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Phones

Information: 796-6120

Tech Ed Fax: 796-6571

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)

Juneau, AK 99801

Staff

Pete Traxler

Associate Dean, Career Education for Juneau Programs; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Juneau Campus

Mike Bell

Director of UAS Center for Mine Training

Phone: 796-6140

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Biography:

Dayna Mackey

Administrative Manager, Career Education

Phone: 796-6121 Fax: 796-6571

Email:

Juneau Campus

Elizabeth Spence

Program Coordinator, Career Education

Phone: 796-6128 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Hendrickson Bldg, 205

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

Other:

Contact for Health Science and preprofessional health degrees including: Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications, Certificate in Pre-Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences, Nursing through UAA and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Glenn Ramsey

Maintenance/Welding Adjunct

Phone: 796-6130

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Kimberly Szczatko

Tech Prep Regional Coordinator

Phone: 874-2427 Second Phone: 796-6427

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

Linda Carroll

Administrative Assistant, Career Education

Phone: 796-6124 Fax: 796-6571

Email:

Juneau Campus

Construction Technology

Phones

Information: 796-6120

Fax: 796-6571

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Robin Gilcrist

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6141

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, TEC 223

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

Associate Dean, Career Education for Juneau Programs; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Juneau Campus

Pat Hughes

Adjunct - Construction Technology

Phone: 747-7730

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Construction

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.

Justin Fantasia

Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6132

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, Rm. 204

Diesel Technology

Phones

Information: 796-6120

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Tom Dolan

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Power Technology

Phone: 796-6123

Email:

Juneau Campus

Larry O'Loane

Assistant Professor of Power Technology

Phone: 228-4566

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

Environmental Technology

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Tim Anderson

Assistant Professor, Environmental Technology

Phone: 747-7755 Fax: 747-7753

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Environmental Technology

Fisheries Technology

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Reid Brewer

Associate Professor, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7799

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

Jim Seeland

Assistant Professor, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7742

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

, 101

Education:

B.Sc. degree in Fish and Wildlife Biology from the U. of Missouri/Columbia

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.

David Felts

Academic Advisor

Phone: 747-7705

Email:

Sitka Campus

Student Success Center

Other:

Fisheries Technology and Law Enforcement
Health Sciences

Address

Hendrickson Bldg

11120 Glacier Highway

Juneau, AK 99801

Christine J. Urata

Associate Professor and Program Head, Health Sciences

Phone: 796-6125 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Bill Ray Center, Rm. 120C

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

Education:

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

Elizabeth Spence

Program Coordinator, Career Education

Phone: 796-6128 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Hendrickson Bldg, 205

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

Other:

Contact for Health Science and preprofessional health degrees including: Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications, Certificate in Pre-Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences, Nursing through UAA and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Suzanne Malter

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Certified Nursing Assistant Training

Phone: 796-6131

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Amy K Samuel

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Medical Assisting

Phone: 747-7748

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Shelley Adams

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences - CNA Program

Phone: 747-9476 Fax: 747-7731

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

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 is currently obtaining a Masters degree from Frontier Nursing University in their Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Health Information Management

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Leslie Gordon

Associate Professor, Health Information Management/HIM Program Director

Phone: 747-9474

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Rose Goeden

Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 747-7718

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Education:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA), from the University of South Dakota.

Courses Taught:

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

Cheryl Stromme

Academic Advisor

Phone: 747-7781

Email:

Sitka Campus

Student Success Center

Other:

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

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

David Sexton

Adjunct, Law Enforcement

Phone: 747-7745

Email:

Sitka Campus

Marine Transportation

Phones

Information: 228-4568

Toll Free: 888 550-6177

Fax: 225-3895

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

600 Stedman Street

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Diana Chaudhary

Maritime Coordinator

Phone: 228-4568 Fax: 225-3895

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center, Room 107

Office Hours:

8 am - 1 pm

Education:

1983: Bachelor of Science. California Maritime Academy, Nautical Industrial Technology.

USCG License:
Third Mate, Unlimited
100 Ton Master
Able Seaman Unlimited

Affiliations:

Delta Kappa Gamma

Courses Taught:

Master 100 Ton/OUPV
Master 200 Ton Upgrade
Able Seaman
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Boating without the Boys
First Aid/CPR/AED for the Mariner

Biography:

Ms. Chaudhary worked as an Adjunct Professor for UAS from 2006-2008 and joined UAS as part-time Maritime Coordinator in 2008. She keeps the department running smoothly and is instrumental in scheduling and marketing of classes.  If you have a question about a class, or would like to schedule a special class, give her a call and she will do her best to help you. 

Neil Nickerson

Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation

Phone: 796-6153 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education

Technical Education Center

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!

Robert K. Rice

Maritime Adjunct Professor

Phone: 228-4568

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

Education:

USCG Licenses:

  • 200 Ton Master, Steam or Motor Vessels upon Near Coastal Waters
  • Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught:

  • Basic Safety Training
  • Crowd Management
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman
  • Able Seaman
  • Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
  • Master 100 Ton/OUPV

Biography:

Captain Rice has been employed as an adjunct instructor with UAS Ketchikan since 2007 and has brought a wealth of practical, hands-on experience to the program.  He enjoys taking on challenges and is always ready, willing and able to teach new classes and curriculum.

Captain Rice made his way up the hawespipe, starting out with the Alaska Marine Highway System in 1994 as a steward and retiring as Bosun of the M/V Malaspina.  In addition to his time with AMHS, Captain Rice has been seasonally employed in the Cruise Industry as Master of small passenger tour vessels.  He is currently employed by Allen Marine as relief Master for their fleet of catamarans, working on various vessels carrying from 60 to 150 passengers.  For fun, Captain Rice enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing and relaxing at his remote cabin.

Ben Hastings

Maritime Adjunct Professor

Phone: 228-4568

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

Education:

Sea School, Seattle WA
Allen Hancock Junior College: Santa Maria, CA

USCG Licenses:
Master 100 Tons Steam or Motor Vessels Upon Inland Waters
Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught:

  • Basic Safety Training
  • Crowd Management
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman
  • Able Seaman
  • Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
  • Master 100 Ton/OUPV

Biography:

Captain Hastings has taught as an adjunct at UAS Ketchikan for over 15 years.  His corporate knowledge and wealth of experience in a variety of teaching situations is invaluable to the marine transportation department.

Captain Hastings is retired from the Alaska Marine Highway System after spending 38 years at sea, where he worked as Bosun for over 10 years. His depth of maritime knowledge and experience is a huge asset to the Marine Transportation Department.  Captain Hastings has most recently been employed as master for Allen Marine Tours, operating the 78 foot catamaran, St. Nona, which is licensed to carry up to 150 passengers.  On a personal note, Captain Hastings loves to travel and is a big fan of the Chicago Bears. 

Byron "Dick" Rice

Maritime Adjunct Professor

Phone: 228-4568

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

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!

Welding

Phones

Information: 796-6120

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Allen Puckett

Assistant Professor, Welding Technology

Phone: 747-7711

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Welding

Glenn Ramsey

Maintenance/Welding Adjunct

Phone: 796-6130

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

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