Committed to Native American Academic Success
If you are a prospective or enrolled Native American student
in the College of Health and Human Services, we have a variety of resources to
help you during your academic journey. As part of the College’s Native Journey
to Academic Success (NJAcS) program, you’ll benefit from faculty mentoring,
cultural support, and financial assistance for your education.
History of the program
The NJAcS program is supported by a grant from the John and
Sophie Ottens Foundation. The Ottens Foundation has supported the health and
well-being of Native Americans, including educational programs and initiatives
for Native American students for the past eighteen years.
- Attract Native American students to CHHS health
professions programs by encouraging Native American alumni and current students
to visit middle and high schools.
- Retain Native American students enrolled in CHHS
programs by creating an environment that supports the cultural, social, and
academic needs of Native American students.
- Provide cultural awareness training for NAU
faculty, staff, and students.
What we do for you
Catcher Middle School mentoring
Catcher Middle School career shadowing
- Faculty mentoring
- Peer mentoring
- Peer tutoring
- Study group
- Talking circle
- Elder storytelling
- Cultural presentations
Vouchers for Financial Assistance
Contact us: Faculty Academy
To learn more about the NJACS program, contact a member of
our Faculty Academy.
Communication Sciences and
Dirk De Heer
Physician Assistant Studies
Physical Therapy & Athletic