Salish Kootenai College graduates Class of 2019

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  • FROM LEFT, Jamie Baszler and Sasha Bad Bear (both B.S. Psychology), and Stormie Nelson (A.A. Psychology), ready for the future.

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    CLASS OF 2019, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, hearkens to the wise words of Dr. Joseph McDonald.

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    JOANNA LITTLEBIRD looks to a bright future with her new A.S. in Nursing.

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    PROFESSOR EMERITUS and SKC founder Dr. Joseph McDonald gives the 2019 Commencement Address. In front, Wilbert Michel, Sr. and Linda King, SKC Head Male and Female War Dancers, led off the ceremonies. (Photos courtesy of Christa Umphrey/SKC)

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    SHANELLE SKUNKCAP, B.S. Elementary Education, is happy to have her Salish Kootenai College diploma.

  • FROM LEFT, Jamie Baszler and Sasha Bad Bear (both B.S. Psychology), and Stormie Nelson (A.A. Psychology), ready for the future.

  • 1

    CLASS OF 2019, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, hearkens to the wise words of Dr. Joseph McDonald.

  • 2

    JOANNA LITTLEBIRD looks to a bright future with her new A.S. in Nursing.

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    PROFESSOR EMERITUS and SKC founder Dr. Joseph McDonald gives the 2019 Commencement Address. In front, Wilbert Michel, Sr. and Linda King, SKC Head Male and Female War Dancers, led off the ceremonies. (Photos courtesy of Christa Umphrey/SKC)

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    SHANELLE SKUNKCAP, B.S. Elementary Education, is happy to have her Salish Kootenai College diploma.

In a joyful ceremony bringing together the best of native culture with the collegiate mortarboard, Salish Kootenai College Class of 2019 graduated 278 students Saturday, June 8. Graduates were welcomed in the Grand Entry by Yamncut Drum with SKC Head Male and Female War Dancers Wilbert Michel Sr. and Linda King, and speeches by tribal and SKC officials.

Dr. Joseph McDonald, President Emeritus at SKC, gave the keynote address.

Receiving honors for Student of the Year was Brevin Holliday, graduating with an Associate of Arts in Tribal Administration & Governance. Teacher of the Year was awarded to Mathematics instructor and endurance runner and coach Matt Seeley.

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