Have you ever taken a class at Peninsula College? If you haven’t, chances are someone close
to you has. Each year, we serve more than 7,000 people through a variety of credit and
noncredit courses in Port Angeles, Forks, Port Townsend, Sequim, Clallam Bay, Quilcene,
and other sites on the Olympic Peninsula.
Individuals who enroll in these courses do so for a
variety of reasons. Some are seeking training that will
help prepare them for their first career. Others are looking
for new career opportunities. Many are taking transfer
courses so they can earn B.A. or B.S. degrees, while
others need help with basic reading, writing, and language
skills. Still others come to Peninsula College to
take courses simply for the love of learning or to participate
in our many cultural events and activities.
But whatever your reason for coming, Peninsula
College provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere
and an environment devoted to helping you reach your
goals and realize your dreams. Our highly trained faculty and staff work together to ensure that
we remain student centered and that the teaching and learning process remains at the
center of all we do.
And each year, new partnerships and initiatives further enhance Peninsula
College’s ability to serve our local communities and provide even more
possibilities for higher education opportunities right here on the peninsula.
strives to meet the lifelong
learning needs and
interests of a diverse community
Offering quality educational opportunities
that foster academic, professional, occupational,
and personal growth;
Encouraging cultural enrichment;
Providing an environment
centered on student
—Adopted by the
Board of Trustees
As you read through our annual report, you’ll sense the spirit
of excitement and vibrancy that permeates Peninsula College
and our dedication to learning and teaching, attributes
that are the hallmarks of Peninsula College in our
fifth decade of service.
As we look to the future, we are grateful
for your support. And we invite you to join us in
building an even better, brighter future for Peninsula
College and the peninsula.
Dr. Thomas Keegan, President,
Dr. Mary Wegmann, President,
Peninsula College Foundation
Peninsula College’s Strategic Goals form the core of the college’s Strategic Plan, which articulates
the college’s vision for the future and helps to ensure the connection between resource allocation
and strategic initiatives. We do so by —
Providing a comprehensive program of instruction that supports transfer, professional/ technical,
basic and developmental skills, and continuing education learning opportunities for all residents
of the North Olympic Peninsula.
Providing comprehensive student support services that facilitate student success.
Providing administrative services that support teaching and learning.
Promoting an awareness and respect for diversity.
Promoting cultural enrichment for the college and community.
Fostering partnerships that support the needs of the community.
Our Guiding Principles
The college community is guided by the following guiding principles:
The teaching/learning process is at the center of the mission of Peninsula College.
Members of the campus community will treat each other with mutual respect and dignity.
Members of the campus community will be open and honest in their communications.
Members of the campus community will promote a positive work environment and avoid
Each member of the campus community shall act ethically and with integrity.
The campus will engage in collaborative decision-making processes.
Strengthening Community Connections
Partnering with community organizations and other institutions of higher education has resulted in
several new initiatives that are keeping learning and teaching at the center of Peninsula College’s efforts.
This past year, we strengthened our community connections in several important ways. We:
Established the Applied Environmental Technologies Center of Excellence by working in collaboration
with several local entities, including the Clallam County Economic Development Council and private
businesses. The Center provides education, training, and hands-on research/internship opportunities
for students, entry-level workers, and professionals in three industry clusters. The areas include Natural
Resources Management, the application of Biotechnology across disciplines,
and the Marine Trades.
The local community donated $100,000, which was matched by $100,000
through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Collaborated with the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center and Business
Incubator Network to provide training programs for young people, the
work force, and growing local businesses. College-level programs currently
being taught at the Skills Center include Video Production and Medical
Partnered with the Workforce Development Council to provide services to
expand the use of technology in the Medical Assistant Program and to
provide training as part of the WorkSource Affiliate Site.
Continued to work with the Museum and Arts Center of Sequim-Dungeness
Valley to present classes on Olympic Peninsula History.
