NIC alumna contributes to NIC campaign to support local economy

|photo1|North Idaho businesswoman Eve Knudtsen is passionate about North Idaho College.

She is an alumna, having earned her associate's degree from NIC in the early 1980s and knows firsthand the capacity for the college to change lives through education.

But that's not the only reason she decided to contribute $15,000 to the Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign, which will provide technology for the new NIC Health and Sciences Building as well as student scholarships.

“It's not just about me or the lives of the students that NIC improves every day,” Knudtsen said. “NIC also plays a huge role in the success of our region's economy. You don't have to be an NIC student to feel the college's impact. It's all around you.”

Knudtsen owns Knudtsen Chevrolet in Post Falls, a company established in 1939 by her grandfather and former NIC Board of Trustees member Clifford E. Knudtsen then owned by her father C. Wayne Knudtsen before she took over management of the company in 1995.

She has several NIC graduates that work at her company and has one employee who sits on advisory committee at the college, helping to shape NIC's programs to meet the needs of both students and employers throughout the region.

“The college is such an important economic piece here in Kootenai County,” Knudtsen said. “NIC impacts the entire business community, because we hire graduates and graduates who can work here stay here and return the economic dividends.”

More than $1.89 million has been raised in the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign toward student scholarships and equipment for the new Health and Sciences Building.

For information on the campaign or how to contribute, click here or call the NIC Foundation at (208) 769-5978.

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

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2005

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