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NPC Honor Society Recognized for Achievements

NPC Spring 2013 Dean's List

NPC Spring 2013 President's List

NPC Campus Closed July 4th, 2013

NPC Campus Closed for Labor Day Holiday

Former NPTC Student Credits School's Criminal Justice Program

New Employees at NPC

NPC Library Community Resources

NPC Career Day

Donated Art Items for Sale at Farmer's Market to Benefit GCSPSF

Aerospace Training Program Classes at NPC, Fall Semester

New Employees at NPC

NPC Summer 2013 Dean's List

NPC Summer 2013 President's List

Our 2013 AATYC Honorees

National Park Community College Closed for Fall Break

Dr. Sally A. Carder Announces Retirement

NPC Announces Student of the Month for October 2013

New Employee at NPC

NPC Fall Student Art Sale

Single Parent Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee Receives Two Awards From State Office

Collaborative Choral Music Concert Scheduled

Holiday in the Park

Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday, 2013

Creative Writing Class at NPC

NPTC Med Pro Ed Classes Collect Food as Part Of The Holiday in the Park Celebration

NPC Campus Christmas and New Year's Holiday Schedule

New Employees at NPC


Jill Johnson
Director of Community Relations                                      
August 28, 2013


New Employees at NPC


The Board of Trustees at National Park Community College recently approved employment of the following:

Debbie Ugbade filled the position of grant coordinator for the Health Connector Insurance Training Program. Ms. Ugbade holds a Master of Education Degree in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology/ Sociology from Arkansas Tech University. Ms. Ugbade has additional graduate hours in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and additional hours in Education from Henderson State University. She holds a current Arkansas Teacher's Certification in Secondary Social Studies and Adult Education.

Ms. Ugbade has worked for over twenty years as a public affairs specialist for the Ouachita and Ozark and St. Francis National Forests. In that capacity, she has served as Freedom of Information Act Program Officer, Rural Community Assistance Grant Program Coordinator, Family Liaison for the Albert Pike Flood, Forest Web Manager, and many other responsibilities. Prior to the forestry position, Ms. Ugbade worked as a teacher supervisor at the Ouachita Job Corps Center.

a picture of Debbie Ugbade, a new employee at NPC

Debbie Ugbade


Brad Bassett has filled the position of pre-engineering faculty in the National Park Technology Center's High School Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Teacher Licensure in Mathematics from Henderson State University.

Mr. Bassett has taught mathematics at Jessieville High School, Mountain Pine High School, and El Dorado High School. He served student internships at Glen Rose Middle School and Malvern High School.

a picture of Brad Bassett, a new employee at NPC

Brad Bassett


Ryan McKinney has filled the position of criminal justice faculty in the High School Technology Center. He has completed a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from UALR and is currently working on a Master of Education Degree there. Mr. McKinney earned an Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.

Mr. McKinney's other experience includes working for the Saline County Sheriff's Department and five years in the Air Force.

a picture of Ryan McKinney, a new employee at NPC

Ryan McKinney