Monday, July 30, 2018

Retention, low tuition contributes to Northark national ranking

The appeal of taking college courses online continues to grow. The list of national rankings for North Arkansas College (Northark) is growing as well.A recent study by ranked the online associates in accounting the 2nd best value in the United States.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SkillsUSA students earn honors at national competition

Pictured from left to right: Fines "Boone" Walker, Anthony Hall, William "Shiloh" Lyons, Kelby Howerton and Lee Davenport.

Northark students competed at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference in Louisville, Ky. on June 25-29. This competition provided an avenue for students to apply everything they have learned in the classroom. The students represented Northark well.

National Award Placements were:
10th  - Lee Davenport:  Masonry
12th - Fines "Boone" Walker,  CNC Milling
12th - Kelby Howerton:  Cabinetmaking
16th - William "Shiloh" Lyons, Welding Sculpture
29th - Anthony Hall, Automotive Refinishing

Career and technical education students from high schools and colleges across the state competed in contests which included manufacturing, transportation, construction, hospitality and human service fields to name a few.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Northark Phi Beta Lambda wins national awards

More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Baltimore, Md., to compete nationally and to network, develop leadership skills and attend career planning workshops.

The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference was held June 23–26. Participants from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.

Eight Northark PBL students received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program. Top ten placements were:

4th Place - Casey Dean, Sales Presentation
7th Place - Brent Lawrence, Carson Hinrichs, Betty Wade & Odessa Barron, Parliamentary Procedure
7th Place - Carson Hinrichs, Integrated Marketing Campaign
9th Place - Brandy Gatlin, Jennifer Boucher & Casey Dean, Community Service Project


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

North Arkansas College expands Berryville location

Cutline for photo:  Community members helped celebrate the new facilities at the Northark Carroll County Center. Shown at the ribbon from L to R are:  Mindy Hicks, Berryville School District and Berryville Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Donna Wood, Northark vice president of academics and student affairs, Linda Tamayo, Carroll County Center Operations Coordinator, Dr. Randy Esters, Northark president and David Evans, Northark board of trustees chair.

North Arkansas College is expanding the footprint of its Carroll County Center, currently located in Berryville’s Bobcat Plaza. The college says the expansion provides another 2,000 square feet of space that will house two new classrooms.

Northark and the Berryville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the expansion. Second only to Boone County, Carroll County students occupy the largest population at Northark.

The investment in Carroll County is part of an expanded vision to serve more students.
Northark President Randy Esters said Carroll County residents are part of Northark’s community.
“Northark is the community’s college. That community includes Eureka Springs and the surrounding area. Our strategic plan includes a targeted focus on Carroll County. We plan to work with the local school districts and deliver a high-quality, convenient education closer to student’s homes.”

Once renovations to the facilities are completed later this year, residents will see new offerings in academic programs. Network Fundamentals, PC Repair A+ and Certified Nursing Assistant courses are among the new offerings.  A list of currently offered classes can be found under Search Classes at Northark's website homepage.

Students can combine courses taught in Berryville with online courses offered at Northark to complete full degrees without coming to Harrison.

The Carroll County Center provides adult education classes, college level courses, Educational Opportunity Center services, Accuplacer testing, bilingual staff and access to computers for students.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

North Arkansas College online small business program ranked third in nation

North Arkansas College has announced its online small business program has been recognized as one of the best in the country for 2018 by, a leading provider of higher education research and college planning resources. The ranking highlights accredited, not-for-profit institutions who have developed exceptional academic online programs for students looking to advance their knowledge, skills, and career in small business.

Northark President Dr. Randy Esters was thrilled to hear the news, “We know Northark is not only a great value, but we offer world class quality.  It’s nice to know the nation is paying attention to what we are doing at Northark, a true jewel of the Ozarks.”


Monday, June 4, 2018

Northark announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

A total of 242 students have been named to the Dean’s List at North Arkansas College in Harrison for the 2018 Spring semester. That number includes 181 students who were named to the Dean’s List for full-time students and 61 students who made the Dean’s List for part-time students.

In order to qualify for the full-time Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for the semester.  To make the part-time Dean’s List, a student must post a GPA of 3.7 or higher for six to 11 hours during the semester and must have accumulated 12 or more hours with a GPA of 3.7 or above.

Full Time Dean's List