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CROWNPOINT, NEW MEXICO Twenty students from the Navajo Technical University were inducted into National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) in a candle light ceremony on Monday at the NavajoTech Hospitality Center.
The ceremony included remarks by NavajoTech’s dean of instruction Casmir Agbaraji and provost Tina Deschenie, and was highlighted with a speech from the executive director of the Navajo Division of Health, Mr. Anslem Roanhorse Jr.
Inducted at the ceremony included students:
James Angle, IT major;
Dekayale Barney, nursing major;
Sterling Benally, electrical trades major;
Marell Charley, early childhood education major;
Eddie Etsitty III, culinary arts major;
Melissa Garrett, digital manufacturing major;
Ryan Manning, culinary arts major;
Lavern Moore, computer science major;
Raymond Notah, carpentry major,
Yolanda Perry, Dine’ culture, language, and leadership major;
Rosalena Rossel, law advocate major;
Tamara Sam, culinary arts major;
Emmitt Smith, nursing major; and
Vynette Woody, culinary arts major.
Students Melvin Bia, Lolita Candelaria, Bernadette Etsitty, Lucinda Kee, Everett Lewis, and Travis Morgan were also inducted, but were not in attendance.
In order to become a member of NTHS, a student must be enrolled full-time, carry a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, and meet both national and local membership standards while demonstrating scholastic achievement, skill development, leadership, responsibility, and good character.
The mission of National Technical Honor Society is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership. Thirteen schools in New Mexico belong to NTHS, as do 47 in Arizona and ten in Utah. NavajoTech University is the only higher education institution on the Navajo Nation to have a chapter.
posted October 30, 2013 6:40 am edt