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NPC President Supports Changes to Higher Ed Funding Formula

July 29, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, July 2016, President's office

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) President, Dr. John Hogan supports the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) proposal to amend the higher education funding formula to an outcomes based model. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his support for the plan. The Governor’s office released a statement Thursday announcing details about pending changes to the higher education funding formula. The ADHE Coordinating Board met Friday and approved the Higher Education Productivity Funding Model, which includes placing an increased emphasis on completion of a degree rather than a sole focus on increasing enrollment.

NPC President Supports Changes to Higher Ed Funding Formula
Congressman Westerman Hosts Town Hall at NPC

Congressman Westerman Hosts Town Hall at NPC

July 28, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, July 2016, adult education

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Congressman Bruce Westerman hosted a public town hall meeting Thursday following National Park College’s Adult Education Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (W.A.G.E.™) advisory committee meeting. Business and community leaders met before the town hall to discuss updates about the W.A.G.E.™ program and recognized new W.A.G.E.™ partners, Representative Mickey Gates with The Stonebridge Collection, the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, and Safe Haven Women’s Shelter. Students from Shalom Women’s Shelter were recognized for earning W.A.G.E.™ certificates, including Audrey Gibson, Angel Race and Charis Smith.

Congressman Westerman Hosts Town Hall at NPC

NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

July 25, 2016
tags: 2016, July 2016, press advisory, ITC, corporate training

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College will host a Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) August 1-5. This is the second annual event for YMA which will include 25 students in sixth through eighth grade. The weeklong academy is full of activities that introduce students to numerous career opportunities in the field of manufacturing. Highlights of the week will include a robotics activity at the Mid-America Science Museum, a Lean Manufacturing Event hosted by the Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions Group, a visit from the Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit, industry tours to Alliance Rubber and AirTech Supply, and a field trip to the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA). Student teams will deliver presentations about the week to their families and friends Friday, August 5 at 2 p.m. A complete schedule is attached.

NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy
Les Warren Elected Foundation Chair

Les Warren Elected Foundation Chair

July 21, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, July 2016, development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Foundation hosted their quarterly board meeting Thursday in the Southside Student Center. Les Warren presided over his first meeting as the newly elected Foundation Board Chair. Warren was elected to the seat in April, following past Chair Raymond Wright. Foundation Vice Chair, Dennis Smith and Secretary/Treasurer, Bill Creason were also elected in April. Other members of the Foundation Board include Franklin Bass, Laryssa Blunt, Mike Bush, Caroline Campbell, Sally Carder, Brenda Cox, Denise Davis, Ted Ericson, Ann Hair, John Hogan, Bob Megahan, Don Munro, Lance Porter, Senator Bill Sample, Bryan Smith, Gary Troutman, and Representative John Vines. Warren expressed his appreciation to past Chair Raymond Wright for his vision and leadership. He presented Wright with a commemorative gavel.

Les Warren Elected Foundation Chair

Congressman Westerman to Speak At W.A.G.E.™ Meeting

July 21, 2016
tags: press advisory, 2016, July 2016, adult education

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s Adult Education Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (W.A.G.E.™) program has invited Congressman Bruce Westerman to be a special guest speaker at the advisory committee meeting Thursday, July 28 at 12:15 p.m. in the Martin Eisele Auditorium in the Fredrick M. Dierks Center for Nursing and Health Sciences. The event is open to the public. Congressman Westerman plans to discuss policy issues related to poverty, economic growth and opportunity, and health care.

Congressman Westerman to Speak At W.A.G.E.™ Meeting

NPC Talent Search Grant Renewed For Five Years

July 20, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, July 2016

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Talent Search program received a grant renewal for an additional five years. The total grant award is $1,399,200.00. NPC’s Talent Search program began in 1998 and serves six area public school districts, including, Lake Hamilton, Fountain Lake, Mountain Pine, Cutter Morning Star, Jessieville, and Hot Springs. The project is designed to meet four objectives, including identifying students with potential to attend college; encouraging students to complete high school and enter into a college program of study; and publicizing the availability of student financial assistance to students who pursue a college program of study. The program provides connections to high quality academic tutoring, assistance in high school course selection, completion of admissions and financial aid applications, guidance in high school or college re-entry, financial literacy sessions, career, personal and academic advising, cultural and college visitation trips, mentoring, and summer activities.

