2009-01-01 / The Holy Road

UTTC honors mid-year graduates

From left, graduates Tamera Rae Marshall Oglala Tribe), Ashley Agard (Standing Rock) enjoy a moment with friends From left, graduates Tamera Rae Marshall Oglala Tribe), Ashley Agard (Standing Rock) enjoy a moment with friends BISMARCK, N.D. - United Tribes Technical College honored 23 mid-year graduates during a ceremony December 19 at the college in Bismarck. The college's "Fall Honoring Program" completed the fall semester and marked the beginning of a three-week holiday break for students and staff.

Twenty-one of the grads earned Associate of Applied Science Degrees; two earned Certificates of Completion in the field of Medical Transcription.

The program's keynote speaker, Kelvin Hullet, president of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber, said strength and vision are what drive communities and students.

"Now is the time for you to hold on to your vision and use your strength to turn it into reality," said Hullet. "Whether you are beginning your own company or helping another to grow successful, don't lose track of your vision."

Six of the UTTC graduates earned degrees from the college's Small Business Management program. That led the list of college programs with the most mid-year grads. Students graduated from ten of the college's 15 courses of study.

Tribal Environmental Science graduate Joshua B. Logg Jr. (Cheyenne River) Mobridge, reaches to greet a well-wisher during Fall Honoring at United Tribes Technical College. The event culminated a 28 year quest for Logg to graduate from college. A single parent, he plans to continue his education while working at the Aberdeen Area Youth Recovery Treatment Center near Wakpala Tribal Environmental Science graduate Joshua B. Logg Jr. (Cheyenne River) Mobridge, reaches to greet a well-wisher during Fall Honoring at United Tribes Technical College. The event culminated a 28 year quest for Logg to graduate from college. A single parent, he plans to continue his education while working at the Aberdeen Area Youth Recovery Treatment Center near Wakpala The honoring program theme was:

Virtual High School

Registration

Continues at Red Shirt Community School, Wolf Creek School, Batesland School and Rockyford School for interested students who are not going to school but would like to enroll for high school and work for a high school diploma at the new Shannon County Virtual High School, for information call Vicki Grant at 288-1921.

12 Step meetings

Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m. at the East Wakpamni College Center in Batesland. Strengthening Native Nations through Culture and Vision for the Future.

The drum group Oakdale Singers, Mandaree, N.D., provided opening and closing songs. A meal of buffalo stew and fry bread was served at the UTTC cafeteria.

Spring Semester 2009 at UTTC begins with student orientation Jan. 5 - 6, followed by the start of classes on January 7. A welcome back powwow is scheduled for January 10. The last day to register for classes is January 21.

Associate of Applied Science

Art Marketing: Charles E. Anderson, New Hope, Minn.; David B. Black Cloud (Standing Rock) Mandan, N.D.

Business Office Technology: Jacqueline M. Archambault (Cheyenne River) Bismarck, N.D.; Marissa S. Eagleman (Standing Rock) Wakpala; Star L. Silk (Standing Rock) Bismarck, N.D.

Criminal Justice: Amber Louise Felix (Cheyenne River) Mandan, N.D.; Anthony J. Felix (Three Affiliated) Mandan, ND; Leighla Gracie-Ann Guardipee (Cheyenne River) Bismarck, N.D.; Tamera Rae Marshall (Oglala Tribe) Hot Springs.

Construction Technology: Jose A. Lopez, Wichita, Kan.

Elementary Education: Cyrilla Livingood (Turtle Mountain) Wahpeton, N.D.

Nutrition and Food Service: Ashley Agard (Standing Rock) Fort Yates, N.D.

Small Business Management: Aja R. Baker (Three Affiliated) Bismarck, N.D.; Glen T. Fox (Three Affiliated) Bismarck, N.D.; Annette D. Morris-Harlan (Standing Rock) Selfridge, N.D.; Mindy J. Looking Back (Standing Rock) Wakpala; Lonelle L. Rising Sun (Ft. Peck Sioux Assiniboine) Bismarck, N.D.; Matt J. St. John (Crow Creek) Fort Thompson.

Tribal Environmental Science: Joshua B. Logg Jr. (Cheyenne River) Mobridge.

Tribal Management: Arden Rae Boxer* (Fort Peck Tribe) Bismarck, N.D.

Certificate of Medical Transcription Shawn M. Kuipers, Napoleon, ND; Danielle Goebel, Wishek, N.D.

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