Student Spotlight

Outstanding Graduate Associate of General Studies

Emily Evans

Graduate

Show Low – White Mountain Campus

 

Emily Evans wants to design and perfect prosthetic hands. This goal doesn’t come from a whim or a fascination; Evans wants to learn everything she can about hands so that she can potentially design one for her mother.

Outstanding Graduate - Associate of Science

Kevin Puckett

Graduate

Show Low – White Mountain Campus

 

Kevin Puckett knew that being homeschooled and starting college with a GED was different. Noticing the differences between the two learning environments, Puckett was hesitant at first, but has worked through the obstacles of obtaining a degree and is now the 2014 outstanding graduate with an Associate of Science (AS) degree.

Outstanding Graduate - Associate of Business

Jessie Wann

Graduate

Show Low – White Mountain Campus

 

In 2005 after seeing the cancer that struck her father go into remission, Jessie Wann and her father decided it was time for a vacation. The father-daughter duo went on to see over 200 bands in one summer. It was during that time Wann found her passion for music and set her sights on her dream, to land a job in the music industry.

Running as a good example

Steven Ovah

Starting 2nd Year

Hopi Center

 

Alongside 36,000 other runners, Steven Ovah, a current student at Northland Pioneer College, ran in an event not many get to do, run in the Boston Marathon.

Outstanding Graduate - Associate of Arts

Rachael Murphy

Second Year

White Mountain Campus

 

“The physical exhaustion that I felt while attending classes was overwhelming, but I knew that in the end it would be worth it,” says Rachael Murphy. Murphy, who is a mother of two sons, a local volunteer, marathon runner, and this year’s outstanding graduate for the Associate of Arts degree has plenty of reasons for being physically exhausted. Reasons aside, Murphy has been able to overcome many obstacles to pursue her dream of obtaining a degree.

Making the most of your situation

Kyle Nowell

Second Year

Show Low & Snowflake campuses

 

Actor, producer, video technician, club officer, these are only a handful of the many roles that Kyle Nowell has assumed while being a student at Northland Pioneer College.

Eagle Club President

Damien Jim

Second Year

Painted Desert Campus - Holbrook

 

Damien Jim knew that to achieve his dream of becoming a professional graphic designer, he needed to start his educational path as soon as possible. One year ago was when Jim decided it was important to choose NPC first to help develop the graphic design skills he needed for attending a university.

2013-14 SGA President

Lorin Jessup

First Year

Show Low – White Mountain Campus

 

Lorin Jessup has a passion for leadership. “I’m willing to go out there and fix things, I’m comfortable with people looking up to me and asking me how I can help.” With those skills in mind, becoming the 2013-2014 president of the NPC Student Government Association seemed like a natural fit for Jessup.

Giving back to her community

Beth Harbold

2nd Year Nursing

Winslow – Little Colorado Campus

 

Beth Harbold believes in giving back to her community. That’s why she enrolled in NPC’s Nursing program to upgrade her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) skills to become a Registered Nurse (RN) specializing in pediatric special needs.

Meet the NPC AAS Outstanding Graduate

Victor Love

Class of 2013

Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus

 

This Snowflake dad of four grown daughters found it “a little intimidating” when first enrolling at NPC, but credits The Learning Center (TLC) for helping him adjust to college by refreshing skills he’d learned many years before.