Published December 2, 2017
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA – Fall Graduation for United Tribes Technical College is scheduled for Friday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the James Henry Community Gymnasium on the campus in Bismarck.
The program is open to the public. A meal for graduates and guests will follow.
Dr. Michelle Tincher
Guest speaker is Dr. Michelle Tincher, a family medicine doctor with Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck. She is dedicated to working with people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, and specializes in women’s health care services.
Tincher is Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) and Oglala Lakota, and was raised on the Fort Belknap reservation in Montana. She is married and has three children and six grandchildren.
Like many who grow up in remote rural areas on the reservation, Tincher thought medical school was out of reach. So she started her career as a medical technician. It wasn’t until age 31 when she entered med school. She earned a degree with honors from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Prior to coming to Bismarck, Tincher served tribal communities through Indian Health Service facilities at Standing Rock in Fort Yates, ND and Fort Belknap in Harlem, MT.
Fall graduation completes the semester at United Tribes and marks the beginning of a holiday break. The spring term starts January 8 with new student orientation and registration. Classes resume on the afternoon of January 8.