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Story last updated at 3:43 PM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

KBC benefits from Icicle Seafood gift



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The University of Alaska Foundation has announced a $300,000 gift from Icicle Seafoods Inc. for scholarships, student aid, research and technology programs throughout the University of Alaska system.

This gift brings Icicle's total donations during five years to more than $1.1 million.

"Through its consistent and generous donations, Icicle is providing the university a tremendous opportunity to bolster student scholarships and integrate more technology into the classroom; provide more research about Alaska fisheries and seafood markets, and expand marine science programs," said Carla Beam, foundation president.

The latest donations benefits the following:

• ISER, UAA: Icicle Fisheries Fund, strengthening ISER's capacity for research and instruction, $85,000;

• Kenai Peninsula College's Kachemak Bay Campus: Learning Resource Center, $10,000;

• KBC: part-time technology staff, for eLearning classroom technology, $10,000;

• KPC: scholarships, $5,000;

• Kodiak College: scholarships, $12,000, general fund support, $3,000;

• University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau): scholarships, $5,000;

• UAS (Juneau): scholarships and UAS fisheries technology instruction in the high school, $5,000;

• UAS (Juneau): undergraduate fisheries and Marine Science Research Endowment, $30,000;

• UAS (Ketchikan): Fish Tech Program, $50,000;

• University of Alaska Fairbanks: Alaska Business Week, $25,000;

• UAF: Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl, $25,000;

• UAF Bristol Bay Campus: scholarships, $10,000;

• UAF Bristol Bay Campus: science center renovation, $25,000.

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