'CASH' REWARD AND A NONRIGID CURRICULUM
HAYWARD, WIS. — Ann Marie Penzkover, college registrar at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College on the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservation tells this story:"When I first moved here in 1987 I was standing in line at the tribal grocery store, and I was behind a woman who was paying for her food with all kinds of food stamps. She was obviously embarrassed and turned around and apologized to me. Well, later she signed up for classes at the college. She went through the program, got a degree and a job. OK, so two years later I'm behind her again in the grocery line, and she turns around and looks at me with a big grin and says, 'Cash.' It's a little story, but i t made me feel like we are really doing something good at the college. When I get mad and sick of the place, I think of this little story ...." Dr. Jasjit S. Minhas, president, says: "The salient feature of this college is that we are not rigid with a rigid curriculum. Every semester we go out and register students door-to-door and also administer a questionnaire to find out their needs. We evaluate it and design courses to their needs. Our rule of thumb is that if we can get 10 or more students in one area, we offer a course."