Bemidji State University students who started their higher education journey at one of Minnesota’s tribal colleges before transferring to BSU spoke about their experiences as part of the American Indian Resource Center’s Tribal College Preview Day.
BSU student participants included:
- Audrianna Goodwin, a senior with a triple major in political science, indigenous studies and Indian studies, transferred to BSU from Leech Lake Tribal College.
- Kyle Fairbanks, a junior math education major from Cass Lake, Minn., transferred to BSU from Red Lake Nation College.
- Alisha Smith, a senior majoring in social work from Remer, Minn., transferred to BSU from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
The panel presentation was part of a full day of activities held as part of the AIRC’s 2nd Annual Tribal College Preview Day. Students participating in the event learned about peer advisors, parenting groups and the Council of Indian Students, and had opportunities to hear presentations from representatives from BSU’s Office of Financial Aid, the Advising Success Center and Housing and Residence Life. Presentations also gave tips about successfully transferring credits to BSU.