Laura Jeffries promoted to VP of human resources for Donor Alliance
Alumna Laura Jeffries (Exercise Science, '93) is now the Vice President of Human Resources for Donor Alliance, a federally-designated organ procurement organization serving Colorado and Wyoming.
Chris deKay is the new superintendent of Ignacio School District
Born and raised in Ignacio, Colorado, Chris deKay (American History, '93) is now the new superintendent of Ignacio School District. deKay has been with the district in various roles for the last 25 years.
Natalie Benally (Theatre, '10) has been named a Cultural Capital Fellow
Natalie Benally (Theatre, '10) has been named a Cultural Capital Fellow by the First Peoples Fund, an organization whose mission is to honor and support First Peoples artists and culture-bearers through grants, awards, and fellowships.
Alumna Violette Cloud has joined the Policy Research Associates
Alumna Violette Cloud (Philosophy, '13) has joined the Policy Research Associates criminal justice team as a project associate. PRA is a national leader in behavioral health and research that works to create positive social change for people and communities through technical assistance, research, and training.
Illustrator Michaela Goade (Art, '14) first Native American to win prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal
Illustrator Michaela Goade (Art, '14) became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children’s picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors,” a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snake” Dakota Access Pipeline.
Shaina A. Nez (English, '14) published in the Massachusetts Review
Shaina A. Nez’s (English, '14) essay “Diné Abecedarian,” published in the Massachusetts Review, enlightens the alphabetic sequence of the Diné language in a literary form. “Each letter encompasses a story and form that evolves using creative non-fiction and certain oral and creational stories," she said.