TRiO: Upward Bound

Carlene MorrisMeet Carlene Morris

Hello, my name is Carlene Nofire-Morris.  I am entering my fifth year as part of the Upward Bound Program here at Haskell Indian Nations University.  I am originally from Oklahoma and an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Haskell Indian Nations University and a Master Degree from KU in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Math, Science and Technology.

I have always known that I wanted to work with American Indian students in some capacity and teaching has given me that opportunity. Working for Upward Bound has given me the opportunity to get my Master degree and work with American Indian students from across Kansas. It’s like having the best of both worlds, what more could you ask for.