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Former Diné College President Thomas Atcitty Passes Away

TSAILE, Ariz. – Thomas Atcitty, the third president of Navajo Community College (NCC), passed away Oct. 11 of natural causes. Atcitty, who was from Shiprock, New Mexico, was 86.

AMC Conference

Emerging Infection & Tribal Communites

Friday, February 19, 2021. One day Virtual Conference from 8am – 6:30pm(MDT). This one day Conference, is planned for Spring 2021, seeks to focus primarily on the emerging outbreaks/infections in the light of current COVID-19 outbreak. Registration is now OPEN!

Students Play Key Role in Navajo Maternal Health Report

TSAILE, Ariz. – The Navajo Epidemiology Center and Diné College jointly announced the publication of their report titled, “2020 Navajo Nation Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment.”

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Diné College a Finalist for Four Marketing and Public Relations Awards

TSAILE, Ariz. – Competing against 148 eligible community colleges across five western U.S. states, and seven Commonwealths and Republics and the territory of Guam, the Diné College Marketing and Communications Department was informed this week that it is a finalist for four marketing and public relations awards from NCMPR.

Diné College to Explore the Presence of Microbes in the Sub-surface of Yellowstone National Park

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Pools and springs on the surface of Yellowstone National Park have always been a matter of interest for scientists who believe in the presence of microbes in that zone, especially bacteria that are heat-loving and can consume minerals in hot underground water.

Virtual Events

Bahe Whitethorne kick starts our fall series of T’áá awólí bee with his stories of struggles and successes as a Navajo Painter. His work, which intertwines landscapes and cultural nuances, is known well beyond the United States southwest. Our conversation with this Western Heritage Wrangle Award recipient will reflect upon his inspirations as well as his well-known approachability as a supporter of emerging Navajo artists.

Tribesourcing Video

Tribesourcing with Rhiannon SorrellAdding new narrations to historical films, Tribesourcing brings untold or suppressed stories to Native communities. Diné College Librarian Rhiannon Sorrell shares with the PBS show “Colores” how inaccurate or culturally uninformed films are an opportunity for Indigenous peoples to reclaim their voices.

T’áá awólí bee: Navajo Contemporary Arts Virtual Lecture Series – Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete (Weavers)

Join us as sisters, Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete, from Two Grey Hills, New Mexico discuss their weaving lives from their modest beginnings to their inspiring work with the Heard Museum. In this talk with these 5th Generation Diné Weavers we will also gain insight to their literary projects such as “Spider Woman’s Children, Navajo Weavers Today” (2018) and their up and coming instructional text, “How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman” (October, 2020).

T’áá awólí bee: Navajo Contemporary Arts Virtual Lecture Series – Beverly Blacksheep “Traditional Contemporary: Looking Back, Moving Forward”

Navajo painter, Beverly Blacksheep’s illustrations and paintings are well-known throughout Navajo country and abroad. Many of her portrayals of Navajo women, motherhood, and traditional life ways have garnered accolades at the southwest Indian markets, including the coveted Intertribal Indian Ceremonial poster centerpiece in 1994. Join us as Beverly discusses her rise to fame, including her inspirations, challenges and the significance of her latest pieces.

Student Testimonials

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Associate Professor Chengde Wang

COURSES:

MTH 110: College Algebra, MTH 365: Modern Geometry, MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics, MTH 191: Calculus I, MTH 221: Ordinary Differential Equation

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Arizona State University

Major: Mathematics

Master of Science: Beijing Biss International School

Major: Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts: Beijing Biss International School

Major: Mathematics

Willis Tsosie

COURSES:

CIS 111: Intro to Computers, CIS 210: Systems Analysis and Design, CSC 150: Programming Fundamentals, MTH 096: Basic Mathematics, MTH 100: Intermediate Algebra

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Science: Montana State University

Major: Information Processing & Communication

Bachelor of Science: Montana State University

Major: Computer Science

Associate Professor Donald Robinson

COURSES:

CHM 130: Fundamental Chemistry

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Maharishi University of Management

Major: Physiology

Master of Arts: Maharishi International University

Major: Science of Creative Intelligence

Master of Scienece: The University of Akron

Major: Biology

Bachelor of Scienece: Northern Arizona University

Major: Biology

Dennis Price

COURSES:

Credentialed to teach MTH 096: Basic Mathematics, MTH 100: Intermediate Algebra, MTH 110: College Algebra

CREDENTIALS:

Bachelor of Science: Northern Arizona University

Major: Agriculture

Associate Professor John Murray

COURSES:

MTH 100: Intermediate Algebra, PHY 111: Algebra based Physics II, PHY 131: Calculus based Physics II

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Clemson University

Major: Engineering

Master of Science: Clemson University

Major: Engineering

Bachelor of Scienece in Engineering: University of South Florida

Major: Engineering

Bachelor of Scienece: University of South Florida

Major: Engineering

Associate Professor Oleksandr Makeyev

COURSES:

Credentialed to in all MTH courses and Engineering.

