Sinte Gleska Initiates Alumni Association

Nov 15th, 1998 | By | Category: 10-2: Assessing Student Learning in a Cultural Environment, Tribal College News

Sinte Gleska University (SGU) in Rosebud, S.D., has initiated a post-secondary student recruitment program on the Rosebud Reservation. In addition, this project provides support resources to establish a SGU Alumni Association, which may serve as a model for other tribal colleges within the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. The university received $100,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the three year project.

Ken Roubideaux is coordinating the SGU Alumni Association and Recruitment Program. At the present time there are few existing alumni associations at the tribal colleges on reservations. With input from SGU alumni and technical assistance from Dartmouth College and Stanford University, Roubideaux will develop a model that can be replicated at other AIHEC institutions.

Sinte Gleska University seeks to improve educational access for tribal members and all students who wish to attend. The Alumni/Recruitment Coordinator is locating university drop-outs and encouraging them to enroll again and creating a mentorship program using alumni to recruit students from the reservation high schools. The coordinator is also networking with the Head Start Program to recruit parents and the Social Services Programs to recruit welfare recipients. For more information contact Ken Roubideaux at (605) 856-4740.

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