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Challenger Learning Center expands programs, trainings

After spending more than a year as chief operating officer at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, Marnie Olcott said she believes expansion will continue. "The center is growing and constantly seeking educational partners," Olcott...
Inaugural Class passes Cold Water Survival Egress Training at KCHS pool

...last week at the Kenai High School pool under the auspices of the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska (CLCA.) According to Marnie Olcott, CLCA executive officer, the nearest location for CSET training is in Connecticut. "We are extremely fortunate that...
Challenger Learning Center hosts "First Lego League Qualifier Tournament"

...Center of Alaska (CLCA) in Kenai for the First Lego League Kenai Qualifier Robotics Tournament November 17th. According to Marnie Olcott, executive director for the CLCA and tournament official the teams competed in three categories; project research...
Challenger seeks funds for new CSET building anticipating 2015 oil staffing boom

...its Kenai building to run its Coldwater Survival Egress Training program, the only one of its kind on the West Coast, CEO Marnie Olcott said.Last year, she said, the center trained more than 900 students.The new $11.2 million, 14,668-square-foot...
Eagles grant $5,000 to Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

...on behalf of the Eagles throughout Alaska, presented CLCA executive director, Larry Porter, and chief operating officer, Marnie Olcott, with another check for $5,000. "The CLCA does serve and inspire the youth throughout Alaska, so I'm proud that...
Challenger Learning Center receives $50K from BP

...impossible questions through the pursuit of higher education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)," said Marnie Olcott, COO at the Center. At a "Star Party" held November 20th to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy at the...
CFK launches into its 26th season with a review of the last 25

...long-standing, proven programs is an example of how partnerships can have a much greater impact by working together," said Marnie Olcott, CEO of the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. "As a longtime sponsor of the CFK program, Tesoro is proud of the...
Peninsula Reflections

Marnie Elwell is shown in this undated photo with bear cubs. She and her husband, Luke, captured young bear, moose, and Dall sheep...

...Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4.The 26-year-old actress-comedian plays Marnie Michaels on HBO's comedy "Girls," for which she has recorded several songs. She is the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian...
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New Kenai Clinic opens & PCHS holds 5th Annual Love Lights celebration

...After the event had to be rescheduled due to ice roads the teams turned out in mass. Event organizer and CEO of the CLCA Marnie Olcott explained how the real life competition works, "In early fall, First Lego League releases a Challenge, which is based...


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