Building Higher Education Linkages
Peninsula College is collaborating with several four-year colleges and universities to
provide opportunities for local residents to earn bachelor degrees on the peninsula.
success is . . .our
mission, and we know
that our faculty have the potential
to not only change lives,
but to empower men and
women to become
more than they
think they can
Our collaborations include:
Western Washington University. A new partnership with Western
Washington University’s award-winning Huxley College of the
Environment allows peninsula residents to earn their B.A and
B.S. degrees on the Peninsula College campus without
having to leave the area or face long commutes to
Bellingham. The program will commence with
the start of the 2004 fall quarter. It is also
possible to earn a bachelor’s degree in education.
City University. Olympic Peninsula residents can
earn a bachelor’s degree in education.
University of Washington—Bothell. Individuals can earn
a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Washington State University. Residents can earn 11 different
degrees via distance learning.
East Jefferson Education Consortium. Individuals can pursue a variety
of degree opportunities through the 12 universities and educational organizations
that have partnered with Peninsula College in this consortium. The partnering
entities, in addition to Peninsula College, include Centrum Center for the Arts,
Chapman University Bangor Campus, City University, Port Townsend Marine Science
Center, Southern Illinois University Program in Workforce Education and Development offered
at Bangor, University of Washington, Washington State University, and Western Washington
Changing Lives Through Teaching
At Peninsula College, student success is more than just a
buzzword or a nice sounding catch phrase. It’s our mission, and
we know that our faculty have the potential to not only change
lives, but to empower men and women to become more than they
think they can possibly be. This past year we enhanced our already
strong teaching faculty when we:
Conducted searches for eight faculty tenure-track positions in
Biology, Computer Education, English, History, Mathematics,
Nursing, and Spanish Life and Culture and for two faculty
directors for the Applied Environmental Technologies Center of
Granted tenure to Mathematics Instructor Randy Anderson.
Dedicated funds to add four new tenure-track positions in 2005.
Implemented a Professional Development fund for faculty to
support scholarly activity.
Making a Strong College Curriculum Even Stronger
This past year, Peninsula College enhanced a strong curriculum by making several important changes.
Started a new Directed Studies curriculum by offering a
course on the Native Arts of the Coastal Pacific Northwest
during the 2004 spring quarter.
Provided students an opportunity to get “real world” anthropological
experience in our video-based Cultural Anthropology
course by partnering with Olympic National Park on
research projects with park personnel. The projects were
centered around the peninsula’s Native American tribes.
Developed a new course, Special Topics in Tropical Biology,
for fall 2004. The course includes a twenty-three day trip to
Costa Rica to study rainforest habitats and work on research projects with professional ecologists,
zoologists, botanists, and microbiologists.
Added a Marketing Associate of Applied Science degree in our Business Administration Program.
Created eleven Associate of Applied Science-Transfer options.
Expanded our former Health Care Assistant Program into a four-quarter Medical Assistant Program.
Revised our Multimedia Program to include graphic design and web design options.
Established a degree articulation agreement between Peninsula College’s Surveying/Geomatics
Technology Program and the Oregon Institute of Technology’s bachelor’s degree in Geomatics.
Offered more night classes to meet the needs of working students.
Supporting Our Students
At Peninsula College we believe student support is critical to success, whether it be in the classroom, in
the counseling we provide, or in the athletic arena. This year, we enhanced our student support services
Opened a new Student Services Center that incorporates all of our student services under one roof,
creating a one-stop center for students who are coming to our campus for the first time or returning.
Offices and services include Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, Student Development (counseling),
International Student Office, Career Services, expanded testing facilities, and a Learning Center focusing
on providing instructional support services in writing and tutoring.
Secured a TRIO Dissemination Grant that uses best practices modeled by other TRIO programs to equip
first-generation and low-income students
with the tools and skills necessary to promote
Supported our athletics program and
celebrated our winning Pirates mens’
basketball team, which captured first place
in the Northwest Athletic Association of
Community Colleges Northern Division
and third overall in the NWAACC Tournament.
