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Dr. Germaine Daye works with students Jenneth Begay and Celestina Salt and technician Royce Craig in examining a horse’s teeth at the NTU Vet Teaching Hospital’s barn. NTU’s Veterinary Technology program received AVMA accreditation on May 4, 2017.

CROWNPOINT — On May 4, 2017, Navajo Technical University received word from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education that its Associate of Applied Science degree program in Veterinary Technology was approved for accreditation.

The distinction is a first for a tribal university, which is significant because accreditation under the AVMA represents the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States. Institutions that earn accreditation with the AVMA confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement, while also ensuring their students have met rigorous national standards.

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CROWNPOINT — From June 5-9, 2017, Navajo Technical University hosted the inaugural Navajo Maker Summer Camp where middle school and high school students from throughout the region came together to engage in learning activities involving advanced manufacturing technology and processes, such as 3D printing and modeling.

The camp was a result of a partnership between the Kellogg Advance Rural Manufacturing Alliance (KARMA), Navajo Technical University’s Center for Digital Technologies (CDT), and the Indiana-based companies, 1st Maker Space and STEM Consulting, where each entity sought to engage the next generation of artists, engineers, and inventors over 3D technology and innovation.

Camp leader Tex Yazzie helps a student design a smart phone cover in the free software program TinkerCad. Yazzie lead the inaugural Navajo Maker Summer Camp, June 5-9, 2017, at Navajo Technical University in an effort to spark interest among the youth around advanced manufacturing technology and processes.

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NTU To Confer It's First Master's Degree at Spring Commencement

CROWNPOINT, NM — Navajo Technical University (NTU) will confer its first graduate degree on May 13, 2016 when Perry R. James of Continental Divide, NM receives a Master of Arts degree in Diné Culture, Language & Leadership. In total, 211 students from NTU’s three sites in Crownpoint and Chinle and Teec Nos Pos, AZ will be receiving a degree, certificate or GED diploma.

NTU was approved by the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering a graduate degree in the fall of 2013 as it was making the transition into becoming a university. At the time, James was teaching at Borrego Pass Elementary School and wanting to continue his education after graduating from the University of New Mexico - Gallup in 2012. When NTU began offering a master’s degree he contacted Interim Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Wesley K. Thomas, and enrolled in a 400-level course to prepare for the fall semester.

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