Stone Child to Offer Bachelor’sFeb 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 7-4: Wildlife Management, Tribal College News
Stone Child College will soon be offering bachelor’s degrees in ten different areas. The students will be able to stay on the Stone Child campus in western Montana, using compressed videos sent via mail from the University of Great Falls.
Stone Child College hopes to have the capacity this fall for 2-way interactive classes via telecommunications (fiber optic ground lines), according to Dean of Academics Steve Galbavy. After the completion of a new building, the college will get its satellite downlink from the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Telecommunications Network. Through that system, tribal colleges receive interactive distance learning courses transmitted via satellite from other tribal colleges.
In March, poet Margaret Gibson visited the Rocky Boy Reservation where she met with Stone Child College and Box Elder High School students. The National Book Foundation sponsored her residency as part of its American Voices program. Seven other National Book Award authors have visited Indian reservations through the program, conducting writing workshops and donating books to reservation libraries.