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16 November 2011

Business Fellowship

      United Tribes Business Management Instructor Amber Mathern, right, was awarded the 2011 Joseph C. Angello American Indian Fellowship for her doctoral work in business administration at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. She received the award September 8 from Margo Proctor, board chair of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development during the Indians in Progress of Business Awards program at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, Hollywood, FL.

      – Dr. Phil Baird

Teacher of the Year

      A member of the United Tribes online adjunct faculty, Brenda Werner, is the 2012 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Her main educational job is teaching English at Bismarck High School, where she received accolades during an award ceremony in her honor in late September. United Tribes sends its congratulations and best wishes on the well-deserved, high honor bestowed on Brenda.

      – Lisa Azure


      United Tribes notes with respect the passing of several former employees who served on the college staff:

      Forrest H. Noakes, Mandan, ND, a counselor at United Tribes throughout the 1970s, known for his love of music and piano playing.

      Charles P. “Chuck” Elvrum, Mandan, ND, an adult educator in the college’s general education department, who also taught elementary school at Fort Yates, ND.

      Besa K. Amenuvor, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, a VISTA volunteer in the mid-‘70s at United Tribes, who later became director for Cross Cultural Solutions in Ghana prior to his retirement in 2008.

      – Ann Kraft, Kathy Aller


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