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  • SKC receives national award
    January 8, 2014
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) announced recipients of its inaugural IHEP Champions of Access and Success Awards in December. Winners of the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Awards and Champion of Champions Awards include postsecondary institutions and individuals who have successfully advanced strategies that increase opportunity, persistence, and degree completion for low-income, first-generation, minority, veteran, and other underserved students. Recipients of the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Awards are being recognized for scaling and institutionalizing their access and success strategies.
  • Navajo Tech Awards First Degrees as a University
    December 18, 2013
    In spite of a snowstorm that swept the northern border of New Mexico and Arizona, Navajo Technical University awarded its first degrees as a university to over 50 students in a small graduation ceremony at the Chinle Community Center on December 13, 2013.
  • College Fund Mellon Faculty Ph.D Fellow Takes Leadership Role at Tribal College
    October 3, 2013
    Devils Lake Journal Azure steps into new responsibilities at Cankdeska Cikana Community College To look at the new Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cankdeska Cikana Community College you’d think he had been doing his job there for many years.
  • Navajo Technical College to host international consortium’s annual board meeting
    July 29, 2013
    A year removed from hosting its annual conference in Taiwan, the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) will be convening for their annual board meeting at Navajo Technical College’s Crownpoint campus from August 4-6, 2013.
  • 'The Lone Ranger': Johnny Depp's Tonto proves divisive
    July 15, 2013
    Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull quoted in Los Angeles Times article about the character Tonto in The Lone Ranger.
  • Navajo Technical College Now Trains Workers in Safety, Health Standards
    July 7, 2013
    Employers can now turn to Navajo Technical College to train their workers in Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards that ensure staff members are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and employee rights. The college recently received certification to instruct training courses on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. The training is offered through either a 10-hour course intended for entry-level workers or a 30-hour course intended for supervisors or workers with safety responsibilities.
  • Diné college to close Kayenta, Ganado campuses
    July 4, 2013
    Due to the automatic federal funding cuts and lack of student enrollment, Diné College will be closing its doors at the Ganado and Kayenta branches.
  • TOCC pilots iPad project
    July 1, 2013
    During the 2012–2013 school year, Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC, Sells, AZ) introduced iPads as touch-based learning tools for students. Since an increasing number of courses at the college use e-textbooks and applications on iPads rather than traditional textbooks, TOCC has resolved to continue and expand on its iPad project. Students borrow the iPads from the college library and can keep them on long-term loan. Ninety iPads are currently in circulation at TOCC.
  • Language revitalization: Ramey Growing Thunder helps preserve native tongues
    June 30, 2013
    POPLAR — Understanding the words and meaning behind a traditional ceremonial song is what fueled Ramey Growing Thunder’s desire as a young girl to learn and save the Dakota language. “I began to learn through song. I really wanted to know what those words meant,” said Growing Thunder, 32, the new director of the Fort Peck Tribes’ Language and Culture Department.
  • Ethete student earns award for leadership
    June 28, 2013
    Hughes received the David M. Gipp Native American Leader Fellowship honor. Teresa G. Hughes, of Ethete, was selected to receive the David M. Gipp Native American Leader Fellowship award for 2013-14. The award was presented May 1 during a ceremony attended by college leaders and supporters from the Bismarck, N.D., community.


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