College News

NPC celebrates 43rd Commencement

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College celebrates its 43rd Commencement on Saturday, May 13, at the Show Low School District Auditorium, 500 W. Old Linden Road. Admission to the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., is restricted to individuals with reserved seat tickets. Doors to the auditorium open at Noon.

Board adopts preliminary FY 18 budget

by erobinson
With multiple uncertain revenue sources looming in the future, the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board adopted a preliminary budget for the next fiscal year predicated on a maximum tax levy and conservative budgeting.Formal adoption of the budget and tax levy will follow public hearings on Tuesday, May 16. The final budget can be reduced, but not increased from the preliminary figures presented during the public hearings.

Basic pistol class

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Basic gun safety training required to obtain a concealed weapon permit is being offered on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge.

Cybersecurity Program Open House

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Almost daily there are news reports of another major security breech at a major retailer, financial institution or governmental agency, exposing personal information about thousands of people to potential fraud.Protecting an organization’s network, computers and data is the job of information security specialists. Yet, in the United States, there are currently over 200,000 unfilled information security jobs, with a projected worldwide shortfall of 1.5 million openings by 2019.

Newest Members of NPC's Grounds Crew

by erobinson
These elk spent Monday at the Show Low campus, doing weed control in the Navajo Pines Wash, on the east end of campus. The wildlife were attracting lots of paparazzi.

Friends & Family raises $22,424

by erobinson
“It really IS a few caring people who change the world!” commented Betsyann Wilson, executive director of Northland Pioneer College Friends and Family, at the conclusion of Arizona Gives Day on Tuesday, April 4. The nonprofit alliance received $22,424 in 89 unique donations during the one-day fundraising campaign. “In the last two minutes, we were bumped from third to fifth place in the small nonprofits, knocking us out of a $10,000 bonus from the event’s corporate sponsors,” added Wilson.

Skills USA Region 3 Competition Winners

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Photos from the Regional competition can be viewed and downloaded from our Photo Gallery.

NPC presents "Machinal"

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE/TAYLOR – What drove Ruth Snyder, a seemingly innocuous Long Island housewife, to conspire with her lover, Judd Gray, to murder her husband?The murder trial created a media frenzy that did not abate until the electric chair executions of the two defendants in January 1928. Snyder was the first woman executed in New York State in the 20th century.

Financial Report earns national award

by erobinson
CHICAGO — For the third year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Navajo County Community College District for its third comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 2016.

Volunteers sought for Presidential Search Team

by erobinson
Volunteers from throughout Navajo County are being recruited by the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board to serve on the search committee for the next president for Northland Pioneer College.The board officially launched the presidential search during their March 21 regular monthly meeting in Holbrook, adopting a tentative timeline and requesting designated search process funding in the upcoming year’s budget. Current President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout plans to retire in June 2018.

Cosmetology accepting applications

by erobinson
Are you a cut above the rest? Northland Pioneer College is now accepting students for its Introduction to Cosmetology course this fall in Show Low, Winslow and St. Johns. Fall cosmetology classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 1.