North-Arkansas-College-A3010B4CNorth Arkansas College, or Northark to those who know it well is, “a comprehensive, public two-year college, North Arkansas College provides a variety of educational opportunities to the citizens of Boone, Carroll, Marion, Searcy, Newton, and Madison counties in northern Arkansas.

Northark offers transfer and technical degree programs, one-year technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, customized business and industry training, adult basic education (GED) classes and non-credit community education courses. In addition, partnerships with area universities provide the opportunity to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Harrison.

Northark is open and inclusive of everyone.

Two-thirds of degree-seeking students at North Arkansas College during the fall semester of 2011 received fee-based financial aid. Sixty percent (60%) of Northark students are female. Although most of the college’s students are 18-20 years old, the average age of a Northark student is 27.”

Northark has an active Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, many Northark students receive scholarships throughout the year for exemplary service to the community, and even the college’s president, Dr. Jackie Elliott serves on numerous boards and committees who work to strengthen community ties.

“Although North Arkansas College celebrates its storied past, its future is bright as it continually strives for fresh, innovative ways to serve and nurture its current students as well as provide a new, inviting, and exciting environment to attract future ones.”

We are honored to have North Arkansas College as our newest member of The Democracy Commitment. Their dedication to educating our nation’s future leaders and participatory citizens demonstrates their alignment with our great work. They will fit in well with the TDC national network. Welcome, Northark!

(The above excerpts were taken from this webpage at www.NorthArk.edu.)

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Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Mar 25, 2013