ASU hosts American Indian high school students from across state

More than 100 American Indian high school students from across Arizona attended RECHARGE, an outreach event on April 3 at the Downtown Phoenix campus and Heard Museum. ASU’s Diane Humetewa, special advisor to the president on American Indian Affairs, welcomed the students and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunities they would learn throughout the day.

The event included personalized tours of the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus and Heard Art Museum and one-on-one interaction with ASU faculty and students. Through a student panel, American Indian Students United for Nursing, a School of Nursing and Health Innovation student organization, shared their university experience and offered valuable advice on taking advantage of the student support services offered at ASU.

Jacob Meders, ASU adjunct faculty, contemporary artist and Mechoopda Indian Tribe member, brought an inspiring keynote speech about the importance of higher education. Meders is represented by The Berlin Gallery at the Heard Museum. His work is collected by major universities and other institutions in the United States and internationally. In his keynote, he challenged students to have a broader vision of what the future can hold, and for what they have to offer to their communities and families.

Jamillah Anderson,
Educational Outreach and Student Services