Congratulations to our 2013 Alumni Award Recipients!
The NIC Alumni Association honored the 2013 Alumni Award Recipients at the recent Scholarship Celebration.
Sara Fladeland was selected as the 2013 Alumni of the Year! Sara first attended NIC in 1992, and worked as the NIC Alumni Relations Coordinator from 2004-2011, before moving into her current role as NIC Grants Coordinator. Sara has aided in several major projects during her time at NIC, and achieved a record number of awarded grants in her two years as Grants Coordinator. She also played a fundamental role in securing the $2.97 million grant for the new aerospace and maintenance program- the largest grant NIC has received to-date. Sara does all of this while teaching part time in the Business and Professional Programs Division!
Richard Ormsby, who attended NIC in 1952, was honored as the Distinguished Alumnus. After his year at NIC, Mr. Ormsby earned an Electrical Engineering degree at University of Idaho, then continued his education in computer hardware and software at MIT. Mr. Ormsby spent 30 years working for NASA as a Mission Operations Manager for significant projects, including:
- the Nimbus, which took the first pictures of the entire world and provided the first global positioning hardware capability,
- the Solar Maximum Mission, which investigated solar phenomena, and
- the Hubble Space Telescope.