NFPW National Conference
Sept. 6 - 12, 2015 - APC hosts the NFPW National Conference in Anchorage (pre-tours begin Sept. 6, with meetings Sept. 10 - 12). Location: Hotel Captain Cook right in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Check our Facebook page for more information beginning Dec. 2014.
Join us in Jan.
Jan. 8 -- OLÉ! Opportunities for Lifelong Education–Gretchen Bersch
Gretchen is Board Chair for OLÉ! She taught at University of Alaska Anchorage and Anchorage Community College for 35 years. She coordinated the creation of the Masters degree in Adult Education at UAA in 1990 and taught a wide variety of graduate courses in the program as well as chairing 100 thesis committees.
She has built a retreat center at her family homestead on Yukon Island and hosts noted scholars, courses, and retreats there every summer including those focused on adult education/adult learning, archaeology, ecology, geology, botany and marine biology, wellness, and writing & poetry. She earned her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida State University.
See more about the program and our speakers.
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2014 Communications Contest
The 2015 online Communications Contest will be open soon. Find more information about future contests here.
Check out the 2014 Communications contest winners here.
Save the date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Kinley's Restaurant & Bar, 3230 Seward Hwy., Anchorage, Alaska
Jan. 8: Gretchen Bersch
Feb. 5: Kate Landis
March 5: Mark Trahant
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Committed to professional excellence and the promotion of the highest ethical standards in communications fields, to equal opportunity in those fields, and to the rights and responsibilities of the First Amendment.
Alaska Professional Communicators was founded as Alaska Press Women in Fairbanks in 1961 just two years after Alaska became a state. Pioneer Alaskan journalist Kay Kennedy believed a professional network would benefit female writers and journalists who were geographically scattered and often isolated from other professional women in the "last frontier" state.
Thirty-five years later, the membership voted to change the organization's name to Alaska Professional Communicators to better reflect its diverse nature. Today's members include women and men who work as professional communicators, journalists, writers, editors, teachers, photographers, free-lancers, marketers and public relations specialists.
Together we promote high ideals in print, broadcast and electronic journalism, exchange journalistic ideas and experiences, offer continuing education opportunities to members, and serve the public's right-to-know.
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Four members of APC attended the 2013 NFPW Conference in Salt Lake City in August. View the Alaska attendees and photos of the conference and tours from NFPW's Flickr site.
Members Honored at November Meeting
Teeka Ballas, (r) Recipient of 2013 Kay Kennedy Gold Nugget Award presented by Sherrie Simmonds, President
Elise Patkotak (r) recipient of 2013 Betzi Woodman Spark Plug Award presented by Diane Walters, immediate past-president