By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel writer 

University of Alaska Southeast fisheries program attracts more students, and not just from Alaska


November 23, 2023

Now in its 15th year, the applied fisheries program at the University of Alaska Southeast draws students from across the state and across the country. Not just ocean states like Florida, but the Great Lakes state of Wisconsin, and even landlocked Wyoming and Kentucky this semester.

“Our enrollment has been increasing,” said assistant professor Lauren Wild, who has taught in the program since 2020.

Students attend online or, she said, if they live in an area without adequate and reliable high-speed internet service, the school will send them an iPad loaded with the course material, such as for...

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