|Keith Malaterre receives HEROS award|
The Higher Education Resource Organization for Students (HEROS) honored Keith Malaterre of American Indian Student Services with their HERO of the Year award at their 2008 conference recently held in Bismarck, N.D. The HEROS award “recognizes an outstanding individual who has demonstrated exemplary support to American Indian students,” and may be “someone who has made students lives easier, and who may not realize the value of what she/he does.”
Malaterre, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, has worked for American Indian Student Services (AISS) at UND for several years, but in reality, he works for American Indian students every single day, helping them through the application, financial aid, and registration processes, along with housing and academic issues, helping to insure their happiness and success at UND. At American Indian Student Services, we help to building stronger American Indian communities across the state and nation one successful student at a time, and Keith is certainly a vital part of that mission.