Third Time Is a Charm
The College of Menominee Nation's 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Outing was a charm in all regards.
The weather on Friday, June 14, was perfect. The Thornberry Course in Oneida was in great shape. The 105 golfers and 120 overall attendees enjoyed the day as they helped raise dollars to support educational resources and learning environments for CMN students at the Keshena and Green Bay campuses. Participants came from all across Wisconsin and as far away as Montana, with a team representing the Salish Koontenai Tribal College.
The KHM1 Team from Oneida took first place honors.
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Project with a Life-Saving Outcome
A goal of a grant received by the College of Menominee Nation to provide Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) came full circle this week when a Menominee Police officer saved a woman's life using an AED installed in his tribal squad car.
Funds to purchase the officer’s AED unit was part of a 2010-2011 award from the Department of Health and Human Services for Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED). The main objective of the grant was to put lifesaving AED devices into areas and vehicles that might arrive at an emergency situation before a rescue squad or ambulance could. With remote locations on the reservation as much as 20-30 minutes away for ambulance services, the grant fulfilled a regional need. Read more
College of Menominee Nation's Newest Alumni
Celebrated Big Day with Dignitaries, Families
Commencement is always a family occasion at the College of Menominee Nation and this year’s ceremonies were no exception.
Relatives and friends of graduating CMN students gathered in the Five Clans Ballroom of the Menominee Resort Conference Center, Keshena, on Saturday morning, June 1. This year’s class included members of Menominee, Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee, Ho-Chunk, Bad River Band of Chippewa, Crow, Comanche and Lac du Flambeau tribes.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan give the featured address and applauded graduates as they received Bachelor’s and Associate degrees and technical education diplomas and certificates. Read more, watch video, and view the photogallery
Home Health Aide Course
Graduates 24 Students
The Technical Education program at the College of Menominee Nation held a series of graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 8, for students who have successfully completed CMN’s spring semester Home Health Aide (HHA) classes. Informal ceremonies for the students and their families were conducted in the Campus Commons for this semester’s 24 graduates. Read more
College of Menominee Nation Hosts
American Indian College Fund Meeting
Trustees of the American Indian College Fund traveled from across the U.S. to meet with Fund staff members in Wisconsin April 23-25.
Based in Denver, Colo., the Fund is the largest American Indian scholarship organization in the U.S. It provides financial assistance to the College of Menominee Nation and the 33 other accredited tribal colleges and universities located in 14 states and serving students from across the U.S.
CMN President Verna Fowler welcomed the group of nearly 30 corporate and foundation leaders, tribal college presidents, and Fund staff members. The visit included business meetings for the Board in Keshena and Green Bay, and tours of the College's main campus in Keshena.
Click here for a photo gallery of shots by D.Kakkak of the CMN staff.
Forest Service Researchers Were Among
Spring Visitors to the Keshena Campus
CMN’s liaison from the U.S. Forest Service, Mike Dockry, sponsored the visit of two scientists in mid-April for talks on the College campus. Dr. Anne Timm is a research aquatic ecologist and Dr. Christel Kern a research forester with the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station in Grand Rapids, Minn.
Interested in Nursing?
Apply for 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. Learn more about how to apply and eligibility requirements here.