College News

PTK Chapter inducts 29

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Alpha Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year college students, welcomed 29 new members during an induction ceremony, Friday, December 9, at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus Performing Arts Center.NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout addressed the assembled inductees, families and friends, applauding their academic achievement.Keynote speaker will be Tony Hill, NPC College and Career Preparation faculty at the Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus.

Pharmacy Technician Training

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In just four months, you could be working as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) working in a retail or hospital pharmacy.Northland Pioneer College’s Pharmacy Technician Training course, offered in both Winslow and Snowflake this spring, will prepare you for the national certification exam, required by most employers in this fast-paced healthcare field. CPhT training also provides a foundation for additional studies to become a registered pharmacist.

"Machinal" Auditions

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SNOWFLAKE/TAYLOR – What drove Ruth Snyder, a seemingly innocuous Long Island housewife, to conspire with her lover, Judd Gray, to murder her husband?The murder trial created a media frenzy that did not abate until the electric chair executions of the two defendants in January 1928. Snyder was the first woman executed in New York State in the 20th century.The trial became a springboard for playwright Sophie Treadwell’s own speculations about what circumstances might have driven Snyder to commit such a violent crime.

NPC names 13 to 2017 All-AZ Academic Team

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Tuition waivers, valued at over $300,000, will be awarded to 13 All-Arizona Academic Team students from Northland Pioneer College to complete their bachelor’s degrees at one of Arizona three public universities. The Arizona Board of Regents awards the waivers, for up to 60 credits, to encourage the state’s top scholars to finish their education.Receiving tuition waivers will be NPC students:

NPC Welding/Auto Float Takes 1st Place

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Built by NPC/NAVIT Welding and Automotive students in Show Low, the float featured welders, grinders and a engine shooting flames from candy-caned exhaust pipes through two metal snowflakes. Well done!Designing, building, walking or tearing down the float were:

Arizona's newest Peace Officers

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Arizona’s Newest Peace OfficersNavajo County Superior Court Judge Michala Rachel, left, administers the peace officers’ oath to graduates of Northland Pioneer College’s Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA) Class 2016-2 on Friday, December 2.

NPC recognizes APS, Amie Rodgers

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Long-time industry partner Arizona Public Service and outstanding alumnus Amie Rodgers were recognized for their support of Northland Pioneer College during the regular monthly meeting of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board on November 15.

Master Chorale 'Songs of the Season' concert

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SNOWFLAKE — The Northland Master Chorale will be tapping into nearly 500 years of musical heritage and tradition celebrating the Christmas season for the annual “Songs of the Season” concert on Friday, December 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center, 1611 S. Main in Snowflake.For admission, patrons are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, or make a $5 donation, all of which will be donated to the Love Kitchen in Pinetop.

Filling Bowls: Fighting Hunger

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A cup of soup and a slice of bread. That’s the daily meal for many in our communities facing food insecurity.To increase awareness of the local fight against hunger Northland Pioneer College’s Fine Arts Department is sponsoring the second annual Empty Bowls project, which will culminate in a Community Event on Friday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 103.

Blodgett, Cortina receive AALL awards

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Fellow educators from throughout Arizona are recognizing the lifelong contributions to adult learning by two Northland Pioneer College instructors, Dr. Cynthia Blodgett and Janice Cortina. The two College and Career Preparation (CCP) instructors were honored at the annual awards banquet of the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning (AALL) on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Rio Salado College in Phoenix.

GED® Test, other certification testing

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If you need to obtain your high school equivalency diploma (GED®) or national industry certification, you can now take those computerized exams in testing centers at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook and Show Low campuses.