Henrietta Mann Honored with AISES Top Award

Dr. Henrietta Mann 

Dr. Henrietta (Whiteman) Mann, president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, recently received the highest honor bestowed by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

Mann was honored at the AISES conference held in Anchorage (AK) with the Ely S. Parker Award, which is named in honor of the first recognized American Indian scientist/engineer.

This award, selected by the AISES Board of Directors, recognizes high achievements and contributions to the science, technology, engineering and math fields and educational communities.

Mann earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  She is currently the first president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, which is housed on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.

The Ely S. Parker Award is given to an individual for innovative contributions, the ability to overcome obstacles facing minorities in their fields, the recipient’s scope and level of responsibility, and his/her potential as a role model.

Founded in 1977, AISES is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in the STEM fields.