Little Priest Holds First Graduation

Aug 15th, 1998 | By | Category: 10-1: Teaching Math and Science, Tribal College News

Little Priest students graduating with associate degrees were (left to right) Christina L. Goette-Walker, Brandon Stout, Michelle L. Parker, Amy Bearskin, and Rona D. Stealer. Pictured in the back row are Dr. Myron Mortazavi, math instructor, and Colman McCarthy, commencement speaker.

On May 16, Little Priest Tribal College (Winnebago, Neb.) held its first graduation exercises. Five students received associate degrees, and 13 students were recognized for receiving their GED. Each GED recipient was given a $100 scholarship to attend LPTC in the fall. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska chartered the college in May 1996, and the first classes were offered that fall. The college has applied for initial accreditation with the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.

The Hard River Singers and the Winnebago Veterans Association assisted with the ceremony. The featured speaker was Colman McCarthy, a former columnist with the Washington Post and a leading thinker on nonviolent change. He also spoke at the college’s grand opening in 1996. Students graduating with associate degrees were Amy B. Bearskin, Christina L. Goette-Walker, Michelle L. Parker, Rona D. Stealer, and Brandon A. Stout. GED recipients were: Vincent L. Bass Jr., Hugh J. Bigfire, Henry R. Goodman, Annette L. Masqnat, Yvonne J. Misquadace, Lena D. Monrroy, Rodney L. Snow, Charles J. Springer, Colleen K. Tompkins, Richard N. Valentine, Garrette T. Walker Jr., Michell M. Walker, and Jesse E. White.

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