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NM tribal college draws big names for commencement

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By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A small college on the eastern edge of the nation's largest American Indian reservation is getting noticed.

For two years now, Navajo Technical College has landed some big names for its commencement ceremonies.

U.S. Education Secretary Arnie Duncan traveled to Crownpoint, N.M., to address last year's graduating class.

This year, Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will make the trip.

Navajo Tech President Elmer Guy says there's a lot of excitement on campus.

The college has seen its enrollment grow from just 300 students six years ago to about 1,800.

For the past two years, the college has been recognized by the Washington, D.C.-based Aspen Institute as 1 of the top 120 community colleges in the nation.

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