Retired Seminole State College counselor Cynthia Yerby, Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger and SSC President Lana Reynolds pose for a photo before the Miss Indian World reception held at SSC on Sept. 20. . Kippenberger spoke to those in attendance about the importance of pursuing your dreams. The college’s Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) sponsored the event.

NASNTI Engagement Specialist Kay Wallace, Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger and NASNTI Director Carol Parker speak during the reception on Sept. 20. Kippenberger is a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and her hometown is the Hollywood Reservation in Hollywood, Florida. She is also a former Miss Florida Seminole and the first Seminole woman to hold the title of Miss Indian World in the program’s 36-year history.