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  • Bemidji State to build teleconference system with regional tribal colleges
    February 10, 2014
    A Bemidji State University-led consortium of higher education institutions has won a $500,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to expand distance learning and telemedicine opportunities for rural northern Minnesota residents. The grant will allow schools in the BSU-led Aazhoogan (Bridge) Consortium, which includes Northwest Technical College, Leech Lake Tribal College, Red Lake Nation College and White Earth Tribal and Community College, to build a network of high-definition video connections linking the five institutions. The Native colleges currently have no existing or functioning interactive distance learning equipment. The network will give students on those campuses access to industry-driven certification training, bachelor’s degrees and specialized associate’s degrees not available at their home colleges.
  • Gipp named United Tribes chancellor
    January 23, 2014
    The United Tribes of North Dakota has named long-time leader of United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND), David M. Gipp, as chancellor. Gipp has been president and CEO of UTTC for nearly 37 years, making him one of the longest-serving college presidents in the country. In his new role as chancellor, he will pursue resource planning and acquisition for the institutional growth and development of the college and its associated tribal programs.
  • Commerce awards tribal college grant to Cankdeska Cikana Community College for workforce develo
    January 21, 2014
    BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $488,500 tribal college grant for Cankdeska Cikana Community College located on the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation in Fort Totten, ND. The grant will support Cankdeska Cikana Community College efforts to develop a student entrepreneurial center. The funds will also assist with development costs for instructor training and certification in business development.
  • Commerce awards tribal college grant to Cankdeska Cikana Community College for workforce develo
    January 21, 2014
    BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $488,500 tribal college grant for Cankdeska Cikana Community College located on the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation in Fort Totten, ND. The grant will support Cankdeska Cikana Community College efforts to develop a student entrepreneurial center. The funds will also assist with development costs for instructor training and certification in business development.
  • Building better homes in Indian Country
    January 20, 2014
    There's no other house like it on the Oglala Sioux's 2 million-acre Pine Ridge Reservation: Its walls are insulated by 18-inch strawbales rather than plastic sheeting, and its radiant-floor heating is much cheaper than the typical propane or electric. A frost-protected shallow foundation inhibits mold and is more energy-efficient than the damp basements common here.
  • MLK Karaoke Speech
    January 18, 2014
    Jennifer Cordova-James reads a speech by Muhammad Ali during a Martin Luther King Jr. Karaoke Speech workshop at the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference held in the Syre Center at Whatcom Community College on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Bellingham. Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/01/18/3428109/mlk-karaoke-speech.html#storylink=cpy
  • College Fund Board President Attens White House Meeting for Student Oportunity
    January 17, 2014
    CROWNPOINT, NM – On January 16, 2014, Navajo Technical University President Dr. Elmer J. Guy attended a special White House event in Washington D.C. on increasing college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students.
  • 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.