2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Application!


The 2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Student Application will be here tomorrow (technically here already except on the West Coast)!

We have made a lot of new changes, so please take the time to carefully read all the new directions/program changes and GET EXCITED!!!

Highlights of the exciting activities for summer 2015 will come soon. For now, tell your friends and family and urge them to fill out an application.

– The Pipeline Program

Surfing and dancing and Science

It was nice that we were able experience and participate in the dance, the trip to western university was also amazing, I learned much about the research that graduate students do, along with the requirements that it takes to become a doctor. How important it is to do good in school to be able to accomplish these things. Also I never realized how cool Myan math is and how complex it is. I wonder what my math teacher would think if I used that on a no calculator test??  We also watched a movie that explained how important surfing was to the Hawaiian people, which is nice to know that their traditions are very important to them.

Health Career Ladder this Saturday!

This Saturday marks March’s American Indian Health Career Ladder this Saturday at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona from 8:30 to noon.

The workshops are led by WesternU medical students and doctors: past workshops have included blood type testing, fingerprinting, diabetes prevention, forensic science, and anatomy!

Lunch is provided!

If you are interested in health or science careers, come out and learn all about the Health Career Ladder.

FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-american-indian/index.php

2013 – American Indian Health Career Ladder

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful New Years. Its 2013 and there are so many things going on.

First but not least is the American Indian Health Career Ladder.

Its happening tomorrow from 8:45- Noon at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.

We hope to see you there or another Saturday.

Future Dates Are:

March 9, 2013
April 6, 2013
May 4, 2013

FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-american-indian/about.php

More FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-pomona/index.php

Diabetes Walk – October 27th

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 eshulterbrandt@gmail.com or Scott’s email.

I have included directions below on how to join.


Step Out Walk Diabetes: How to Sign up

Go to: http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OUT_homepage

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.

Day2@NAtiVe PiPeLiNe

Today was really hectic. Started the day good with a morning circle then went to breakfast. After that we learned blogging ( Thanks Gina!! ) and then after that we traveled to western university. There we listened to at least four different speakers/Lectures: Diabetes, nutrition, different aspects of the medical field, and how learning the anatomy of humans and animals can effect the animation of disney movies. that presentation was my favorite!

Also, on thing/charaistic i would want my doctor to have is to be funny and happy. It always makes me less nervous if the doctor or nurse is funny, stress-free, and happy in general because it makes me feel less nervous and feel as if there is nothing wrong with going to the doctor. At every doctor trip i have had a great experience because my dad would always act funny and like a clown. i can’t recall any bad experience with the doctor. I don’t really know anything that a doctor should know about my culture, maybe they can be more open to medical herbs for some patients.  After all that we got a tour of Scripps College; I have absolutely fell in love with their courtyards and gardens. The architecture of the buildings was also something that i really  liked.

And  now i can say Micheal is now my official camera/light man :D. Then we finished up the night with songs, drumming, and rattles and also an unexpected fire drill. Everything was a blast!!

Can’t wait for tomorrow! Good NIght!

Western University

Today, The Native Pipeline traveled to Western University of Health Science to go see the human anatomy, but I couldn’t watch it because i wasn’t old enough. Although, i couldn’t see the human anatomy i did get to a see a veterinarian lab and the school campus which is very amazing and i love there art work that they have there. I learned a whole lot about bones, muscles, and reflex points. I also learned about massages and how the muscles are used to work together and relax the body  it is very interesting but I am still sticking to mechanical engineering.

Painter Statues

i like these statues because they look so realisticdoctor tools