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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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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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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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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March 2019 Graduate

Taymee Brandon Home Town: Butte, Montana Tribe: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Scholarship: GMS – Graduate School: Montana Tech of the University of Montana Major: Environmental Engineering Master’s GPA: 3.8

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March 2019 Undergraduate

Jon Caponetto Home Town: Burns, Oregon Tribe: Burns Paiute Tribe Scholarship: GMS – Undergraduate School: University of Oregon Major: Music Performance GPA: 3.58

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February 2019 Graduate

James Wagnon Home Town: Tahlequah, OK Tribe: Cherokee Scholarship: GMS & SPGSF Graduate School: Northeastern State University Major: Health & Kinesiology GPA: 4.0

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