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  • The Seventh Generation: 5 Student Projects Making A Difference
    December 3, 2014
    Making a better life is the number one reason Native college students say they attend a tribal college, Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said. “They show us by their community work that a better life is more than employment,” Crazy Bull said. “It is about health, social justice, quality education, and a better tribal government.”
  • Activist LaDuke shares wisdom at FLC
    November 14, 2014
    LaDuke spoke with students about how to be effective in creating social change. Visit is highlight of Native American Heritage Month
  • Building Children’s Protective Factors : The Extra Effect of Language Programs
    November 14, 2014
    Lakota Woglaka Wounspe is a kindergarten through fourth grade language immersion school supported by Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. I visited the school in 2013 to learn how their Administration for Native Americans (ANA) language grant unfolded. Looking at student assessments and hearing Lakota through the halls, I could tell the project increased use of the language. I was equally impressed when the director said his students have a more positive outlook, deeper connection to culture, and increased self-confidence as a result of the program.
  • How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education?
    November 14, 2014
    Last year at its annual gala, LaGuardia Community College, arguably the most ethnically diverse college in the country, honored Marilyn Skony Stamm, the chief executive of a global heating and air-conditioning business. A child of the South Side of Chicago who had gone to Northwestern on scholarship, Ms. Stamm maintained a committed interest in education and joined LaGuardia’s foundation board six years ago, proving herself a skilled networker for an institution with minimal capacity for soliciting money.
  • College prices continue to creep up
    November 13, 2014
    The highest rate of increase of 3.7 percent was among private, nonprofit colleges. And even though the increases across higher education outpaced inflation, the rates of increase were lower than those students saw five, 10 or 30 years ago, the College Board said.
  • Blackfeet Community College making progress toward four-year status
    November 12, 2014
    When Dr. Billie Jo Kipp assumed the President’s position at Blackfeet Community College in 2011, she knew there were issues to be confronted. The college was some $906,000 in the red in net assets; the faculty hadn’t had an increase in wages in three years, and no consistent means were being used to measure success or failure. Mostly students would go to BCC after having failed at another institution, not so much after high school. Much has changed in three years at BCC. In her annual evaluation, Dr. Kipp laid out her objectives and the progress made in achieving them.
  • Scholarship Awarded to NTU STEM Students
    November 10, 2014
    Four Navajo Technical University students were announced as recipients of the Clare Booth Luce Scholarship, a $75,000 scholarship that allocates copy8,750 over four years to female tribal college students in the STEM fields. The American Indian College Fund administers the Clare Booth Luce Scholarship, and stated that it required a restrictive application process that was limited to four-year majors with a 2.0 GPA in the fields of Computer Science, Digital Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering. With these restrictions, only two tribal colleges qualified to benefit from the scholarship, NTU and Sinte Gleska University; however, only NTU students were awarded.
  • Diné College Offers B.A. in Business Administration
    November 9, 2014
    In launching its new baccalaureate program in business administration, Diné College is taking steps to strengthen the economic sovereignty of the Navajo Nation. The Higher Learning Commission has approved a new baccalaureate program in business administration to be offered at Diné College. The new Bachelor of Arts degree prepares students in business administration generally, but emphasizes tribal management and economic development. The program is offered through the college’s Business, Applied Science, Economic, and Technology (BASET) Division. “These academic programs serve bot h the workforce and the community development needs of the Navajo Nation and other tribes,” stated Diné College president Dr. Maggie George. “Workers in the tribal business sectors can now seek to advance their careers at Diné College.”
  • San Felipe Pueblo Runner Looking to Carry on Tradition in His Final Meets
    November 7, 2014
    If you listen to Christian Gering speak, he sounds like he’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Gering, San Felipe Pueblo, told ICTMN that when he runs, he doesn’t represent himself, but he represents the people, ancestors, the men who have gone before him, teammates and everyone who helped along the way.
  • 25th Anniversary Gala a Tribute to the College Fund's Success and Future
    October 23, 2014
    The 25th Anniversary Gala for the American Indian College Fund turned out to be the largest event the organization has ever held, with almost 450 people in attendance. Of those, more than 30 tribal college presidents were in attendance. The evening began with cocktails and a silent auction that included Native pottery, birchbark items, jewelry, Pendleton blankets, artwork and ledgerwork. Once everyone moved into the dining area, Master of Ceremonies David Ushery, co-anchor for NBC 4’s weekend edition of “News 4 New York” began introducing videos created for the evening.