College News Archive

Law enforcement academy starting in January

by erobinson
Are you a person who wants to make a difference, to make a change, and to perhaps even save a life? If so, then a career in law enforcement might be right for you.Now residents of northeastern Arizona can become peace officers in just 17 weeks by completing the Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training (AzPOST) Academy curriculum through Northland Pioneer College’s Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA). The next academy is scheduled to begin Jan. 6.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

by erobinson
“Marley was dead, to begin with…” – and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner is told in Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, a joint production of Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department and the White Mountain Regional Theater.Performances, at NPC’s Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St., will be:

NPC featured on national website

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College was the first Arizona community college to ever be featured in the “Community College Spotlight” on the home Web page of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Create seasonal craft projects

by erobinson
Apply basic painting techniques to creating a Christmas ornament or Snowman Plaque in two noncredit workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s campuses in Winslow, 1400 E. Third St., or Snowflake, 1611 S. Main St., this fall.

Faux wall painting workshop

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Add some “bling” to your walls using metallic to replicate Old World classic looks in a traditional theme, or soft blends of colors for a suede rustic modern look using techniques shared by professional faux painter Linda Coffman during a noncredit “Fabulous Faux:Classic-Tuscan-Metallics” workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 103, on Monday, Nov. 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Instant guitar, piano workshops

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Professional pianist and music director Craig Coffman will share the techniques and tricks used by professional piano and guitar players during noncredit “instant” piano and guitar for busy adults and teens workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Monday, Nov. 25, in the Learning Center, room 103.

Basic handgun self-defense class

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Develop your defensive marksmanship and self-defense skills through a one-day noncredit class at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St., in the Student Center, room 123, on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Concert benefits local food bank

by mnilsson
Soundcheck, Northland Pioneer College’s vocal jazz and a cappella ensemble, will host a benefit concert, “Soundcheck & Friends,” on Thursday, Nov. 21, starting at 7 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center on NPC’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St. Admission to the concert is one non-perishable food item or any charitable monetary donation for a local food bank.

Spring cosmetology classes

by erobinson
Are you a cut above the rest? Northland Pioneer College is accepting students until Dec. 9 for its Introduction to Cosmetology course offered in Show Low at 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs; 1400 E. Third St. in Winslow; or 955 W. 13th West in St. Johns. Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 6.

Job Board lists openings

by mnilsson
An opportunity to find employment may be closer than locals think. NPC Career Services utilizes the College Central Job Board to help students, alumni and locals find employment.

ECD Fair honors Linda Thompson

by erobinson
Naomi House Director receives ECD Lifetime Achievement AwardStruggling to hold back tears, Linda Thompson, director of The Naomi House in Joseph City, humbly accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 24th Northland Pioneer College Early Childhood Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Snowflake.

Time to take paper GED running out

by erobinson
Starting January 1, 2014, the GED® Test will only be available on computer at authorized testing sites. Scores from previous paper-based versions will no longer be accepted.

4 DGBs confer with lawmakers

by erobinson
FLAGSTAFF — Governing board members from Coconino, Mohave, Northland Pioneer and Yavapai colleges met Sept. 20 for their fourth summit meeting with five current legislators and a representative from Governor Jan Brewer’s office to discuss the state’s vision for the colleges’ role in workforce development and other concerns impacting the four rural community college districts.

Leadership Lecture Series

by erobinson
Open to current students, alumni and interested community members, Northland Pioneer College’s Leadership Lecture Series concludes its fall series with Winslow Mayor and dentist Dr. Robin Boyd on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m., at the Winslow – Little Colorado Campus Learning Center Symposium, 1400 E. Third St. His message will include how leadership relates to the dental/healthcare industry, being a business owner and in local government.

2013 Bike ride raises over $7,000

by erobinson
Pedal the Petrified, the first of several student scholarship fund-raising events planned this year for Northland Pioneer College’s 40th Anniversary, raised over $7,000 in cash and in-kind donations event organizers said. The goal is to raise $40,000 for student scholarships this year.