Mann to Receive Lifetime Award from NIEA


Dr. Henrietta MannDr. Henrietta Mann, president of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal College on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, will receive the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Indian Education Association on October 25 in Seattle (WA).

Mann is one of two persons being honored by the NIEA with the lifetime achievement award. Gerald Gipp, a Hunkpapa Sioux who lives in Alexandria, Va., will also receive the award.

"This award is a grand affirmation of the many, many years, actually about half my life, which I have spent in the trenches of Indian education just doing a job," Mann said. "It is especially heart-warming that this is coming at a time in my life when I can still enjoy it and all that it means, and that I have been selected from among the many who continue to labor in behalf of Indian students."

A native of Hammon, Mann received her bachelor's degree in education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, her master's from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate from the University of New Mexico. She has also taught at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley.