Keweenaw College Accepted in AIHECFeb 15th, 2000 | By tcj | Category: 11-3: Native Language, Tribal College News
The Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) was accepted as the 33rd member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) at the October meeting in Oklahoma City, Okla. Representing the college were Debra J. Parrish, president, and Carlota Beauprey, board of regents chairperson, as well as Keweenaw Bay Tribal Council members Amy St. Arnold and Terri Denomie.
Chartered on July 12, 1975, by the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Council, the college is located on the L’Anse Indian Reservation in Baraga, Mich. The first graduate was honored on May 19, 1979. The college has an articulation agreement with Suomi College in Hancock, Mich., and three transfer credit agreements with universities in Michigan (Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, and Lake Superior State University). An interactive telecommunications system transmits courses through the distance learning classroom.
Currently, 71 students are enrolled in college degree programs and continuing education courses. Programs offered are liberal studies, social sciences (associate of arts), accounting, computer information systems, and office technician (associate of applied science). Ojibwa studies courses include Ojibwa language, culture, beadwork, basketry, history, and literature.