ND - Geri D. Fischer, a student in Office Technology, is Student
of the Year at United Tribes Technical College. The daughter of
James and Ramona Fischer of Bismarck, she is an enrolled member
of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Eagle Butte, SD.
graduates from UTTC on May 7 with a perfect record of attendance
and a 4.0 grade point average. She is a single mother of two beautiful
daughters Dakotah and Breanna.
blessed to have supportive parents," said Fischer. "And
my two daughters have kept me reaching for my goals."
Fischer's awards and accomplishments at United Tribes include being
elected Student Senate representative for the Office Technology
vocation; named Student of the Week and Student of the Month; named
to the UTTC President's List and the National Dean's List; received
the All American Scholar's Award; and was named to Who's Who Among
Students in American Junior Colleges.
Fischer was named the first recipient of the Celebrate 2000 Legacy
Scholarship sponsored by Bismarck businesses, the Bismarck Tribune,
Medcenter One, KFYR-TV, Dan's Supermarket, United Printing and Bank
While attending classes, Fischer tutored other students 10 hours
per week in the Office Technology vocation, and in general math
and accounting. She also volunteered weekly for Office Technology
instructors by correcting papers, typing letters and answering telephones.
recommend United Tribes because of the great instructors for Office
Technology," she said. "Not only are they good teachers
but they became friends as well."
After graduation Fischer plans to remain in Bismarck.
United Tribes Technical
College - http://www.unitedtribestech.com