AIGC Board President Nationally Recognized

August 3, 2017

Contact: Stephine Poston (505) 379-6172;

American Indian Graduate Center Board President Nationally Recognized

Holly Cook Macarro Honored at Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN)

Holly Cook Macarro & Angelique Albert

Holly Cook Macarro & Angelique Albert

 Isleta Pueblo, NM – August 3, 2017 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) congratulates Board President, Holly Cook Macarro (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe) who was honored this week by Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN), a national organization committed to leadership, tribal culture, community and family.

“President Cook-Macarro is a tremendous leader and advocate in Indian Country.  She has been instrumental in taking AIGC to the next level of service and scholarships for our students. I am extremely proud of her, she is an inspiration to native women and tribal people across this country.  I cannot think of a more deserving person of the prestigious recognition,” stated Angelique Albert, AIGC’s Executive Director.

Cook Macarro is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with BBA and University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) with an MBA.  She has a successful track record of orchestrating outreach voter empowerment campaigns for federal elections, as well as advocating for various tribal issues including playing a key role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

The AIGC Board of Directors also includes Joel Frank (Vice President)/Seminole Tribe of Florida, Steve Stallings (Secretary-Treasurer)/Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, Stacy Leeds/Cherokee, Danna Jackson/Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Walter Lamar/Blackfeet, Wichita, Dana Arviso/ Diné, Ernie L. Stevens Jr./ Oneida Nation and Aurene Martin/Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


About the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)

AIGC and AIGC Scholars is the largest scholarship provider to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students in the United States.  AIGC and AIGC Scholars have funded over 13,000 students and awarded over $200 million in scholarships since inception.

Building on a 50-year legacy, AIGC will continue to be the premier national resource in funding and empowering the next generation of Native leaders across all sectors, by meeting the unmet need of every Native American student.

American Indian Graduate Center, Inc.
3701 San Mateo NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 881-4584

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