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Native American Student Organization (NASO)

  1. NASO Officers
    1. Jolene Young-Rodriguez NASO President (Ojibwe) is a senior in the college of Art and Art History, majoring in Fine Art with a concentration in Photography. I am currently completing my senior thesis which focuses on reintegration with military personal. I also work with Rocketslide, Inc.- which is an up and coming art gallery. Jolene's goal for the Native American Student Organization is to gain participation from the UIC Native Students.
    2. Kimberly Ann Cygan NASO Vice President and former Treasurer of NASO. I am a member of the Massachusetts Black Foot Tribe. Kimberly currently holds 3 certificates in Child Care and her State of Illinois license to teach. She also has her Associates in Applied Science in Business Management and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Kimberly is an active member and participant for 3+ years in NASO, and has big plans for the future. Watch out this girl is on her way to bigger and better things.
    3. Cynthia Teschner - NASO Treasurer (Ojibwe/Lakota) is a graduate student in the Latin American and Latino Studies master's program. Cynthia is also a teaching assistant in the Latin American and Latino Studies undergraduate program and obtained a bachelor's degree in teaching English as a Second Language. Cynthia is a McNair Scholar alum and is continuing her McNair research for her master's thesis. Her McNair research is a comparative analysis of the historic institutional racism in the foundation of the schooling of the American Indigenous peoples in Indian boarding schools and Latinos of Mexican origin in assimilation programs and assimilationist schools in the American Southwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  2. ByLaws - NASO Constitution

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