Student Organizations

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Anime R U
Anime R Us is an organization for students who share an interest in anime, a style of animation originating in Japan. Members participate in anime discussions and film screenings. Members also participate in many campus student activities, often including opportunities for cosplay. Students involved in this organization also have opportunities to travel to anime conventions. For more information about the organization, please contact Susan Millerd, 501.760.4163.

Cultural Diversity Awareness Club
Purpose is to provide members and students of NPC with a better knowledge of the many cultures and heritages of our students and to make NPC aware of the needs of those students. For more information, contact Linda Franklin at 760-4132.

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
Our campus HOSA chapter is active in community service, competition events, fundraising and social activities. It is a student-led organization that meets once a month. All students enrolled in Health Science Technology Education are eligible to participate in the organization. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing studentsopportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development, helping the student better understandthe needs of the healthcare community. The organization develops leadership and skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. 
For more information about the organization, please contact David Hughes, 501.760.4311

Hospitality
For more information about the organization, please contact Eve Baum, 501.760.4277 Eve Baum, 501.760.4277

Intramurals
Intramurals are sports activities that are open to students, faculty, and staff of National Park College.  Currently the major sports offered are Softball-Men’s and Co-Ed, Volleyball-Men’s and Women’s, Basketball-Men’s and Women’s, and Football-Men’s and Women’s.  Some of the sports involve only National Park College teams and some sports are tied into the Hot Springs City League.  The intramural season runs from August till May. For more information, contact Bob Kissire, 501.760.4320

National Park College Singers/Soundwaves
NPC currently offers two choral groups for student participation, the NPC Singers and the NPC “Soundwaves.”
The “Singers” is an auditioned chorus of NPC students. This group performs a concert each fall and spring semester. They also sing for community functions. The “Soundwaves” is the newest performing group at NPC and is a select ensemble that performs mostly jazz/pop arrangements. Members of the “Soundwaves” also receive the NPC Singers scholarship. This group performs frequently throughout the year for area schools,charity benefits, and conferences. Members of these groups who are on scholarship must maintain a 2.25 GPA. For more information about the organization, please contact Ferris Allen, 501.760.6584.

Phi Theta Kappa

PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges. A student must have completed 12 or more semester hours of coursework at NPC and must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be invited for membership. In order to remain a member in good standing, a student must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher. PTK allows students to develop skills in leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service. For more information visit www.ptk.org.

Respiratory Care Club
Students enrolled in the NPC respiratory therapy program are eligible to become members of the Student Respiratory Therapy Association. The Associations activities include fundraising, participating in community activities, promoting local, state and national respiratory care awareness. For more information about the organization, please contact Respiratory Therapy, Paul Lowe, 501.760.4187

SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a national organization with state and local affiliation. SkillsUSA assists students in developing leadership abilities, fostering a respect for the 
dignity of work, establishing realistic career goals, creating an enthusiasm for learning, promoting high standards, developing problem solving skills, promoting an understanding of the interdependence of labor and management, and creating an interest by all parties in career and technical education.

SkillsUSA is available to students enrolled in secondary and post-secondary programs of study. Students will have the opportunity to participate in leadership activities, community service and competitions related to the skills associated with the area of study and leadership. For more information about the organization, please contact Mike Wiles, 501.760.4244.

Student-Arkansas Education Association (S-AEA)
Student-Arkansas Education Association (S-AEA) is the professional organization for future educators. AEA is the state’s leading advocate for public education and public educators. Membership in S-AEA provides many professional development and leadership training opportunities. In addition, members are covered by a liability insurance policy, receive accidental death and dismemberment coverage, receive professional publications, option to purchase virtually all insurance policies at special members-only premiums, and receive legal services. On campus, the student chapter elects officers and supports the Education program and state organization.

Student Government Association
The National Park College Student Government Association (SGA) is the chief voice representing the student body. The SGA purpose is to serve as a vital link between students and NPC administration, faculty, and staff. The SGA labors to improve the quality and value of the educational experience at NPC by acting as an advocate for student concerns. The SGA members have an opportunity to develop new leadership skills, organize service projects and student activities, meet a diversity of people, and add to their resume and portfolio. For more information about the organization, please contact Samathan Christian, 501.760.4297; Christopher Thrasher, 501.760.4282

Student Health Information Management Association (SHIMA)
Students may enhance their educational experience of Health Information Technology through membership in this organization. Membership is open to students enrolled at NPC, but not yet enrolled in the Health Information Technology program, honorary membership, and alumni. For more information about the organization, please contact Leigh Turner, 501.760.4342.

Student Radiography Association
Students who are enrolled in the NPC Radiology Program are eligible to become members of the Student Radiography Association. Members will participate in fund raising, community service projects, and attend a registry review conference. They function as integral members of the health care team. For more information about the organization, please contact Debra Wilson, 501.760.4285.


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Alpha Delta Nu
For more information about the organization, please contact Becky White, 501.760.4276; Ashley York, 501.760.4294.

Student Nursing Association
All students enrolled in the NPC nursing program are members of the class organization. Class organizations are active in projects that promote student success and nursing image. They also participate in community service projects and organize the Nursing Pinning ceremony. For more information about the organization, please contact the Nursing Division: PN-Angela McJunkins, 501.760.4295; RN 1st Year-Janna Lock, 501.760.4367; RN 2ndYear-Janet Smith, 501.760.4279.

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