Congrats to the Native graduates from UIUC!

We were grateful to attend UIUC’s Native American House Congratulatory Ceremony Saturday. It was an evening of celebration for the many accomplishments of their graduates. This year they had four students awarded their doctorate degrees, very inspiring! We were very proud of the women power displayed and thankful to them for being examples to our young Native students.


From left to right:

Amorita Dolores Falcon (Mexican-Tejano/Apache/Haitian-Creole)
Urban & Regional Planning, Bachelor of Art, College of Fine & Applied Arts
Minor: Latina/o Studies

Beverly Jean Smith (Diné)
Education Policy Organization Leadership, Doctor of Philosophy, College of Education

Lori A Moon (Peoria descended, Métis/Anishinaabe descended)
Linguistics, Doctor of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Brandy Lynn Leys (Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

Alexandria L.D. Stanton (Oklahoma Choctaw)
Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy, College of LAS-School of Chemistry Sciences