Life On Campus

Message from the Dean of Student Life

Thank you for choosing Northwest Indian College!

At Northwest Indian College, we not only offer quality learning at an affordable cost but also the skills to achieve a balanced education through our philosophy of promoting Indigenous self-determination and knowledge. It is this philosophy that lends to our daily practices and dedication to student success.

Our student-oriented approach is evident in all we do: classroom learning, extra and co-curricular experiences, internships, research, and community outreach. Our investment in students is reflected in our graduates who are leaders in their fields and highly prized by employers. Student success is our highest priority.

As a student at Northwest Indian College, it is important that you understand you are a part of our family and that the Center for Student Success will make our best efforts to ensure you succeed, so that you may provide for yourself, your family, and your community. I encourage you to become involved in clubs, organizations, student government, and service-learning opportunities so that you may make the most of your college experience. It is your responsibility to take charge of your own education, and our Student Services staff will stand by to support you as you take full13920151_294571714228826_3709190830396548352_ol advantage
 of this extraordinary place.

Best wishes for a successful year!

Victoria Retasket
Dean of Student Life


Fall 2017-2018 President's List and Dean's List

Congratulations to our students who earned high academic achievement in Fall Quarter 2017-2018. The President's List distinction is limited to students who earn a quarterly grade point average of 4.0. The Dean's List distinction is limited to students who earn a quarterly grade point average of 3.5-3.99.

Talon Arbuckle
Nicholas Bennett
Katharine Bizyayeva
Juanita Black
Patricia Blackburn
Anna Brendible
Mary Brewer
Tamara Brooks
Veronica Charles
Susan Claplanhoo
Michele Cunningham
Charlita Davis
Tracy Deardorff
Kiyana Ellenwood
Nora Erevia
Troy George
Nathanial Gorman
Tayna Greene
Krista Hamburg
Mary Hanna
Zachary Harris
Bobby Hicks
Nico Higheagle
Michael Howling Wolf
Jessica Jack
Kateri Jefferson-Ayosa
Frank Lawrence
Kitten Leschi
Colten Mack
Tony Mercado
Melvin Miles
Shawn Mills
David Miramontez
Diane Moreno
Phillip Morris
Benita Ochoa
Jodie Owsley
Kelsie Pablo
Laryssa Paulson
Ashton Picard
Charlotte Ramey
Alison Robinson
Fred Scarborough
Chelsie Sharp
Diana Silva
Harrilyn Smith
Kathleen Solomon
Dana Sotomish
Rose Spino
Victoria Strombeck
Bethany Swift
Judy Warbus
Brooke Wellman
Letitia Whitman
Laura Wiggins
Kim Williams
Jennifer Willup
Alisa Woodruff

Dean's List

Evelyn Agnus
Elizabeth Aldana
Daveen Ancheta
Heaven Arbuckle
Carrie Bill
Quintina Bowen
Breanna Brown
Dawn Bunton
Tina Cabais
Ryawn Cline
Michael Cole
Karlee Cooper
Stephanie Cultee
Valerie Cultee
Dean Dan
Lydia Duggan
Natasha Edwards
Darcy Egan
Bonnie Follestad
Marci Fryberg
Alicia Fulton
Rebecca Galindo
Autumn Gobert-Rios
Melissa Gobin
Emma Hawley-Sittinghorse
Sasha Hayes-Garcia
Joseph Hillaire
Sonia Hoffman
Mariah Holiday
Norman Ingraham
Heaven James
Mitchel Johnson
Juliene Jojola
Dineh Judd
Annice Kaubin
Wayne Kernak
RoseMary LaClair
Jacinda Lawrence
Sara Lawrence
Jennifer Martin
Karen Mccloud
Jody Mortensen
Ebony Neal
Michael Noland
Tatiana Petticrew
Raven Redhorn
Christonda Rios
Jenny Rodriguez
Christy Schmuck
Alisha Sellars
Shana Simpson
Mikayla Sison Smith
Miranda Smith
Antonette Squally
Ariana Stevens
Joseph Thomas
Randy Tippins
Marcilena Vela
Sandra Wahsise
Katherine Waid
Chad Walden
Tyler Ward
Marie Washington
Chelsea Wells
Johanna Whiteplume
Denise Willup
William Wilson
Tamisha Yazzie
Clara Young

Student Life at NWIC

At Northwest Indian College the student body is a diverse group. The average student is a 29-year-old female with at least one dependent. However, increasing numbers of traditional college age students are enrolling right out of high school. Over 75 percent of our students come from a federally-recognized Indian tribe and we represent over 90 different tribal nations. Northwest Indian College proudly serves over 1,100 students annually.

Our student clubs consist of interest groups from Media, Art, Rockets, Grad School, and Pow Wow to Nationally recognized organizations such as AISES and AIBL, which allow our students opportunity for life experiences not found in a book or in the classroom. Students have the option to work within the communities in which they learn, and give back to their people in various ways.  

We are honored to serve the students, who represent their families and their tribes when they walk through our doors.

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