College News

Board accepts Dr. Swarthout's retirement plans

by erobinson
The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board has reluctantly accepted a request from Northland Pioneer College President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout to retire at the end of June, 2018. The announcement came at the end of the board’s regular monthly meeting in Holbrook on October 18.

"The Spiral Staircase" performances

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Dinner theatre reservations and advanced tickets for Northland Pioneer College Performing Arts Department’s fall play production of The Spiral Staircase are now available at NPC Performing Arts Center Box Office in Snowflake, and online.

Halloween makeup special

by erobinson
If your Zombie Halloween attire needs an extra touch of realism, stop by any of Northland Pioneer College’s three cosmetology centers on Monday, Oct. 31, to have a few fake wounds and “blood” makeup applied for a $5 fee per wound or body area.

Pedal the Petrified raises $40,500

by erobinson
The fourth annual Pedal the Petrified bike tour on Sept. 17 raised $40,500 for Northland Pioneer College student scholarships, a substantial increase from the $23,289 raised in 2015.

Nursing admission testing scheduled

by erobinson
Individuals seeking admission to Northland Pioneer College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program must successfully complete the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment before the Feb. 15 application deadline for admission to fall 2017 nursing classes. The HESI test is offered in both Winslow and Show Low.

Cosmetology, Nail Tech openings

by erobinson
Start training for your new career as a cosmetologist or nail technician weekdays this spring at Northland Pioneer College locations in Show Low, Winslow or St. Johns.“This spring, we have openings in our Introduction to Cosmetology course at all three locations, and in our Nail Technician program in Show Low and Winslow,” said Chloe Reidhead, chair of the cosmetology program. “Enrollment information, including state-mandated required documentation, is available at all three cosmetology centers, or from NPC academic advisers.

Big support for veterans

by erobinson
Big support for veterans Northland Pioneer College President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout, center, accepts a check for $9,200 from S.E.E.4Vets (Support Education & Employment for Vets) board chair Ray Torres, right, and vice chair Ret.

Concert celebrates John Muir's life, legacy

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — John Muir is credited with being one of the earliest advocates of protecting wild areas for their natural and wilderness values. His writings impacted a generation of Americans in the late 1800s, and inspired them to protect areas such as Yosemite, Glacier Bay, the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert.

Two publishing tips workshops

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Since she was 12, Paula Pfeiffer Winskye has been writing stories about girls and horses. Over the years, her growing stack of manuscripts gathered dust, while she pursued a career as a small community journalist for her North Dakota hometown newspaper, the New Rockford Transcript.In 2000, after finishing another manuscript, her husband John asked the question that would change her life. “Why don’t you try to get something published?”

Basic pistol, handgun self-defense classes

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on Oct. 22 and 29 at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.

September DGB Highlights

by ddurband
HOLBROOK – Northland Pioneer College is beginning early preparations for its next evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditation evaluation occurs every 10 years, and the next cycle for NPC is 2019 – 2020.Mark Vest, vice president of Learning and Student Services for NPC, told the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during its regular monthly meeting Sept. 20 he is confident of a successful evaluation.