OKMULGEE, Okla.- The College of the Muscogee Nation (CMN) has been added to the Tulsa Higher Education (THE) Consortium. This Consortium collaborates with different colleges and universities across Northeast Oklahoma. Their goal focuses on furthering and completing student education while encouraging them to succeed. According to the consortium’s website, CMN will be joining Langston University, Tulsa Community College, the University of Tulsa and seven affiliate members in those initiatives.
Tulsa Higher Education Consortium memberships provide assistance and benefits. This includes cross-institutional collaboration, sharing research and best practices, business, streamlining degree pathways for students and offering professional development across all institutions.
Tulsa Higher Education Consortium Executive Director Dr. Laura Latta said in a statement letter, “The board of the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium was unanimous in naming College of the Muscogee Nation as our ninth institutional member. We are proud to include College of the Muscogee Nation in THE Consortium as we continue to increase higher education opportunities in the region.” They also see CMN as a positive impact for tribal and non-tribal students.
According to CMN’s website page their mission states,
“The College of the Muscogee Nation is the institution of higher education for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation emphasizing native culture, values, language and self determination. The College will provide a positive learning environment for tribal and non-tribal students as citizens of a tribal and global society supported by teaching excellence and will offer exemplary academic programs that meet student, tribal, and societal needs. Through instructional quality and visionary leadership, the College of the Muscogee Nation will encourage lifelong learners, for personal growth, professional development, and intellectual advancement.”
CMN President Dr. Monte Randall (Mvskoke) and Dr. Latta appeared on KOTV News on 6 to announce this collaboration on Dec. 26. “The College of the Muscogee Nation, we have a lot of our graduates transfer on to institutions for their bachelors degrees, so we felt it was fitting to join The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium so we can further assist our graduates as they transfer on for their bachelor degrees,” Dr. Randall said.
Randall was seen proudly speaking on behalf of CMN, and on the accomplishment of joining the Consortium.
Dr. Latta spoke about the consortium’s website and its growth with different degrees. She stated that adding CMN to the consortium will help future students wanting to pursue a four-year degree. The consortium’s website also includes a list of different universities and colleges to give students a better perspective of which college will be the best fit. Later on the website will add transfer pathways and scholarships to help assist students with the transfer process.
For further information about the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium, visit their website at www.tulsahighered.com. To keep up to date on the College of the Muscogee Nation updates and enrollment deadlines, follow their Facebook page, The College of the Muscogee Nation.