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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Kirby Parnell

September 2018 Graduate

Kirby Parnell

Home Town: Fort Gibson, OK
Tribe: Cherokee
Scholarship: Gates Millennium Scholarship
School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Field: Ocean Sciences
GPA: 3.84

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Tina Whitegeese

August 2018 Graduate

Tina Whitegeese

Home Town: Espanola, N.M.
Tribe: Pueblo of Pojoaque
Scholarship: AIGC Fellowship
School: University of New Mexico
Degree: MBA
GPA: 4.0

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Maylee Loften

August 2018 Undergraduate

Maylee Loften

Home Town: Fayetteville, Ark.
Tribe: Cherokee and Delaware Tribe of Indians
Scholarship: Wells Fargo
School: University of Arkansas
Major: Psychology
GPA: 3.375

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Vernon Miller

July 2018 Graduate

Vernon Miller

Home Town: Macy, Neb.
Tribe: Omaha Tribe of Nebraska & Iowa
Scholarship: Fellowship
School: Kansas State University
Major: Counseling and Student Development
GPA: 3.857

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Dakota Merrival

July 2018 Undergraduate

Dakota Merrival

Home Town: Rapid City
Tribe: Oglala Sioux Tribe
Scholarship: Gates Millennium Program/Accenture
School: S.D. School of Mines and Technology
Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
GPA: 3.65

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June 2018 Undergraduate

Shandiin Herrera

Home Town: Monument Valley
Tribe: Navajo
Scholarship: Gates Millennium Program
School: Duke University
Major: Public Policy/ Minor in Cultural Anthropology
GPA: 3.1

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June 2018 Graduate

Darrah Blackwater

Home Town: Farmington, NM
Tribe: Navajo
Scholarship: AIGC Fellowship
School: University of Arizona
Program: Law
GPA: 3.5

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Colin Ben

May Graduate

Colin Ben

Shiprock
Navajo Nation
Loan for Service

University of Utah
Educational Leadership and Policy
GPA 3.9

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