Jillian Henry - NPC's 2024 All-AZ Academic Team
NPC Whiteriver Campus
Transferring to ASU
- Major (4-Year): Health Sciences/Community Health
- Career Goal: Jillian will be transferring to ASU’s College of Health Solutions to earn her bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She plans to work with Indian Health Services on the White Mountain Apache Tribe as a medical assistant and health technician. She is passionate about educating and advocating for others and hopes to improve the health of those in her community.
- College/Community Activities: Vice President of Records and Treasurer for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Member of NPC’s Student Government Association and NPC’s Eagle Club.
- College Honors: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; NPC President’s List; NPC Dean’s List; White Mountain Apache Tribal Scholarship recipient.
“I am a proud, resilient Indigenous woman and mother, who is hardworking, dedicated, and always willing to provide a helping hand. I strive to do my best and settle for nothing less. I come from a reservation where poverty and unemployment are extremely high. I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone to help improve my reservation and community college relationship, to normalize going to college and earning a degree. I want to be the person to stand up and advocate for education. Because as my parents told me and my siblings, the only thing that will never be taken from you is your education.