Meet our Recruiters
“To empower creativity and leadership in Native Arts and cultures through higher education, life-long learning, and outreach.” At IAIA our mission is more than a statement, it is the on-going objective of our highly talented and dedicated faculty and staff.
To request a recruiter to present at your school or community, or to invite a recruiter to a college fair event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 424-2325.
Curtis Wilhelmi is an enrolled Menominee from Wisconsin. He grew up in Madison, WI and studied for his first two years at the College of Menominee Nation located on the Menominee reservation in north-eastern Wisconsin. He transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Curtis attributes much of his success to the knowledge and experience he acquired while studying at a Tribal College for his first two years. He strongly believes in the importance and value of education, and the empowering influence Tribal College can have on students, especially Native students. Curtis is happy to meet with anyone who has questions about the application process and can help guide them on their path to success.
Admissions and Recruitment
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The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) offers undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies—a minor in Performing Arts, an MFA in Creative Writing, along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 517 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe. IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
For over 50 years, IAIA has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an Internationally-acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures, and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.