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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Lynn Martell, January 2022 Graduate Student of the Mont

DECEMBER 2021 – Graduate

Lynn Martell Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Dunseith, ND  Fellowship  University of North Dakota Clinical Psychology GPA 3.73  Community Service I am currently involved with community outreach for suicide prevention on the White Earth reservation. Additionally, I am involved with community outreach for mental health awareness and prevention on the Turtle Mountain reservation. I have volunteered as a

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Leighanna Jake

DECEMBER 2021 – Undergraduate

Leighanna Jake Navajo Nation Shiprock, NM  Wells Fargo Undergraduate and ANAHSAT  Humboldt State University Botany 3.6  Community Service National Honor Society Environmental Club   Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful   Feeding the Homeless   Beach Clean-Ups Short Bio My name is Leighanna Jake, daughter of Luanna Jake and Victor Lee, and granddaughter of the late Yannie Jake. An 18-year-old

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NOVEMBER 2021 – Graduate

Saxon Metzger Osage-nation Carbondale, IL Wilmington University Masters of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Sustainability 4.0 Community Service 2019-Current (2 years)Committee Member, Sustainability Committee of the City of Carbondale – Appointed by the City Manager of the City of Carbondale, Illinois, to the 7 member Sustainability Committee, which manages the city’s public and private

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NOVEMBER 2021 – Undergraduate

Kaylee Begay Navajo Nation Chinle, AZ Relief Scholarship – Undergraduate Northern Arizona University Elementary Education 4.0 Community Service Former Miss Central Navajo 2014-2015 Two times First Honorable Mention Miss Navajo Nation 2016 and 2017 Former Youth Elder Navajo Liturgist with Church Short Bio Ya’at’eeh! My name is Kaylee Begay. I am of Zuni Edgewater Clan

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OCTOBER 2021 – Graduate

CHARLIE WHITE EAGLE Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River ReservationPine Ridge, SD Special Higher Education Program University of OklahomaCollege of LawIndigenous Peoples Law4.0 Community Service Middle School Girls Cheer Coach (2018-2019) Middle School Track Coach Volunteer (2018-2019) Substitute Teacher at various schools on the reservation (2016-2019) Community Cleaning Volunteer Oglala Lakota College-Pine Ridge

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OCTOBER 2021 – Undergraduate

Adarius Begay Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado Indian ReservationPhoenix, AZ Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund University of OklahomaComputer Science3.16 Community Service AISES Gives Back 2018-2019 OU Big Event 2019 AISA Fall Powwow 2018-2019 AISA Spring Powwow 2018-2019 Cameron University powwow 2020 AISA Stomp Dance 2018-2020 Short Bio Adarius Begay is  Diné and an

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SEPTEMBER 2021 – Graduate

Morgan Mackey Seminole NationChoctaw, OK Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund-Graduate Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth MedicineGPA 4.0 Community Service Geisel School of Medicine Admissions Committee Member (2018-2019) Rural Scholars Trip Planner for Geisel trip to Red Lake Reservation 2018 SNMA MAP’S Liaison for underrepresented in medicine pre-medical students (2018-2019) Short Bio This is Morgan

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SEPTEMBER 2021 – Undergraduate

Emiliano McLane Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada Woodland, CA Wells Fargo, Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund University of Idaho Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership 3.68 Community Service CWI Campus Garden Work Days volunteer Boise Watershed volunteer SEEDS Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge education assistant volunteer Adopt-A-Highway volunteer Earth Day volunteer Short Bio

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AUGUST 2021 – Undergraduate

Nadira Mitchell Navajo NationTucson, AZ SPGSF-U/ANAHSAT University of ArizonaNatural Resources-Wildlife Conservation3.77 Community Service List Member of the Board of Directors Southern Arizona Regional Science Education Foundation. January 2021-present We R Native Ambassador 2020-2021: promoting positive behaviors through social media outreach Lead Phone Bank Trainer May-Nov 2020: Pima County Democratic Party-Gabriella Cazares-Kelly (Tohono O’odham Nation) for

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AUGUST 2021 – Graduate

Christopher Morigeau Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation Missoula, MT Special Higher Education Program-Graduate University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law Juris Doctorate GPA 4.0 Community Service Member of the Native American Law Student Association Member of the Criminal Law Group Member of Mindfulness in Law Society Assistant Chair for

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