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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January 2020 – Undergraduate

Cyrus Lyday Portland, Oregon Northern Arapaho Gates Millennium Program-Undergraduate University of Oregon Journalism GPA 3.15 Community Service Native American Youth And Family Center (2014-2016) (volunteer) Native American Student Union Co-Director at the University of Oregon (2017-2018) Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (2017) Bio My name is Cyrus Lyday and I am from the Northern Arapaho

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January 2020 – Graduate

Sierra Kaufman Woonsocket, RIShinnecock Indian NationScience Post Graduate Fund-Graduate Brown UniversityEarth, Environmental and Planetary ScienceGPA 3.89 Community Service Union Bargaining Committee and Student Outreach Representative, Brown University 2019 Stand Up for Graduate Employees Organizer, Brown University 2018-2019 Held Workshop: Organizing Your Graduate Research with Zotero, Brown University 2017 Volunteer 2nd Grade Science Teacher, Vartan Gregorian

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December 2019 – Undergraduate

Taylor Sokolowski Lexington, VA Monacan Wells Fargo Undergraduate Elon University Finance Major, Minors in Accounting & Sport Management GPA 3.6 Community Service Sigma Kappa Walk to End Alzheimer’s College Orientation Workshop Colleges Against Cancer Elonthon for Duke Children’s Hospital Coach, Triad Youth Lacrosse Association Bio Taylor is part of the Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia

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December 2019 – Graduate

Natacha Messerly Doney Hays, MT Blackfeet AIGCS/GMS-Graduate Montana State University-Northern Education, Learning, and Instruction GPA 4.0 Community Service Coached local youth and adults in weightlifting and nutrition during the summer and after school Proofread essays and other pieces of writing for local youth and adults Supervised local youth at a summer camp, tackling duties such

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AIGC Scholar Aiyana Pitts

November 2019 – Undergraduate

Aiyana Pitts Gardnerville Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California Wells Fargo Undergraduate University of Nevada, Reno Criminal Justice GPA 3.3 Community Service I was involved in our local church here in my community, teaching Sunday School every week. I have been on several honor rolls in both middle and high school.  At Pau Wa Lu

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AIGC Scholar Jermayne Tuckta

November 2019 – Graduate

Jermayne Tuckta Warm Springs, OR Confederated tribes of the warm spring’s reservation Special Higher Educations Program-Graduate University of Oregon Language Teaching Studies GPA 4.0 Community Service Camp Naimuma (3rd – 6th grade) Drum Making Class (June 2014) Ichishkin Language class, Madras High School (2014-2015) Camp Naimuma (3rd – 6th grade) Ichishkin Class (June 2015) Community

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Brittni Bisceglia October 2019 Undergraduate Student of the Month

October 2019 – Undergraduate

Brittni Biscelgia Durango, CO Cherokee Nation SPGSF-U Fort Lewis College Public Health GPA 4.0 Community Service In high school, I performed community service at Ward Wiseman Animal Haven, a no-kill animal shelter.  I began performing community service hours near Fort Lewis College during the summer of 2019 at Wolfwood Refuge in Ignacio, Colorado where I

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Kelly Cleveland AIGC October Graduate Student of the Month

October 2019 – Graduate

Kelly Cleveland Bloomfield, NMNavajo NationSpecial Higher Education Program, AIGC Graduate Named Scholarship Institute of American Indian ArtsCreative WritingGPA 4.0 Community Service Working with my hometown community of Hanaadli out on the checkerboard Navajo reservation to help implement better instructional practices and strategies to teachers, community members, and leaders. Working with fellow community artists on various

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AIGC Scholar Katelynn Morgan

September 2019 – Undergraduate

Katelynn Morgan Talala, OK Cherokee Nation SPGSF-Undergraduate University of Arkansas Civil Engineering GPA 3.6 Community Service – Locust Grove Early Learning Center – University of Arkansas National Residence Hall Honorary – University of Arkansas Make a Difference Day – Beaver Watershed Alliance Bio I went to high school at Oologah-Talala Public Schools. I graduated ranked

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AIGC Scholar Jordan Oglesby

September 2019 – Graduate

Jordan Oglesby Shiprock, NM Navajo Nation Special Higher Education Program-Graduate University of New Mexico School of Law Law Degree, Pursuing Indian Law Certificate GPA 3.11 Community Service – Street Safe New Mexico – Albuquerque Indian Center – Student Bar Association Mentorship Program – First Nations Health Source Youth Mentorship Program Bio Jordan Oglesby (Diné) is

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