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25 March 2011

Nathan Dunn
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada
COMMUNITY HEALTH / TRIBAL MANAGEMENT


Nathan Dunn

      Nathan looked for a tribal college in Nevada to achieve his goal of improving the health and wellness of members in his tribe. Unfortunately, there are no tribal colleges in Nevada so Nathan moved to Bismarck and began studying Community Health at UTTC.

      He earned his first AAS in 2009 and continued on to study Tribal Management, to add sound administrative skills to his foundation as a health advocate.

      Nathan describes his education at UTTC as a solid preparation for continuing in higher education. He hopes to transfer to a baccalaureate program in public health as soon as he earns his tribal management degree.

      Nathan plans to return to Nevada to run health and prevention programs for his tribe, possibly through the Indian Health Service.

      Nathan has gained experience by serving as an intern for the Burleigh County (ND) Department of Public Health, as well as numerous volunteer positions on campus, including a term as President of the Student Senate and a member of the Self Study committee preparing the college for reaccreditation in 2011.

 

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