Contact Native American Support Center


General Information

The Native American Support Center is located on the 2nd Floor of the John Vaughan Library on the Tahlequah Campus.


Native American Support Center
711 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464


Office Contact Information:

Phone: 918-444-3042
Fax: 918-444-7084
Hours: 8am - 5pm (Tahlequah Campus)

NASC Staff

Shelly Dreadfulwater


Shelly Dreadfulwater is a resident of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and a Graduate of Northeastern State University (NSU). Shelly serves as the Director of the NSU Native American Support Center (NASC), overseeing all functions and programs carried out by the NASC Team. Prior to serving in this capacity, Shelly served 14 years as the Assistant Director of the NSU Office of Student Financial Services.


Jackie Eagle

Career & Advisement Specialist

Jackie Eagle is a member of the Cherokee Nation and grew up in Gore, OK. Jackie serves as the Career & Advisement Specialist for the Native American Support Center. She is a Dartmouth College graduate and earned her A.B. in 2016 majoring in Anthropology modified with Native American Studies. Jackie currently resides in Tahlequah, OK with her three boys (2 dogs, 1 cat) Bayli, Kenai, and Ollivander.

Book an Appointment


Gentry Riet-Kerk

Outreach Coordinator

A lifelong resident of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Gentry is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a descendant of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma. Gentry serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Native American Support Center. Gentry graduated with a B.S. in Cell Biology from Northeastern State University in 2016 and received her M.S. in Forensic Science from Oklahoma State University in 2020.

Book an Appointment

Gentry NASC

Brian Barlow

Academic Intervention Specialist

A resident of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a graduate of Tahlequah High School, and a Gates Millennium Scholar. Brian serves as the Academic Intervention Specialist for the Native American Support Center. Brian is a 2016 graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, DC where he studied Public Policy and Statistics.

Book an Appointment




Tutors & Student Staff

Benny Jones

Science Tutor
Benny Jones is a Senior studying Cell and Molecular Biology in NSU's College of Science and Health Professions. Benny currently serves as the Treasurer of the NSU Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and a brother of Sigma Nu Alpha Gamma Fraternity Inc. Benny is Choctaw and Cherokee hailing from Talihina, Oklahoma.

CJ Boydston

English Tutor
Chanel "CJ" Boydston is a Senior studying Nutritional Sciences with a focus in Allied Health and a minor in Pre-Health. CJ is from Claremore, Oklahoma and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. CJ currently serves as Secretary of Chi Alpha Ministries at NSU where she spends a great deal of her time leading small groups and other faith based services for her NSU family. 

Bradley Fields

Mathematics Tutor
Brad fields is a rising Junior majoring in Education studying Health and Physical Education. Brad is originally from Locust Grove, Oklahoma and a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Brad previously served as the chaplain for the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council and currently serves as President of the Native American Student Association at NSU.

Treybeinne Pritchett

ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᏕᎵᏍᎩ (Cherokee Language Tutor)
Trey Pritchett is a Junior majoring in Cherokee Cultural Studies with a focus in Language Revitalization and minoring in Recreation. Trey is the President of Pi Sigma Nu Fraternity and the Public Relations Officer for the Native American Student Association (NASA). Trey is Cherokee and Creek from Cherry Tree, Oklahoma.