Our greatest successes are found in the personal
stories of growth and achievement of our students, and
each story is as different as the person telling it. People
choose Peninsula College for many reasons. Discover a
few of them below, and maybe they will inspire you or
someone you know to take the plunge and come to
Peninsula College to fulfill a dream, get a new start on
life, or just get started on a life path.
Rebekah Gentry and Justin Martens (right) are members
of the All-Washington Academic Team and were
awarded scholarships by Key Bank. Gentry will be graduating
from Peninsula College with honors this spring.
Martens will also graduate from PC this spring. He is the first member of his family to receive a college
degree. Both plan to continue their educations this fall and earn their baccalaureate degrees.
Shani Funkhouser of Port Townsend is a single working mother with two children who returned to
college through the WorkFirst program. During the past year, she has been an educational aide in
ABE in Port Townsend and also the site’s book-sales person. She will graduate this June and
plans to transfer to Central Washington University this fall to earn her B.A.
Alumnus Meagan Shea is a former Running Start student who earned her A.A.
degree at Peninsula College. She will graduate from Western Washington
University in March of 2005 and plans to pursue a master’s degree in
Student Personnel Administration and work in higher education
successes are found
in the personal stories
of growth and achievement
of our students, and each story
is as different as the person
telling it. People choose
Shirley Marchbanks has wanted to earn a college degree for
several years, but never had the opportunity to do so
until recently. Now, in her seventies, that dream is
closer to becoming a reality. She has only a few
courses left to take, and she’s determined to
Alumnus Angela Cisneros (below) first came to Peninsula
College to take English as a Second Language courses and
earn her GED. When she accomplished these goals, she enrolled
in our Administrative Office Systems program and earned an A.A.S.
degree. Today, she is working in her chosen field with the Northwest
Eye Surgeons in Sequim.
Alumnus Michael DeVoney got his start here at Peninsula College and went
on to earn a B.S. from
Bastyr University, an M.S.
from Clayton College of
Natural Health, and an M.S.
from Phoenix Institute of Herbal
Medicine and Acupuncture. Today, he
and his wife Heather Horne, who is also a
PC alum, own their own successful business
in Port Angeles.
Celebrating the Arts
Peninsula College actively supports the arts both on and off campus because we believe
that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is an essential component of a liberal
education and that the individual who appreciates the arts is a better world citizen.
To this end, during the 2003-2004 academic year, we:
Supported the debut of an original musical in two acts by college staff
member Patty McManus. The play, The Red Stone, was backed by
the Associated Student Council and was performed in the
college’s Little Theater during March 2004.
Presented an all-student production of Eve Ensler’s
The Vagina Monologues in observance of V-Day
and donated $5,000 to the Healthy Families of
Clallam County from the revenues the production
earned. More than 600 community members saw the
play over a three-night run, which was made possible by
the 75-plus volunteers who donated in excess of 12,000 hours
of personal time to ensure that the production was a success. In
presenting this play, Peninsula College joined an elite group: We were
one of only three community colleges in the state to stage the play, one of
15 colleges in Washington state, and one of 602 colleges worldwide.
Collaborated with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in its observance of the 100 th
Anniversary of the center’s founder, Esther Barrows Webster, by hosting a satellite
exhibition of her work in the college Art Gallery.
Sponsored the return of the Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Concert Series by the Peninsula
Chamber Players after an absence of several years.
Celebrated the college’s fourth Writer-in-Residence program with a three-day residence by Debra
Magpie Earling, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Supported our Peninsula College Music Department on a concert trip to perform with the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Observed the Thirtieth Anniversaries of Studium Generale and Foothills Writers Series with a special
Celebrated the Fortieth Anniversary of Tidepools, the college’s literary journal.
one of only three
in the state to stage the
play, one of 15 colleges
in Washington state,
and one of 602
Ensuring Our Future Through
Planning and Funding
Peninsula College actively seeks alternative
funding to help support new initiatives
and sustain existing programming. During the
2003-2004 academic year we:
Received a 2003-2005 biennial appropriation
of $1.4 million from the State Capital budget.
