More than 700 students eligible to graduate from NIC

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 20 in Christianson Gym on NIC's main campus.

A total of 730 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 commencement ceremony is both the highlight and the culmination of our academic year,” said NIC President Michael Burke. “I look forward to seeing all our graduates cross the stage and reach this milestone in their educational journey.”

|photo1|KHQ-6 Morning News Anchor Shelly Monahan will present the commencement address, speaking about what lies ahead for graduates, the power of positive thinking and how outlook and faith are the keys to overcoming extreme challenges.

The oldest of eight children, Monahan was raised in Spokane and later moved to Chattaroy where her parents still live. She attended Eastern Washington University and broadcasting school before beginning her career in radio and television in Spokane. She worked at NBC in Seattle, Sacramento and Chicago before returning to Spokane four years ago to raise her two daughters. She has been in broadcasting for 29 years.

Because limited seating is available, guest tickets have already been 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. Shuttle Express service will be available on campus as well as from the new parking lot at the site of the former Robin Hood Campground and the Museum of North Idaho parking lot.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on Adelphia Channel 19 beginning 10 a.m. Videos of commencement will also be available for purchase after one week for $20 per tape. 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.

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Senior Records Evaluator Susan Carey, (208) 769-3336

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2005

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