UTTC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

LuAnn Poitra (701) 221-1387, lpoitra@uttc.edu
BISMARCK (UTN) – United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is celebrating the 50th year golden anniversary as a tribal college.
From humble beginnings in 1969 as the United Tribes Employment Training Center providing vocational training, adult education, and personal development classes, to United Tribes Technical College, an accredited institution offering certificate, associate, and bachelor, degree programs of study. UTTC continues to refine and offer educational programs that are focused on addressing tribal, state, and regional, workforce needs to ensure employment for our graduates.
Founded 50 years ago by the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Spirit Lake Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, UTTC has served over ten thousand American Indian students from more than 75 federally recognized Indian Tribes across the nation. In addition to American Indians, the college welcomes and serves students of all backgrounds.
UTTC will host events throughout the year celebrating the anniversary. Here are some upcoming public events to which the public is invited free of charge:
STORIES OF ANCESTORS: Tim Mentz, SRST History Carrier, Series 4 of 4.February 7, 2019 at 5:30-8 p.m.
Winter Market: UTTC Gymnasium February 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
As we look back on our shared accomplishments, we move forward with excitement about what the next 50 years will bring. Please join us as we “Celebrate 50 Years: Building on a Legacy of Success.”