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United Tribes students awarded scholarships from peace group
20 October 2009

BISMARCK (UTN) - Two United Tribes Technical College students have been awarded the Sherman Brunelle/Gandhi Peace Scholarships for 2009. The recipients are Jackie Archambault (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) and Sierra Two Bulls (Oglala Sioux Tribe).

      The announcement was made at the Gandhi Peace Network annual dinner held at Trinity Lutheran Church.

United Tribes Technical College President David M. Gipp with recipients of the Gandhi Peace scholarships, at left, Jackie Archambault (Cheyenne River), and Sierra Two Bulls (Oglala Sioux Tribe).

      Jackie Archambault, Eagle Butte, SD, received her AAS from United Tribes in the spring and is now enrolled in the college’s first bachelor’s degree program, Business Administration/Business Management. Last spring she was the first recipient of the Lynn Ketterling Memorial Scholarship. She has been employed through the College Work Program and involved in campus groups. She is secretary of the Business Office Technology Club and a member of AIBL, the new business organization on campus. A student with a 3.7 GPA, Jackie plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree and return home to work at Cheyenne River.

      Sierra Two Bulls, Oglala, SD, is a sophomore in the Criminal Justice program. She has a 3.6 GPA. She received a Student of the Year scholarship from the American Indian College Fund, the President Gipp Scholarship and was named one of the colleges Outstanding Student Employees. She is currently the Student Senate Treasurer and a member of the UTTC chapter of the American Indian Business Leaders.

      The Sherman Brunelle/Gandhi Peace Network Scholarship was created in 2003 by Aruna and Vinod Seth, Bismarck, in honor of the late Sherman Brunelle, a United Tribes employee. Proceeds from the Gandhi Peace dinner help fund the $500 scholarship awards.