College News

Contestants compete for cash prizes

by erobinson
A $500 first place prize awaits the winner of the 10th annual Community Talent Contest, sponsored by the Northland Pioneer College Student Government Association, on Friday, March 30, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St.

Free tax preparation assistance

by erobinson
Does tax law puzzle you? Which credits and deductions can you use to increase your refund?Free tax preparation assistance is available in Navajo County for families with income less than $85,000 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, sponsored by United Way’s Northern Arizona Chapter, Navajo County and Northland Pioneer College.

Region 4 SkillsUSA results

by erobinson
Regional qualifying rounds for SkillsUSA are now completed and students from Northland Pioneer College and the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) are gearing up for the statewide competition in Phoenix, April 3 through 4.

February Governing Board Highlights

by erobinson
A snapshot using data from U.S. Census Bureau surveys of collegial educational attainment by residents within Northland Pioneer College’s two-county service area shows significant growth in the number of people with some college or an associate degree.

32nd Juried High School Art Exhibit

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Lena Prein and Rachael Wynn, seniors at Blue Ridge High School, Josiah Whitesinger, a senior at Ganado High School, and Show Low High School senior Kelsey Kerr captured the Best of Show art scholarships in the 32nd annual Northland Pioneer College Juried High School Art Exhibit, on display through March 30 at the Talon Gallery in the Aspen Center on NPC’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs. Awards will be presented at a reception on Friday, March 2, at the gallery, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Scholarship Golf Tournament

by erobinson
Tournament and sensational additional prizes, including a possible $10,000 check for a Hole-in-One, are up for grabs in the Third Annual NPC Friends and Family Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 28, at the beautiful Silver Creek Golf Course.Entry fee is $125 per person or $400 for a four-person team, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch on the course and light reception during the presentation of awards following play. Register online. All proceeds go to provide scholarships for Northland Pioneer College students.

10th Annual SGA Talent Contest

by erobinson
Auditions for the 10th annual Community Talent Contest, sponsored by the Northland Pioneer College Student Government Association, will be at the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus on Friday, March 2, and the Show Low – White Mountain Campus on Monday, March 5, from 2 until 6 p.m. at both locations.The competition is open to NPC students and community members, ages 5 and up, and will be divided into age groups. Contestants must bring their own music, instruments, accompanist and props.

Nursing & Allied Health Career & Education Fairs

by erobinson
Employment in healthcare-related occupations is expected to grow by 25 percent or more during the next decade as more Americans reach retirement age.Explore these career opportunities during Northland Pioneer College’s Nursing and Allied Healthcare Employment Fairs at NPC’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus on Tuesday, February 27, and the Winslow – Little Colorado Campus on Wednesday, February 28. Both fairs are from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Learning Center on both campuses.

January DGB Highlights

by erobinson
The four finalists to become the eighth president of Northland Pioneer College will be meeting with community members, college staff and members of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board the week of February 5.A schedule of public Meet and Greet sessions and biographies of the finalists are available online. Meet and Greets will be in the Show Low campus’ Ponderosa Center Symposium, from 11 to 1, and in the Holbrook campus’ Tiponi Community Center Board Room, from 3 to 5 p.m.

 'Get Healthy' workshop series

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — “Living healthier longer starts with what you put in your mouth,” says Pamela Lizardi, instructor for a series of new, noncredit Get Healthy workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus on Saturdays, from 9 to 11 a.m., this spring.

Self-Defense classes

by erobinson
Master John Accardo will be providing basic instruction in personal self-defense in noncredit classes this spring at Northland Pioneer College locations in Show Low, Springerville/Eagar, Holbrook and Snowflake.