Tribal College News

College Fund Responds to Derisive Article on TCUs

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Cheryl Crazy Bull

Editor’s Note: The Hechinger Report and the Atlantic Monthly recently published an article criticizing tribal colleges and universities. It has since come to light that neither publication thoroughly vetted the article to assure that it accurately and fairly portrayed TCUs, choosing instead to run the piece despite its inaccuracies and disingenuous reporting. As a result (more)

LLTC Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) president Dr. Donald Day joined President Barrack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. Together, they announced new initiatives to help more students prepare for and (more)

The College Fund Holds 25th Anniversary Gala

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

On October 20, the American Indian College Fund held its 25th anniversary gala at Pier Sixty in New York City. The black-tie fundraising event was a great success and benefited Native American education while celebrating the College Fund’s 25 years of service. Tony Award-winning Broadway vocalist, Idina Menzel, performed live at the gala. Menzel has (more)

NTU’s Dual-Credit Program Offers Job Experience for High School Students

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

In an effort to give high schools specialized workforce training, Navajo Technical University (NTU) is offering a dual-credit program in industrial maintenance and operations. NTU launched the initiative in collaboration with the Central Consolidated School District and the Arizona Public Service (APS) utility company in 2012, with the intention of helping students get a jump-start (more)

CMN Trains High-Tech and Traditional Workforces

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Mention “cutting edge” in relation to workforce development and you’re likely to get different responses from different people at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN). In a trades building classroom, students learn about G-Code—a computer program written in commands unique to the machining industry—and how the software operates a mechanized cutting tool that is perfectly (more)

TOCC Expands Workforce Apprenticeship Program

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Martha S. Lee

Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) works closely with the tribal government, local agencies, and businesses to develop the workforce and create opportunities in the Tohono O’odham Nation. In the past two years, TOCC has started a direct care worker certificate course and has updated its program in early childhood education to streamline transfer programs and (more)

Diné College Offers B.A. in Business Administration

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Cuyler Frank

The Higher Learning Commission has approved a new baccalaureate program in business administration to be offered at Diné College. The new Bachelor of Arts degree prepares students in business administration generally, but emphasizes tribal management and economic development. The program is offered through the college’s Business, Applied Science, Economic, and Technology (BASET) Division. “These academic (more)

San Carlos Apache Set to Establish a Tribal College

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The San Carlos Apache Tribe has announced that it will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) in establishing its own tribally controlled college. The new tribal college will be the first Apache-controlled institution of higher education. “A tribal college operated by and for Apaches will help secure the future of the tribe, not just as (more)

The College Fund Raises Over $1 Million At Anniversary Gala

Nov 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration and fundraising efforts with a black tie gala that raised more than $1 million to benefit Native American education. Held October 20 at Pier Sixty in New York City, it was the largest and most successful fundraising event in the organization’s 25-year history. Funds (more)

Leander “Russ” McDonald is the new president of UTTC

Nov 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has named Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald (Dakota/Arikara) as its new president. He succeeds David M. Gipp, who served as UTTC president for 37 years before being named chancellor of the college last spring. McDonald is an enrolled citizen of the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota and served as the (more)