NIC Foundation awards more than $49,000 in grants

The North Idaho College Foundation announced Thursday the recipients of $49,487 in grant money awarded this year through the NIC Foundation Grant Program. Funded by gifts received throughout the year, the NIC Foundation has awarded $567,185 to fund 115 grants over the past 11 years. Of the 27 grants submitted this year from NIC faculty, staff and student organizations, 13 grants were awarded. A committee of representatives from the Associated Students of NIC, Staff Assembly and Faculty Assembly, Student Services, Instruction and the NIC Foundation chose the recipients based on each grant proposal's relationship to the college's strategic plan and its potential to advance the vision and mission of NIC. “The overall goal of the NIC Foundation Grant Program is to encourage outstanding instruction and strengthen support services at NIC,” said NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson. “Thanks to the community's overwhelming support, the foundation is able to meet these important needs at NIC.” The grant recipients are as follows: — $5,565 to the Biology Department for a microscope, digital camera and video camera to use in all biology classes. — $1,177 to the Humanities and Art departments for materials to be used in a human rights sculpture, which will be created by NIC's 3-D classes in collaboration with children from Art on the Edge and displayed in Molstead Library. — $2,469 to Instructional Media Services for a multiple DVD duplicator to allow the department to provide higher quality media to the campus. — $5,250 to the Math Department for TI-89 graphing calculators and TI presenters for use in Molstead Library and in a new math technology course at NIC. — $2,200 to the College Skills Center for a Gateway Tablet PC for lectures for an Internet math course. — $7,500 to Student Services to purchase the software program “Hobson's Enrollment Management Technology Answer-Virtual Advisor” for use on the NIC website. — $970 to Student Activities to fund Student Activities staff members' training for the “Stop the Hate” program and funds to help them establish the program on campus. — $5,000 to Financial Aid for a laptop PC, portable projector, portable screen and case to assist with financial aid presentations (and other campus presentations) on campus and at local high schools. — $5,000 to the NIC Children's Center for funds to build two connecting lofts inside the center. — $3,200 to the Graphic Design Program for an Apple 65 computer and Digital Media Production Bundle for students in the program. — $2,090 to the Biology Department for equipment that will allow the department to offer Internet-based lectures. — $5,000 to the Business and Office Technology Department for handheld computers to offer a class in instruction of the equipment and provide for other classroom uses. — $4,066 to the Biology Department for a Gateway Tablet PC and digital camera for Internet class lectures.

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NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson, (208) 769-5978

Posted: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004

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