Vonnie Alberts and Vernell Buckman have been named to the staff of the Fort Berthold Community College in New Town to handle the college’s marketing, advertising and multimedia work.
The college is expanding programs for current and future students to meet the needs of a population increase on and surrounding the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
Alberts is an enrolled tribal member and was the tribe’s press secretary and government affairs officer. She is a past editor of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Times and a former reporter for the New Town News.
Buckman owned a graphic art and design business and was formerly the college registrar and Mandaree site mentor. She is an enrolled member the Oglala Sioux tribe and has lived on Fort Berthold for 26 years.
Both are alumni of the Fort Berthold Community College.
The college is in the midst of pre-registration for the spring semester. Registration is Friday for new students.