This will fund Phase One of a new Cultural
Center for the college. It also provided the college’s share of the funding for the North Olympic Skills
Center; allowed for miscellaneous capital repairs; and funded the predesign for a new
Science and Technology Building, which the campus hopes to begin construction on
sites in Forks
and Port Townsend
demonstrate our commitment
to helping all
of the residents of the
to reach their full
Requested $35 million in the statewide 2005-2007 Capital Budget. The request
would fund construction of the new Science and Technology Building,
which is currently in the state’s funding queue. If approved, the
request would also fund the design and construction of a major
library renovation and addition and provide funds for Phase
Two of the planned Cultural Center as well as local
repairs for the campus.
Peninsula College is dedicated to providing comprehensive
services to everyone in its service district. Our
expanding sites in Forks and Port Townsend demonstrate our
commitment to helping all of the residents of the Olympic
Peninsula to reach their full potential. A few examples of the many
ways we serve the western and eastern most reaches of our district
Forks Extension Site
Offering classes in Neah Bay via Interactive Television.
Offering conversational Spanish in combination with ESL instruction.
Co-locating a Work Source Employment Security Office onsite.
Partnering with the University of Washington Virtual Museum Project by locating a project
Making it possible to earn an Associate of Arts degree without leaving Forks.
Port Townsend Extension Site
Expanding our business classes for transfer students and community business people.
Founding the Water Street Writers series, a
once-a-month literary reading, open to all
members of the community.
Offering classes in Brinnon.
Tapping community residents to offer a
wide variety of Adult Special Interest
FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHTS, 2003
The role of Peninsula College in the communities that it serves is truly profound. Providing for the
educational needs and goals of individual students, actively partnering with business and industry leaders,
providing targeted training for an ever-changing regional workforce, and bringing culturally enriching
events and experiences to the community are just a few of
the ways that this role is achieved.
The board and staff of the Peninsula College Foundation
take great pride in their work of advancing the mission and
impact of the college. Helping to make quality educational
opportunities available to all who would seek them is our
primary goal. This is accomplished in several ways, with
scholarship support being perhaps the most direct.
Other important means to this end include providing
funds for capital projects and for classroom equipment and
technology; encouraging and supporting faculty in becoming
the best that they can be for their students; and connecting
generous contributors with worthwhile programs and cultural events that enrich not only the college
curriculum but the life and vitality of our communities as well. This important and often life-changing
work in our community is what the Peninsula College Foundation is all about.
Many individuals and organizations contribute to scholarship funds that assist students in nearly every
course of study offered at the college. Some of our scholarship recipients this year include:
First Federal Savings & Loan
Academic Excellence Scholars
Friberg English Studies Scholar
Friberg General Academic Scholar
Frances “Jo” Leary Nursing Scholar
Doug Gilleland Automotive
John and Laura Hook Academic
Incentive Award Scholar
James V. Jacobs Memorial
Pirate Booster Athletic Scholarships
These provided support to 35 student athletes during the 2003-2004 academic year, across the four
intercollegiate sports of Men’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Women’s Softball.
Foundation Grants for equipment and support for special programs enhanced the quality and diversity
of the educational experience at Peninsula College again this year. We are pleased to have supported the
following programs and projects.
Foundation Grants were awarded to:
Ashland Shakespeare Festival Performance on campus
The Elders Tell Their Stories, Video Oral History Project
Faces of America Diversity Awareness Presentation
Shakespeare Video Collection Purchase
The Writer-in-Residence Program
The Peninsula College Writer-in-Residence program was
launched in 1999, inspired by a generous gift from Gunnar
and Frances Fagerlund. Now in its fourth year, the program
continues through the generosity of others as well, others
whose commitment to supporting creativity in the literary
arts inspires us once again. In 2003 the program welcomed
Robert Michael Pyle (right), award-winning natural history
writer, poet, and ecologist, to the college and community for
a delightful series of workshops, readings, and events.
