College News

NPC/NAVIT Cosmetology student earns Silver Medal at AZ SkillsUSA

by erobinson
Winslow Cosmetology student Mercedes Cordova was awarded a Silver Medal at the state-wide SkillsUSA competition April 13 in the Valley.

NPC board approves preliminary budget

by erobinson
Recognizing tough economic times still lay ahead, the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board approved the preliminary budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year and set public hearings for its formal adoption at the board’s next regular meeting, May 18.

NPC schedules truth in taxation, budget hearings, May 18

by erobinson
The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board will conduct Truth in Taxation and budget adoption public hearings on the 2010–11 Northland Pioneer College operating budget and district primary property tax rate on Tuesday, May 18, starting at 11 a.m. (M.S.T.) in the Painted Desert Campus Tiponi Community Center Conference Room, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd. in Holbrook.

WMD emergency responder training

by erobinson
Eight current Northland Pioneer College paramedic students and their instructor are now nationally certified to extract and treat patients exposed to biological, chemical, explosive or radioactive agents from a hazardous materials accident or the release of a weapon of mass destruction.

Allison Moseley

by erobinson
Mom & Firefighter/ParamedicMore and more women are breaking into the “brotherhood” of firefighters as departments increase emergency medical staffs. In rural agencies, like Pinetop Fire Department, crews are cross-trained for battling fires and offering medical assistance.

NPC’s Don Fisher studies Polish fire service

by erobinson
In the United States, over 100 firefighters are killed each year in the line of duty. Already in 2010, 26 firefighters have died from work-related incidents. Yet in Poland, there has not been a line of duty death in the last four years.That’s what prompted Northland Pioneer College Fire Science instructor Don Fisher to spend a month in Poland, investigating their firefighter education and training programs, strategies and tactics, physical fitness requirements and administrative functions.

NPC, AAWM host Favorite Poem Night

by erobinson
A gathering of friends and neighbors, both newly discovered and “here all the time,” will come together for the sixth annual Favorite Poem Night on Friday, April 23, at 6:30, in the Ponderosa Center Symposium Room on Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs.

‘Fast Track’ scholarships for area high school graduates

by erobinson
Students graduating this year from Navajo or Apache county high schools will automatically be eligible for “Fast Track” tuition scholarships to enroll in summer classes at Northland Pioneer College.

NPC Earth Day activities

by erobinson
On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, nine Northland Pioneer College locations will be hosting events focused on environmental and sustainability issues. Activities vary by location and include a variety of films/videos, recycling collection and demonstrations on solar cooking and water heating, gardening and tree planting techniques.

NPC Rodeo Club hosts Tri-College Challenge Rodeo

by erobinson
Collegiate rodeo teams from Northland Pioneer College, Navajo Technical College, New Mexico Highlands University and five other Grand Canyon Regional teams will be competing in a two-day Tri-College Challenge Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, at the Taylor Rodeo Grounds, 200 W. Center St.Performance action gets underway Friday evening, from 6 until 10.Slack will be Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the Short-go slated for 6 to 9 p.m.General admission tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 7 to 12, and children under 6 free.

NPC student art show and sale

by erobinson
The annual NPC Student Art Show and Sale culminates with a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Talon Gallery, Aspen Center, Show Low – White Mountain Campus.