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Students ranked the program a 4.94 out of 5 saying they would recommend the Summer Institute to other incoming freshmen. In addition, they felt the program was most beneficial in supporting their transition into college.

"As we were building our community here at Diné College, I learned that I am in the same boat as other students. Like a single stick, it will break but together we are strong."

"Being here at the Summer Institute taught me that nothing is impossible. You can achieve whatever you set your mind to and if you work hard enough, it'll pay off in the end."

"I made new friends and met new staff members, I now feel I have self-discipline and I am more self-motivated."

"I pray this program continues. I would like others to have this experience. Thank you for making this possible."

"The Summer Institute helped to change the way I see myself. It made me realize that Navajo Teachings are used in our everyday life and it can hlep me in any situation."

Coordinator and Contact

Tsaile Coordinator

Verlena J Livingston,
First Year Experience Coordinator

Apryl Joe, Program Manager

Mail Application to:

Barbara Harvey,
Administrative Assistant
Division of Student Services - Title III
P.O. Box C11
Tsaile, AZ 86556