Six Directions hosts Penn’s 1st Annual Powwow featuring the Red Cricket Sky dancers, 2010. | Daily Pennsylvanian, 2010
CNAS hosts first Lenape Language Workshop, 2008. | Indian Country News, 2010
Ann Dapice (Lenape/Cherokee), President of ANA, was interviewed on stalking. | Native American Times, 2010
Tina Pierce Fragoso (Nanticoke-Lenni-Lenape) has recently joined the Office of Admissions at Penn (2009). Tina received her BA from Princeton University and worked with Valerie De Cruz, currently Director of the Greenfield Intercultural Center at Penn on student matters while Valerie was Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs at Princeton. While at Princeton, Tina also worked in the Admissions office on recruitment related projects. She did her graduate work at Stanford University and was involved in programs related to the Stanford American Indian Organization and the Native American Cultural Center there. Tina is the daughter of the Co-Chief of her tribe in Bridgeton, NJ and has most recently served as tribal manager where she successfully wrote and received numerous grants. Ms. Pierce is no stranger to Penn, having joined us on campus a number of times in the last few years. More recent alumni will remember her and her participation in the 2007 All-Ivy Conference. Tina's admissions designated area is north central US including Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Western Pennsylvania and Morris, Union and Warren Counties in NJ. Beyond her region Tina plans to provide leadership and expertise to her fellow admission officers in Indian recruitment and has begun by planning a southern Kansas-northern Oklahoma meeting in early October.
Abigail Seldin wins a Rhodes scholarship. | Almanac, 2008
Kenric Tsethlikai (Zuni) is hired by the Wharton School as the Director of the Lauder Center’s Language and Culture Program. | Penn Current, 2008
Ann Dapice (Lenape/Cherokee) founds the Association of Native Alumni (ANA) (2006)
The Association of Native Alumni (ANA) promotes the interests and welfare of Native American alumni, strengthens and deepens friendships, encourages active recruitment and retention of Native faculty and students and furthers Penn's commitment to the advancement of Native American higher education. As Ann notes, “ANA is an appropriate acronym since "Ana" in Lenape means mother. Not only is Penn our alma mater, but our own indigenous peoples, our ancestors, are in a sense the alma mater - nourishing mother - of the University of Pennsylvania.”
Gladys Tantaquidgeon (Mohegan) passes away at 106. | Boston Globe, 2005.
Gladys Tantaquidgeon (Mohegan), founder of the first Native American Museum and a Penn alumna, seeks to preserve Mohegan culture. | SAS Alumni Newsletter, 2001