Monday, January 31, 2011

Honoring Five UB Students with Wolf-Fire Scholarships

On January 25th, 2011 five UB students were awarded Wolf-Fire scholarships. They each received $500 for their work within Native American communities. These students will also be fellows with the Native American Center for Wellness Research. Several support systems are in place that can help these fellows be successful during their scholarly work. You can learn more about each of the fellow’s research projects here.

From Left to Right: Dinah Porter, Suzie Koehler, Lloyd Elm, Anne Lally, David Patterson, Steve Demchak, Laticia McNaughton, Mia McKie, Bill Koehler, Joe Candillo, Wayne Porter

It was a very special night with about 75 or so people in attendance. Dr. Lloyd Elm spoke about Native American educational issues and challenged us to support and work for diversity, not only in characteristics, also in thought. It is important, according to Dr. Elm, that universities value and ensure a variety of people and opinions during educational experiences.

It was an honor to be a part of this celebration. These student fellows are very good people who deserve this award and all of our support. If you happen to run into one of them, please offer up a big congratulation! 

Applications for next year’s Wolf-Fire Scholarships will begin September 1, 2011.

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