College News

$1.5 million telecommunications upgrade approved

by erobinson
The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board approved the second phase of a $1.5 million telecommunications system upgrade and the purchase of additional security software during a special meeting on Friday, July 28.

Guardians of the Galaxy subbing for Wonder Woman

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Superheroes have very busy schedules – appearances on late-night TV talk shows, comic book signings, personal appearances, and their regular superhero duties.Well, Wonder Woman’s film agent messed up and didn’t get her on-screen appearance for Northland Pioneer College’s FREE Movie Night on Friday, August 25, on her iCalendar. After calling in a few favorites, the Guardians of the Galaxy agreed to fill in for her.

Pharmacy Technician Training this fall

by erobinson
In just four months, you could be working as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) working in a retail or hospital pharmacy.Northland Pioneer College’s Pharmacy Technician Training course, offered in Winslow, Snowflake and Whiteriver this fall, will prepare you for the national certification exam, required by most employers in this fast-paced healthcare field. CPhT training also provides a foundation for additional studies to become a registered pharmacist.

Discovering Dinosaurs

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College will become the first community college in Arizona to offer an undergraduate paleontology course about dinosaurs in the fall of 2017.

New Cybersecurity Program

by erobinson
Every moment, of every day, there are unseen defenders of our personal information thwarting the efforts of cyberterrorists and cybercriminals to access and use that information to destroy our personal lives, our economy and our freedoms.

Fall Construction Skills classes

by erobinson
A skilled construction worker knows more than how to hammer a nail into a piece of wood. You can start learning the skills needed for national certification in various construction trades this fall at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low, Snowflake, Whiteriver and Holbrook locations.

Auditions set for fall musical production

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE/TAYLOR – Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department is conducting auditions for November performances of 9 to 5, the Musical on Tuesday and Thursday, August 15 and 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. on both nights, at the NPC Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St.

Scholarships to 10 Nursing Students

by erobinson
Ten first- and second-year students in the Northland Pioneer College Associate Degree in Nursing program received $1,000 each to assist them with tuition, books and other expenses related to their educational goals for the 2017-2018 academic year.This scholarship program, now in its third year, was made possible through the generous backing of Summit Healthcare and Frontier Communications.

Board selects firm, team members

by erobinson
HOLBROOK — A consulting firm and community and college employee members for a Presidential Search Team were approved by the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during the regular monthly meeting on June 20 in Holbrook.R.H. Perry, based out of North Carolina, exhibited the higher education presidential search experience desired to guide the Search Team to find a replacement for Dr. Jeanne Swarthout, Northland Pioneer College’s seventh president, who has announced plans to retire in June 2018. R.H.

Digital Marketing Extravaganza

by erobinson
Everyone in the northeastern Arizona region interested in learning more about dynamic digital marketing strategies can benefit from an extraordinary opportunity in Show Low, July 12. That’s the day that Ron Cates, “the grandfather of email marketing” and a social media pioneer, will present Digital Marketing Extravaganza for Rural Businesses. This presentation by Cates will benefit people in area businesses, who will learn four ways to maximize digital marketing.

Top scholars named for Spring '17

by erobinson
Academic excellence by Northland Pioneer College students is now earning additional recognition on the President’s or Dean’s lists.There were 147 students named to the President's List and 145 to the Dean's List. There were 5,869 students enrolled during the spring 2017 semester at the 9 NPC locations and online.