Second-year student Aissa Yazzie named Miss AIHEC 2012
Aissa Yazzie (Navajo) was named Miss AIHEC 2012 during the American Indian Higher Education Consortium conference in March. Yazzie is a second year student at Northwest Indian College in the Bachelor of Science in Native Environmental Science program.
The Northwest Indian College (NWIC) men’s basketball players made headlines
when they won the 2012 American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) basketball championship title, but they weren’t the only students to win titles at the annual student conference this year, held in March in Rapid City, South Dakota.
NWIC students won awards in art and speech, and Aissa Yazzie, NWIC Student Executive Board president, was named Miss AIHEC 2012.
There were 12 finalists for Miss and Mr. AIHEC. They were judged on their academic performances, their knowledge of AIHEC, their commitment to carry forward their cultures and traditions, and their commitment to their communities demonstrated through participation and service contributions, said NWIC Director of Assessment and First Year Experience, Cindy Cultee, who was also an advisor to the AIHEC Student Congress for 10 years.