CNAH Convocation 2016

2016 CNAH Convocation for American Indian Health Sciences Graduates held on May 11, 2016 from 6-9pm at the Sheraton-Uptown. Honoring the UNM Health Sciences Center American Indian students for their dedication and commitment in pursuing a career in the Health Professions.

Full room.

The 2016 CNAH Convocation was held at the Sheraton Uptown

Julian & Jaron

Julian & Jaron - Our awesome MCs. Julian is a fourth year medical student from the Pueblo of Isleta & Kewa. Jaron is a 1st year medical student from the Navajo Nation.

Julian, Dr. Parker & Jaron

Julian, Dr. Parker & Jaron - Pre-convocation pictures.

CNAH Staff

CNAH Staff - Pre-convocation pictures. Dr. Parker, Jessica & Nathania.

CNAH Director & Assoc. Director

CNAH Director & Assoc. Director - Pre-convocation pictures. Nathania, Assoc. Director & Dr. Parker, Director.

Dr. Ballejos & Norman

Dr. Ballejos & Norman - Pre-convocation pictures. Dr. Ballejos, Assistant Dean of Admission and CNAH Staff member/Graduate Norman Cooeyate.

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas is a contemporary Dine (Navajo Nation) flute player. Mr. Thomas provided the honor song and opening entertainment.

NACA students

NACA students - The students from NACA's Zuni Language Class with teacher Kellen Shelendewa provided the opening and closing prayer.

Master of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies - Jaron Kee and Julian Benavidez.

Dr. Tassy Parker
Dr. Tassy Parker - Tassy Parker, PhD, RN, Director of CNAH provided the welcoming remarks.
Reanna Draper

Reanna Draper - Ms. Draper was nominated by her fellow graduates to be the Student Speaker.

Nicolle Gonzales

Nicolle Gonzales - Nicolle is a Nurse-Midwife and provided the alumni address. She graduated from the UNM Nurse-Midwifery Masters Program in 2011.

Rep. Georgine Louis

Rep. Georgine Louis was this years Keynote Speaker.4

Robing Ceremony - Aprilshandiin Curley-Sherer

Robing Ceremony - Aprilshandiin Curley-Sherer - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Benjamin Dodge

Robing Ceremony - Benjamin Dodge - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Danielle Tsingine Chang

Robing Ceremony - Danielle Tsingine Chang - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Candace Watts

Robing Ceremony - Candace Watts - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Jordan Murphy

Robing Ceremony - Jordan Murphy - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Norman Cooeyate

Robing Ceremony - Norman Cooeyate - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Reanna Draper

Robing Ceremony - Reanna Draper - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Ariel Hautzinger

Robing Ceremony - Ariel Hautzinger - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Robing Ceremony - Mason Silversmith

Robing Ceremony - Mason Silversmith - Each graduate received a Pendleton blanket from CNAH to honor and recognize the hard work and accomplishment in their respective health discipline.

Honor Song Line Up

Honor Song Line Up - Graduates Lines up for Honor Song.

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates.

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates - Rep. Georgene Louis and NM Cabinet Secretary Kelly Zuni.

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates.

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates

2016 Native Health Professions Graduates.

Aprilshandiin Curley-Sheer, MD & Family

Aprilshandiin Curley-Sheer, MD & Family - Aprilshandiin (Navajo Nation) received a Doctor of Medicine.

Benjamin Doge, MD & Family

Benjamin Doge, MD & Family - Benjamin (Navajo Nation) received a Doctor of Medicine.

Jordan Murphy, PharmD, & Family
Jordan Murphy, PharmD, & Family - Jordan received a Doctor of Pharmacy.
Danielle Tsingine Chang, MD & Family

Danielle Tsingine Chang, MD & Family - (Navajo Nation) received a Doctor of Medicine.

Candace Watts, MD & Family

Candace Watts, MD & Family - Candace (Navajo Nation) received a Doctor of Medicine.

Norman Cooeyate, BA & Family

Norman Cooeyate, BA & Family - Norman (Pueblo of Zuni) received a Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies.

Ariel Hautzinger, BSN & Family

Ariel Hautzinger, BSN & Family - Ariel (Navajo Nation) received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Reanna Draper, BSN & Family

Reanna Draper, BSN & Family - Reanna (Navajo Nation) received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Reanna Draper and Joseph Sanchez

Reanna Draper and Joseph Sanchez.

Mason Silversmith, BS & Family

Mason Silversmith, BS & Family - Mason (Navajo Nation) received a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences.

2016 CNAH Staff

2016 CNAH Staff - Back row (left to right): Norman Cooeyate, Yvette Ammerman, Tia Benally, Dr. Tassy Parker, Kyle Smith, Micah Clark. Front row (left to right): Nathania Tsosie and Jessica Ahiyite.