CNF partners with 2 entities for college readiness program

BY STAFF REPORTS
12/19/2012 08:37 AM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Businesses’ Citizen Development Initiative and the University of Arkansas are partnering with the Cherokee Nation Foundation to present the second annual Cherokee College Prep Institute.

The event will be held July 7-12 and will provide a “college-readiness program” that will connect high school juniors and seniors with representatives from different universities across the nation.

“We are honored to be working with so many people who share our passion for education,” CNF Executive Director Kimberlie Gilliland said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students, and we are eager to see them succeed.”

Students will reside in dorms and have the chance to see classrooms and get a real good look at what it will be like to be a college student.

“We were shocked to find out that the majority of our students last year had never stepped foot on a college campus,” said Gilliland. “It is important for us to not only help them get in to college but also to feel comfortable once they get there.”

According to a press release, the universities that will participate in the event are University of Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, University of Central Oklahoma, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Pennsylvania, Rogers State University, Stanford University, Texas Christian University, University of Tulsa and Yale University.

Applications are available and will be accepted through March 13. Visit www.cherokeenationfoundation.org for more information.
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ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ. – ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᏙᏢᏍᎦ ᏚᎾᏙᏢᏒ ᎠᎴ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏚᏯᏓᏛᎢ ᏛᎾᎵᎪᏅ ᎾᎿ ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎦᎫᏍᏓᎥ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏂᏛᏅᏁᎵ ᎾᎿ ᏔᎵᏁ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᏌᏓ ᏣᎳᎩ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᎾᏛᏅᎢᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᎤᏙᏢᏒᎢ.

ᎯᎠ ᏥᏛᏍᏆᎸᎯ ᎫᏰᏉᏂ ᎦᎵᏉᎩᏁ ᎠᎴ ᏔᎳᏚᏏᏁ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎠᎴ ᏛᎾᏁᏝᏂ “ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏛᏅᏫᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᎬᏩᏟ ᏛᎾᏙᏢᏂ” ᎾᏍᎩ ᏙᏛᎾᎵᎩᏔᏂ ᏌᏚᏏᏁ ᎠᎴ ᏔᎳᏚᏏᏁ ᏗᏂᏂᏙ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᏓᏅᏖᎵᏙ ᏚᏂᎧᎲ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎬᎾᏛ ᎠᏰᎵ.

“ᎢᎦ ᎣᏣᎵᎮᎵᎦ ᏙᎩᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲ ᏗᎦᏲᏥᏃᏎᏍᏗ ᏗᎦᏲᏥᏍᏕᎶᎯᏓᏍᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏙᏗ,” CNF ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏌᏕᎩᏗᏓᏘᏂᏙᎯ Kimberlie Gilliland ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ ᎯᎠ ᎢᏳᏓᎵᎭ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏍᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᎣᎬᎾᎨ ᎣᎩᎪᏩᏛᏗ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏍᎬᎢ.”

ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᏯᎡᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏕᎧᏅᏑᎸ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᎪᏩᏘᏍᎬᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏛᏂᎪᎯᏒ ᎾᎿ ᏩᎾᎴᏅᎲ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ.

“ᏝᏊ ᎣᎩᏰᎸᏒ ᎣᎦᏕᎶᎰᏒ ᎤᏂᎪᏛ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎡᏔ ᏥᎨᏒ Ꮭ ᎢᎴᎯᏳ ᎤᎾᎳᏏᏅ ᏱᎨᏎ ᎾᎿ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ,” ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ Gilliland. “ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏗᏃ ᎣᎩᏰᎸ ᏦᏥᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᎤᏂᏴᏍᏗ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᏎᏃ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎤᏂᏰᎸᏗ ᏃᏊ ᏳᏭᏂᏴᏟᏝ.”

ᏚᎾᏓᏙᎵᏤᎸᏃ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᏃᎮᏍᎩ, ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏛᏁᎳᏗᏙᎸ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏍᏆᎵᎲᎢ ᎯᎢᏃ ᏂᎦᏓ ᏥᏕᎪᏪᎳ University of Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, University of Central Oklahoma, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Pennsylvania, Rogers State University, Stanford University, Texas Christian University, University of Tulsa and Yale University.

ᎪᏪᎵ ᏗᎧᎵᏏᏐᏗ ᏚᏂᎾᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏅᏱ ᏦᎦᏚᏏᏁ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᏓᏂᏁᏍᎨᏍᏗ. ᎡᎵᏊ ᏪᏓᏍᏗ www.cherokeenationfoundation.org ᎤᎪᏛ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᏲᏚᎵᎭ.

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