Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. The mission of the ACS at NPC is to advance chemistry and chemical education for the benefit of the Hot Springs community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in all ACS events; however, one must be an official ACS member for officer roles and voting power. For more information about the organization, please call Bishnu Dhakal, 501-760-4143 or Jason Martin, 501-760-4172.
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.
The purpose of the Cultural Diversity Awareness Club is to share knowledge of the many cultures and heritages of our students, and to raise awareness of the needs of those students. For more information, contact Linda Franklin at 501-760-4132.
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 students opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development, helping the student better understand the 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.
For more information about the organization, please contact Eve Baum, 501-760-4277.
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.
The NPC Singers is an auditioned chorus of NPC students led by Ferris Allen, Music Performance Faculty at NPC. The chorus rehearses three times a week and requires enrollment in a 1 hour college credit class. This group performs a concert each fall and spring semester and for other community functions. Members of the NPC Singers can receive scholarship based on their audition. Members who are on scholarship must maintain a 2.25 GPA. For more information, contact Ferris Allen, Ferris.Allen@np.edu, 501-760-6584.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. National Park College's chapter of PTK is Alpha Beta Psi. To be invited for membership a student must have completed 12 or more semester hours of coursework at NPC and must have a cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher. PTK allows students the chance to develop skills in leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service. For more information please visit the PTK web page.
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.
The Running Club is a fantastic way to stay in shape and become part of your campus community. All fitness levels are welcome. For more information about the club, please contact Jennifer Lyons, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mackenzie Reed, email@example.com.
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) 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.
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 Samantha Christian, 501-760-4297; Christopher Thrasher, 501-760-4282.
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.
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 2nd Year-Janet Smith, 501-760-4279.
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.
The Student Writing Group welcomes all students who enjoy writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The group will be student-run and organized. If you would like to join, please contact Nannette Crane-Post, firstname.lastname@example.org.