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St. Pierre to be installed at Stone Child

New college president will be introduced Friday


December 18, 2013

Nathaniel St. Pierre will be installed as Stone Child College president at 11 a.m. Friday.

The ceremonies will take place in Little Bear Gymnasium.

There will be music, a formal procession of faculty members into the gym, a guest speaker will deliver an address and there will be formal installation ceremonies.

At least four previous presidents have been invited to take part in the ceremonies.

After the ceremonies, refreshments will be served.

St. Pierre was tapped by college trustees to be president earlier this year.

He succeeds Melody Henry, who retired to spend more time with her family.

“We would like to invite the public,” said spokeswoman Sandi Pointer. “This will give people a chance to see the college and meet the new president.”

Before being named to the presidency, St. Pierre was project director for the Rocky Boy’s Children Exposed to Violence Project, a program aimed at promoting awareness, prevention and intervention around issues related to violence, bullying and domestic abuse.

He graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s and a doctorate in education.

He was also a college instructor who taught courses in business, education, history and Native American studies.

He was previously a tribal planner for the Chippewa Cree tribe and was director of the ONI Cultural Resource Department, a program that utilized a culture-based approach to community healing.

St. Pierre worked as a researcher, program evaluator, and community coordinator for a federal contracting firm from 2009-2011.


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