College News

Basic pistol class

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SHOW LOW — Basic gun safety training required to obtain a concealed weapon permit is being offered on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge.

Cybersecurity Program Open House

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SHOW LOW — Almost daily there are news reports of another major security breech at a major retailer, financial institution or governmental agency, exposing personal information about thousands of people to potential fraud.Protecting an organization’s network, computers and data is the job of information security specialists. Yet, in the United States, there are currently over 200,000 unfilled information security jobs, with a projected worldwide shortfall of 1.5 million openings by 2019.

Newest Members of NPC's Grounds Crew

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These elk spent Monday at the Show Low campus, doing weed control in the Navajo Pines Wash, on the east end of campus. The wildlife were attracting lots of paparazzi.

Friends & Family raises $22,424

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“It really IS a few caring people who change the world!” commented Betsyann Wilson, executive director of Northland Pioneer College Friends and Family, at the conclusion of Arizona Gives Day on Tuesday, April 4. The nonprofit alliance received $22,424 in 89 unique donations during the one-day fundraising campaign. “In the last two minutes, we were bumped from third to fifth place in the small nonprofits, knocking us out of a $10,000 bonus from the event’s corporate sponsors,” added Wilson.

Skills USA Region 3 Competition Winners

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Photos from the Regional competition can be viewed and downloaded from our Photo Gallery.

NPC presents "Machinal"

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SNOWFLAKE/TAYLOR – What drove Ruth Snyder, a seemingly innocuous Long Island housewife, to conspire with her lover, Judd Gray, to murder her husband?The murder trial created a media frenzy that did not abate until the electric chair executions of the two defendants in January 1928. Snyder was the first woman executed in New York State in the 20th century.

Financial Report earns national award

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CHICAGO — For the third year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Navajo County Community College District for its third comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 2016.

Volunteers sought for Presidential Search Team

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Volunteers from throughout Navajo County are being recruited by the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board to serve on the search committee for the next president for Northland Pioneer College.The board officially launched the presidential search during their March 21 regular monthly meeting in Holbrook, adopting a tentative timeline and requesting designated search process funding in the upcoming year’s budget. Current President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout plans to retire in June 2018.

Cosmetology accepting applications

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Are you a cut above the rest? Northland Pioneer College is now accepting students for its Introduction to Cosmetology course this fall in Show Low, Winslow and St. Johns. Fall cosmetology classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Janice Cortina honored

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Janice Cortina, an Adult Basic Education (ABE) instructor at Northland Pioneer College since 2007, was recently selected as a runner-up for this year’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award by the Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE), a 15,000-member professional organization recognizing excellence among adult education and literacy practitioners.

Community & Veterans Career Fairs

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Interested in a career transition or learning more about educational opportunities, internships or employment prospects?Northland Pioneer College’s Career Services and ARIZONA@WORK – Northeastern Arizona Innovative Workforce Solutions are hosting free Community and Veterans Career Fairs at three NPC locations during Career Fair Week activities, March 28 – 30.