College of Menominee Nation


Summer Reading Program Kickoff


Tuesday, July 22 - 1:30-6 p.m. at the Library. Ages 3 and up. Come for a variety of events for the whole family and the opportunity to sign up for the reading challenge at the library. Participants can also spin the wheel for prizes and check out the little race cars at the Community Technology Center and the Technical Education Building.

  • 1:30-2:15 - Jim Lenz the "Science Guy"
  • 2:30-4:30 - Touch a Truck
  • 3-6 - Face painting, games, photo booth
  • 3:30-5:30 - Bouncin' Bus
  • 4-6 - Picnic-style dinner with hamburgers, hot dogs, and slushies

The Summer Reading Program continues on Wednesdays July 23, July 30, August 6, and August 13 with story time and craft time 3:30-5:30 p.m. The closing ceremonies will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, with food, prizes, and entertainment.

New Guaranteed Scholarship for Graduating Native Students


A new Native Pathways Scholarship has been established at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN). Awards of $500 are guaranteed to all Spring 2014 graduates from local high schools who are enrolled members or descendants of an American Indian tribe and wish to attend CMN full time in the Fall semester of 2014. Recipients may attend either the CMN campus in Keshena or Green Bay, and may be in either an academic degree or technical diploma program. Contact the CMN at 715-799-5600.

Begin Your Journey in Electronics and Computer Programing at Operation Launch Summer Program


The UW-Madison Engineering Department will be providing an exciting workshop opportunity August 11-14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, for youth going into grades 6 through 8 to learn about computer programming and robots. With primarily hands on opportunities and working with actual programmers and engineering professionals, student will learn how robots are programmed, and get to work on a project that will be in conjunction with real life applications. Contact Dean Brian Kowalkowski at 715-799-5600, ext. 3007 or e-mail

Youth Institute Included Fun, Learning and PSA Production


The Summer Transportation Institute at the College of Menominee Nation is a day camp for students attending middle school who wish to explore the science and careers that drive the vast transportation industry. The program on the Keshena campus took place from June 16 to July 2, 2014. Projects included remote-control cars, water blasters, kazoon kites, and a mock career fair.
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The New Frontier for Native Literature
Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty


Ryan Winn

Its name is Archos and if you’ve read Cherokee writer Daniel H. Wilson’s 2011 novel Robopocalypse, you’ve likely reconsidered the virtues of technology. Archos is a supercomputer that turns a not-too-distant world’s proliferation of docile robots into an onslaught of killing machines. Governments are wiped out, millions perish, and urban areas are helpless to stop the robots’ “New War.” Humankind’s best hope for survival is an off-the-grid Osage stronghold where humans resisting the assault find sanctuary. The book is a terrifying, engrossing thriller written by a man with a Ph.D. in robotics and a gift for creating rich characters with distinct voices. It is a New York Times bestseller that Stephen King called “terrific page-turning fun,” and Stephen Spielberg is creating a movie based on the novel. Robopocalypse’s sequel, Robogenesis, hit the shelves in June, and the two books — along with his 2012 standalone novel, Amped — have proven Wilson to be the leading voice in the proliferation of Indigenous science fiction writers. American Indian storytellers across the nation are causing a paradigm shift for authors and characters within science fiction, and tribal colleges and universities should ensure our students are exploring the imaginative worlds that many mainstream readers have already discovered. Read more

STEM Academy for Renewable Energy Education and Research


Free summer-learning opportunity funded by NASA and designed for high school students entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year. August 18 through 22, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily on the College of Menominee Nation’s Green Bay/Oneida campus (entry on Allied Street cul de sac, just East of Ridge and North of Waube in Ashwaubenon).


Contact Luis Ortiz at the CMN Green Bay/Oneida campus at 920-965-0070 or e-mail Learn more

CMN Students Travel to US/Mexico Border


College of Menominee Nation (CMN) students Appalonia Gomez, Miranda Perez, and Cassandra Wils, along with Dr. William Van Lopik, traveled to the US/Mexico border from May 26-30. They met with representatives from Homeland Security, religious organizations, human rights activists, immigration lawyers, undocumented university students, and a member of the Tohono O'Odham Nation. The group was not able to cross into Nogales, Mexico, because of security warnings issued by the US State Department. The CMN delegation was led by the Tucson-based organization Borderlinks. The trip was a fantastic experience and gave the group a much deeper understanding of immigration issues.

'Why Wait Wednesdays'


Select a Wednesday that works for you - July 23 or Aug. 13 - and visit the College of Menominee Nation’s Green Bay/Oneida campus. Visit campus any time between 2 and 6 p.m. and get started on a college-level program that meets your needs.

  • Complete your CMN application for Fall
  • Take care of admission testing
  • Begin your FAFSA (financial aid) application
  • Meet with a CMN academic advisor
  • Plan your class schedule

Why Choose CMN?

  • Small class sizes
  • Academic support
  • Credit transfer
  • Multiple degree programs
  • Nursing job placement services
  • Grant funding available for some classes and workshops - CNA, Learn and Earn, Technical Education, Career Building, Home Health Aide

Enrollment is open to all. Green Bay/Oneida campus location:

2733 S. Ridge Road in Ashwaubenon

Parking and main entrance on the North Allied Street cul de sac accessible from S. Ridge Road or Waube Lane near S. Oneida Street.

