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Port Gamble S'Klallam and Suquamish Tribes
Northwest Indian College is part of the Port Gamble S'Klallam community. The College offers a variety of educational programs to meet academic, vocational and cultural needs. The NWIC Extended Campus brings those programs conveniently into the North Kitsap community.
At our site, we are pleased to offer Bachelor of Science in Native Environmental Science and Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies Leadership. Via telecourse, we support the Bachelor of Arts program of Tribal Governance and Business Management.
Our most popular Associate degree is the General Direct Transfer degree. We also have the Business and Entrepreneurship, Public and Tribal Administration, Early Childhood Education, Life Sciences and Chemical Dependency Studies.
We are a small campus, with a staff committed to excellence and knowledgeable in their area of study. We have:
C. Joyce McClain, a graduate of University of Washington, our half-time science instructor/adviser to Science majors
James Giles, MA, alumnus of Western Washington University. Over ten years of service to the PGS Site in math courses, developmental and advanced courses.
Colleen Almojuela, MA, Education, Pacific Oaks College, Squamish Nation;
Miranda Belarde-Lewis, PhD, Information Science, University of Washington, Pueblo of Zuni and Tlinget;
Adam Fuller, MA, New York University;
David Fuller, MS, Idaho State University;
Dannette Ives, MA, The Evergreen State College, Port Gamble S'Klallam;
Hannah Jones, MA, University of Missouri, St. Louis.
We are extremely pleased to offer the Lushootseed Language, taught by certified teacher.
Ralena Maloney, Suquamish and S'Klallam Language, taught by certified teacher,
Karron McGrady, Port Gamble S'Klallam.
We are fortunate to have
Mary Jones, NWIC alumnus pursuing BA @ returning to NWIC, sometimes teaching gathering and basketry, Port Gamble S'Klallam.
In fall 2014,
Gene Jones Sr. will be joining the faculty to teach a design course in the winter quarter, a tool-making course in the spring and a carving course in the fall 2015. Port Gamble S'Klallam
Welcome to our Site, on-line or in person. We offer services to the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribal and Suquamish Tribal communities, as well as to the greater Kitsap County Region. We do have independent learning students from around the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula region as well. All are warmly welcomed here.
Francine Swift, MC, University of Washington: certified teacher, S'Klallam language, NWIC Site Manager, Port Gamble S'Klallam.
Madison Sullivan, NWIC Instructional Aid/Technician, Port Gamble S'Klallam. She is a former Running Start student of Kingston High School, completed her AA degree through NWIC. Maddy completed her junior year at The Evergreen State College before returning home.
Catherine Youngman, NWIC Tutor/Mentor, Elwha Klallam, 2nd year student.
Dayna Benefield, NWIC Office Assistant, AAS, Port Gamble S'Klallam, 3rd year student.