Contacts: Renee Swan-Waite, 360-920-7745; firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Kerlin, EvCC Vice President of Enrollment Services and Executive Director of the University Center of North Puget Sound, 425-388-9204; email@example.com
Release Date: March 13, 2008
Now BA Degree is Offered at Tulalip
Evergreen College's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts
TULALIP RESERVATION, Wash. - The Tulalip Tribes and The Evergreen State College are pleased to announce that the College is now offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts on the Tulalip Tribes Reservation. This BA Degree program is the first advanced degree program in 10 years to be taught on the reservation for the convenience of Tribal members.
"Encouraging our tribal members to enter higher education will be the key to tribal growth and prosperity over the next several decades," said Mel Sheldon, Chairman of the Tulalip Tribes. "We have been striving for many years to provide meaningful educational opportunities that help place our membership into professional fields within the Tribe."
This degree program is designed for persons who have an associate degree, or at least 90 college credits, and who have social, cultural and/or economic ties to native communities. The program's focus is reservation based and community determined. It features a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to themes such as Contemporary Indian Communities in a Global Society, Traditional Knowledge: The Foundation for Sustainable Tribal Nations, and Integrating Change in a CommunalSociety.
Using the perspectives of both native and non-native societies, students will study ethics, management, social policy, social services, cultural traditions, comparative societies, leadership, literature and more. Additionally, students are encouraged to develop special projects and/or research that extend their personal and/or career interests.
The program will be taught on the Tulalip Reservation on Monday and Thursday evenings Students will also travel to Evergreen's campus in Olympia on four Saturdays each quarter for workshops and activities in the College's Longhouse, along with students from Evergreen's programs on other reservations.
Applications are currently being accepted for spring and fall quarters. Spring quarter begins March 31 and the fall quarter begins in September.
Interested people are invited to contact Renee Swan-Waite at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.920.7745.
The program description is also available at www.evergreen.edu/tribal/curriculum.htm.