College News

NPC begins consolidating operations

by erobinson
 Northland Pioneer College may be consolidating district administrative operations to the Painted Desert Campus in Holbrook as part of a budget reduction plan presented to the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during their Jan. 19 monthly meeting.

Drastic state aid cuts result in renewed focus on NPC's mission

by erobinson
By NPC President Dr. Jeanne SwarthoutAs the budget conditions at the state level continue to deteriorate, so has the funding situation for Arizona community colleges. Community colleges in counties rural, such as NPC, are seeing funding reductions that vastly outstrip those located in relatively well-developed urban areas. NPC and other community colleges located in economically underdeveloped counties are more reliant on state aid than urban ones as a result of lower local property tax values.

The Beaux' Stratagem performances in February

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department brings the 300-year-old romantic comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem to the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus Performing Arts Center for dinner theatre performances on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, at 6 p.m. and show-only presentations Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18 through 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Concealed Weapons Classes

by erobinson
Two-day state-certified Basic Concealed Weapon Permit classes will be offered Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 & 7  at Northland Pioneer College's Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main. Tuition is $52, plus a $28 course fee. This does not include the DPS application fee. Students must be at least 21-years-old to enroll in this course. Enrollment is limited to 10 students, so early registration is encouraged.

"Look Good…Feel Better" program expands

by erobinson
Now offered in Show Low, Whiteriver and St. JohnsNPC Cosmetology instructors provide free, private ‘Look Good … Feel Better’ services to cancer patientsCosmetology instructors from Northland Pioneer College are offering free, confidential services to female cancer patients through the “Look Good … Feel Better” program on the last Monday of each month at three different NPC locations in Show Low, Whiteriver and St. Johns. The next session will be Feb. 22, 2010.

NPC offers composting workshop

by erobinson
Whether you want to reduce your kitchen waste or compost your leaves, you can learn the art of composting in a non-credit workshop on Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus.

NPC offers social networking workshops

by erobinson
Learn what the social media buzz is all about in two non-credit Saturday workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus.

Upholstery classes return to NPC

by erobinson
After a semester’s hiatus, Northland Pioneer College is again offering upholstery classes on Tuesday evenings, from 6 until 10, starting Jan. 12, at the Show Low – White Mountain Campus.

NPC offering guitar classes

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College’s Community Education Division is offering beginning and intermediate guitar classes in Holbrook, Snowflake and Show Low starting the week of Jan. 11.

Hula classes begin Jan. 11

by erobinson
Learn the hand, foot and body movements of traditional hula dances in beginning and intermediate classes beginning Monday, Jan. 11, at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus.

Bender, Cureton, Hatch named to All-Arizona Academic Team

by erobinson
Brittany Bender, Erin Cureton and Brandy Hatch will receive two-year tuition waivers to the state’s three public universities as Northland Pioneer College representatives on the 2010 All-Arizona Academic Team.