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NPC Board Welcomes New Trustees, Honors Outgoing Trustees

NPC Board Welcomes New Trustees, Honors Outgoing Trustees

November 30, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, President's Office

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, November 30. Items for report included recognition of outgoing board members, introduction of newly elected board members and an update from the NPC Foundation. The Board welcomed new hire Jennifer Hughes, administrative specialist III for the nursing program. The November Student of the Month was Cassie Dean. Dean is a criminal justice student nominated by her instructor, Martin White. She is a single mom who enrolled at NPC after being laid off as an airplane mechanic. White, along with instructor, Christopher Thrasher both raved about her work-ethic and performance in the classroom.

NPC Board Welcomes New Trustees, Honors Outgoing Trustees
Ivers Appointed to State Nursing Board

Ivers Appointed to State Nursing Board

November 18, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, nursing

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Dean of Nursing, Janice Ivers was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) earlier this month by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Her appointment expires October 1, 2020. The board was established by the Arkansas Legislature more than 100 years ago and is responsible for “developing standards for safe nursing care, approval of nursing schools and regulating licenses to practice nursing,” according to the ASBN website. Ivers is passionate about nursing and has been in the field for more than 33 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Central Arkansas.

Ivers Appointed to State Nursing Board
MLT Program Receives 10 Year Accreditation

MLT Program Receives 10 Year Accreditation

November 17, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, health sciences

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s (NPC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program was awarded a ten-year continuing accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) last month, the maximum award given by the organization. The accrediting review process is a long and intensive cycle which includes a comprehensive self-study report, and a site visit of the program which took place last spring. Program faculty must provide a summary of the last five years of annual reporting data, explanation of assessment strategies, continuous quality improvement methods, and graduate and employer feedback.

MLT Program Receives 10 Year Accreditation
PTK Studies Prostheses

PTK Studies Prostheses

November 17, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, student services

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College’s (NPC) honors society, Alpha Beta Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), hosted People, Pictures, Prostheses: The Possibilities Tuesday evening. The event was part of an annual Honors in Action project. This chapter's goal is to bring community awareness to the evolution of these engineered, life-enhancing products. PTK President, Howard Cheresnick said, “The project is intended to raise awareness of prostheses and how they have evolved over the years, as well as how they have changed people's lives in our community.”

PTK Studies Prostheses
NPC Art Student Featured at River Valley Arts Center

NPC Art Student Featured at River Valley Arts Center

November 17, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, communication arts

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) art student Carol Sheets has been invited to exhibit her work at the River Valley Arts Center during the month of December. An opening reception will be held December 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. Sheets won “Best of Show” during the Collegiate Art Competition earlier this year for her portrait, “Best Friends,” which featured her granddaughter Micah and her dog, Piper. Sheets earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education from Henderson State University. She spent 31 years teaching secondary and elementary education in the Garland County area. Upon retirement, she enrolled at NPC to pursue an interest in the subject of art.

NPC Art Student Featured at River Valley Arts Center

NPC Singers Host Fall Concert

November 16, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, communication arts

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) choral ensemble, the NPC Singers, will host a fall concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. The choir will perform "A Wealth of Common Song" and the program will feature folk music from Scotland, Ireland, England and Canada. Local flutist Shelley Martin will be featured on an arrangement of the Irish ballad "Carrickfergus" for choir and flute. Pianist Lowella Cherry will accompany the choir.

NPC Singers Host Fall Concert

Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 16, 2016
tags: campus closings, press release, 2016, November 2016

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Saturday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. No classes will be held Monday, November 21 through Saturday, November 26. Campus will resume regular hours on Monday, November 28. Registration for spring semester is now open. Classes begin Wednesday, January 11.

Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
 NPC Earns Military Friendly® Schools Designation

NPC Earns Military Friendly® Schools Designation

November 14, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, veteran services

Hot Springs, AR – National Park College (NPC) announced that it earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation during the Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. Hot Springs High School NJROTC provided the presentation of the colors for the event. NPC veteran student, James Clark, retired from the U.S. Marine Corps sang the National Anthem. The NPC Student Government Association provided coffee and donuts for attendees. Rick Martin and Gene Rasuer represented the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10483 in Hot Springs Village. Guest speaker, Lt. Colonel Joel Lynch addressed the crowd.

NPC Earns Military Friendly® Schools Designation

National Park College Announces Summer Dean’s List and President’s List

November 09, 2016
tags: press release, academics, 2016, November 2016, President's Office

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Office of Student Affairs released the Dean’s List and President’s list for the Summer 2016 semester. Thirty-eight students were named to the Dean’s List and twenty-nine students were named to the President’s List. Students on the Dean’s List must maintain a minimum of a 3.25 semester GPA and a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Students on the President’s List must maintain a minimum of a 3.6 semester GPA and a 3.6 cumulative GPA.

National Park College Announces Summer Dean’s List and President’s List
Respiratory Therapy Students Receive Scholarship Awards

Respiratory Therapy Students Receive Scholarship Awards

November 08, 2016
tags: health sciences, 2016, November 2016, campus news

The Respiratory Therapy students along with the faculty (Program Director Paul Lowe, DCE Holly Dean, and Dr. Chuck Burke) attended the annual Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care state meeting held at the Hot Springs Hotel and Spa and Convention Center, September 28-September 30. The meeting covers state of the art principles for providing care to patients with cardiac and respiratory disease. During the awards ceremony Respiratory Therapy students (left to right) Katie Powell and Lauren Stewart were each given the Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care Scholarship Awards.

Respiratory Therapy Students Receive Scholarship Awards
Yamaha Donates Motor to NPC Marine Technology Program

Yamaha Donates Motor to NPC Marine Technology Program

November 08, 2016
tags: technical professional, campus news, 2016, November 2016

Yamaha Service Advisor, Richard Sivils and Marine Technology Instructor, Delmar Hunter pictured with a motor donated by Yamaha last month. Yamaha donated the motor, 2 powerheads and propellers to the NPC Marine Program.

Yamaha Donates Motor to NPC Marine Technology Program
 Geology Class Unearths Fossil at Lake Ouachita

Geology Class Unearths Fossil at Lake Ouachita

November 08, 2016
tags: press release, 2016, November 2016, math science

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Students in Dr. George Maxey’s Geology class participated in a field trip in October. The class discovered graptolite fossils in the Womble formation west of Checkerboard Point on Lake Ouachita. Maxey explained that the graptolites were preserved as a carbon imprint at the bottom of the Tethys Sea, which no longer exists. “Plate tectonics closed the ancient sea and scraped the sediments off the bottom of the sea floor and folded the sediments up and onto what is present day Arkansas - forming the Ouachita Mountains. The upper folds eroded away leaving the roots of the mountains that are exposed at present,” said Maxey.

Geology Class Unearths Fossil at Lake Ouachita
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