Native American Success Center

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Welcome to the Native American Success Center!

The Native American Success Center (NASC) serves as an academic and cultural resources center for Native American and Alaskan Native students attending Coconino Community College. As the NASC, we:

  • Provide academic, cultural, social, and transitional support for Native American students
  • Provide support to Native American students in the transition from home to the college community
  • Offer academic and career advising, tutoring, and peer mentoring services
  • Connect and refer students to other campus resources
  • Develop and promote diversity and inclusion programming in support of Indigenous, Native American, American Indian, and/or Alaska Native cultures
  • Promote outreach with tribal communities and organizations


Our overall Native American student enrollment averages 650 (20% of overall enrollment) each semester and with a rich cultural diversity of 26+ tribal nations are represented. Coconino Community College maintains federal designation as a Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI).

 

NASC Staff

 

Brian Francis
Brian Francis
 

Program Coordinator
Strengthening Indigenous Student Success
Lone Tree Campus

 928-226-4337

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Brian Francis
Jessica Dodson
 

Retention Advisor
Strengthening Indigenous Student Success
Page Campus

 928-645-6683

Schedule a Meeting

 

CCC Land Acknowledgement Statement

On behalf of Coconino Community College, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the sacred land on which this educational institution resides. Sacred sites located within Coconino County include the San Francisco Peaks, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Red Rocks, the Colorado River, the Little Colorado River, the Colorado River Confluence, the Grand Canyon and many more sites. This land has been inhabited by the Sinagua and Ancestral Pueblo for thousands of years. Currently, the Zuni, Apache, Yavapai, Hualapai, Havasupai, Paiute, Diné, Hopi, and many other Arizona tribal nations recognize this land as a significant spiritual place. This sacred land is enriched with Indigenous history and culture that lives on to this day. We, as a community with our CCC family and friends, are very fortunate to live, work, and share this unique location. Thank you.

 

 Services

Native American Success Centers

Coconino Community College has designated space for two Native American Success Centers. One location will be on the Lone Tree Campus in Flagstaff, AZ, and another at the Page Center in Page, AZ. News Flash! The official grand opening of the Page Center Native American Success Center will be on April 27, 2022! The opening of the Native American Success Center for the Lone Tree Campus in Flagstaff, AZ is set for Fall 2022.

 

We are offering two Native American College Success courses at our Flagstaff and Page campuses for Fall 2022 (COL 101). The course is perfect for students that are brand new to college and that need some extra support and guidance. The course is free of charge to all Native American students. Please click on the link below to apply for the course. A member of the Native American Success Center will call to confirm your enrollment. Please call Brian Francis, SISS Program Coordinator, at 928-226-4337 if you have any questions.

 

Tutoring Services

Brian Francis
Melissa Jacquez
 

NASC Tutor
Strengthening Indigenous Student Success
Lone Tree Campus

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Brian Francis
Thalius Belinti
 

NASC Tutor
Strengthening Indigenous Student Success
Lone Tree Campus

 Schedule a Session

Nizhoni Nez
Nizhoni Nez
 

NASC Tutor
Strengthening Indigenous Student Success
Page Campus Center

 

The Strengthening Indigenous Student Success Program will be offering Tutoring services at our Flagstaff and Page campuses for Fall 2022. Submit a SISS Tutoring Request Form and a member of the Native American Success Center will contact you to confirm availability. For questions, you may contact Brian Francis, SISS Program Coordinator, at 928-226-4337.

 

Native American Peer Mentors

The Strengthening Indigenous Student Success Program will be offering one-on-one peer mentoring for the Fall of 2022. Native American Peer Mentors will work closely with CCC students in navigating the college environment.  Peer Mentors and students will participate together in team building, college success workshops, outdoor activities, and the Native American Summer Bridge program.  

 

Native American Summer Bridge Program

Important dates and information:

Who? - First-time Native American freshmen students
When? - Summer 2023
Where? - Lone Tree Campus in Flagstaff, AZ and the Page Center in Page, AZ (Students will need to have housing and transportation)
Cost? - CCC will cover the costs of tuition and books for ENG 101A and a college success course!

 

The CCC Native American Summer Bridge program ensures new freshmen who are Arizona residents a successful transition from high school into college.

 

Get a head start on your college experience! During Summer Bridge you will meet other new students, participate in peer mentoring, and tutoring, learn about CCC, and connect with one another and the Native American Success Center staff through engaging activities. In just eight weeks, you will take an ENG 101A course totaling five credit hours that will fulfill CCC degree requirements and you will also take an exciting college skills course. 

NASNTI Grant Information

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to NASNTI institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for Native American and Alaskan Natives toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The NASNTI grant is sponsored by Coconino Community College and is 100% Federally Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, totaling $2.1 million dollars.