The program continued in 2004 with award-winning
author Debra Magpie Earling. Earling’s stories have appeared
in Ploughshares, Northeast Indian Quarterly, and in
numerous anthologies. Her first novel, Perma Red, won
critical acclaim nationally.
Five capital projects were identified in 2003 for which the
Foundation is currently seeking private or corporate support.
These projects are significant components of the campus
master plan, and it is our hope that they will resonate with
the interests, passions, and aspirations of our generous contributors. We invite you to consider a gift that
will enrich our college and community, now and far into the future. Naming and memorial opprotunities
exist in all areas. Please contact the Foundation for more information.
Arboretum and Wetlands Interpretive Trail
Art and Exhibit Gallery Enhancements
Science and Computer Lab Equipment
Theater Facility and Program Upgrades
Northwest Cultural and Art Center
Balance Sheet, December 31, 2003
Cash or Equivalents $160,920.44 Unrestricted Funds $135,301.52
Investments $902,062.56 Temporarily Restricted $143,000.72
Permanently Restricted $784,680.76
Total Assets $1,062,983.00 Total Funds $1,062,983.00
First Federal Savings and Loan (5)
Suzanne and Ron Anderson (4)
Clark Land Office PLLC
Coca-Cola Enterprises Bottling
Eagles Aerie #483 (5)
Susan Feiro (7)
Forks ThriftyMart (3)
Jim’s Pharmacy (3)
The President’s Circle
( ) Years of Membership
Honor Council $5,000 or more
Mrs. Benjamin N. Phillips (5)
Cliff and Bee Swain Family Foundation
with Dick & Glenda Cable (6)
Members $1,000 to $4,999
Arnold Friberg (7)
Dr. Thomas and Suzanne Keegan (3)
Brown Maloney (7)
Pili Meyer (4)
Lily T. Newton (2)
Bert and Martha Paul (5)
Jean Sigmar (6)
S. Brooke and Diane Taylor (6)
Wilder Auto Center (6)
Virginia Mason North Olympic
Dan and Sally Wilder (5)
Floyd and Rosalyn Young (4)
Dr. Cheryl and Philip Young (5)
Jack and Jennifer Zaccardo
Gifts totaling $500 to $999
John and Amanda Beitzel
Michael and Gail Frick
Mark and Patty Hannah
Lucent Technologies Foundation (3)*
Surveyors Assoc. of Washington
John and Mary Wegmann
Gifts totaling $250 to $499
John and Ann Brewer
Buddy and Myrtle Brock
Jim and Barbara Cammack
John David Crow
James M. Daniel
John and Becky Doherty
Charles and Janet Drysdale
Dennis and Dorothy Duncan
Carl and Robin Gay
Randy and Jennifer Gray
Tony and Carol Griffith
Richard and Camille Headrick
Jeff and Debbie Hinds
Mike and Janet Jones
Bill and Carol Knebes
Keith and Adine Kretschmer
Steve and Julie Lange
Chuck and Cynthia Madison
Leroy and Lorraine Martin
Michael and Lynn McAleer
Bruce and Teri McComas
Michael and Kerry McCool
Paul and Rochelle McHugh
Dick and Carol McLean
Will and Carolyn Muller
North Peninsula Building Assoc.
Jay and Mary O’Neil-Garrett
Don and Diane Peterson
Dick and Alice Rapasky
Karen and Jim Rogers
James and Linda Owings
Francis and Lydia Saunders
Tim and Michelle Smith
John and Anne-Marie Summers
Steve Tharinger and Yvonne
Fred and Jean Thompson
Rob and Cindy Tulloch
Charles and Darlene Whitney
Dan and Jodi Wilder
Dr. Chul-Hee and Kay You
Gifts totaling $100 to $249
Sam and Martha Baker
Bonnie and Fred Cauffman
Mike and Paula Doherty
Bill and Michelle Eaton
Barbara and Scott Ewing
Phil and Kathy Langston
David and Judith Morris
Hilary and Gerald Morris
Peggy M. Norris
Frank and Margaret Voyles Platt
Bette D. Schueler
Steve and Jill Snyder
Gifts totaling up to $99
Cornelis and Cecilia Eckerson
E. John and Helen Maier
Peninsula College Christian Club
Paul and Florence Peet
Phyllis Van Holland
In memory of Karen Bailey
In memory of Liz Brown
In memory of Buffy Cortese
In memory of James V. Jacobs
JLS Group, Inc.
