UND Honors Alumnae, V. Fowler, L. VermillionAug 15th, 2010 | By tcj | Category: 22-1: Native Activism, Fall 2010, Tribal College News
The University of North Dakota (UND) College of Education and Human Development presented alumni achievement awards to two tribal college presidents, Dr. Verna Fowler, founding president of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN, Keshena, WI), and Dr. Laurel Vermillion, president of Sitting Bull College (SBC, Fort Yates, ND).
Fowler (Menominee) earned a master’s degree in 1986 and a doctorate in 1992, both in education administration from UND. In 1999, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities Board and was reappointed by President George W. Bush in 2006.
Vermillion, a member of the Hunkpapa Lakota Tribe of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, chairs the TCJ Advisory Board. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1980, a Master’s Degree in Education Administration in 1992, and a Doctoral Degree in Teaching and Learning in 2005, all from UND.