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in Ph.D.: Clarkson University

Major: Engineering Science

Master of Science: Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University

Major: Statistics

Bachelor of Scienece: Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University

Major: Mathematics

Barbara Klein

COURSES:

BIO 205: Microbiology, CHM 152: General Chemistry II, CHM 230: Fundamental Organic Chemistry, CHM 236: General Organic Chemistry II
*Credentialed in CHM 100-300, BIO 100-400, HEE 100 and PUH 100-300. PUH is contingent based on official transcript.

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts, Master of Science: Iowa State University

Major: Microbiology

Master of Science: Clark College

Major: Computer Application

Bachelor of Arts: Mercyhurst College

Major: Chemistry

Carmella Kahn

COURSES:

PUH 100, 200, 300, 400

Professor Shazia Tabassum Hakim

COURSES:

Bio 100, 200, 300, 400

Associate Professor Fredrick Boyd

COURSES:

Needs credential form, BIO 160: Intro to Human Anatomy & Philosophy, BIO 201: Human Anatomy & Physiology, BIO 202: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Credentialed for BIO 100-400, CHM 100-200 (300 level will be reviewed w/ faculty), HEE 100

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in PH.D.: University of Florida

Major: Medical Science and Physiology

Bachelor of Science: University of Wisconsin

Major: Zoology

Professor Michael Begaye

COURSES:

CHM 130: Fundamental Chemistry, CHM 152: General Chemistry II, CHM 230: Fundamental Organic Chemistry
CHM 100-300
*MTH 100-200 (300-400 level will be reviewed with Dean)

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in PH.D.: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Major: Chemistry

Bachelor of Science: Fort Lewis College

Major: Chemistry

Professor Mark Bauer

COURSES:

PUH 200: Principles of Health Education, PUH 280: Implement &Evaluation of Public Health Intervention
*Anthropology 100, 200 level
Public Health 100-400 level

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate in PH.D.: Northwestern University

Major: Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts: Ohio State University

Major: Anthropology

Associate Professor Don Whitesinger

COURSES:

FA227: Arts for Teachers, ARH 211: Survey of Native American Art, FA 106 Color Theory, FA112: 2D Design, FA 390: Painting III

CREDENTIALS:

Master Art of Teaching: Rhode Island School of Design

Bachelor of Arts: Arizona State University

Major: Studio Arts

Associate Professor Sheila White

COURSES:

HUM 152: Film Appreciation, HUM 131: Music Appreciation, ENG 101, 102

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts: Northern Arizona University

Major: English, Bilingual & Multicultural Education

Bachelor of Find Arts: University of Arizona

Major: Theatre Arts

Orlando White

COURSES:

ENG 101, 102: Freshman English II, ENG 212: Creative Writing: Poetry, ENG 233: Intro to Native American Literature

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Brown University

Major: Literary Arts

Bachelor of Find Arts: Institute of American Indian Arts

Major: Creating Writing

Anna Walters

COURSES:

ENG 082, 085, ENG 101,102, 233

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Goddard University

Bachelor of Arts

Professor Irvin Morris

COURSES:

ENG 082: Communication Workshop I, ENG 101, 102 Freshman English I&II, ENG 231 Intro to Literature

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Cornell University

Major: Creative Writing

Jesse Maloney

COURSES:

ENG 233: Intro. to Native American Literature, ENG 075: Advanced Reading, ENG 082: Communication Workshop I, ENG 101: Freshman English I, ENG 102: Freshman English II,

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CREDENTIALS:

Master of Fine Arts: Lindenwood University

Major: Writing

Bachelor of Arts: Northern Arizona University

Major:

Associate Professor Andrew Kwon

COURSES:

ENG 082: Communication Workshop I, ENG 101: Freshman English I, ENG 102: Freshman English II, ENG 212: Creative Writing: Poetry, ENG 238: Introduction to Indigenous Literacy

CREDENTIALS:

Doctorate of Philosophy: Oklahoma State University-College of Arts & Science

Major: English

Master of Fine Arts: University of Massachusetts

Major: English

Bachelor of Arts: Clark University

Major: History

Velma Hale

COURSES:

ENG 085: Communications Workshop II, ENG 072: Foundation of Reading, EDU 100, 200, 300, 400

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts: Northern Arizona University

Major: Bilingual-Multicultural Education

Bachelor of Science: Northern Arizona University

Major: Secondary Education in English

Emily Green

COURSES:

ENG 072: Foundation of Reading, ENG 082 Communication Workshop I, ENG 085 Communication Workshop II, ENG 101

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Arts: Old Dominquez University

Major: Applied Linguistic

Bachelor of Arts: Old Dominquez University

Major: English

Bachelor of Science

Associate Professor Robert Bollinger

COURSES:

DA 110: Introduction to Graphic Arts, DA 112: Computer Illustration I, DA 115: Web Design I, DA 212: Computer Illustration II, FA107: 3D design, FA Drawing II, FA 315: Drawing III

CREDENTIALS:

Master of Architecture: UNM

Major: Architectural design

Master of Fine Arts: San Francisco Art Institute

Major: Painting

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Fine Arts

Professor Karla Britton

COURSES:

ART 100, 200, 300, 400, FA 300, 400

CREDENTIALS:

Ph.D. Architecture