This feedback was gathered in the Alumni Survey. The
themes, represented by the quotes
below, were expressed by many students.
most positive experience...
- was meeting all Indians of the
college, [the] local area and having the opportunity of meeting other
Natives during my travels to various meetings, workshops and conferences.
Just to know that life offers great people to last a lifetime.
Also to be a leader in the school chapter of AIBL.
was the friendships
with fellow students and college staff & faculty.
These people gave me inspiration to attend and complete college.
at the realization of personal empowerment through the process of
reclaiming cultural identity.
The most important thing I learned was...
- the unique cultural aspects and needs of Native American children in school
settings. Prior to my
experiences through NWIC, the Native community was virtually invisible to
me. I gained valuable insight
to which I would not have otherwise been exposed.
be more confident in myself and to approach issues with a more global
- educationis a key that opens up the door to more choices. Without it you're limited. Education
increases your value in the workplace, and your community. Education equips you to better serve others.
- that I really was not to old to accomplish my educational goals.
How did NWIC prepare you for work or further education?
small class sizes really made me zero in on learning. Some of the papers I wrote at NWIC were well respected by Fairhaven College
staff at WWU
made it through not only 3 years of college
and 2 degrees, but I was hired at
a higher position just out of college. I believe [that was]
because of the education [at