College News

Hatch receives award

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SAN ANTONIO — Blaine Hatch, Northland Pioneer College’s vice president for Administrative Services, was one of three recipients of an Outstanding Chief Business Officer award presented by the Community College Business Officers (CCBO) during the community’s annual convention here.

Cosmetology, nail tech programs

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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.

Medical Assistant certification testing

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National certification testing for Medical Assistants is now available at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, saving a long journey to Phoenix or Tucson.

Community & Veterans Career Fair

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SPRINGERVILLE — Community members and veterans can meet with potential employers, representatives from educational organizations and community employment and training resources at the Community and Veterans Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 2 until 6 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Springerville Center, 940 E. Maricopa St. in Springerville.

Caution: gold fever ahead

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SHOW LOW – You might catch gold fever following in the footsteps of prospectors of yesteryear using skills you learned in a four-week, noncredit Prospecting for Gold workshop, on Wednesday evenings, Oct. 29 to Nov. 19, from 6:30 until 8 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs.

Energy Week Open Houses

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Learn more about training opportunities in energy, mining and manufacturing during three open houses at Northland Pioneer College locations during Get Into Energy Week, Oct. 13-18.

Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs

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SNOWFLAKE — Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department will give us a glimpse at a struggling Brooklyn, N.Y., Jewish household in five November performances of Neil Simon’s autobiographical Brighton Beach Memoirs on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center on NPC’s Snowflake – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St.

Chester Crandell memorial

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A steel memorial, depicting the late State Senator Chester Crandell on horseback, will be presented to his widow, Alice, and family members during the Nov. 12 meeting of the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) governing board.A fifth-generation native Arizonan, Crandell was a rancher and lifelong educator, serving as superintendent of NAVIT for nearly 10 years, before serving in the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate. He died Aug. 4 as a result of injuries suffered in a horse-riding accident.

‘Locally-Grown’ Exhibit

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SHOW LOW — Quality craftsmanship, by artists from throughout Navajo and Apache counties, is featured in the fifth “Locally-Grown” exhibit at Northland Pioneer College’s Talon Gallery on the Show Low – White Mountain Campus. The art exhibit runs through Oct. 24, with a closing reception and awards ceremony scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.

Pedal the Petrified raises almost $12,000

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PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK — The second annual Pedal the Petrified tour ride on Sept. 20 raised nearly $12,000 for the Northland Pioneer College student scholarship fund.Summit Healthcare and its High Desert Health Clinic was a major corporate sponsor for the event. Summit also provided the mobile first aid station. Four community members and 25 college employees volunteered to make the event a success, noted Lisa Jayne, this year’s ride director.

Basic Pistol, Handgun Self-Defense Workshops

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HOLBROOK – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on Oct. 18 and Nov. 1 at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus, Nizhoni Learning Center, room 136. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.