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 2018-2019 President's List and Dean's List

Congratulations to our students who earned high academic achievement in Fall Quarter 2018-2019. 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.

President's List

Evelyn Agnus
Talon Arbuckle
Richard Auguston
Shayna Bagley
Thomas Bettles
Talia Bill
Patricia Blackburn
David Boehme
Angela Boyd
Mary Brewer
Tamara Brooks
Johnny Buck
Anthony Capetillo
Ryawn Cline
Dean Dan
Nora Erevia
Bonnie Follestad
Roselle Fryberg
Jessyca Fryberg
Alicia Fulton
Natosha Gobin
Zachary Harris
Katherine Heyward
Dominic Higheagle
Bronson Hooper
Michael Howling Wolf
Alisha Jefferson
Juliene Jojola
Lakota Jones
Alanna Jones
Kenwa Kravitz
Susan Martin
Kearsten McCoy
Kayle Mckenzie
Nicole Messer
Melvin Miles
Ebony Neal
Chandra Norton
Sadie Olsen
Lucas Penney
Jandy Pierre
Tarynn Pierson
Mikaela Ponca-Montoya
Malissa Purser
Seaneen Roberts
Catalina Sanchez
Angelina Spencer
Rose Spino
Denise Willup
Jennifer Willup

Dean's List

Heaven Arbuckle
Danielle Bennett
Carrie Bill
Alexandria Bill
Chauncy Birdtail
Quintina Bowen
Jason Brockie
Frank Burns
Gavin Carlos
Zanetta Cayou
Jalen Chase
Heather Clark
Michael Cole
Karlee Cooper
Valerie Cultee
Sarah Davidson
Tyrone Dorris
Melinda Edwards
Raneisha Erevia
Leilani Feliciano
Wakinyan Forney
Celeste Fossella
Rebecca Galindo
Priscilla George
Autumn Gobert-Rios
Melissa Gobin
Solo Greene
Uriah Guillory
Roberta Hall
Quinna Hamby
Mary Hanna
Tamika Heath
Tracy Heaton
Joshua Henry
Nico Higheagle
Tsai-Tuso Hoferer
Sonia Hoffman
Jessica Jack
Sophia Jackson
Shawaan Jackson-Gamble
Katherine Jefferson
Marlaneh Jefferson
Lorna Johnson
Treiza Jones
Avery Jones
Freda Kalama
Kealoha Kalama
Annice Kaubin
Tristan Laban
Donna Lauth
Priscilla Leon-Williams
Reuben Martinez
Karen Mccloud
Donald McCluskey
Danielle McKay
Terrence Mckay
Maurita Oatman
James Painter
Stanley Parker
Toniqua Parker
Jennifer Peters
Tatiana Petticrew
Katrinah Phillips
Ashton Picard
Isabelle Revey
David Ripoyla
Stewart Roberts
Mandy Scarborough
Hamilton Seymour
Akasha Slighte
Amanda Smith
Harrilyn Smith
Steven Sotomish
Ariana Stevens
Cody Strombeck
Cherisse Sulkanum
Bethany Swift
Kyle Tabor-Cooper
Anjelica Tulee
Marlene Umtuch
Katherine Waid
Tori Wapsheli
Tyler Ward
Lindy Warden
Veronica Washington
Layla Westendorf
Johanna Whiteplume
Letitia Whitman
Danayle Wilson
Kaitlen Wood
Alisa Woodruff

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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