Amundsen Educational Center (AEC) is a faith-based non-profit, educational and vocational training school located in Soldotna, Alaska. We are approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and accept the Alaska Performance Scholarship. We offer comprehensive vocational training to students of all ages, cultures, and walks of life.
Judi Walgenbach Retires
It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of Judi Walgenbach. Judi founded New Frontier Vocational Technical Center in 1985. New Frontier merged with Amundsen Educational Center in 2008, and Judi continued to serve as Program Director and Business Instructor with the organization until the past school year, when she decided the time has come to retire.
In addition to founding New Frontier Vocational Technical Center, Judi was also involved in the start up of other programs in our community such as People Count and Frontier Community Services. Judi has always had a heart for helping people improve their life situation through vocational training and at the same time sharing her love for Jesus.
Over a six year period, Judi also traveled in the summers to China, teaching English as a Second Language. The trips to China afforded Judi the opportunity to share her faith with the Chinese people, which she loved to do.
Grandma Judi, as she is affectionately known to the students, goes above and beyond to help all of our students in any way possible. Her influence and impact will not soon be forgotten. Please join us as we celebrate Grandma Judi well in her well-deserved retirement on Thursday, Oct. 6th, from 4-7pm. Judi will be presented with a retirement gift at 6pm.