College News

NPC honors top scholars

by erobinson
Academic excellence by Northland Pioneer College students is now earning additional recognition on the President's or Dean's lists."Of the 4,732 enrolled students in the spring semester, 135 students were named to the President's List and 144 to the Dean's List. Students will be receiving letters of recognition, and the honor will be noted on their transcripts for each semester earned," said Jake Hinton, Director of Enrollment Services.

NPC sponsors Book Exchanges

by erobinson
As part of Arizona Adult Literacy Week, Feb. 14-21, 2009, Northland Pioneer College's The Learning Cornerstone (TLC) will be sponsoring book exchanges for all ages at all four campus locations and the centers at Hopi and Whiteriver.Those participating in the book exchange will be allowed to take home two books for each one contributed. Organizers plan to have books, both fiction and non-fiction, available for all ages. Titles will differ by location. This is the fourth year NPC has sponsored the book exchanges.

WMC SGA hosts Super Bowl Pep Rally

by erobinson
NPC's Student Government Association will be hosting a Super Bowl Pep Rally on Thursday, January 29, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Learning Center Lobby on the Show Low – White Mountain Campus.All students, staff and faculty are invited!Pizza and soda will be provided.Show your support for the Arizona Cardinals as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 1.

NPC braces for state budget cuts

by erobinson
Board briefed on cost-saving efforts as 09-10 state budget cuts loomCost-savings through the use of upgraded technology have already begun as Northland Pioneer College braces for reductions in state aid for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2009-10."We are re-thinking our processes and will be doing business in a totally different way," NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout told members of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during the panel's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Holbrook.

Orientation classes improve GED exam success rate

by erobinson
A pilot program offering a two-part orientation before registering for the General Education Development (GED) exam administered at Northland Pioneer College and Chinle High School is improving the pass rate and reducing the number of re-takes.

Green 'Pioneers" to Share Expertise

by Anonymous
"Going green" is the new catch phrase of the day capturing the idea people should live in ways that save energy and help preserve the environment for future generations.Joseph Costion and his wife, Kim Howell-Costion, simply look at one another and shrug. "We've always lived that way," says Joseph. The popular, longtime adjunct instructors for Northland Pioneer College are getting ready to offer springtime courses in solar green house construction and in gardening techniques that extend the growing season.

Holtan, Gentry present recital Feb. 6 in Holbrook

by erobinson
Mezzo-soprano Julie Anna Holtan and pianist Scott Gentry will present a recital of Romantic classics and contemporary works by new composers on Friday, February 6, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the George Gardner Performing Arts Center at Holbrook High School.

Just Dance! Revue, Jan. 17

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College presents the fourth annual dance revue, JUST DANCE!, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus. All seats are $3. There will be a matinee at 2 and an evening performance at 7.

Pharmacy Technician Training

by erobinson
Training for high-paying certified pharmacy technician careers will be offered during the spring 2009 semester at Northland Pioneer College campuses in Show Low, Winslow and Snowflake/Taylor.

6 courses for residential caregivers

by erobinson
Improve your skills for providing residential childcare or as an early educator through six Northland Pioneer College courses this spring, with four utilizing the interactive video and multi-media classrooms to make the classes available at multiple NPC locations.