Alpha Delta Nu
Alpha Delta Nu is an honor society of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). The organization promotes scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing. NPC was chartered with the Beta Lambda chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu National Honor Society for Associate Degree Nursing in July 2013.
Student members are invited to join based on their academic achievements and professional conduct. Those who meet eligibility requirements are invited in their third semester of the nursing program and must complete a group community project during the third semester. Upon completion of the project and by maintaining the academic requirements, the student is officially inducted into the honor society during the fourth semester of the program. Nurse student leaders are nominated as members based on three criteria. Students must have attained a 3.0 overall GPA based on the NPC degree plan, maintained a 3.0 GPA in all nursing courses, and demonstrated conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflect integrity and professionalism. For more information about the organization, please contact Ashley York at 501-760-4294.
American Chemical Society (ACS) - NPC Student Affiliate Chapter
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 at 501-760-4143 or Jason Martin at 501-760-4172.
Anime R Us
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 at 501-760-4163.
Cultural Diversity Awareness Club
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, please visit the CDAC web page.
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 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 Shelly Tankersley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Park College Singers
The NPC Singers is a 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 in addition to other select appearances. The ensemble is devoted to a wide variety of repertoire, and performs music from Renaissance to the 21st Century with piano, orchestra, and a capella. Members of the NPC Singers can receive a scholarship based on their audition. Members who are on scholarship must maintain a 2.25 GPA. For more information, contact Ferris Allen at Ferris.Allen@np.edu.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for associate-degree granting 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 in a degree program or 6 or more hours in a certificate program at NPC with 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 np.edu/ptk.
The Pride Hawks is a student led GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) that is open to all LGBT+ and non-LGBT students at National Park College. The purpose of this club is to create a safe and accepting space for fellowship. Pride Hawk activities maybe social, educational, or service oriented. For more information about this alliance, please contact Sheri LaDuke at email@example.com or Susan Millerd at firstname.lastname@example.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 at 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 Paula Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Samantha Christian at email@example.com or Rocky Eagon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at 501-760-4342.
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 Pathway PN - Angela McJunkins at 501-760-4295; RN 1st Year-Janna Lock at 501-760-4367; RN 2nd Year-Janet Smith at 501-760-4279.
Student Radiography Association
Students who are enrolled in the NPC Radiologic Technology 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 at 501-760-4285 or email@example.com.
The Write Hawks is a student organization that welcomes all students who enjoy writing creatively, such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, song lyrics, and plays. They hold regular meetings each semester during which they share and read writings, discuss the craft of writing and writing contests, and complete writing exercises. The group hosts a Fall Fiction Contest and is the creator of the Bathroom Bard, seen in restrooms across campus. They also have a D2L community page. The group's advisors are Mrs. Nannette Crane-Post of the Arts, Design, & Humanities Pathway and Dr. Gwendolyn Carter of the Industrial Technology & Engineering Pathway. For more information and a schedule of meetings, please email either advisor at Nannette.Crane@np.edu or Gwendolyn.Carter@np.edu.