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  • NTC graduates first RNs
    December 20, 2012
    All the late nights, long classes and stressful homework finally paid off for the first batch of students to graduate from Navajo Technical College's new nursing program.
  • Tribal College Grads are Leaders United Tribes honors mid-year graduates
    December 19, 2012
    “Your graduation today is a modern-day rite of passage,” said keynote speaker Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull at United Tribes Technical College. “Among all tribes we have certain times in our lives when we move to a next stage, and your graduation today is one of those.”
  • Grant allows UWS, LCO to train more American Indian teachers
    December 16, 2012
    A $1.1 million federal grant will enable Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior to launch a collaborative program to prepare more American Indian teachers, including some proficient in the Ojibwe language.
  • Native Charities and Winter Giving
    December 16, 2012
    Imagine societies where frequent family and community events were held to ensure that all people were provided for and where goods and resources were regularly redistributed so no one would be in need. Traditionally, American Indian societies are like that.
  • First cohort of NTC Registered Nursing students set to graduate
    December 14, 2012
    Navajo Technical College will be graduating its first cohort of Registered Nursing students Monday, December 17, 2012 at the Red Rock State Park auditorium in Church Rock, NM.
  • Navigating Scholarship Maze Requires Persistence, Good Grades and Some Luck
    December 14, 2012
    In September, Dean Chavers, the director of Catching the Dream—an organization that awards scholarships to Native American students—was hammered by readers for allegedly oversimplifying the often excruciating process of applying for Native American scholarships.
  • Program to place American Indian teachers in school leadership roles receives $1.2 million
    December 14, 2012
    A collaborative program between Montana State University and Little Big Horn College that is designed to train American Indian educators and improve schools on and near Indian reservations in Montana and several neighboring states has received a grant worth more than $1.2 million.
  • A State of Emergency for American Indian and Native Students
    December 12, 2012
    The recent release of Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate data from the U.S. Department of Education was certainly shocking to the nation. But for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, the data just confirms that education for our Native students is in a state of emergency.
  • HLC approves NTC's Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources
    December 11, 2012
    Navajo Technical College was approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to begin offering a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources. In addition to the B.S. degree, the HLC also approved NTC to begin offering accredited courses at its recently established Four Corners Regional instructional site in Teec Nos Pos, Ariz., as well as begin offering a certificate in Textiles and Weaving.
  • Efforts to Recruit American Indian Males to College are Working
    December 10, 2012
    When Dwight Carlston of Fort Defiance, Ariz., began his college career a few years ago, little did he know that he was doing a lot more than making his family proud by pursuing a college education. While setting an example for his family, Carlston, now a 25-year-old environmental science major at Navajo Technical College with a 3.8 grade point average, was also helping tribal colleges throughout the continent in their efforts to get more American Indian males on reservations to further their education.