College News

December DGB HiLites

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NPC Board requests staff provide information,input on changing status of Snowflake CampusHOLBROOK — The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board will continue discussion at their Jan. 20 meeting of a proposal to re-invent Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus into an educational center and district administrative offices. At their Dec. 16 meeting, board members requested college staff provide information and gather constructive input from community and college employees on the proposal.

‘GrowthWheel’ aims to improve business success

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Entrepreneurs and current small business owners can learn about a new “GrowthWheel®” business planning model at a free orientation on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in Show Low, in the Goldwater Center, room 107.

Fire Science courses now FEMA-certified

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Students completing Fire Science courses through Northland Pioneer College are now eligible for national certification by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration. This is in addition to state certification of skills competency.

Complete your GED®

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Disadvantaged youth and adults in Navajo and Apache counties could earn nationally certified safety, career readiness and construction trade skills while preparing for their high school equivalency credential (GED®) through the Building Homes – Building Futures! project at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook campus. Screening and recruiting for the project is now underway.

Greek comedy auditions

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SNOWFLAKE — Auditions for Jules Tasca’s modernization of Aristophanes’ classic Greek comedy Ecclesiazusae (Women in Congress) will be Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 6 and 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake campus, 1611 S. Main St.

Evening ATO classes

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SHOW LOW — Four first-level Automotive Technology classes, and the required shop safety course, are being offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this spring at Northland Pioneer College’s automotive training facility in the Show Low Industrial Park, 1400 N. Lumberman’s Loop.Supplementing daytime offerings will be evening classes in Engine Repair; Brake Systems; Suspension and Steering Systems; and Electrical and Electronics Systems.

Master Chorale Holiday Concert

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SNOWFLAKE — Come enjoy holiday classics, hot cocoa and cookies while helping those in need at the Northland Master Chorale’s “Annual Holiday Concert” on Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center, 1611 S. Main in Snowflake. Admission to this “lobby lighting” concert is a donation of canned or non-perishable food items, which will be go to the Shepherd’s Kitchen Food Bank in Snowflake.

November DGB HiLites

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Disadvantaged youth and adults in Navajo and Apache counties will receive training as nationally certified construction workers and prepare for their GED® under an $84,474 Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) grant from the Arizona Department of Education awarded to Northland Pioneer College, in collaboration with the Navajo and Apache County Workforce Partnership (WIOA).The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board accepted the Building Homes – Building Futures grant at their regular monthly meeting on Nov.

PTK chapter inducts 26

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Alpha Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year college students, welcomed 26 new members during an induction ceremony, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus Performing Arts Center.NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout addressed the assembled inductees, families and friends, applauding their academic achievement. She urged the inductees to continue to be lifelong learners and to become "servant-leaders" in their communities.

NAVIT/NPC receive ADE Innovative Grant

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Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) and Northland Pioneer College (NPC) students can now be reimbursed for costs related to industry certification examinations through a Career and Technical Education Innovative Grant funded by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). The grant also provides $30,000 for new equipment for the joint NPC/NAVIT Automotive Technology program, based in the Show Low Industrial Park.

NPC 40th Anniversary

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Employee donations and successful fund-raising events collected $34,615 for Northland Pioneer College’s 40th Anniversary Scholarship Fund. NPC celebrated its 40th anniversary during the 2013-14 academic year.