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Lotus Club Awards Scholarships to NPC Students

Lotus Club Awards Scholarships to NPC Students

August 23, 2017
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: 2017, August 2017, press release, development, newsletter

National Park College (NPC) students Kelli LaRue and Dianna Mikkelsen were awarded scholarships from the Lotus Club this week.

Lotus Club Awards Scholarships to NPC Students
Ogden Golf Scramble

Ogden Golf Scramble

May 11, 2017
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: 2017, May 2017, press advisory, development

National Park College (NPC) will host the 18th annual Bill Ogden Memorial Golf Scramble Thursday, May 25 at 9 a.m. at the Hot Springs Country Club.

Ogden Golf Scramble
Van Davis 5K Tops $50,000 for Endowment

Van Davis 5K Tops $50,000 for Endowment

February 23, 2017
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: 2017, February 2017, press release, development, newsletter

National Park College (NPC) hosted the fifth annual Van Davis Memorial 5K Run/Walk Saturday. To date the event has raised more than $50,000 for the Van Davis Memorial Scholarship endowment.

Van Davis 5K Tops $50,000 for Endowment
NPC Announces Van Davis Memorial Scholarship Recipient

NPC Announces Van Davis Memorial Scholarship Recipient

January 23, 2017
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, 2017, January 2017, development, newsletter

The National Park College (NPC) Foundation announced the recipient of the 2017 Van Davis Memorial Scholarship. Rachel Garner was awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

NPC Announces Van Davis Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Newman Establishes Endowment for Nursing Students

Newman Establishes Endowment for Nursing Students

December 13, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: scholarships, press release, 2016, December 2016, development, nursing

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Foundation received a $15,000 endowment for the Garry G. Newman Pay it Forward Nursing Scholarship Fund last month. Newman is retired from the United States Marine Corps. He said, “I have had a full and eventful life, with many occupations and extensive world travel. I wish to lend a helping hand to others so they may also prosper.” The scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2017 to a graduate of Fountain Lake High School entering the registered nursing or licensed practical nursing program at NPC. The recipient must have completed the Medical Professions/Health Sciences program through the National Park Technology Center.

Newman Establishes Endowment for Nursing Students
VFW Awards New Scholarship

VFW Awards New Scholarship

December 07, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: scholarships, press release, 2016, December 2016, development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) veteran student, James Clark was awarded the first $1000 Veterans Education Assistance scholarship from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10483 last month. Clark is working toward a degree in criminal justice and works on campus in the Veteran’s Center. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years and completed seven tours of duty. He was deployed to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Afghanistan and three tours in Iraq. He has four children.

VFW Awards New Scholarship
Military Service Scholarship

Military Service Scholarship

October 28, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: scholarships, press release, 2016, October 2016, development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) student, Nick Cullen received the Military Service Scholarship this semester. The $1000 scholarship is provided by Bob and June Luciew of Hot Springs Village. The Luciews are committed to helping students who have served in the armed forces complete their education. Mr. Luciew served in the U.S. Navy and Mrs. Luciew had a career as a registered nurse. They established a $50,000 endowment in 2014 after attending an NPC graduation ceremony where they witnessed a large number of veteran students stand and be recognized. Mrs. Luciew said, “I just knew we had to do something to contribute. These men and women have sacrificed so much for all of us. Helping them complete a degree and move into a career path is the least we can do. He has offered his appreciation for the scholarship, but we would like to say ‘thank you’ to him for his service to our country.”

Military Service Scholarship
PEO Chapter CH Helps Student Find Her Path to Physics

PEO Chapter CH Helps Student Find Her Path to Physics

October 21, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, 2016, October 2016, development, scholarships

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter CH scholarship was awarded to Stevie Renee Wells this semester. The $1000 scholarship is dedicated for non-traditional female students who may have been over looked by other scholarships. Wells graduated a year early from Lake Hamilton High School, earning a full academic scholarship to Arkansas Tech University (ATU). After struggling to connect with a major and working full time, she lost her scholarship and dropped out of college. Wells spent years in the workforce where she was able to understand her strengths and weaknesses and identify her passion for math and science.

PEO Chapter CH Helps Student Find Her Path to Physics
Students Awarded Mahlon Grigsby Scholarship

Students Awarded Mahlon Grigsby Scholarship

October 14, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: scholarships, press release, 2016, October 2016, development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Two National Park College (NPC) students received the Mahlon Grigsby Scholarship this semester. The $2000 scholarship was awarded to Keanna Peck and Riley Goad. Both Peck and Goad are studying criminal justice at NPC and attended the dedication of the newly named Legacy Hall Thursday. Pictured left are Riley Goad and Keanna Peck beside Mahlon Grigsby’s plaque inside the building. Peck is from a military family and has traveled the world. She believes her diverse experiences will help her with her dream to serve children in the juvenile justice system. She has served as a volunteer intern with the Garland County Juvenile Court and is active on campus working with TRiO student support services and student ambassadors. Goad chose criminal justice because of his father’s influence as a police officer. His dream is to use his career in law enforcement to save lives and make the world a better place every day. He serves as Vice President of the Student Government Association and says “hard work” is what he loves more than anything.

Students Awarded Mahlon Grigsby Scholarship
Hawthorne Scholarship Changes Lives

Hawthorne Scholarship Changes Lives

October 07, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: scholarships, press release, 2016, October 2016, development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Four National Park College (NPC) students received the Bob and Doris Hawthorne Scholarship this semester. The $1250 scholarship was awarded to Cristian Navarrete, Katherine Hardister, Jamie Lynn and Alyssa Clayton. The Hawthornes are passionate about giving back to the Hot Springs community and have chosen to do that by helping students who want to improve their lives with education. They established an endowment in 2009 and have since awarded over 20 scholarships worth approximately $30,000 to NPC students. Director of Development, Sara Brown said, “I first met the Hawthornes when they were looking for ways to help students in our area. They adopted Hot Springs and the surrounding area as their home. They love Hot Springs and were so excited to help make that extra difference that our students often need to be successful. They stated that they wanted to provide help in the region in which they live and help ‘those who want to go further’.”

Hawthorne Scholarship Changes Lives
Diamond Lakes Defenders Announce Scholarship Award

Diamond Lakes Defenders Announce Scholarship Award

August 11, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, social science, 2016, August 2016, development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) criminal justice student, Keanna Peck has been selected to receive the Diamond Lakes Defender First Response scholarship this year. Peck is entering her second year in the criminal justice program at NPC. She is passionate about pursuing a career in law and hopes to use her skills to help troubled youth though juvenile court. She has worked as an intern for the Garland County Juvenile Court, and recently completed a summer internship with Congressman Bruce Westerman in Washington, D.C. The $500 award was presented to Peck Tuesday by members of the Diamond Lakes Defender Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Paul Calcagno, president, Harold Woody, treasurer, and Mike and Linda Roberts, members. The Defenders Motorcycle Club began in 2004 and includes chapters all over the United States. Members are active and retired law enforcement, military, emergency services and public safety personnel.

Diamond Lakes Defenders Announce Scholarship Award
Les Warren Elected Foundation Chair

Les Warren Elected Foundation Chair

July 21, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
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
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