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Eagle’s Nest Closet Opens at LCO Ojibwe University

LCO Ojibwe University Press Release

The Eagle’s Nest Closet opens at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University (LCOOU) October 2022.

According to a recent LCOOU student survey, 89% of students self-identify as ‘at risk’ or ‘special populations’ meaning many are academically and economically disadvantaged for several reasons. Nearly half of these students identified as single parents and reported considerably low incomes with larger family sizes.

Wes Wilson, LCOOU retention coordinator shares “For many students, lack of resources can determine whether they remain enrolled or abandon their post-secondary education to meet basic needs.”

To address this challenge, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University utilized capacity-building funding through the American Indian College Fund to plan and launch the LCOOU Eagles Nest closet. The Eagles Nest Closet provides essential basic needs including non-perishable foods, household items, winter clothing, toiletries, and more.

Wilson connected with external tribal and non-tribal organizations to ensure the sustainability of the project and to build stronger bridges to existing networks for support which will assist the student wholistically when pursuing their educational goals.

For further questions, contact Wes Wilson, LCOOU Retention Coordinator at 715-634-4790 ext. 127 or email

About Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University

The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University’s mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University (LCOOU) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal college celebrating 40 years of education in 2022. We are an open-door institution that is proud to serve American Indian students. LCOOC welcomes non-native students and celebrates a diverse student population at all of our locations.

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