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.
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 Jason Martin at 501-760-4172.
Anime R US is an organization for students who share an interest in Anime, a style
of animation originating in Japan.
Members take part in Anime discussions and film screenings, participate campus student
activities, often including opportunities for cosplay. As a member, you may also have
opportunities to travel to Anime conventions. For more information about the organization,
please contact Dorothy Norris at email@example.com or Joey Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The purpose of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education,
philanthropy, and research. The purpose of the NPC Junior Chapter of AAUW Hot Springs/Hot
Springs Village (HSV) is to support the affiliate chapter of the AAUW Hot Springs/HSV
through membership recruitment and fundraising for AAUW scholarships awarded to NPC
Membership is open to females seeking an associates degree from NPC or a higher degree
from an NPC campus university partner. For more information about or to join the chapter,
please contact Dr. Rebekah Robinette.
The NPC NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, on Campus Club is a student-led
club that tackles mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness,
educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports,
and advocating. Our motto is "Stop the Stigma". We will meet regularly and be active
in the development of awareness campaigns on campus.
This club is open to all students, faculty, and staff, whether they live with a mental
health condition, are a family member or friend, or have a general interest in mental
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building
better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health. NPC NAMI on
Campus is the first on-campus club to be established in the state of Arkansas. For
more information about NAMI or joining, please contact Susan Millerd by email at Susan.Millerd@np.edu.
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.
The purpose of the Helping Hawks Food Pantry Committee is to oversee and provide a
temporary source of nonperishable food items to students and employees of National
Park College. To accomplish this purpose the committee collects, holds food drives,
and uses other means to acquire nonperishable food items. Related to this purpose
are the management, storage, and distribution of food items. The Helping Hawks Food
Pantry is a student lead organization with elected officers, faculty advisor, and
an advisory committee. Please contact the faculty sponsor, Chuck Burke, email@example.com, or (501) 760-4348 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Millerd at email@example.com.
Radiography Student Association (RSA) - 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 Carla Kelley at 501-760-4286 or Carla.Kelley@np.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Caysie Martin or Lindsey Vondestein.
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.
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.
The purpose of The Vet Hawks of NPC shall be to serve as the official apolitical organization
for the student veterans of NPC, to create a supportive community for NPC’s student
veterans and help them succeed in both school and life, and to aid anyone in the transition
from military to student and civilian life. Membership is open to any military veteran,
active duty, national guard, reserve, military dependent, or any NPC student interested
in advancing the interests of the student veterans of NPC. For more information about
the Vet Hawks please contact Shawna Oliver at email@example.com or (501) 760-4151.
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.