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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Alex Estes

December 2020 – Graduate

ALEX ESTES Mitchell, SD Lower Brule Sioux Tribe BIE – Loan for Service Wayne State University Counseling and Art Theory GPA: 3.36 Community Service This Fall semester Alex is volunteering a weekly visit to offer healing through art at Cass Community Center, an elderly and special needs care center in Detroit, MI. Alex is currently

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December 2020 – Undergraduate

DOUGLAS KRUKOFF Unalaska, Alaska Qawalangin Tribe SPGSF – Undergraduate Columbia University in the City if New York Undeclared 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,

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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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Paul Areyan 2020 October Undergraduate SOTM

October 2020 – Undergraduate

Paul Areyan Fresno, California Choctaw Nation WFU, SPGSF – Undergraduate CSU Fresno Nursing GPA: 4.0 Community Service  Paul has volunteered with United American Indian Involvement (UAII) and Fresno American Indian Health Project (FAIHP). he was a camp counselor/first aid person for UAII’s Robert Sundance Summer Camp . His responsibilities included facilitating activities with 5-12 year

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Gavin Nadeau October 2020 Graduate SOTM

October 2020 – Graduate

Gavin Nadeau Belcourt, North Dakota Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa SPGSF – Graduate University of North Dakota Higher Education GPA: 3.9 Community Service Throughout his undergraduate career, Gavin was heavily involved in several student organizations in his local community of Grand Forks, ND. He has been away from his home community for over seven years

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September 2020 Graduate SOTM

September 2020 – Graduate

Brooke Hoover Guthrie, OklahomaCherokee NationSHEP Oklahoma State University Integrative Biology GPA: 4.0 Community Service  2019 / 2020 Aide to Center for Sovereign Nations at OSU (undergraduate mentorship if applying to graduate school) 2018 / 2019 Planning for Science Club (Highland Park Elementary) (3 hours) Into the Streets (3 hours) 2017 / 2018 Lunchtime Seminar Host

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SOTM September 2020

September 2020 – Undergraduate

William Wilson III Lame Deer, MontanaNorthern Cheyenne TribeWells Fargo Undergraduate  Northwest Indian College Native Studies Leadership GPA: 3.2947 Community Service  Sweat Lodge on campus Short Bio William Wilson III has been described as humble, kind, loving and mindful.

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August 2020 Graduate SOTM Monique Apple

August 2020 – Graduate

Monique Apple Rapid City, South Dakota Yankton Sioux Tribe Special Higher Education Program University of St. Thomas Social Work GPA: 3.83 Community Service 2019-2022 Council on Social Work Education Board Member 2016-2022 Indigenous Social Work Educators Association Governing Council Member 2018-2019 Seventh Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocate Board Member 2014-2020 Lakota Youth Cultural Healing Camps

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August 2020 Undergraduate SOTM - Jacob Flowers

August 2020 – Undergraduate

Jacob Flowers New Bern, North Caroline Nanticoke Indian Association Inc. Wells Fargo Undergraduate Wingate University Biology GPA: 3.0 Community Service  Participates in the student government association Participated in One Day One Dog, a full day of service at Wingate University. Short Bio Jacob Flowers is a student and athlete at Wingate University. He has a

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