College News

54 complete NPC Fire Science training

by erobinson
Eight local fire departments welcomed 54 graduates of Northland Pioneer College's Fire Science program during a completer's ceremony on May 5 at the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus.

NPC Board cuts tax rate 16.2%

by erobinson
The total property tax rate for Navajo County residents to provide higher educational services will be reduced by 16.2 percent, or 21.96 cents per $100 of net assessed valuation, for the upcoming academic year.The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board set the tax rate and adopted next year's budget that is reduced 10.6 percent from the current year following public hearings on Tuesday, May 19. No comments were received during the hearings.

Board recognizes three retiring employees

by erobinson
Three retiring Northland Pioneer College employees – West Rabe, Itka Troutman and Heidi Fulcher – were honored for their combined 76 years of service at the May 19, 2009 regular monthly meeting of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board.NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout, in accordance with NPC Procedure 2776, conferred Meritorious Service to Rabe and Troutman and Administrator Emeritus status to Fulcher.

Solar Cooking & Sustainability Workshop, June 5 & 6

by erobinson
Harness the power of the sun for cooking, water heating and sustainability using techniques garnered from a two-day Solar Cooking & Sustainability Workshop, Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus.Instructors Monty Cunningham, Amber Faith and Clark Hockabout will share techniques for utilizing solar energy and help participants create three solar cookers to take home.

United Way recognizes NPC contributions

by Anonymous
Northland Pioneer College received two awards from the United Way of Northern Arizona, Northeast Chapter, at its recent recognition luncheon. The Building Block Award was presented in appreciation of the college helping build a stronger community by more than tripling last year's campaign contributions. Trudy Bender, NPC's head librarian, and Stephanie Holliday, Whiteriver Center manager, coordinated the United Way campaign that brought in $8,318.00.

NPC celebrates student success at 35th Commencement, May 16

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College will mark its 35th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at the Show Low School District Auditorium, 500 W. Old Linden Road.Admission to the ceremony, which begins at 1 P.M., is restricted to individuals with reserved seat tickets. Doors to the auditorium open at Noon.

NPC scholarship fundraising event a great success

by Anonymous
By Rose Kreher, NPC Staff WriterArea residents and businesses opened their hearts and their wallets in support of Northland Pioneer College students at the recent NPC Foundation Art & Artifacts Auction. Despite the flagging economy, more than 70 persons attended the May 2 college foundation fundraiser that brought in $13,300, the second highest total in the auction's 13-year history.

2 diplomas in one week for Eric Sample

by Anonymous
Many area high school students are taking advantage of Northland Pioneer College programs that allow them to earn college credits while still in high school. Holbrook student Eric Sample is an outstanding example. He graduates May 23 from Holbrook High School, but the week before he will have marched with his classmates at the NPC commencement ceremonies and received an Associate of Applied Science degree as well.

NPC switching to a 4-day workweek

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College offices will be converting to a four-day workweek for the summer months, May 18 through Aug. 14.NPC offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Campus libraries will be open 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, once summer classes begin on June 1. Other facilities will be open as needed for weekend and evening classes.

"Food for Fines" collects 351 items for local charities

by erobinson
Local charities received 351 non-perishable food items as a result of the "Food for Fines" campaign during National Library Week, April 12-18, sponsored by the Northland Pioneer College libraries.

Summer session registration underway

by erobinson
A wide variety of general education transfer courses, career and technical classes and personal interest workshops are being offered this summer at Northland Pioneer College locations throughout Navajo and Apache counties.Most summer classes begin the week of June 1. However, some classes start as early as May 19. Students should check the class schedule, at www.npc.edu, or stop by their local NPC campus or center to discuss educational goals with an academic adviser.