NPC Talent Search Grant Renewed For Five Years
Pharmacy Tech Program Graduates 19

Pharmacy Tech Program Graduates 19

July 18, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, July 2016, corporate training

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Pharmacy Technician Program hosted a recognition ceremony July 12 for its first class of graduates. Nineteen students began the program March 29 and will be recognized for completion of their 80-hour classroom training for pharmacy technician. Graduates include, Collene Atchley, Lauren Black, Kevin Bunch, Jean Carpenter, Jennifer Diaz, Richard Dunlap, Brandie Elledge, Katelyn Hunter, Jane Kowalkowski, Amanda Long, Amber Merritt, Briana Sport, Lorra Stinson, Melissa Stone, Dustin Tart, Jayme Vaughn, Melanie Wilder, Patricia Wright, and Jonathan Wykoff.

Pharmacy Tech Program Graduates 19

NPC Awarded $894k State Grant

July 14, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, July 2016, ITC

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s (NPC) Innovative Technologies Center (ITC) was awarded a Regional Workforce Implementation Grant for $894,181 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) this month. NPC received a $95,000 planning grant in October and began work to establish the ITC. The grant program was established through Act 1131 of 2015 and required institutions to submit proposals based on labor needs and skills gaps for regional employers. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet selected grant recipients based on a rigorous application process that included program need, planning, community partnerships, and budgeting.

NPC Awarded $894k State Grant
NPTC Students Attend SkillsUSA Conference

NPTC Students Attend SkillsUSA Conference

July 11, 2016
tags: 2016, July 2016, campus news, NPTC

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park Technology Center (NPTC) students recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Championships and Leadership Conference. Six students and two advisors attended the weeklong conference held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 20 – 24. Over 16,000 students, teachers and advisors representing all 50 states and US territories were present during the competitions. High school students representing the Criminal Justice and Advertising and Graphic Design programs competed in their respective contests as the Arkansas State SkillsUSA Champions.

NPTC Students Attend SkillsUSA Conference
NPTC Launches New Mobile Apps Program

NPTC Launches New Mobile Apps Program

July 10, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, July 2016, NPTC

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park Technology Center (NPTC) will launch a new Mobile Application Development (MAD) program for high school juniors and seniors this fall. The program was approved by the Arkansas Department of Career Education last spring and will include courses in mobile application design and development for both Android and iOS, syntax, algorithms and the use of APIs. MAD coursework is entirely project based and team oriented with strong focus on internships and collaboration with business and industry partners.

NPTC Launches New Mobile Apps Program

Pharmacy Tech Program Graduates 19

July 06, 2016
tags: press advisory, 2016, July 2016, corporate training

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Pharmacy Technician Program will host a recognition ceremony July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Southside Student Center. Nineteen students began the program March 29 and will be recognized for completion of their 80-hour classroom training for pharmacy technician. Graduates include, Collene Atchley, Lauren Black, Kevin Bunch, Jean Carpenter, Jennifer Diaz, Richard Dunlap, Brandie Elledge, Katelyn Hunter, Jane Kowalkowski, Amanda Long, Amber Merritt, Briana Sport, Lorra Stinson, Melissa Stone, Dustin Tart, Jayme Vaughn, Melanie Wilder, Patricia Wright, and Jonathan Wykoff.

Pharmacy Tech Program Graduates 19
NPTC Students Attend HOSA International Leadership Conference

NPTC Students Attend HOSA International Leadership Conference

July 05, 2016
tags: campus news, 2016, July 2016, NPTC

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Eight National Park Technology Center (NPTC) Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) students attended the 39th Annual Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22-26. Students qualified for the conference by competing and winning their event at the state conference in March. Approximately 10,500 students attended the national conference. HOSA affiliations are in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, Mexico, American Samoa, Canada and the District of Columbia. Students were accompanied by Susan Kelly and HOSA advisor/HSTE instructor, Relda Steelman.

NPTC Students Attend HOSA International Leadership Conference
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