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Former Miss Navajo Nation To Serve As Recruiter For Diné College

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May 28, 2013

Click for Full Image Tsaile AZ - Diné College introduced Ms. Winifred Jumbo, former Miss Navajo Nation 2010-2011 to head its recruitment office. The College aims to bring in more students at each of its sites including the main campus in Tsaile. Ms. Jumbo’s experience as Miss Navajo Nation is highly regarded at the College and expectations of her new position are touted.

“I’m very excited about having her as the recruiter, she has established herself with communities across the Navajo Nation and that is what we need,” said Dean of Academics, Abraham Bitok. “She is very capable of fulfilling the goals for the position and we look forward to much success from her.”

Jumbo of Two Grey Hills, NM is excited about the effort to increase the student body for the college and looks forward to launching her recruitment campaign next month.

“My goal has always been to encourage another generation of Navajo students to further their education,” said Winifred. “Helping our students by creating accessibility and bridging their way to brighter and better future is exactly what I envision.”

In 2010-2011, one of Ms. Jumbo’s platform as Miss Navajo Nation was to motivate Native Americans to continue and complete their college education as well as becoming multilingual.

Ms. Jumbo attended Brown University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Ethnic Studies in 2010. Her desire to inspire Navajo students to continue their education brought her back to Diné College.

“Diné College has a deep-rooted history with the Navajo Nation and is the first tribal college of the United States,” said Winifred. “Diné College is a great stepping-stone for individuals who would like to take advantage of the unique curriculum offered in the Navajo Language, History and Culture.”

The College hopes to recruit motivated individuals who are not afraid to take on a new challenge for their future. The main objective of the Recruitment Office is to make contact with feeder high schools and local communities who have a shared interest in scholars across the Navajo Nation and beyond.