Role Model Poster Project


Jessica Ann Rickert, DDSNative American Health and Science Career

Role Models in Your Community

Do you want to be involved in a community effort that will help recognize members from your tribe who are currently working in health and science occupations?

The SEPA program staff wants your help in nominating Native American professionals who would be good role models for young Native American students and encourage them to explore these professions.

We are looking for individuals in all areas of health and science. See the time table below for ideas on professions we would like to feature.

Persons selected will be featured in a poster set that will be distributed to SEPA partner schools and made available for purchase to other interested schools. Any proceeds made from the sale of these Role Model Posters will go back to the SEPA program to fund future health and science outreach projects for SEPA partner schools in Nebraska and South Dakota.

Nominate individuals in all areas of health or science, today !

Nomination Form Nominee Application Community Flyer Place an Order

Native American Role Model Poster Series (tentative publication schedule) 

Series 1 release date: spring 2008
Environmental Engineer, Radiology Technician, Nurse, School Psychologist, Doctor

Poster series 1

Series 2 release date: spring 2009
Molecular Immunologist, Science Teachers, Occupational Therapist, Dentist (male)

Poster series 2 

Series 3 release date: fall 2009
Veterinary Technician, Anthropologist, Social Worker, Astronaut, First Female Native American Dentist (female)
Poster series 3 

Series 4 release date: summer 2010
Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Agricultural Manager, Industrial Technology Teacher, Clinical Services Administrator

Series 5 release date: summer 2011

Scientist/Founder of Psychiatric Services Dog Society, Environmental Specialist, Chemical Engineer, Veterinarian, Buffalo Herd Manager

Series 6 release date: summer 2012
First Native American Dentist, Marine Biologist, Astronomer, Laboratory Supervisor, Physicist

Other professions we would like to feature are Physical Therapist, Optometrist/Ophthalmologist, Respiratory Therapist, Geologist, Meteorologist, Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Manager, Chemist, Cytotechnologist, Pediatrician, Biotechnologist, Waste Water Manager.