Alumni and friends like you ensure that Northland Pioneer College never stops expanding minds and transforming lives!
But for the upcoming academic year, your life-changing gift will go TWICE AS FAR!
At it's March 2020 meeting, the Northland Pioneer College District Governing Board voted unanimously to HALVE tuition to help students affected by COVID-19!
We are a non-profit, 501-c-3 organization. Please make a gift to us a part of your philanthropic goals!
Here's what your tax-deductible gift can do in 2020-2021:
$40 - Provides one credit of tuition
NPC Student Sponsor - $240 - Provides tuition for one student to attend half time (6 credits)
NPC Student Patron - $480- Provides tuition for one student to attend FULL TIME! (12 credits)
NPC Student Champion - $960 - Provides tuition for one student to attend full-time (12 credits) for the FULL ACADEMIC YEAR!
To give online, click the yellow "Donate" button above to go to our PayPal donation page. Complete the information requested on the first page and then click on the "Review Donation and Continue" button at the bottom. To designate your gift as a memorial or tribute, on the second page of the Paypal form find the box at the top that shows your donation amount. On the left you'll see a blue link that says, “Add Special Instructions for the Recipient.” Click on the plus symbol to expand a text box and type, "Donation in honor of _____." Then click the "Donate Now" button at the bottom of the page to complete your donation.
Please note that there is a 3% credit card processing fee charge by PayPal.You may also mail checks to NPC Friends & Family, 1161 S. Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937. Thank you!
NPC Friends and Family
“As a pre-teen, volunteering to assist the elderly at the local convalescent center become the high point of my summer visits with my aunt and uncle. My aunt would allow me to tag along with her to her place of employment. She was, and still is a nurse. However, it was not the fact that she is a nurse that inspired me to become a nurse. Instead, having the ability to truly give a piece of myself freely, without anything in return, opens my mind, body and soul to the vast opportunities of what I believe should be human interaction.”
Kerry Redhorse, the author of these words, is the NPC Friends and Family Spotlight Student for Summer 2020. She has been accepted into the Northland Pioneer College Associate Degree in Nursing program, and she will begin her classes in August. She aspires to “…be a spearhead of positivity in Dine´-populated communities” when she graduates in Spring 2022, after which she will also pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with the ultimate goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
Kerry has been self-funding her education by working full-time as a Dental Assistant at the Arizona Department of Corrections. She is also a Certified Nursing Assistant, and works weekends as a CNA at the hospital in Winslow. In becoming a nurse, Kerry aspires to be a “wholesome role model for my daughter…and now my new son.” In addition to her full-time schedule as an NPC Nursing student, Kerry will keep her CNA job, not only for the income, but “to keep clinically sharp and have real-life reflection between my courses and my job.” Wouldn’t you feel like you were in the very best hands, if Kerry Redhorse was your nurse?
The $1,000.00 Beehive Homes of Snowflake Nursing Scholarship that Kerry just won will help her purchase her textbooks for the upcoming fall semester. As Executive Director of NPC Friends and Family, I feel completely humbled by students like Kerry, who achieve so much and expect so little. As I tell people all the time, NPC students are the finest and bravest you will ever meet. I am grateful for Kerry and also for people like Mark and Becky Duncan, who founded the Beehive Homes Nursing Scholarship, so students like Kerry can realize their goals and dreams.
There’s a lot of focus right now on everything that’s wrong. Kerry Redhorse, in her diligent effort to make her part of the world better, for her daughter and baby son, and the Dine´ People, and Mark and Becky Duncan, who give from the heart to help students like Kerry, remind me that there is so much that is good, and so much to be thankful for. All the best to you, Kerry, as you reach for your dreams! You inspire me every day to find ways to make the road a little smoother for students like you.
2020 Pedal the Petrified Goes VIRTUAL!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot hold Pedal the Petrified as a live event this year. Still, if you take part in PEDAL THE PETRIFIED - THE VIRUAL TOUR, you choose your ride! What? YOU choose the distance, the location, the date – any time between August 15 and September 19 – and your companions! If you are self-isolating, no worries, you can even ride indoors on a stationary bike! Over 70 Pedal the Petrified registrants have chosen to do the Virtual Tour!
If you have a friend who was not previously registered for Pedal the Petrified 2020, they can still use the link below to register for PEDAL THE PETRIFIED 2020 – THE VIRTUAL TOUR! The cost is the same, a donation of $104, but now 100% of proceeds will provide need-based scholarships for the students of Northland Pioneer College!
You can also, using the link in your registration page or confirmation email set up a fundraising page (and we hope you will), for yourself or your team. Ask your friends and family to make a pledge toward your goal – whatever that goal is. Share the link to your fundraising page, along with your goal for PEDAL THE PETRIFIED 2020 – THE VIRTUAL TOUR! and support NPC Friends & Family’s most important fundraiser of the year despite COVID-19.
Do I still get a cool tee shirt? YES! If you are currently registered for Pedal the Petrified 2020, we will send you an official PEDAL THE PETRIFIED 2020 – THE VIRTUAL TOUR tee shirt to show off on your virtual adventure. Registrations made between now and September 19 for PEDAL THE PETRIFIED 2020 – THE VIRTUAL TOUR may not receive their tee shirt(s) until after September 19. We will do our best to get them to you as quickly as possible.
Soon I will also be sending participants information on how to post and share your fun photos, videos and stories on Facebook with us and all your friends!
My heartfelt thanks to all who have ridden Pedal the Petrified in the past, and especially those who have set up fund raising pages and invited their friends and family members to sponsor them - all for the students of Northland Pioneer College! A special thanks to the 80+ who registered for this year's ride, and chose to DONATE THEIR RIDER FEES TO SCHOLARSHIPS!
I hope to see everyone "live" at Petrified Forest National Park in September 2021, for Pedal the Petrified! For now...
See you on Facebook
for Pedal the Petrified -
The Virtual Tour!
I hope this finds you and your loved ones well in these unprecedented times! I want to share with you some great news. As a great supporter of the students of Northland Pioneer College (NPC) through NPC Friends and Family, I want to share this with you and encourage you to listen to it. I want you to hear firsthand about how you have made a real difference in students’ lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, an arm of NPR, called APM Reports released a story called “Covid on Campus,” on their website. One of the colleges covered in their story is NPC! The webpage contains a short written synopsis of the audio story. The audio story is great and features several people at the college including our president and an NPCFF scholarship winner. You can listen to this story at:
The link to play the audio story is located UNDER the photograph on the webpage. PLEASE GO TO THE AUDIO link (which is much more comprehensive) than the written version. NPC’s part of the story starts in the audio recording around 22:26 and ends around 36:05. It is a great example of who we are and what we do, and most of all, how you have helped us! Please know how much I appreciate you, and enjoy!
Take good care,
Betsyann Wilson, Executive Director
NPC Friends & Family
1611 South Main Street
Snowflake, AZ 85937