Nicolet College Foundation honors Lac du Flambeau tribe
June 22, 2011
From NewsoftheNorth.net: “Lac du Flambeau tribe honored with Nicolet College Foundation Friends and Partners Award” — The Nicolet College Foundation recently named the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians as the recipient of its 2011 Friends and Partners Award, honoring the band’s long-standing dedication to promoting education.
“Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe education staff, its enterprises and its leaders have gone above and beyond in their efforts to work with Nicolet to bring education to their community,” wrote Nicolet staff in nominating the tribe. “The relationship between the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Nation and Nicolet College has been good for the college, good for the tribe, and generations of students have benefitted.”
Accomplishments have included establishing a Nicolet classroom in tribal facilities in Lac du Flambeau, creating a Tribal Management academic certificate, working cooperatively to allow Nicolet students to gain professional experience in tribal enterprises, offering GED and HSED classes in Lac du Flambeau, and establishing academic pathways for Lac du Flambeau students to earn their two-year associate degree from Nicolet and then transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.