Karlene Begay

NPC students in the program are already helping local businesses stay safe by applying what they’ve learned in class. Cybersecurity education at NPC is just starting, but several IT profes-sionals and others who handle sensitive, private information in their workplaces are applying what they’ve already learned in class to their jobs. One of them is Karlene Begay, (pictured on the...

He’s A Music Man

Ryan Orr is not just an NPC academic adviser, he’s also a talented musician with a large local and international following. Orr’s mother and grandmother introduced him to a rich tradition of performing arts at an early age. His grandmother played saxophone and clarinet, and his mother, the late Dr. Teri Lynn Dismuke, was a country and folk singer. By age 7, Ryan was playing the violin and...

Job Ready Right Out Of High School

NPC can help you transform your life by getting you job ready for career success right out of high school. It did for journeymen welders Patricia Mangum Powell and Emerson Jackson.  Soon after learning welding at NPC through the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) program, they established their careers. Both are now making good incomes from employers who are...

Career Success

As a teen at Show Low High School, Brigitte Kennison’s interest in rodeo and horses inspired her to become a veterinarian. She was told that the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) program at NPC would be a good start toward achieving her dream. Though her goal has changed since then, she’s glad she followed that educational path. Kennison earned an associate degree...

Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity

NPC offers opportunities for people of all ages to expand their knowledge and transform their lives. You’re never too young or too old to pursue higher education. For high school students, dual enrollment presents a great opportunity to accelerate your education and ultimately your career. Ian Graham, formerly of Show Low, used the education, mentoring and work experience he gained at NPC as...

Nothing Holds Him Back

Rusty Williams (in photo, right) has a long and amazing history of perseverance in overcoming adversity. A strong supporter of life-long learning, Williams overcame debilitating injuries to achieve educational and career success. The former Northland Pioneer College science student was the recipient of the college’s Fall 2017 Outstanding Alumnus Award. At the age of 17, Williams was seriously...

A Head For Business

Amazon earned $95 million in online sales last year, and Wal-Mart tripled its online sales. These and many other companies are thriving because of sound marketing strategies that maximize use of the internet and social media, says Edgar Acosta, who earned an associate degree in business at NPC in 2017. He aims to employ the same smart strategies in his business career. Acosta earned the...

To Serve and Protect

When police officers arrived at the public library, the suspect had already stolen money and was in the process of stealing two computers. He ran out the back door, and a young police officer gave chase. Nearly a mile, four fences, a soccer field and a baseball field later, the suspect tripped, and the pursuing officer tackled him and arrested him.  Another day, the same officer responded...