College News

Board approves transition team

by erobinson
A team of seven Northland Pioneer College employees from various locations and divisions will serve on a team to assist in the transition to a new president following the retirement of Dr. Jeanne Swarthout in June 2018. The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board approved the team members during its regular monthly meeting, October 17, in Holbrook.

Cosmetology, Nail Tech openings

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Start training for your new career as a cosmetologist or nail technician weekdays this spring at Northland Pioneer College locations in Show Low, Winslow or St. Johns.“This spring, we have openings in our Introduction to Cosmetology course at all three locations, and in our Nail Technician program in Show Low,” said Chloe Reidhead, chair of the cosmetology program. “Enrollment information, including state-mandated required documentation, is available at all three cosmetology centers, or from NPC academic advisers.

Ron Goulet Publishes 10 Books of Poetry

by erobinson
By Dennis Durband, NPC Staff WriterSHOW LOW — As a compilation of the poetry he’s written over the last 30 years, Northland Pioneer College Emeritus Professor Ron Goulet recently published 10 books on Amazon Kindle. A self-described “Picasso of poetry,” Goulet spent the past two years organizing and editing the 10 books and also published them through his own company, Goulet-Hart. 

NALETA Recruit Sanchez honored

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Navajo County Sheriff K.C. Clark, right, presents a Meritorious Service Award to NPC's Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA) Recruit Krystopher Sanchez for his actions at the scene of a fatal train-vehicle accident at the S.R. 77 crossing in Holbrook on Sunday, August 20.

EagleFest highlights NPC programs

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HOLBROOK —  Interactive booths and demonstrations will spotlight Northland Pioneer College programs, offerings and student activities during EagleFest on Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd. This is a free event, with fun activities for the whole family, plus live music and free food.

Nursing and Allied Health Career & Education Fairs

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Northland Pioneer College’s Career Services and ARIZONA@WORK – Northeastern Arizona Innovative Workforce Solutions are hosting Nursing and Allied Health Career & Education Fairs on Tuesday, October 24, at NPC's Winslow – Little Colorado Campus, and Wednesday, October 25, at NPC’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs.

Self Defense for Women

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SHOW LOW — Women can increase their awareness of personal safety and build self confidence in their ability to defend themselves by participating in a Self Defense for Women noncredit workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Friday, October 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Learning Center, room 108. There is a $20 fee for the workshop (reference STC 099x 53).

Board adopts new mission, vision, values statements

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Emphasizing Northland Pioneer College’s learner-centered environment, revised mission, vision and values statements were approved by the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during their regular monthly meeting on September 19.

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, October 7, 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.

5th Annual Pedal the Petrified

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This year’s Pedal the Petrified, a tour bicycle ride through the Petrified Forest National Park, on Saturday, September 16, raised over $40,000 for Northland Pioneer College student scholarships, more than tripling the amount raised since 2014.

Empty Bowls ‘Make-a-Thons’

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SHOW LOW — One in four households in Navajo County and one in three households in Apache County are considered food insecure. Feeding® America estimates over 46,500 people in these two counties fall below the 185 percent poverty level for SNAP and other nutrition program eligibility.Northland Pioneer College’s Fine Arts Department is hosting two “Make-a-Thons” on Friday, Sept.