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UTTC honors mid-year graduates
19 December 2008

HONORED GRADUATES: Mid-year graduates form a receiving line to accept congratulations from family, friends and college staff during an honoring program December 19 at United Tribes Technical College. From left, Charles E. Anderson, Jacqueline M. Archambault, Marissa S. Eagleman, Anthony J. Felix, and Leighla Gracie-Ann Guardipee. United Tribes News photo.

BISMARCK (UTN) - United Tribes Technical College honored 23 mid-year graduates during a ceremony December 19 at the college in Bismarck. The college’s “Fall Honoring Program” completed the fall semester and marked the beginning of a three-week holiday break for students and staff.

      Twenty-one of the grads earned Associate of Applied Science Degrees; two earned Certificates of Completion in the field of Medical Transcription.

      The program’s keynote speaker, Kelvin Hullet, president of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber, said strength and vision are what drive communities and students.

HAPPY GRAD: Tribal Environmental Science graduate Joshua B. Logg Jr. (Cheyenne River) Mobridge, SD, reaches to greet a well-wisher during Fall Honoring at United Tribes Technical College. The event culminated a 28 year quest for Logg to graduate from college. A single parent, he plans to continue his education while working at the Aberdeen Area Youth Recovery Treatment Center near Wakpala, SD. United Tribes News photo.

      “Now is the time for you to hold on to your vision and use your strength to turn it into reality,” said Hullet. “Whether you are beginning your own company or helping another to grow successful, don’t lose track of your vision.”

      Six of the UTTC graduates earned degrees from the college’s Small Business Management program. That led the list of college programs with the most mid-year grads. Students graduated from ten of the college’s 15 courses of study.

      The honoring program theme was: Strengthening Native Nations through Culture and Vision for the Future.

      The drum group Oakdale Singers, Mandaree, ND, provided opening and closing songs. A meal of buffalo stew and fry bread was served at the UTTC cafeteria.

GRADUATION HUMOR: From left, graduates Tamera Rae Marshall (Oglala Tribe), Ashley Agard (Standing Rock) and Aja R. Baker (Three Affiliated) enjoy a moment with friends. United Tribes News photo.

      Spring Semester 2009 at UTTC begins with student orientation January 5 – 6, followed by the start of classes on January 7. A welcome back powwow is scheduled for January 10. The last day to register for classes is January 21.



Fall 2008 Graduates

Art-Art Marketing Charles E. Anderson*, New Hope, MN
  David B. Black Cloud (Standing Rock) Mandan, ND
Business Office Technology Jacqueline M. Archambault* (Cheyenne River) Bismarck, ND
  Marissa S. Eagleman (Standing Rock) Wakpala, SD
  Star L. Silk (Standing Rock) Bismarck, ND
Criminal Justice Amber Louise Felix (Cheyenne River) Mandan, ND
  Anthony J. Felix (Three Affiliated) Mandan, ND
  Leighla Gracie-Ann Guardipee* (Cheyenne River) Bismarck, ND
  Tamera Rae Marshall* (Oglala Tribe) Hot Springs, SD
Construction Technology Jose A. Lopez, Wichita, KS
Early Childhood Education Lavone Harnisch, Online Student
Elementary Education Cyrilla Livingood* (Turtle Mountain) Wahpeton, ND
Nutrition and Food Service Ashley Agard (Standing Rock) Fort Yates, ND
Small Business Management Aja R. Baker (Three Affiliated) Bismarck, ND
  Glen T. Fox (Three Affiliated) Bismarck, ND
  Annette D. Morris-Harlan (Standing Rock) Selfridge, ND
  Mindy J. Looking Back (Standing Rock) Wakpala, SD
  Lonelle L. Rising Sun (Ft. Peck Sioux Assiniboine) Bismarck, ND
  Matt J. St. John (Crow Creek) Fort Thompson, SD
Tribal Environmental Science Joshua B. Logg Jr. (Cheyenne River) Mobridge, SD
Tribal Management Arden Rae Boxer* (Fort Peck Tribe) Bismarck, ND
  Shawn M. Kuipers, Napoleon, ND

Danielle Goebel*, Wishek, ND

* Honor Student  

DIPLOMA IN HAND: United Tribes mid-year graduates, from left, Arden Rae Boxer (Fort Peck Tribe), Joshua B. Logg Jr. (Cheyenne River), Annette D. Morris-Harlan (Standing Rock), Lonelle L. Rising Sun (Ft. Peck Sioux Assiniboine), and Glen T. Fox (Three Affiliated). United Tribes News photo.











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