Native Aggie Day is Friday at USU

Jalynn Jones (Navajo/Diné) transferred from the USU Eastern-Blanding campus to Logan last year to complete her degree in animal, dairy and veterinary science. Jones is Miss American Indian USU 2015-16 and the president of the USU Native American Student Council. (Photo credit: Leopoldo Torres-Reyes, USU sophomore.)

Friday at Utah State University is “Native Aggie Day” as more than 200 Native American high school students will travel from across Utah to visit the Logan campus.

This is the first such day of its kind at USU.

“This represents about every tribe in Utah and some outside of Utah whose members live in our state,” said Angelo Enno, USU Native American Student Council Advisor. “They will attend a series of workshops presented by different offices on campus including admissions, financial aid, the academic success center and campus recreation.”

Enno said this is a combination effort of both recruitment of and orientation for these students. Current statistics indicate eighty-five percent of the Native American students who attend college are their family’s first generation to do so.

“We really want to see a lot more Native Americans attend Utah State.”

Native Aggie day is sponsored by USU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Access and Diversity Center, the Department of Psychology, the Native American Student Council, the Office of the Provost and the USU Gear Up partnership.

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