Camcorders will be rolling as approximately 350 North Idaho College graduates donning caps and gowns participate in this year’s NIC commencement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, May 18 in Christianson Gym on NIC’s main campus.
Over 500 NIC students are eligible for graduation and an estimated 350 students are expected to walk in the ceremony from both academic and professional-technical programs.
This year's commencement speaker is David Cunnington, an NIC biology instructor since 1991. Cunnington started at the college teaching biology part-time and working as a lab preparator full time. In the six years since becoming tenured, he has been selected twice to receive the prestigious Faculty Achievement Award. Cunnington grew up in Moses Lake, Washington and graduated with an associate of arts degree from Big Bend Community College (1985) and continued his education at Eastern Washington University where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education and a bachelor of science in zoology. He completed his master's degree from the University of Idaho. He and his wife Cheryl, who teaches math at NIC, have three children.
Because limited seating is available, guest tickets are distributed to graduates and attendees will only be admitted to the ceremony with a ticket. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for seating and parking. No parking permits will be required on graduation day.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on Adelphia Channel 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Videos of commencement will also be available for purchase after one week for $20 each. Call Instructional Media Services for video information at (208) 769-3429.
Commencement attendees who need special accommodations should call the NIC Center for Educational Access at (208) 769-5947.
Story Information: Chantel Black (208)769-3330