Students of the Month

AIGC will be selecting two students a month to honor and recognize their academic excellence and community engagement. Each month, the Student of the Month selection committee will choose one undergraduate student and one graduate student. The selected students will receive a certificate, a $50 prepaid debit card and the opportunity to be showcased in The American Indian Graduate magazine, on AIGC’s social media and website.

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March 2021 – Undergraduate

Emma Vernon Harrah, OK Cherokee Nation Named Undergraduate Oklahoma Baptist University Nursing 3.8 Community Service To say I am thankful is quite simply an understatement. I am blessed beyond measure. To have been able to grow up under a mother and Cherokee Indian father the whole period of my life. That brings me pride in

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March 2021- Graduate

McKeon Dempsey Oak Springs, AZ Navajo Nation Special Higher Education Program George Washington University Art Therapy Non-GPA System Community Community Service – Intern at the District of Columbia Public Schools (2020-present) – Co-facilitator for a virtual paint night at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Northern Virginia – Intern at the St. Elizabeths

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Student of the Month February 2021

February Graduate – 2021

Heidi Brandow Navajo Nation Santa Fe, NM Direct Scholarship – Graduate Harvard Graduate School of Design Master of Design Studies Non-GPA System Community Service Co-founder of the Harvard Indigenous Design Collective Intern at the Harvard University Native American Program (2019-present) Chair of Information at the Harvard Graduate Council Mentor at the Institute of American Indian

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Greyson Palmer

February 2021 – Undergraduate

Greyson Palmer Cherokee Nation Claremore, OK Wells Fargo Undergraduate University of Oklahoma Biology (Pre-Optometry) 3.77 Community Service JUNIOR YEAR: Co-President/Volunteer, OU Global Brigades-Honduras (various fundraising/donation/recruiting activities online and by telephone), approximately 40 hours from August 2020 through February 2021; Director/Volunteer, Palmer Powers Project, approximately 15 hours per month all year long (activities are all online);

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Nicole Atencio

January 2021 – Undergraduate

Nicole Atencio Gallup, New Mexico Navajo & Santo Domingo Pueblo Gates Millennium Program – Undergraduate Fort Lewis College Biology GPA 2.9 Community Service -Volunteer Naturalist. Nicole volunteers with a group that takes kids from ages 5-13 on nature walks. There are planned activities to get the kids engaged and thinking about things like hiking safety,

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January 2021 – Graduate

Christina McDonogh Anchorage, AlaskaNative Village of PerryvilleSpecial Higher Education Program Cornell Law School  Juris Doctor GPA 3.37 Community Service Founder of People of Perryville Facebook Page Cornell Native American Law Student Association  – Vice President National Native American Law Student Association  – Area 7 Representative (AK, ID, OR, WA) Cornell Environmental Law Society  – Vice

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Alex Estes

December 2020 – Graduate

Alexis Estes Mitchell, SDLower Brule Sioux TribeBIE – Loan for Service Wayne State UniversityCounseling and Art Theory GPA: 3.36 Community Service This Fall semester Alexis is volunteering a weekly visit to offer healing through art at Cass Community Center, an elderly and special needs care center in Detroit, MI. Alexis is currently help ing turn

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December 2020 – Undergraduate

Daniela Krukoff Unalaska, AlaskaQawalangin TribeSPGSF – Undergraduate Columbia University in the City of New YorkUndeclared GPA: 3.7 Community Service The Food Pantry at Columbia, New York, NY (Volunteer) Elmhurst Hospital Pharmacy Department, New York, NY (Volunteer) Alaska Native Medical Center Nursing Department, Anchorage, AK (Volunteer) Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska Camp Qangaayux, Unalaska, AK (Volunteer) Father

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Abigail Johnson November 2020 Graduate SOTM

November 2020 – Graduate

ABIGAIL JOHNSON El Mirage, Arizona Navajo Nation SHEP Kansas State University Teaching (Elementary Education) GPA: 4.0 Community Service 2020: New View BLM (Community Cleanup Volunteer): August 2020 City of Mesa (MLK Parade Staff Volunteer): January 2020 Fresh Food Collab (Food Distributor): May 2020 Native American Student Organization (Member): August 2020-Present KNEA Aspiring Educators (Member): August

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David Donovan November 2020 SOTM

November 2020 – Undergraduate

David Donovan Leupp, Arizona Navajo Nation WFU, SPGSF – Undergraduate University of Colorado Denver Biology GPA: 3.7 Community Service University of Colorado School of Medicine Wilderness Medicine, volunteer, Aurora, CO. August 16, 2020. Practiced emergency medicine techniques for student online video platform. Indigenous Summer Enhancement Program guest speaker via zoom, Diné College, Tsaile, AZ. June

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