Cookies with Head Start

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:02

In December, the ALC Health Science students organized a service project during their "Compassion in Healthcare" lesson series. They invited the pre-school students from the head start program to a Christmas cookie decorating party. The event was a great success and will likely become an annual tradition. The ALC had about 80 tiny visitors that day and it was a great experience!

Story and Pictures by Sean Curtis

Biodegradable Plastics

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:32

The students in Mrs. Massic’s Materials & Processes class made biodegradable plastic/polymer from glycerin, vinegar, corn starch and water. The student pictured is Eli Williams, who attends Spanish Fork High. Eli commented, “My polymer appeared opaque and then clear. It had the viscosity like a smooth paste. I learned that plastics decay slowly, but biodegradable plastics have a faster rate of decay. [So by making this type of polymer] we won’t have as much plastic in the oceans.” 


Story by Anna Palmer, Photo by Khristen Massic

Mrs. Gurley

Submitted by anna.palmer on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 13:24

Mrs. Sherri Gurley is ALC's English 1010 (CE) teacher. She was born in Provo, then after four years raised in Spokane, Washington. Four more years later, her family moved back to Utah. She currently resides with her husband of thirty-two years in Payson, Utah. Mrs. Gurley is mother to three children and grandmother to six.

Mrs. Gurley came into teaching in a round about way. She relates an experience during her undergraduate years at USU. One day while walking across campus, she realized how tired she was of going to school. She had earned her LPN and was on her way to becoming a nurse. When she realized she had enough credits for a Health major and only needed twenty-five more credits to earn a minor in English, she went after the chance to become a teacher.


Story by Anna Palmer

ALC's New Counselor

Submitted by anna.palmer on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 14:45

Annette Pukahi comes to us after five years as UVU's Academic Advisor in Concurrent Enrollment. Annette grew up in the greater Seattle area and then attended college at BYU-Hawaii where she met her husband.  She received her bachelor's degree from BYU-Hawaii and worked as an Academic Advisor there for four years. Annette and her husband moved to Utah in 2000. They have four children and reside in Orem. While working at UVU, Annette was awarded "Specialty Advisor of the Year - 2011" and completed her master's degree at the University of Phoenix. We are lucky to have Annette here at ALC. Welcome!

Story by Anna Palmer