By Rose Kreher, NPC Staff WriterArea residents and businesses opened their hearts and their wallets in support of Northland Pioneer College students at the recent NPC Foundation Art & Artifacts Auction. Despite the flagging economy, more than 70 persons attended the May 2 college foundation fundraiser that brought in $13,300, the second highest total in the auction's 13-year history.
Many area high school students are taking advantage of Northland Pioneer College programs that allow them to earn college credits while still in high school. Holbrook student Eric Sample is an outstanding example. He graduates May 23 from Holbrook High School, but the week before he will have marched with his classmates at the NPC commencement ceremonies and received an Associate of Applied Science degree as well.
Northland Pioneer College offices will be converting to a four-day workweek for the summer months, May 18 through Aug. 14.NPC offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Campus libraries will be open 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, once summer classes begin on June 1. Other facilities will be open as needed for weekend and evening classes.
A wide variety of general education transfer courses, career and technical classes and personal interest workshops are being offered this summer at Northland Pioneer College locations throughout Navajo and Apache counties.Most summer classes begin the week of June 1. However, some classes start as early as May 19. Students should check the class schedule, at www.npc.edu, or stop by their local NPC campus or center to discuss educational goals with an academic adviser.
By Rose Kreher, NPC Staff WriterA group of students from Blue Ridge High School, who are planning careers in education, formed a club affiliated with the Arizona Department of Education's Future Educators of Arizona (FEA). Ten of the club's members entered the FEA state competition for the first time this year, and took top honors!
Karen Bessinger, well-known local fiber-arts instructor, will be offering two courses during the upcoming Northland Pioneer College summer session. One will cover introductory knitting and the other introductory crocheting.
By Rose Kreher, NPC Staff WriterNine students from Alchesay High School earned top honors at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition held recently in Mesa. The students took home six gold and three silver medals in three different event categories. The students were enrolled in the Alchesay High School/Northland Pioneer College dual enrollment program that allows students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school.
Holbrook Early Childhood Development students and their instructor celebrate state win. From left, Julena Karges; Cheryl Carlson, instructor; Arlandria George; Atalaya Segina and Vanessa Shorty.By Rose Kreher, NPC Staff WriterFour students from Holbrook High School earned honors at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition held recently in Mesa. The students took home one gold and three bronze medals in the early childhood development (ECD) area.
Individuals needing to re-train or update job skills will find a number of new opportunities and areas of specialization starting in the 2009 fall semester at Northland Pioneer College. The curriculum updates were approved April 22 during the regular monthly meeting of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board.
A dozen Northland Pioneer College staff members and administrators gathered recently at Licano's Restaurant in Show Low for the President's Luncheon - an event honoring the school's five 2009 Outstanding Graduates.