Fond du Lac Building New Business Degree

Feb 15th, 1999 | By | Category: 10-3: Distance Education, Tribal College News

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College broke ground in September for its first student housing, a 100-bed facility.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) a Title III grant for the next five years. Title III of the Higher Education Act is designed to strengthen institutions that enroll large numbers of low income students and operate on limited funds.

FDLTCC will develop an associate of arts degree in business with an emphasis in financial services. Financial services includes careers in banking, lending, real estate, and small business. Courses will incorporate cultural components in the core courses. The program will include a unique, culturally designed “student satisfaction” survey in order to recruit and retain American Indian students. The program also includes placement and follow-up. As the project develops, the core financial services courses will be offered to other tribal colleges through distance learning.

To support this program, the college has formed a partnership with the local tribe, the American Indian community, area businesses, and the University of Minnesota. The college expects to graduate qualified Fond du Lac students who want to work on the Fond du Lac Reservation and build its infrastructure. For more information about the project, contact the lead instructor, Bryan Jon Maciewski, at (800) 657-3712, e-mail:; or the project director, Jean E. Ness, at (612) 627-4179, e-mail:

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