Sterling Silver Award

Kelly Nolan

Kelly Nolan

Career and Technical Advisor
Advising Services and Career and Technical Education

Employee of the Month

“Kelly Nolan is an amazing advisor and an asset to NIC. She has recently taken on several CTE programs from the Business and Professional Programs Division, and she made a point to meet with individual faculty members from each program so that she could fully understand the program in its entirety. She is an excellent communicator, patient and caring with students and faculty, and she is always quick to help out with an advising issue when requested. She is an overall joy to work with! For these reasons, she deserves the Sterling Silver Award.”

Sue Shibley, Division Chair - Business and Professional Programs Division 

“It is my great pleasure to nominate Kelly Nolan for the Sterling Silver Award. Kelly always works diligently to help students achieve their educational dreams and aspirations by advising them into CTE programs.  The start of this year was unusually daunting because of the delayed move to the new CTE facility and Kelly worked extremely hard to make sure all needs were met for the students, which was no small feat considering the circumstances. Kelly is one of the first to volunteer her time and efforts supporting student success, program success, and supporting North Idaho College—a very deserving recipient of this wonderful award.”

Doug Anderson, Division Chair - Trades and Industry Division

“I would like to nominate Kelly Nolan for the NIC Sterling Silver Award. Kelly works very hard to recruit and take care of CTE students. Not only does she work hard to place them in their desired program, but is there for them during their entire time they are in their program. Her desire for them to succeed and graduate requires more than just advising. The students are her No. 1 priority, and whatever their need or issue might be, she problem solves to take care of them. I admire Kelly for her commitment to students, faculty, and staff, while upholding the highest of values and integrity. She always has a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She is so deserving of this award.”

Sue Schuh, Executive Assistant - Career and Technical Education

“Kelly is an outstanding employee and individual. Kelly consistently goes above and beyond and has been a valuable participant on the Advising Services team. I can always count on a smile from Kelly as well as a positive attitude and know that any student I refer to her will be treated professionally and receive the best advice and instruction possible. Kelly deserves the Sterling Silver award multiple times over!”

Christina Cox, Assistant Director - Advising Services

“I want to nominate Kelly Nolan for the NIC Sterling Silver Award. Kelly is very committed to student success, always showing her dedication, integrity, work ethic, and professionalism, and is always a team player. I have worked closely with Kelly for almost three years and she is always very supportive and appreciative of her coworkers. Her commitment to Career and Technical Education students shows daily, and she goes above and beyond to help our students and support our staff and faculty. Kelly is very innovative with fresh ideas and problem solving when situations arise. She is truly an asset for North Idaho College and deserves the Sterling Silver Award!”

Annette Griffard, CTE Student Support Services Administrative Assistant - Career and Technical Education

“Kelly Nolan is dedicated to the success and positive experience of each student that she meets. Her proactive approach to her work gets things done in a no-nonsense manner that appeals to the technical students we serve. She goes beyond and above to help out her fellow colleagues, and I am grateful to work with her.”

Jennifer Henage, Coordinator and Advisor - Career and Technical Student Support Services - Career and Technical Education Advising Services

“I really can't say enough good things about working with Kelly. She is simply amazing! Working day-to-day, across the hall, I see her tireless efforts to advise and support our students. Her professional and caring approach with each person she works with - students, parents, and colleagues - is exemplary. I am happy to nominate such a deserving person for the Sterling Silver Award.”

DeAnn Johnson, Advisor for Completion and Transferability - Advising Services

“Kelly is a spark of energy and a delight to work with! She always has a smile and a kind word to say. Kelly is very conscientious about her students and works very diligently to provide time to help with advising or a problem that may arise, but also establishes boundaries as well. Kelly definitely deserves this prestigious award as she is very dedicated to North Idaho College.”

Holly Frome, Administrative Assistant - Advising/Career Services

“Kelly is an incredible asset to our office and to NIC. She is always willing to stop what she is doing and help a student who is interested in one of the CTE programs. She is a fountain of information and wonderful to work with. Our students and all of us at NIC are very lucky to have her!”

Karen Glaeser, Academic and Career Advisor - Advising Services