College News

Basic pistol, handgun self-defense classes

by erobinson
SHOW LOW – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on Feb. 27 and March 5 at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, Aspen Center, room 111. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.

Top scholars named for Fall '15

by erobinson
Academic excellence by Northland Pioneer College students is now earning additional recognition on the President’s or Dean’s lists.There were 151 students named to the President's List and 120 to the Dean's List. There were 3,354 students enrolled during the spring 2015 semester at the 9 NPC locations and online.

‘Mementos’

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Objects and imagery from popular culture become “trophies commemorating failure, loss and regret” in “Mementos,” an exhibition of works by Sarah Tancred and James Louks at Northland Pioneer College’s Talon Gallery, Jan. 19 through Feb. 11.The Talon Gallery is located in the Aspen Center, on the Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, and is open to the public Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Fridays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Essential oils classes

by erobinson
After just seven sessions, you can become more knowledgeable in the medicinal and emotional world of essential oils, applying the hands-on and interactive skills learned in the noncredit Empower Lives with Essential Oils class at Northland Pioneer College campuses in Show Low, Snowflake/Taylor and Holbrook. There is a $75 fee for the course, plus an optional $35 paid directly to instructor Misty Hatch for supplies.

Beginning guitar classes

by erobinson
Hands-on instruction for playing a guitar, understanding chord structure, scales, melody and other musical principles is being offered at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 20 through May 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Gayle Lynn will be instructing this noncredit “Beginning Guitar” workshop (MUS 099x-43053), which is open to everyone 13-years-old and above. There is a $100 fee for the workshop. Students must bring their own instruments.

Digital Scrapbooking Workshops

by erobinson
Want to present a personalized beautiful, heirloom quality storybook to that special someone in your life? Get started by enrolling in noncredit digital scrapbooking workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook and Winslow campuses starting in January.

Hula classes

by erobinson
Learn the hand, foot and body movements of traditional hula dances in beginning classes on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 20 to March 9, from 5:30 to 6:30, at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St. There is a $48 fee for the noncredit class.

Learn to form, finish clay art

by erobinson
You can transform a lump of clay into beautiful, useful pottery with the techniques you’ll learn in a noncredit “Clay Art” class on Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this spring at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 104.

NPC ranks #1

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College is the nation’s top producer of Certificates of Proficiency awarded to Native American students, nearly doubling the number of awardees from the 2012-13 to 2013-14 academic years.

30th annual Juried High School Art Exhibit

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All high-school-aged students from Navajo and Apache counties, including homeschoolers, are eligible to submit original two- and three-dimensional art or graphic designs for the 30th Annual Juried High School Exhibit, sponsored by Northland Pioneer College.

NPC President responses

by erobinson
December 29, 2015By Jeanne Swarthout, Ph.D.A recent opinion piece in the White Mountain Independent attempted to portray Northland Pioneer College as an institution rife with financial and instructional failures. While NPC and its District Governing Board welcome public scrutiny of all aspects of its performance, the opinion piece painted a picture frequently using data points which apply to four-year, bachelor-degree-granting institutions rather than community colleges, i.e. an institution that is not NPC.