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INRSEP Director Recognized for Work on Behalf of Hispanics, Native Americans

Jacquelyn Bolman has received a 2013 Professional Mentor Award from the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for her work as director of Humboldt State University’s Indian Natural Resource Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP).

Jacquelyn Bolman.

Bolman is one of five individuals from around the country who will be honored for her work on behalf of Hispanics and Native Americans in the sciences at SACNAS’s annual conference Oct. 3-6 in San Antonio, Texas.

Since 1997, the SACNAS Distinguished Awards program has honored over 80 scientists, educators, and program directors for their commitment to assisting Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

From 2005 to 2013, Bolman served as director of INRSEP, an academic and research program at HSU that aims to ensure that American Indian, Alaska native and native Hawaiian students succeed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

In August, she was appointed director of the university’s newly created Center for Academic Excellence in STEM, where she oversees all underrepresented STEM students. A native of the Great Plains and Black Hills of South Dakota, Bolman earned her undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees with a focus on geoscience and tribal science at the University of South Dakota. Bolman held several leadership positions at institutions in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions before coming to HSU.

SACNAS is a Santa Cruz-based non-profit dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American college students and professionals in the sciences. For more information, visit