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Valeriah Big Eagle

Val Big Eagle


Diversity Outreach & Engagement Coordinator (Rapid City)

Office Building


Mailing Address

Native American Nursing Education Center
1220 Mount Rushmore Rd Ste 2
Rapid City, SD 57701


• Bachelor of Science, Sociology, South Dakota State University, 2014
• Master of Science, Counseling & Human Resource Development-Student Affairs Administration, South Dakota State University, 2018
• Working towards Doctor of Education, Adult & Higher Education Administration, University of South Dakota, Anticipated Graduation Summer Summer 2021

Academic Responsibilities

• Outreach and engagement with schools, tribal programs, and related healthcare organizations
• Develop, implement, and evaluate nursing education and health professions outreach plans
• Explore and develop new opportunities for educating K-12 students in tribal communities about pursuing health careers
• Collaborate with College of Nursing faculty to plan and implement health career camps located in Rapid City and tribal communities
• Recruitment, advising, and retention of nursing students
• Lead planning an implementation activities for advising, retention, and mentorship of students interested in nursing at SDSU
• Develop relationships with health professionals to support recruitment and mentorship of students interested in attending SDSU to pursue nursing
• Facilitate development of cultural education for all students enrolled in nursing and health professions at SDSU

Awards and Honors

• 2019 Rapid City Collective Emerging Leaders
• 2018 Prairie Business Magazine 40 Under 40 Award Winner
• 2018 Native Nation Rebuilder, Native Governance Center, Bush Foundation
• Phi Kappa Phi, College of Family and Consumer Affairs National Honor Society, Spring 2018
• Chi Sigma Alpha, Student Affairs/College Counseling National Honor Society, Fall 2017
• AAUW Success Award, Spring 2017

Work Experience

• Student Success Advisor, Black Hills State University-Rapid City



Native American Nursing & Education Center