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'We need you in our communities': American Indian students recognized at BSU


April 19, 2019

Ann Humphrey, left, the assistant director at Bemidji State University's American Indian Resource Center, and Bill Blackwell, Jr., right, the center's executive director, pose with graduating senior Andrea Goodwin, who was named Outstanding American Indian Student of the Year at the university's 39th annual American Indian Student Awards Recognition Banquet on Thursday night. BSU photo

BEMIDJI-Andrea Goodwin's eyes welled up before her name was even called.

Bill Blackwell, Jr., executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, had dropped too many hints: her same-computer-same-time work ethic and the time she volunteers tutoring and mentoring other students, including Blackwell's wife, who's working toward the same social work degree.


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