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Gitsegukla students flourish in the sewing arts -

GITSEGUKLA Gitsegukla will never be confused with established fashion capitals London, New York and Milan but for one night in late June residents here were treated to a home-grown fashion show from students in a Northwest Community College (NWCC) art program delivered in the rural community southwest of Hazelton. It marked the triumphant end to the nine-week Interdisciplinary Art Access (INTA ART) program, where students strutted on the lit...

Summer hours kick in at NWCC campuses -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) campuses have revised summer schedules, with some changes taking effect as early as June 6. See below for a comprehensive list of each campus with summer hours. *** Hazelton Campus Summer Hours Beginning Monday, June 6 Monday Friday 8am 3:30pm Regular hours resume September 6, 2011 *** Houston Campus Summer Recess Houston Campus will close July 4, 2011 through August 5, 2011 inclusive. For assistance contact...

NWCC staffer tops in her field -

HOUSTON Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Dee McRae is a champion for adult literacy in the Bulkley Valley and her years-long service to this cause has been rewarded with a 2011 Council of Federation Literacy Award, announced BC Premier Christy Clark. With almost 20 years of service in the literacy field, McRae continues to contribute her commitment to quality and creative energy to innovative literacy practices. After a stint as a part-...

CCSJ student earns Jeff Marvin Memorial Award -

TERRACE A Northwest Community College (NWCC) student who recently blogged about her criminology practicum experience at the Terrace Transition House has been awarded the Jeff Marvin Memorial Award. Nicole Halbauer, who just completed the Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ) certificate program, received the award that was established to provide a continuing memorial to Jeff Marvins dedication in providing post secondary education to...

Test Drive NWCC a hit with next student generation -

TERRACE It was a full couple of days worth of activities that could very well be part of their immediate future for the 30 or so participants in the first ever Test Drive NWCC event. After a rocking start Tuesday evening, where the participants enjoyed a slice of campus life with the high-energy sounds of Hazelton teen rockers 15 to Freedom and games of outdoor volleyball, Day 2 was packed with information and learning activities simulating...

High Schools students invited to Test Drive NWCC -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) is excited to announce our new Test Drive NWCC event at the Terrace campus for grade 11 and 12 students and recent high school graduates on July 12-14, 2011. Test Drive NWCC gives prospective students the opportunity to experience first-hand what NWCCs programs are all about. Participants will take part in classes, meet instructors, and have fun by taking part in social activities and events on campus....

NWCC staffer wins national award -

PRINCE RUPERT Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Terri Lynne Huddlestone has been recognized for her long association with Parent Advisory Councils. For a second time, she is the recipient of the Canadian Home and School Federation National Volunteer Recognition Award. The award was presented to Huddlestone at the Canadian Home and School Federation AGM held in Kelowna on June 4, where she was representing the Board of Breakfast for Learning...

NWCC President to speak at National Aboriginal Day festivities -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) President, Dr. Denise Henning has participated in several National Aboriginal Day events in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, where she previously worked in post-secondary education, but Saturdays event in Terrace marks her first in B.C. As she did for the recent federal election all-candidates forum, Dr. Henning will be the events keynote speaker, an opportunity she is honoured to have as she continues to...

Doors open at revitalized NWCC Smithers Campus -

SMITHERS An official celebration to unveil the brand new Northwest Community College (NWCC) Smithers Campus will take place later this summer but the state-of-the-art facility is already open for business. The campus at 3966 2nd Avenue opened earlier this spring after an 18-month, two-phase renewal and expansion project. The renovated Smithers Campus is wheelchair accessible, with expanded learning facilities and improved video conferencing...

NWCC President sworn in as Canadian citizen -

PRINCE RUPERT After acing her citizenship test, Northwest Community College (NWCC) President, Dr. Denise Henning and her husband John were officially sworn in as Canadian citizens today. Twenty-four new Canadians were sworn in at a citizenship ceremony presided over by Judge George Springate at NWCCs Prince Rupert campus. "My husband John and I are happy that this has finally happened, said Dr. Henning. We have loved our experiences here in...

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