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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AIGC Scholar Jessica Buckless

August 2019 – Graduate

Jessica Buckless Polson, MT Confederated Salish Tribe Gates Millennium Program – Graduate University of Northern Colorado Doctorate in Education Reform GPA 3.7 Community Service Hamline University Fellow – Third Grade Teacher Bio After receiving the Gates Millenium Scholarship in 2008, my studies took me to Hawaii, Missouri and then Minnesota where I earned my Bachelor

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AIGC Scholar Ty Montgomery

August 2019 – Undergraduate

Ty Montgomery Coats Chickasaw Nation Wells Fargo Undergraduate Oklahoma State University Biochemistry & Animal Science /Animal Biotechnology GPA 3.78 Community Service Sacred Heart Catholic Parish & School in Pratt, KS – member Participated in service activities: collected donated food for Pratt County Food Bank, delivered Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins, unloaded and sorted food orders for

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AIGC Scholar Krista Boston

July 2019 – Graduate

Krista Boston-Fullerton Stigler, OKChoctaw/CherokeeAIGC Fellowship Oklahoma State UniversityPh.D. Educational Leadership & Policy StudiesGPA 3.88 Community Service 2015 TRIO Day Service Project for Family Junction Center 2015 ODSA Annual Conference Silent Auction benefiting the Council for Opportunity in Education 2016 TRIO Day Service Project for Mary Abbott Children’s House 2016 ODSA Annual Conference Bio I have

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AIGC Scholar Kiana Wood

July 2019 – Undergraduate

Kiana Wood FairbanksChinik Eskimo Community TribeWells Fargo George Fox UniversityNursingGPA 3.61  Community Service Little Bruins Mentor at Mabel Rush Elementary After school tutoring for freshman National Honors Society Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (AWANA) Children’s Ministry Branded youth leader Healing Hearts Camp Volunteer Staff Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) Fairbanks Rescue Mission Living Water junior

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June 2019 Undergraduate

Sara Lindsey BarfieldFairmontLumbeeGMS- Undergraduate University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBiology & Minor- American Indian and Indigenous StudiesGPA 3.425 Community Service First Look Program through UNC Visitor’s Center (2015-2017) Covenant Gives Back Expanding the Circle (2015 & 2016) Assistance for Fairmont Hurricane Matthew Flood Victims Duke Raleigh Hospital Volunteer (Spring 2017) North Carolina American Indian

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June 2019 Graduate

Kerenthia Swan Thoreau, NMNavajoFellowship University of New MexicoEducational LeadershipGPA 4.18   Community Service THS Junior Varsity & Varsity Baseball Team Mom: scheduling snack schedule, organizing snacks for games, assisting players bandaging injuries and providing ice to players, being another mother to the baseball players.  Spring 2018. St. Bonaventure Mission:  Assisting Thrift Shop in daily duties: 

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Justin-Lund-Graduate

May 2019 Graduate

Justin Lund Ganado, NM Navajo Nation AIGC Fellowship University of Oklahoma Anthropology GPA  3.83 Bio Justin donates time doing outreach teaching K-12 students about science. As part of his duties as an officer of the Anthropology Graduate Student Association at OU, Justin also works to mentor high school and undergraduate students to help them maintain

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Aubrey-Skeeter-Undergrad

May 2019 Undergraduate

Aubrey Skeeter Glenpool, OK Yuchi/Mvskoke (Creek) GMS-Undergraduate Colorado College GPA 3.4 Community Service Delta Gamma: Service for Sight NASU: working with D11, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Spiritual Life at Colorado College Member of Duck Creek Ceremonial Ground Glenpool Creek Indian Community Head-cook for Mason Camp at Gray Horse and Kihecusteh Bio

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April 2019 Graduate

Paulette Blanchard Home Town: Norman, OK Tribe: Absentee Shawnee/Kickapoo Scholarship: Fellowship College: University of Kansas Major: Indigenous Geography GPA: 3.78

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April 2019 Undergraduate

McKalee Steen Home Town: Grove, OK Tribe: Cherokee Scholarship Program: GMS – Undergraduate College: Vanderbilt University Major: Earth and Environmental Science GPA: 3.475    

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