- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be delivering this year’s commencement address to the graduating class at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

The ceremony is set for Thursday morning at the Albuquerque campus.

College President Sherry Allison says it’s an honor to have Jewell join students for such an important milestone in their lives.

Established in 1971, SIPI provides career technical training and degrees to American Indian and Alaskan Native students. In March, the school was awarded initial accreditation status by the Higher Learning Commission.