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Student(s) of the Year

Haskell Student of the Year

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Haskell Indian Nations University is proud to announce the 2019 Haskell Student of the Year, RaeLynn King from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Ms. King is a senior at Haskell, and will graduate this spring with her bachelor’s in Business Administration. She has demonstrated academic excellence through her four years at Haskell by consistently making the President’s List.

In October of 2018, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development presented her with the Lockheed Martin Native American Business Scholarship for her academic excellence, and commitment to her community.

She has been involved with the regional, and national, community by working a summer internship in 2018 with the companies Travois and Tepa in Kansas City. This internship gave her a chance to work directly with tribal communities, and gain a deeper understanding of her major. She was also a part of the Haskell Off-Campus club throughout 2018.

In addition to being a full-time student at Haskell, Ms. King works on the Haskell campus at the Bursar’s Office and in the local Lawrence community.

Please join us in congratulating RayLynn on her accomplishments, and bright future she has ahead!

AICF Student of the Year

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Haskell Indian Nations University is proud to announce the 2019 American Indian College Fund Student of the Year Lena MacDonald from Wasilla, Alaska. She is Athabaskan and a member of the Healy Lake tribe. 

Ms. MacDonald is a junior at Haskell, enrolled in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. She graduated with her AA in Liberal Arts in December, and is now pursuing her Bachelors. 

Her academic excellence at Haskell is shown by consistently making the President’s Honor Roll the last four semesters. Lena works at the library on campus and has been involved with Haskell’s Thunderbird Theater. 

In high school she volunteered at Snowshoe Elementary School as a teacher’s helper. Other volunteer activities include: Cystic Fibrosis Craft Fair, Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue, BPA Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction and Mat-su Career & Tech High School Fall Bazaar.

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