Education & Training

Education & Training Program

Mission Statement: The Education Program will give highest priority to all enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians with access to financial assistance in his/her pursuits of a post-secondary education for future economic prosperity.


Tribal Higher Education, BIA Higher Education

  • 4 year degrees, Graduate & Technical Schools
  • Montreat and Online Universities

Tribal Adult Education, BIA Adult Education

  • 2 year degrees, Junior Colleges
  • Truck Driving

Testing Services

Workforce Training Programs

  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Native Employment Works (NEW)
  • Tribal Summer Youth (College Experience, Internships)
  • Med/Technology Program for Summer 2010

Program Manager:

Brently “Tate” McCoy   (828)-554-6660 Cell (828)-736-4311

Support Staff:

Rachel Mathis, Education Supervisor (828) 554-6661

Staff Supervised:

Cindy Wilnoty, Education Specialist (2 yr. Colleges)   (828)-554-6662

Leann Reed,  Student Coordinator (4 yr. Colleges) (828)-554-6658

Trent Winchester, Education Specialist (Montreat and Online) (828) 554-6659

DJ Robinson, Education Specialist (4 yr. College) (828) 554-6657

Cheryl Tolley, WIA Program Specialist (828)-554-6656

Inez Sampson, Tribal Clerk (828) 554-6650

Frances Long, PO Clerk (828)554-6651

Tosh Welch, Student Coordinator Supervisor (828) 554-6655  Cell (828) 736-1480

Sandy Owle, Student Coordinator (828) 554-6654

Teresa Arneach. Fiscal Supervisor (828)554-6653