Seward Named Outstanding Faculty Member

Jennifer Seward holding her Outstanding Faculty plaque.National Park College (NPC) named assistant professor of Digital and Media Arts Jennifer Seward as the Outstanding Faculty for 2021.

Seward is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in graphic design. She is currently working on her Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in communication design at Texas State University. “I work with some amazing, hard-working people and am honored to be recognized among them,” stated Seward.

Previously, Seward worked as a production designer in Fayetteville before moving to the bay area where she worked as a layout and web designer for a renewable energy research and development company. She later returned to Arkansas and worked in newspaper design. She went on to earn her nontraditional teaching license and taught public school art and business technology in Mulberry, Arkansas.

After moving to Hot Springs in 2011, she taught Advertising and Design for NPC’s high school technology program. In 2019, Seward transitioned to the post-secondary side of education to teach digital and media arts for NPC.

“NPC is a community, a family, and somewhere I knew that I wanted to belong. I love what I do. I love seeing my students grow and achieve. I especially love that NPC provides an environment that fosters such growth and success in their faculty as well,” stated Seward.

Seward credits her colleagues and her students for this award. “I have some amazing students who have worked just as hard along with me this year. These 2021 graduates are the first group of Digital and Media Arts students to graduate with their AAS. These students have helped build and develop this program along with me, and I really could not have achieved all that I have without them.”