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I was unable to finish this post before you all came. These times of course will be memorable.. but what else? Short? Difficult? maybe even exciting. How was I to know it would turn up like this. We are in our second week, tired, becoming close knit, and appreciative of what we learn together.
In some ways this experience is reminding me of my undergrad years, especially freshman year. Everything and everyone is new, its exciting to be in this place, to see new faces and hear about others’ lives. Each and everyone of us carry different stories and yet now in this second week we have created a family. That was fast. With such connection I believe it should be cherished and nourished for as long as possible. My wish is that throughout our lives we will grow closer and rely on one another from time to time. Know that if you need to talk to someone, advice on academia or social life, I will be here. And I’m sure the same is for my counterparts: Amanda, Chuck and Sean. Malibu Group Photo
Dear Pipeline Community,
We are happy to announce that we have recently received a generous grant from Pechanga’s Tribal Council to support this year’s Pipeline Program.
We are grateful for their support, as it means that we are able to continue to provide the Pipeline experience to our new and returning students; the 3-day camping trip at the Wishtoyo’s Chumash Cultural Village in Malibu, visiting the Hawaiian Gardens Powwow and Bear Ceremony, meeting Dr Lori Alvord, the first woman Diné surgeon, the SAT Prep intensive taught by a certified instructor, and the visit to FNX Studios.
This year’s Program will be a wonderful experience. Once again, we thank the Pechanga Tribal Council for their vision in supporting Native educational access and programs.
Scott Scoggins, MA
If you haven’t seen it yet, the application’s for Pitzer’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College Program 2013 are out!
The Applications can be found by clicking the page marked “2013 Applications”
Both the Mentor and Student Applications are there.
Please fill one out or pass them along to someone who may.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director, Scott Scoggins, at email@example.com
Hello Pipeline Family!
One of our big events is coming up on October 27th: The Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Event in LA! It is a national diabetes walk, with walks happening all across the nation. We are teaming up with Western University for the Diabetes Walk. Please join us to raise funds and support for diabetes, an problem that has especially affected Native communities. We would love to see all of our Pipeline family out and participating on October 27th! If you plan to attend the actual walk, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott’s email.
I have included directions below on how to join.
Step Out Walk Diabetes: How to Sign up
Scroll down and click the state of California on the map of the U.S.
A box will pop up with event names and dates.
Find and click the one that says: Los Angeles, CA, October 27th
You will end up here: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/A6LSA-LosAngelesArea?fr_id=8430&pg=entry
On the left side, under participate, click Join an Existing Team.
The Team Company is: Western University
The Team Division is: Corporate.
Our Team is Western U American Indian Health Career Ladder and Scott Scoggins is our Team Leader
Click join team or click our team name and it will direct you to our team homepage where there is a big button on the right that says join.
Once you have signed up, Welcome to the Pipeline Diabetes Walk Team!!
P.S. If you are a participant and have diabetes, you can sign up to be a Red Strider! A Red Strider is a walk participant who has type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. All Red Striders will receive an online badge on their personal webpage and a FREE recognition gift on walk day. As a Red Strider you are a VIP because YOU are the reason we walk. You will also be given your own personalized webpage to tell your story and raise funds for the walk.
Another day in The Native Pipeline Program, yesterday we got to sleep in for a longer time and that was so good and relaxing. We had a mixed up schedule but it was still fun we learned about the Hawaiian culture. We also learned how to make Indian Fried Bread that was very delicious and it just makes me feel like my grandmas home. Then, we went to go to do some salsa dancing and yoga which is very tiring and mind-relaxing. I also have to say I drew some drawings that took a bit of time but it was worth it because i know i put all my time and effort into it.