Fond du Lac Launches Collaborations

Nov 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-3: Responsible Welfare Reform, Tribal College News

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (Cloquet, Minn.) has announced two far-reaching collaborative efforts with other colleges. One collaboration is with Hibbing Community College (Hibbing, Minn.) to increase the number of American Indian students graduating from professional nursing programs and becoming registered nurses. Titled Ninda-gikendaan–The Endeavor Program, it will identify, prepare, and assist potential and qualified nursing students. Ninda-gikendaan translates as “I endeavor to learn.”

The project intends to recruit all interested students, especially American Indian students, into appropriate high school classes to give them the foundation they need for studying nursing. It will also establish a registered nursing program site at Fond du Lac. The program received the grant for the program from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has also signed an articulation agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Superior, which is one of the first between institutions in different states. The agreement will facilitate the transfer of college credits from FDLTCC to UWS for students pursuing degrees in human service and social work programs. Thirteen college courses offered at FDLTCC are specifically listed in the agreement, and credits earned in these courses will directly transfer to UWS as equivalent course work and credit to courses offered by UWS.

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