Tribal College News

TCUs to Be Included in Obama’s “America’s College Promise”

Jan 12th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) has confirmed that tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) will be included in President Obama’s new initiative, “America’s College Promise,” which will offer free tuition to all community college students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Although details about the plan remain forthcoming, education leaders have embraced its (more)

IAIA Museum Announces 2015 Art Exhibitions

Jan 6th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions on display beginning January 24 through July 31, 2015. The season’s opening reception will take place Friday, January 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open and free to the public. Dark Light is the (more)

NTU Confers First Bachelor of Science Degrees at Fall Commencement

Jan 5th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

During its fall commencement, Navajo Technical University (NTU) conferred its first Bachelor of Science degrees in the field of environmental science and natural resources. NTU developed the four-year program to increase the number of Native Americans in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The Higher Learning Commission accredited the program in 2012. Crownpoint (more)

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)