By Channing Seikel, Senior College Advisor for the CPN Department of Education

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation once again recognizes those students who have fulfilled their academic requirements and walked across the stage as graduates from their respective educational institutions.

Graduating from high school, college, a technical institution or any other program is an outstanding accomplishment, and we want to celebrate that achievement. The CPN Department of Education is excited to announce a new event in April 2019.

The first CPN Graduation Celebration Banquet is set for April 27 at noon at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center near Shawnee, Oklahoma. The event is free for any enrolled Citizen Potawatomi graduate and one guest. Graduates must provide proof that they have graduated or will graduate in the 2018-2019 academic year to be eligible. Additional guests will need to purchase a ticket at the door for $10.

We will serve lunch, present a gift to the student and have a short presentation. To attend this event, you must save your space using the link provided. Please go to and register. We have a limited number of spaces for this event, so make sure to register to save your space.

As always, the department of education staff is here to serve you as Citizen Potawatomi. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 405-275-3121 or with any questions or suggestions.

High School

Genevieve Marie Maloney, Family: Bertrand
Silver Spring, MD
High School Diploma, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

Thomas Norris Savatovsky, Family: Greemore
Miami, FL
High School Diploma, Doral Academy Preparatory School


Amelia Kathryn Anderson, Family: Anderson
Carrollton, GA
Esthetician Technical Certificate, West Georgia Technical College

Dakota Berry
Keefeton, OK
Associate’s in Criminal Law

Ginger R Chavez, Family: Tescier
Seminole, OK
MBA, Oklahoma Baptist University

Shea Doyle, Family: Higbee
New York, NY
Master of Public Health, Columbia University

Joshua Faulkner Wankwe Gishek, Family: Baylis
Ada, OK
BS in Legal Studies, East Central University

Julia Hillabrant, Family: Darling
Washington, DC
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

Tonya Tipton Imus ,Family: Nadeau
Ottawa, KS
MS in Educational Psychology, Capella University

Karen Brownfield-Keith, Family: Anderson/Whitehead
Amarillo, TX
Masters of Social Work ,West Texas A&M University

Carly Gayle Kowtun, Family: Macon
MBA, University of Texas at Dallas

Amy Lanctot, Family: Rhodd
Racine, WI
BS in Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Brittany Laub, Family: Degraff
Tulsa, OK
BS in Business Administration, Oklahoma State University – Stillwater

Lauren Nicole Tade Ledgerwood, Family: Rhodd
Shawnee, OK
BS in Early Childhood Education, East Central University

Parker Lewis, Family: Burnett
Paris, TX
BS in Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas

Monica Tasier Lyon, Family: Tascier
Fresno, CA
MBA, Oklahoma Baptist University

Alyssa Lothrop, Family: Muller
Canton, SD
MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling & MS School Counseling
South Dakota State University

Sean E. McGonegle, Family: Milot
Gilbert, AZ
BS in Informatics, Arizona State University

Mekenzie McIntosh, Family: Bruno
Tulsa, OK
Certificate in the Spanish Language, Tulsa Community College

Ian Mudgett, Family: Anderson
Arlington, TX
BA in Women and Gender Studies, University of Texas

Michael David Nash, Family: Nash
Norman, OK
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Stephanie Hutchison Peters, Family: Slavin
Pittsburgh, PA
Masters of Professional Counseling, Carlow University

Kerri Michelle Quary, Family: Wilmette/Pratt
Shawnee, OK
Bachelor in Business Admin and Ethics, Mid-America Christian University

Adam Edward LeClair Shareghi, Family: LeClair/Wano
Corvallis, OR
MS in Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University

Morgan Wood, Family: Bertrand
Oklahoma City, OK
BS in Family Life Education, University of Central Oklahoma