College News

57 complete Fire Academies

by erobinson
“When others are running away from chaos, you’ll be running toward it. Remember your training , it will keep you safe!”That message, repeated in several variations, was shared with 57 firefighting students, their families, friends and future co-workers at a special Northland Pioneer College Fire Academy Completion Ceremony on May 13 at NPC’s Performing Arts Center in Snowflake.

31 receive welding certifications

by erobinson
High-paying career opportunities await 31 newly nationally-accredited completers of the Northland Pioneer College / Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) welding program who were recognized in a May 8 ceremony at NPC’s Performing Arts Center in Snowflake.Students from all three welding program shops – in Holbrook, Show Low and St. Johns – participated in the ceremony.

NPC Student Art Show winners

by erobinson
Awards were presented on Friday, May 9, during a reception for entrants. | View and download photosFirst PlacePhotography: April Cannon Wind PowerDrawing: Teri Wilson Williams Sticks and Stones Pastel

Tuition relief programs

by ahess
Arizona state legislators are calling Northland Pioneer College’s scholarship and tuition discount programs a “creative, ground-breaking, exciting” solution to help students overcome financial obstacles brought on by regional and national economic distress.

NALETA Class 2014-1

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — After 18 weeks of intensive training five cadets were sworn in as Arizona peace officers on May 6, marking the first full-time class to finish training at Northland Pioneer College’s Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA). Previously, the law enforcement academies were conducted part-time and took almost a year to complete the required hours for Arizona Peace Officer Standards for Training (AzPOST) certification.

Truth in taxation & budget hearings

by erobinson
HOLBROOK – The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board will conduct Truth in Taxation and budget public hearings on the 2014–15 Northland Pioneer College budget and district primary property tax levy on Tuesday, May 20, starting at 10 a.m. (M.S.T.) in the Painted Desert Campus Tiponi Community Center Conference Room, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd. in Holbrook.

GED Completers

by erobinson
NPC TLC Instructor Kathy Bentley and Timothy DawsonSNOWFLAKE — “Don’t wait 42 years like I did.

15 Paramedic students complete training

by erobinson
A wet, but “hot-zone-certified” group of 15 NPC paramedic students and their instructor gather outside the FEMA training center. Front row, left to right: Jason Thomas, Brian Sellers, Dodi Redden, Alberta Johnson, David Miers and Erin Galbreath. Back row: Instructor Brian Gardner, Justin Kriter, Josh Lawyer, Jay Gibbons, Tyrrell Bailey, Jacob Brock, Garret McCloud, Marc Rova, Craig Webster and Garrett Stallings.

NPC celebrates 40th Commencement

by erobinson
NPC Staff Writers Michael Nilsson and Everett Robinson contributed to this articleNorthland Pioneer College celebrates its 40th Commencement on Saturday, May 10, 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.

10 NPC Medalists from SkillsUSA

by erobinson
Elaine SempertTen Northland Pioneer College students brought home medals from the Arizona SkillsUSA competition in Phoenix, April 15-17.

Cosmetology program applications

by erobinson
Are you a cut above the rest? Northland Pioneer College is accepting students until June 27 for its Introduction to Cosmetology course and new Nail Technician program being offered in Show Low, Winslow and St. Johns. Fall classes begin Friday, Aug. 1.NPC updated the nail technician program to include current industry practices and to better prepare students for state licensing exams. “We are surveying prospective students to determine what days and times work best,” noted Chloe Reidhead, chair of the cosmetology program.