Diné College Student and Military Veteran, Cyrus Norcross, Honored with Prestigious Journalism Award

Diné College Student and Military Veteran, Cyrus Norcross, Honored with Prestigious Journalism Award

6 November 2023

TSAILE, AZ — Diné College proudly announces that Cyrus Norcross, an exceptional student, has received the esteemed Journalism award from Military in Veterans in Journalism. This award, evaluated by distinguished industry veterans, including the renowned former CNN correspondent Barbara Starr, stands as a testament to Norcross’s remarkable contributions to the world of journalism.

Cyrus Norcross, a proud Diné College student and a freelance journalist from the Navajo Nation, has consistently centered his journalistic work on addressing vital issues within the Lukachukai, AZ. From covering sports to tribal governance, he has shown unwavering commitment to illuminating crucial stories often overlooked.

What adds another layer of distinction to Cyrus’s journey is his background as a dedicated military veteran. Serving proudly with the 75th Ranger Regiment in the United States Army from 2007 to 2013, he deployed multiple times to conflict zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan. His military service exemplifies not only his dedication to duty but also the discipline and values instrumental in his successful transition into the field of journalism.

Currently, Cyrus is actively pursuing his associates degree in social and behavorial sciences. He is enhancing his knowledge and skills to better serve his community and the field of journalism.Diné College eagerly anticipates celebrating this remarkable achievement and continuing to support students like Cyrus Norcross in their quest for excellence in education and journalism.

Diné College is the first tribally controlled college, established in 1968. As a postsecondary educational institution, Diné College awards associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, a master’s degree, and certificates in areas important to the economic and social development of the Navajo Nation. To comply with the College mission, personalized instruction is guaranteed to each student because of the low student-faculty ratio. All are welcome to apply.


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