Welcome to NWIC Academics

Welcome to Students from the Dean

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year! Whether you are a new or returning student, we are delighted and honored you have chosen NWIC in pursing your education. NWIC offers an exceptional learning environment in which students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be leaders in their communities. NWIC exposes students to the values and ways of knowing of their Tribal peoples and communities through experiential learning, community engagement, and interactions with Tribal elders in the communities that we serve.

Our academic community consist of faculty who are up-to-date in their respective disciplines and are dedicated to our students. At NWIC, our faculty members make teaching their first priority. They are committed to helping students starting in their 1st year and continuing through graduation.

Please know that my door is open. If you want to talk with me individually I would be happy to meet. Please just let me know or contact my assistant, Jessica Solomon (see contact information to the right). Your input matters and it helps me do my job better.

– Destiny Petroske, Dean of Academics


Contact the Dean

Destiny Petroske
Building 17, (360) 392-4219
Jessica Solomon
Assistant to the Dean
Building 17, (360) 392-4340

NWIC's Academic Programs, Faculty, and Staff

Click any of the links below to learn about NWIC’s academic programs and to meet the faculty and staff in each of the programs. Faculty and staff links include contact and background information for each person associated with that program.

NOTE: Not all programs of study and training opportunities are available at all NWIC Instructional Sites. All programs may or may not be completed via distance education. See an Advisor or Instructional Site Manager for more information.

Bachelor’s Programs
Two-Year Programs and the First Year Experience
Other Academic Programs at NWIC
Place-Based Research and Outreach
Instructional Administrators and Staff

Academic Scholarship and Publications