunners director of football Jimmy Ball. “We are proud to have been able to help Ash with this opportunity and we wish him all the very best of luck.”

Peninsula Director of Soccer and Head Men’s Coach Andrew Chapman has some big shoes to fill replacing Apollon, as an athlete and also as an outstanding student.

“Ash was a true pleasure to have around,” Chapman said. “He had a great fall season for us scoring the game winning goal in our college semifinal game. He is so strong in other avenues in his life we expect him to do really well.”

Starting this fall a new collaboration between Peninsula College and Central Washington University (CWU) offers Olympic Peninsula residents yet another opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Visitors to the Port Angeles Farmer’s Market on June 7 had the opportunity to buy more than vegetables.

When Ervinjames Ashue of the Hoh River Chalaat Nation received a Peninsula College Longhouse Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year, it meant he could better his future.

Justin VanBuskirk, who graduates from Peninsula College June 2014, has some words of advice for others: “Don't give up because of your position in life!” 

Theodore Jaramillo, Spruce DeRussy and Jonathan Schenefeld are this year’s winners of Peninsula College’s Outstanding English Essay Award for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Peninsula College honored several faculty and staff at its annual End-of-the-Year Celebration on June 9. Among the many honorees were the following:

Eight bus trips a day would tax almost anyone, but for one young mother who is a student at Peninsula College, the four hours she was spending getting back and forth to work, college classes and her son’s day care center were proving almost overwhelming. 

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