Paul Frechette Is Legacy Graduate


Paul Frechette

There were scores of happy parents in the audience of the Five Clans Ballroom on Saturday, May 31, when College of Menominee Nation students crossed the stage to accept degrees and diplomas. One who had a special reason to be proud was Ronna Guzman.


In 1995, Guzman and classmate Melody Kobs became the first two graduates of CMN. This year, Guzman's son, Paul Frechette, joined her in the ranks of CMN alumni. Frechette, who graduated with academic honors, was one of 107 individuals in the Class of 2014 and one of 10 earning a diploma in the technical program, Electricity. Read more

Ceremonies on May 31 Bring Alumni Count
To More Than 900 Since CMN’s First Graduation


2014 Grads

College of Menominee Nation graduates who participated in commencement ceremonies Saturday morning, May 31, bring the alumni contingent to more than 900 individuals since the College opened in January 1993.


Faculty, staff, friends and family members watched as classmates crossed the stage of the Five Clans Ballroom. Awards made during the morning were baccalaureate degrees – including CMN’s first-ever Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – and Associate Degrees in nine majors, the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Technical Diplomas in five fields of study, and a Certificate of Mastery in Entrepreneurship. Craig Fox of the College’s Technical Education Program was awarded the American Indian College Fund’s Faculty Member of the Year award. Read more

Trail-Blazing Native Journalist and Author,
Hattie Kauffman, Is Commencement Speaker


Hattie Kauffman

CMN’s 2014 guest Commencement Speaker was Hattie Kauffman, a Nez Perce who enjoyed a long and successful career as a TV reporter.


Ms. Kauffman began her TV career with a major-market station in Seattle, Washington, and was then hired as a special correspondent and frequent substitute anchor at ABC's Good Morning America in New York. She later moved to CBS News as a correspondent and substitute anchor on CBS This Morning. In her two decades with the network, she also reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories, Sunday Morning, CBS Radio, CBS Special Reports, The Early Show, and CBS Evening News. Ms. Kauffman was the first American Indian on air on major television stations, and earned four Emmy awards and other recognition during her long career. Read more

College of Menominee Nation Wins $25,000
to Initiate a ‘Gardens for Elders’ Project


College of Menominee Nation

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) has received a $25,000 grant from First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. The award will support the efforts of the College's "Gardens for Elders" project. Read more

College Tech Center Now Has
Computer-Based GED Testing


The College of Menominee Nation now offers computer-based General Educational Development (GED) Certificate testing through its Pearson Vue Testing Center. The center is located in CMN's Community Technology Center, N172 Highway 47/55, in Keshena. Read more

CMN Students Cap Leadership Experience
With World Conference Retreat in Hawaii


Embrey Scholars

It may be the case that College of Menominee Nation's students get more exciting travel opportunities than undergraduates at almost any other college. For evidence, consider the experiences of Manih Boyd, Melinda Cook, Melissa Wilber and Teri Zhuckkahosee.


Four years ago, Cook, Wilber and Zhuckkahosee were chosen to participate in a Women's Leadership Program funded through the Embrey Foundation and American Indian College Fund. In 2013, Boyd was also selected for the program. As Embrey Fellows, participants were able to attend bi-annual retreats at various destinations, including Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read more

New Online Services Make Applications and Inquiries Faster and Easier


Online Applications

The College of Menominee Nation Admissions Office is pleased to announce that new online services are now available and ready for use. The new online services deliver a quick and convenient way to apply or request information about CMN. The goals of the new features are to expedite the application process, prevent unnecessary delays in processing applications, reduce wait-time to hear about applications status, and provide same-day acceptances. Get started here.

Interested in Nursing?
We have informational sessions to fit your schedule!


Nursing Career Ladder

Learn more about Nursing Assistant courses or the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG). HPOG can help fund the cost of tuition, books, and other educational expenses for students interested in CMN’s Nursing Career Ladder. Whether you are a high school student or a new or continuing student at CMN, full or part time, you can apply. Find a convenient, no cost, no obligation informational session here.


bullet Hattie Kauffman at Commencement  
bullet Menominee Constitution and By-Laws  
bullet CMN 20th Anniversary  
bullet Restoration Day  
bullet 'Ancient Gardens' Lecture  



2014 Commencement
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Watch some of 2014 Commencement speaker Hattie Kauffman's remarks.



2014 Golf Outing
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2014 Graduation
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Featured Alumni

Cedar Kakkak graduated from the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) in the spring of 2007 with an Associate Degree in Sustainable Development. While attending CMN, she received scholarships from the American Indian College Fund, Association on American Indian Affairs, and Ford Motor Company. Read more




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Feather Chronicles Fall 2013, College of Menominee Nation's literary magazine of short stories, poems, photos, and other creative work.

Feather Chronicles Fall 2013

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Author Robert Morgan discussed his book, "Gap Creek," on Tuesday, March 4.

Author Robert Morgan

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Approximately 75 individuals joined members of the Menominee Tribal Legislature for Restoration Day observances the morning of December 22, 2013, at the College of Menominee Nation.

Restoration Day 2013

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