Chops Hancock, an alumnus of the Navajo Oral History Project, hosted a luncheon this week (Thursday, June 18) with Winona State University President Scott Olson and the 2015 WSU student participants in the program.
The students enjoyed a nice lunch with cold cuts, veggies, chips and lemonade with the president, WSU's Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Ralph Townsend, and several members of the WSU Foundation's Board of Trustees. Those present wanted to hear from the students about their experiences while on the Navajo Oral History Project trip to the Navajo Nation.
Each student spent a few minutes talking about the reasons they decided to participate in the project, how the travel portion of the project went, meeting their elders, etc. President Olson, who did his undergraduate degree in mass communication, asked insightful questions. The Foundation Trustees also asked questions and thanked the students for their hard work and dedication to their projects.