2013-14 Annual Report
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Library Holiday Closing
The Library will be closed from noon on Friday, Dec. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 4.
Don't Wait! Apply for College Today
The last day to apply for admission is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. The last day to register for classes is Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Classes begin Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 Learn more
Student Orientation and Open House Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Mark your calendar for Student Orientation/Open House!
Join us between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Community Technology Center located at the Keshena Campus.
Order books, get a student ID, and access your student My Empower account. For more information contact Student Services at
715-799-5600, ext. 3051, or toll free 800-567-2344, ext. 3051.
Student Services is very excited to inform our CMN students, staff, and faculty of the recent change to our Advising staff titles and positions. Please note and pass on to others the new title of our Advising staff is now Student Achievement Specialist. The change reflects both the Main Student Services, Technical Education, and Green Bay/Oneida Campus Advisors.
The position of our Student Achievement Specialists will manage assigned caseloads that emphasizes personal contact with students from recruitment through graduation by using proactive, solution-orientated strategies to promote completion of student's personal, academic, and career goals.
Winter Break Home Health Aide Classes Offered
The College of Menominee Nation is offering an 80-hour Home Health Aide class between Fall and Spring semesters during winter break in January. Classes will run from 9-3:30, 4 days a week, from Jan. 5-23. Contact Debra Norton at 715-799-6226, ext. 4009 to sign up for classes at the Green Bay/Oneida campus, and Amber Chevalier at 715-799-6226, ext 3120 for classes at the Keshena campus.
Sister Lives Consecrated Life by Promoting Education
By Sam Lucero | The Compass
Sr. Verna Fowler was born and raised on the Menominee Reservation. Her mother, a Menominee tribal member, and father, a Stockbridge-Munsee tribal member, instilled in her and her 10 siblings an important lesson that she has never forgotten.
"My mother's and father's voice constantly comes back to me: your role is to serve the tribe and help others less fortunate than you," said Sr. Verna. She responded by establishing the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, a four-year accredited college. Offering a college education is the best way possible to serve tribal members, she believes. Read more
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.
Obama Introduces “Generation Indigenous” for American Indian Students
At the College of Menominee Nation, many students like Sally Hill are going back to school.
"The job that I was passed over for, I didn’t have the bachelor’s education that was required. Even though I had that experience, that piece of paper kept me from getting that job," said Hill.
College of Menominee Nation President Verna Fowler says childhood poverty prevents many local Native American students from getting degrees.
"But there is a tremendous need. Education in this country has not served American Indians very well," said Fowler. Watch the video
Native Characters in Children’s Books, Part One: Rush Revere
Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty
It’s disappointing that just 1% of the 5,000 children’s books published annually feature an American Indian character. But it’s alarming how some of those Native characters are portrayed. In the past two years, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh published three books as installments in his #1 New York Times–bestselling series, Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans. With a barcode labeling the books as “history,” the novels depict Rush Revere, a substitute teacher who enables his middle-school students to witness historical events firsthand via his witty, talking, time-traveling horse named Liberty. Limbaugh stated that he wrote the books because he wants his readers “to know the real story” of events such as the establishment of the Plymouth colony, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Read more
Click here to order your books beginning Jan. 12.
Textbook ordering instructions
Sherman Alexie, New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter, presented on his award-winning book, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
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2014 Summer Transportation Institute public service videos.
Speeding Gets You Nowhere Fast
Distracted Driving Kills, Safe Driving Starts with You
Clinton Isham is a 2012 graduate of the College of Menominee Nation. He is an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, a proud father, a first generation college graduate, a social and environmental advocate, and a prospective law student. Read more
Fawn Billie graduated from the College of Menominee Nation in Fall 2007 with an Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree - Liberal Studies/Social Science, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2011 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Business Administration and a minor in First Nation Studies. She currently serves as councilwoman for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Read more
Menominee Language Lessons and online learning resources