Arkadelphia News

560 to walk at NPC spring commencement

HOT SPRINGS — National Park College (NPC) will host spring 2023 Commencement for students who have successfully completed the requirements for graduation Saturday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs.

More than 560 students have applied for graduation. This year’s ceremony will include students completing certificates and associate degrees, apprenticeship programs, students who successfully passed the GED exam and earned an Arkansas high school diploma, as well as the first cohort of Southern Arkansas University (SAU) bachelor’s degrees graduates.

The Hot Springs High School Navy Junior ROTC Color Guard will present the presentation of colors. Michael Clayton, NPC Baptist Collegiate Ministries Campus Minister will give the invocation.

The college will announce the Thomas and Rachel Spencer Spirit of NPC Award during the ceremony. Dr. John Hogan, NPC president will give the graduation remarks and the NPC Choral Department will provide special music.

The event is free and open to the public.