Register Now for Fall Classes
College of Menominee Nations's Fall class schedule is now available. Register online here or meet with your Student Achievement Specialist.
Haven't Applied Yet? Apply Today for 2015 Fall Semester
Applying to the College of Menominee Nation is easy - you can apply online. Last day to register for 2015 Fall classes is Friday, August 7, 2015. Learn more
MTE Helps Assure Generous Scholarships for Menominee Students at the Tribe's College
Menominee students attending the College of Menominee Nation will be the beneficiary of a generous donation made by Menominee Tribal Enterprises earlier this Spring. MTE's President Norman Shawanokasic, on behalf of the Menominee Tribal Enterprises Board of Directors, presented a check for $7,500 to the College's President, Dr. Verna Fowler. The gift makes MTE the Lead Sponsor in CMN's 5th Annual Benefit Golf Outing. Read more
College of Menominee Nation Ceremonies
Celebrate New Alumni and Native Leaders
Professor Ruth (Cyndi) Pyatskowit,
2015 American Indian College
Fund Teacher of the Year.
Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 30, represented a special milestone for the College of Menominee Nation. The 111 students eligible for graduation from CMN’s Keshena and Green Bay campuses brought the College’s total number of alumni above the 1,000 mark. Candidates received Bachelor’s and Associate degrees, technical diplomas, and the certificate of mastery in 15 programs of study.
Thirty-four of the graduates are Menominee and a total of 56 are members or descendants of American Indian tribes. The other 10 tribes are Bad River Chippewa, Brotherton, Cherokee, Crow, Ho Chunk, Lac Courtes Oreille Ojibway, Mohican, Oneida, Potawatomi and Stockbridge-Munsee tribes. Read more
CMN Adds to Number of Native Teachers
In recent years, 133 American Indians have been among graduates of teacher education programs at the College of Menominee Nation. The total includes individuals receiving a Bachelor's or Associate degree in the College's May 30 commencement ceremonies who are members or descendants of the Menominee, Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee, Cherokee and Lac Courtes Oreilles tribes.
CMN's early childhood and elementary education programs focus on increasing diversity among teachers in Wisconsin and also responding to under-served regions, such as rural reservations. Along with educating American Indians to be teachers, the programs enable non-Indian students to be better prepared to work effectively with Indian children and others from diverse backgrounds.
Read more on the value of Native Teachers here.
Peyote’s Role in Religious Freedom
By Ryan Winn for the "Tribal College Journal"
On March 26, Indiana passed its Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which contained language that legalized businesses’ discrimination of same-sex couples. The law became national fodder with presidential hopefuls, political pundits, sports figures, and entertainers weighing in. The Hoosier State also faced potential economic consequences, as the NCAA, the tech company Salesforce, and the gaming convention Gen Con condemned the act. By April 2, the state amended its law to “unequivocally state that Indiana’s (religious freedom) law does not and will not be able to discriminate against anyone, anywhere at any time.” The state’s decision to backpedal less than a week after passing the RFRA demonstrates how much our country has changed since the first national RFRA was enacted over two decades ago. Read more
Environmental Engineering Technology
Get ready for a new career field
If engineering sounds like the career for you, but the heavy-duty math, physics and chemistry of most engineering programs are a concern, check out Environmental Engineering Technology. You’ll study in math and science courses, but with an emphasis on practical environmental applications instead of the higher-level theoretical coursework typical in engineering majors. You’ll prepare for problem-solving work and implementing projects with other engineers in engineering settings. Learn more
New Programs and Emphasis Options Ready for CMN Students in Fall 2015
Applications are now open at the College of Menominee Nation for Fall Semester 2015 and for new programs including an Associate Degree in Environmental Engineering Technology.
The College’s academic array includes three Bachelor’s Degree programs, with a fourth and fifth in planning stages for probable introduction in 2016. CMN’s established baccalaureate majors prepare students for teacher licensure at the Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education levels, and for professional work requiring degrees in Public Administration or Business Administration. For the coming Fall Semester, the College’s B.S. in Business continues to offer an emphasis in Management and adds an emphasis area in Accounting. Read more
Native Giving - Your Support Can Make a Difference
You can help sustain a unique tribal college
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recognizes that Native American youth are the very future of their communities, and that ensuring their well-being is crucial to the prosperity of those communities. That's why First Nations established NativeGiving.org, which highlights community-based nonprofits that are dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of Native children and families. Please make a gift today to ensure the future of Native communities. Learn more
Attend an Informational Session for Nursing Careers
Interested in finding out more about the Nursing Assistant courses, Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG), or Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP)? Join us at an informational session and get your questions answered! Click here to find an information session at the Green Bay/Oneida campus.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Are you ready to find a job, keep a job,
or get a better job?
College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP) is located in Keshena, WI. The program provides services to Native Americans with disabilities in order to obtain or retain employment. Success in the program involves partnership and commitment between the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and consumer. Services provided to Vocational Rehabilitation Program consumers are custom designed to fit each individual’s needs and employment goal.