Native Students Program Grand Opening

Partnership with San Manuel Band of Mission Indians plays an important role in this initiative 

REDLANDS (Sept. 17, 2012) The University of Redlands Native American Programs will be hosting a grand opening to celebrate the beginning of Native Student Programs as well as the opening of their new office space and Native Student lounge.

Through a generous grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and collaborative efforts with the University of Redlands, the campus is now the home to numerous Native programs including an endowed chair of Native American Studies, Dr. Larry Gross, Native student outreach, retention programs, and financial support for Native students.

Invited guests include tribal representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, University of Redlands administration and staff, members of the American Indian community and American Indian community organizations, and students.

The Grand Opening ceremony will include blessings and songs done by Ernest Siva (Morongo), Kim Marcus (Santa Rosa band of Cahuilla), and Paakqma Tawinat (San Manuel).

WHAT: Native Students Program Grand Opening

WHERE: University of Redlands, Hunsaker Center
1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2012.
6 – 8 p.m.

Event contact:
Nora Pulskamp
Native American Programs

Media contact:
Patty Zurita

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