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The College of Menominee Nation campuses, Community Technology Center, and library will be closed Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. Classes resume Monday, April 21.

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


Hattie Kauffman

The College of Menominee Nation's 2014 graduation ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 31. Commencement Speaker this year is Hattie Kauffman, a Nez Perce who enjoyed a long and successful career as a TV reporter.


Along with the commencement address, Kauffman will do a public book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Green Bay, WI. The store is featuring Kauffman’s 2013 memoir titled “Falling into Place.” Read more

College of Menominee Nation 4th Annual
Benefit Golf Outing


Friday, June 13, 2014
Thornberry Creek at Oneida

The College of Menominee Nation Benefit Golf Outing is back for another year of play on one of Wisconsin’s premier golf courses - the official golf course of the Green Bay Packers. Cash-purse skins game and men’s and women’s prize holes. Registration includes 18-holes with cart, snacks, Leinie’s Lodge lunch, plated Prime Rib dinner,gift bags and fantastic raffle choices. Learn more | Print/Download a registration form | View the 2013 photo gallery

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

Faculty Lecture Series Kicks Off Tuesday, April 29


Erik Lee

The College of Menominee Nation's 2014 Faculty Lecture Series kicks off with an address at 12 Noon on Tuesday, April 29, by Professor Erik Lee, who holds a Master of Science in Nursing and serves on the CMN Nursing faculty. The lecture series is free of charge and open to the public. Lee's talk will be held in the mezzanine classroom of the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library on the campus at N172 Hwy. 47/55 in Keshena. 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

CMN Students Visit CIA and Other Intelligence Agencies


College of Menominee Nation (CMN) students will have a rare opportunity May 18-24 when they visit Washington, DC, to tour the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Geo Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), and the nation’s Capital.


Students Appolonia Gomez, Rachel Warrington, and Angela Hernandez, along with Social Science Department Chair Heidi Cartwright, will be in Washington, DC, with the Intelligence Community (IC) through the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium. The students will explore potential IC career paths and participate in an IC sponsored recruitment event.

Graduates - Still Time to Order Cap, Gown, Announcements


Cap and Gown

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduating students are asked to turn in order forms to the Registrar's office ASAP. There is still time to order your cap, gown, and announcements. Contact the Registrar's office or Paw Prints Book Store with questions.

Why Wait Wednesday


Why Wait Wednesday

Coming up on Wednesday, April 23 - Why Wait Wednesday at the Green Bay/Oneida campus. Visit campus any time between 2 and 7 p.m. and get started on a college-level program that meets your needs. It’s a one-stop opportunity to complete your CMN application for Summer or Fall term, take care of admission testing, begin your FAFSA (financial aid) application, meet with a CMN academic advisor, or plan your class schedule.

CMN Receives Continued Accreditation


Last week Dr. Verna Fowler, College of Menominee Nation (CMN) president, received a letter from the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA that effective March 24, CMN was approved for continued accreditation with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation scheduled for the 2020-21 Academic Year. CMN is the only Tribal College to participate in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) for continued accreditation, and one of only 186 AQIP colleges nationwide.


In its report recommending reaffirmation, the review panel made the following statement:

"College of Menominee Nation has been a member of AQIP for only four years, yet already demonstrates practices that embrace the AQIP philosophy and model. CMN is commended for completing its first AQIP cycle and the accomplishments of the early stages of its quality journey. It is clear that the college is committed to supporting the success of its stakeholders. It exhibits evidence of its commitment to high performance, AQIP principles, and continuous quality improvement. The institution is approaching quality efforts systematically and deliberately, fostering a culture that bases decision making on analyzing data, setting goals, and measuring progress."

Many thanks to everyone involved for your commitment and hard work.

Anything but Anomalies
Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty


Ryan Winn

Every Thanksgiving, America celebrates how the Wampanoag tribe famously saved some pilgrims from starvation, but how many people realize that the Mandan, Hidatsa, Nez Perce, and countless other tribes also broke bread with famished non-Natives? Since 2000, the United States Mint has produced millions of coins reminding us that Lemhi Shoshone tribal member Sacagawea served as an invaluable interpreter and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but when will the 16 scouts from various tribes who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor between 1872 and1890 be remembered for their service? Read more

Free Small Business Classes


College of Menominee Nation Department of Continuing Education, through a grant from the Johnson Foundation and First Nations Development Institute, is providing on-going small business courses to locally native-owned businesses and individuals interested in starting their own business. Classes include business startup, business Microsoft Excel, marketing, QuickBooks, business taxes, and loan programs. The college has been working with two local Native Community Development Financial Institutions in determining the greatest needs for small business owners. Classes are on-going and scheduled in Keshena, Green Bay, and Lac du Flambeau. In addition, many presentations are streamed live and have been archived for easy viewing at For more information, please contact Renee Okimosh at


  • Quickbooks - Wednesdays: April 16, April 23, 2014
  • Business Insurance - Wednesday, April 23, 6- 8 p.m., Keshena Campus, Community Technology Center, Room 110.

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



Featured Alumni

Rochelle Tourtillott is a first-generation graduate who received her Associate Degree in Business Administration from the College of Menominee Nation in 2008. She served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was honorably discharged in 2004. Rochelle has taken advantage of the GI Bill, and since graduating from CMN is continuing her Bachelor’s Degree studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Administration. Read more



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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