NWIC celebrated Center for Student Success Grand Opening

Northwest Indian College celebrated the grand opening of the Center for Student Success on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lummi Campus, 2522 Kwina Rd., near Bellingham.

Following a blessing ceremony, guests were greeted with a ribbon cutting, reception and tour of our student services in its new home.The Center for Student Success facility is envisioned as a cornerstone for student access and retention. The Center brings together all of the services that students need, from registration and financial aid to critical student counseling on how to effectively use a culturally-based education as a bridge to future personal, tribal and Native success.

From a student perspective, the 10,000-square-foot facility consolidates student services programs to keep adult learners and historically underserved, non-traditional students in college once they have arrived. 

From the College’s perspective, the Center builds institutional capacity to support a four-year university by providing a centralized location for research of student trends and educational best practices as well as delivery of outreach in the areas of pedagogy and professional development.