Dan and Gwendolyn Kousbaugh
North Puget Sound Land Surveyors
Wengler Surveying and Mapping
Zenovic & Associates, Inc.
In memory of Irma Lindsay
In memory of Ethel Looff
In memory of Joan Lucas
E. John and Helen Maier
Donald and Phyllis Thompson
In memory of William Lucas
In memory of Margaret Ray
In memory of Frederick Rosmond
George and Olive Anderson
Paul and Betty Cornaby
Jane G. Hughes
Richard and Lois Meyer
Floyd and Rosalyn Young
Pirate Booster Club
( ) Years of membership
Port Angeles Distributing Co. (7)
Ruddell Auto Mall (5)
Seven Cedars Casino (6)
Wilder Auto Center (3)
Angeles Machine Works (6)
Nippon Paper Industries (3)
formerly Daishowa America
Delhur Industries, Inc. (7)
Mt. Pleasant IGS and Texaco (7)
Star Video (7)
Swain Family Foundation (2)
Kent and Rosemary Brauninger (2)
Rick Elder (2)
First Federal Savings & Loan (2)
Floerchinger Family (2)
Curt and Bev Jacobson
Tom and Sue Keegan (2)
Jonathan Koehler (2)
Irvin Francis Kyle
Phil and Kathy Langston
James Lunt (3)
McCrorie Carpet One
Kathy Murphy-Carey (5)
Maitland Peet (2)
Peninsula College Christian Club
Ralston Family (3)
T. A. & Joan Reichardt (3)
Gary Ross (2)
Rick and Tedi Ross (3)
Sharon and Winston Wallace
* Corporate matching gift
Gifts received January 1 to
December 31, 2003
Board of Governors
Dr. Mary Wegmann
Dr. Mark Hannah
Immed. Past President
Mr. S. Brooke Taylor, Esq.
Mr. Carl Lloyd Gay, Esq.
Ms. Karen McCormick
Ms. Suzanne Anderson
Ms. Toni Aspin
Mr. John Begley
Ms. Barbara Cammack
Mr. Del DelaBarre
Mr. John Doherty, Esq.
Ms. Susan Feiro
Mr. Jim Grabicki
Mr. Chuck Madison (alt.)
Mr. Brown M. Maloney
Ms. Lorraine Martin
Ms. Pili Meyer
Ms. Christy Mitchell
Dr. Ed Murphy
Mr. Jerry Nichols
Mr. Bert Paul
Ms. Karen Rogers
Ms. Vicci Rudin
Mr. Homer Smith
Hon. George Wood
Mr. Floyd Young
Ms. Jennifer Zaccardo
Ex officio members
Ms. Jen Gouge
Dr. Thomas Keegan
Ms. Barbara Martin
Mr. Dan Wilder
Mr. Maitland Peet
Mark your calendar for October
6 and 7, 2004, when American
Mountain Gorilla expert and
conservationist Amy Vedder.
The Sixth Annual American
Conversations, featuring Marlin
Fitzwater, former White House
Press Secretary to Presidents
Reagan and George Herbert
Walker Bush, was generously
Forks Thrifty Mart
Bill and Esther Littlejohn
Dick and Glenda Cable and The
Swain Family Foundation
Wilder Auto Center
East – West Conversation
Our second East - West Conversation,
Thursday, May 6, 2004, featured Korean
expert Wonmo Dong, PhD, who spoke on
the relationship between the two Koreas
and the United States and the evolving
nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. The
evening was generously sponsored by:
Phillip Che, The Golden Gate Restaurant
Ms. Amy Anselmo
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