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2015-16 Annual Report
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Pardon Our Dust - Website Changes in Progress


As we try to make our website more useful for our students, prospective students, parents, staff, and community, you'll see some changes happening. All the important information is still available, but might be located under a different link. All the information can easily be found by using the "Search" feature located on every page of our website. Be sure to use the 'refresh' feature of your browser if you've visited the website before to get the latest information.

Menominee Pageant Revival Continues to Expand
Timeline of Pageant Performances and Digitization of Old Pageant Recordings Come to Life


Curtain call

College of the Menominee Nation’s theater department invites the public to a community discussion about the Menominee Pageant research conducted over the past academic year. The project is led CMN faculty member, Ryan Winn, who continues to honor a promise to Menominee elders by both staging a traditional Menominee Pageant before the annual Menominee contest powwow in August of this year and creating an archive for Pageant artifacts in the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library throughout the past academic year. Read more

Native American Participants Selected for the 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS TV LAB


Justin Gauthier

Los Angeles, CA – College of Menominee Nation's alumnus Justin Gauthier, A.A., 2011, has gained national recognition. The news comes from the LA Skins Fest, a Native American arts organization, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO. Justin was selected to participate in the 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB, a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native American writers. Read more

Summer Transportation Institute 2017


CMN’s Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a two-week program that runs June 12-23, and allows participants to identify and explore the variety of career opportunities, qualifications and necessary education, and safety issues related to occupations in the transportation industry. Get exposed to new ideas and concepts and explore careers in transportation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about drones, Lego Land, kite flying, bridge building, and a presentation by Fox Valley Truck. Field trips will include EAA Convention Center, Laona Train Museum, and Game Show through CEP Inc. Learn more

Helping Students Learn – An AQIP Action Project


The College of Menominee Nation has the honor of being the only tribal college participating in the Higher Learning Commission’s rigorous Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). As part of AQIP requirements, CMN must have at least three quality improvement projects in place at all times.


This semester a faculty and staff team began work on an AQIP project entitled, “Improving Student Learning through a Sustainable Academic Program Review Process.” An academic program review process allows faculty, administration, staff, and the Board of Trustees, among others, to assess student learning, determine the contribution a program makes to the communities we serve, and to gauge the relevancy of a program. Read more

7th Annual College Benefit Golf Outing


Golf Outing

The College of Menominee Nation Benefit Golf Outing is back for another year of play at Thornberry Creek, a premier facility named official course of the Green Bay Packers and site of the 2017 LPGA Classic.


Join us on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Thornberry Creek at Oneida.


The shotgun start/four-man scramble begins at 11 a.m. The single-player rate is $100 and team registration is $400. Please register yourself or your team by Friday, May 26. Learn more

Chill to Jazz on CMN Internet Radio


Has midterm madness got you pulling your hair out? Just KNOW you’re gonna fail? Chill out with some jazz at CMN Campus Radio.


CMN campus internet radio is a 24/7 student run station featuring the best of many styles and genres of music, including original audio recordings from CMN students, staff, and community. We have smooth jazz from Duke Ellington and Kenny Barron, and jazzy favorites to mellow out to like Sinatra, Bing, Perry, and more! Also we’ve got the old-timey music you might have heard from old movies. so drop on in and take a load off.


Listen anytime on your computer or device or download the app by searching for CMN on iTunes.

We Can Make Nature Natural Again
By Ryan Winn for "Tribal College Journal"


Ryan Winn column

Nature as we know it is a product of colonialism. Prior to Western culture spreading across the continent, America's Indigenous peoples didn’t have separate "natural" spaces. No one spent a night camping in an attempt to reconnect with the land, because connecting to the land was all anyone knew. In our modern world filled with cultivated green spaces and designated forests, nature as the ancestors knew it no longer exists. Yet perhaps what's most changed about the natural world is that our students' education is largely absent from it. Certainly the great outdoors is significant in the lives of everyone invested in a tribal college or university (TCU), but this month as we celebrate Earth Day, or Earth Week as it is on our campus, we should highlight that connecting Native learning to nature is necessary for a culturally affirming education. Read more

Frances Reiter Is Chosen
CMN's 'Student of the Year'


Franny Reiter

Frances "Franny" Reiter of Keshena has been named the American Indian College Fund's "Student of the Year." The award annually recognizes a College of Menominee Nation student for high academic achievement and a strong record of community involvement and service.


This year's recipient is an enrolled member of the Menominee Tribe and is the daughter of Daryl and Burnell Reiter. She plans to graduate in May with CMN's two-year Associate Degree in Business Administration and continue studies at the Keshena campus for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. Read more

Engineers Save the Day
A new children’s book series created by students at College of Menominee Nation presents engineers as problem-solving heroes
By Ryan Winn



Simply put, there aren’t enough Native Americans pursuing STEM degrees. As the National Science Foundation reported in its Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 Report, American Indians and Alaska Natives received a mere 0.4% of all master’s degrees in science and engineering between 1985 and 2005. Examining barriers, research has documented a widespread belief among American Indian students, even in the early years of their education, that science, math and engineering fields are difficult, uninteresting, and not relevant to their lives. Read more

Giving Thanks and Honoring Commitments: AmeriCorps VISTA’s Work with Tribal Nations
By Max Finberg for the Huffington Post


As Americans gather to give thanks, it is a most appropriate time to thank those who were here first - our country’s Native American citizens. We have all heard the stories of the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, who, as a sovereign nation within these United States, still reside in Massachusetts as one of 567 federally recognized tribes. We owe each one of them an apology for not honoring our treaty commitments and a debt of gratitude for their hospitality over the centuries since that first feast of thanksgiving in 1621.


AmeriCorps VISTA Member Gregory Gauthier, Jr., is now a few months into his year of service with the College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute, where he is focused on building resilience to climate change. Already, he has developed new communications and technological opportunities for the college to reach audiences around the world, including an international webinar series and a cross-cultural knowledge exchange. Read more


bullet It's Old and It's New
bullet Do Your Pre-Engineering Studies at the College of Menominee Nation
bullet Community Cooking Classes
bullet CMN Students Visit Engineering Expo
bullet Shedding Light on Solar Energy
bullet Hattie Kauffman at Commencement
bullet Menominee Constitution and By-Laws
bullet CMN 20th Anniversary
bullet Restoration Day
bullet 'Ancient Gardens' Lecture 2013
bullet 'Ancient Gardens' Lecture 2014 (Update, new research)
bullet Elouise Cobell at College of Menominee Nation


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Featured Alumni

Maurissa Bigjohn graduated from the College of Menominee Nation in the spring of 2009, double majoring in Accounting and Business Administration. Read more



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