McDonald Receives Humanities AwardNov 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 8-3: Ceremony, Tribal College News
The Montana Committee for the Humanities presented the Governor’s Humanities Award to Dr. Joe McDonald, founding president of Salish Kootenai College, at a ceremony in November. Governor Marc Racicot spoke of his personal acquaintanceship with McDonald. In a moving ceremony, SKC students spoke of his efforts on behalf on SKC for the past 18 years. He has also served several terms on the reservation’s governing body, the tribal council.
A nationally recognized Native education leader, McDonald was named Indian Educator of the Year by the National Indian Education Association in 1989. He has held various offices on the American Indian Higher Education Consortium board. He now sits on the boards of the American Indian College Fund, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Kellogg Commission for the Future of State Land Grant Colleges and Universities.