College News

Outstanding FWS honorees

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Four students are winners of the 2009-2010 NPC Outstanding Federal Work study (FWS) awards.Rebekkah Wilson (right), pictured with her supervisor and nominator Deena Gillespie, worked in Records & Registration at both Holbrook and during the move to Painted Desert Campus.

Higher Learning Commission continues NPC’s accreditation

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 Northland Pioneer College has successfully met the five core components for continued accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. An evaluation team visited NPC in October. The commission formally adopted the team’s recommendation in May.

Julie Holtan, Scott Gentry present recital

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Mezzo-soprano Julie Anna Holtan and pianist Scott Gentry will present a recital of art songs, operatic arias, and classical selections on Saturday, June 5, 7 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus. Joining in the recital will be NPC vocal music student Cherice Graham, accompanied by Dolores Owens, and Scott’s wife and fellow music teacher, Jeanie.

NPC Small Business Center honored

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The Northland Pioneer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was awarded the prestigious Service Excellence and Innovation Award at the 17th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon, May 20, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

New pathway for bachelor degrees for NPC students

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The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board authorized a new pathway for Northland Pioneer College students to complete baccalaureate degrees during a regular monthly meeting May 18 in Holbrook.

Three music workshops, May 21 & 22

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Professional pianist and music director Craig Coffman will be offering his noncredit Instant Piano or Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus on Saturday, May 22, in the Learning Center, room 111. He is also offering a new seminar, Jamming 101®, for all instrumentalists of any styles and ability levels on Friday evening, May 21, from 6:30 to 8:30.

Turn your boring walls into masterpieces

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Professional faux painter Linda Coffman will be sharing techniques to achieve fabulous walls in two noncredit workshops, Saturday, May 22, at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, in the Student Center, room 116.

11 NPC/NAVIT welders take top honors

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Welding students from Northland Pioneer College and the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) all placed in the top 25 percentile, with six of the 11 competitors finishing in the top 10 at the recent Arizona SkillsUSA competition.