College News

Youth, adult guitar classes

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Have fun acquiring a basic understanding of music while learning to play a most delightful musical instrument – the guitar – in noncredit Northland Pioneer College classes in Show Low starting in June.

Summer registration underway

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Registration is now underway for summer classes at all nine Northland Pioneer College locations. Most classes begin June 4, with many general education classes, required for most degrees or certificates, being offered on the college’s interactive instructional networks.NPC’s general education course credits transfer to Arizona’s public universities and other community colleges. NPC’s summer tuition is half price, just $36 per credit, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in tuition.

STEM Van helps launch summer reading program

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WINSLOW — Tomorrow’s greatest medical breakthrough or scientific discovery may be locked inside the brain of a Winslow youngster. Unlock the wonders of scientific discovery on Tuesday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to Noon, when the Northland Pioneer College STEM Experience Van visits the Winslow Public Library, 420 W. Gilmore St., to kick off the summer reading program.

Students benefit from golfer's swings

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A fun day on the Silver Creek Golf Course in one of the season’s first tournaments will provide much-needed scholarships to Northland Pioneer College students. The nonprofit NPC Friends & Family organization sponsored the annual scholarship tournament on Saturday, April 28.

Meet & Greets with New President

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Community members will have two opportunities to meet and get to know new Northland Pioneer College President Mark Vest on Thursday, May 17, at the Winslow campus, 1400 E. Third St., and on Tuesday, May 22, at the Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs. Both meet & greets will be in the campus’ Learning Center from 4 until 6 p.m. Additional sessions in other communities served by the college are in the planning stages.

Cosmetology program accepting students for fall

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Help others feel better about themselves by applying your creativity through hair, skin and nail care, and makeup application. Hone those talents and gain a better understanding of beauty and wellness by enrolling in the Cosmetology program this fall at Northland Pioneer College.“We have totally revised our instructional program to prepare students for licensure as a hairstylist, nail technician or cosmetologist,” said Chloe Fagotti, chair of the program.

44th Commencement Ceremony, May 12

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Northland Pioneer College celebrates its 44th Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 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 Board adopts preliminary budget

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With uncertainty of the state’s contribution to operating expenses, the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board adopted a preliminary budget for the next fiscal year predicated on a maximum tax levy and conservative budgeting.Formal adoption of the budget and tax levy will follow public hearings on Tuesday, May 15. The final budget can be reduced, but not increased from the preliminary figures presented during the public hearings. The preliminary budget is viewable on the college’s website.

Truth in Taxation & Budget Hearings

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HOLBROOK — The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board will conduct Truth in Taxation and budget public hearings on the 2018–19 Northland Pioneer College budget and district primary property tax levy on Tuesday, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. (M.S.T.) in the Painted Desert Campus Tiponi Community Center Conference Room, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd. in Holbrook.

Swarthout named AWHE Woman of the Year

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FLAGSTAFF — Retiring Northland Pioneer College President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout will be honored as the 2018 Woman of the Year at this year’s conference of Arizona Women in Higher Education, May 31 and June 1, at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.The honor recognizes her “leadership, innovation and service on behalf of the state’s community colleges. Her advocacy and guidance have been essential to the success of many different initiatives benefiting community college students throughout the state.

NPC's CAFR earns excellence award

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CHICAGO — For the fourth 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 fourth comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 2017.