Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is proud to announce that Andrea Vicente, a student in the Early Childhood Education program, has been awarded the opportunity to participate in the Charles Carl Program for Students and Faculty at Yale University’s Child Study Center. This intensive one-week program will provide participants with a unique introduction to child development and child mental health. This includes a series of faculty speakers from Yale University who will provide an overview of research and clinical activities conducted at the Child Study Center. Round trip transportation, lodging, and a stipend for meals are included in this week-long internship. This program is especially designed for Native American College and University students. As a partner of the Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” grant initiative, Yale University has provided this opportunity to SIPI’s Early Childhood program.
Andrea Vicente is from Isleta Pueblo. This is her second year in SIPI’s Early Childhood Education Program. Upon completion of her Associates degree, Andrea plans to continue her education at the University of New Mexico where she plans to study Special Education. Andrea’s parents, Carol and Patrick Olguin have been very supportive of her endeavors. Andrea receives much inspiration from her aunt Emelda Chimoni and her grandmother Josephine Lente. Andrea is heavily involved in her community and is also a member of the Kateri Tekakwitha Circle. She recently participated in the canonization of Saint Kateri. Andrea is an excellent example of hard work and dedication. She successfully balances community involvement with her studies at SIPI. We are confident that Andrea will contribute greatly to her community in the near future. Congratulations Andrea!
Andrea Vicente is from Isleta Pueblo. This is her second year in SIPI’s Early Childhood Education Program. Upon completion of her Associates degree, Andrea plans to continue her education at the University of New Mexico where she plans to study Special Education.