by Travis Campbell
photos courtesy of Michael Begay
Haskell Indian Nations University awarded diplomas to 92 students this semester. Stephen Prue, of the Office of the President stated that this the Fall, 2017 graduating class is largest fall graduating class to date continuing a trend of record breaking classes that has extended the past three consecutive years.
Sergeant Bronson Star of the Arikara, Nez Perce, and Lakota nations, as well as a 19-year veteran of the Lawrence Kansas Police Department was the keynote speaker. Sgt. Bronson spoke fondly of his time serving in the United States Army, as a wild land firefighter, as well as his time at Haskell (Class of 1998) and the University of Kansas.
Other speakers at the graduation ceremony included Miss Haskell, Caroline Wiseman; Haskell Brave, Baron Hoy; Gil Vigil, of the Haskell Board of Regents; and Student Senate President, Calvin Smith. Graduates were awarded their diplomas by Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The staff of the Indian Leader would like to congratulate all of the Fall, 2017 graduates and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.