NIC Alumni Association awards $3,500 in scholarships

People say to Rebecca Nixon all the time… “I don't know how you do it.”

The Lake City High School graduate is completing her second year at North Idaho College in the pharmacy technology program while working 60 hours per week and raising her four children, 9-year-old Stephanie, 5-year-old Harmony, 3-year-old Julie, who is deaf, and 1-year-old Matthew.

Nixon, however, is quick to point out that she's not doing it all without help.

Nixon received a $1,500 scholarship from the NIC Alumni Association for the 2005-2006 academic year. The scholarship was established by alumnus Doug Bell, ‘42, who created the Doug and Jan Bell Memorial Scholarship memorializing he and his wife Jan.

“This scholarship is helping me to help others,” said Nixon, who also served as NIC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter scholarship coordinator, helping other students find and apply for scholarship funds. “I don't want to see students struggle when there's help out there.”

The NIC Alumni Association also gave $500 scholarships to Benjamin Baldwin of Priest River, Idaho; Krista Brand of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Rory-Jo Kaiser of Twin Falls, Idaho; Sabine Krier of St. Maries, Idaho; Tim Fort of Sandpoint, Idaho; and Naomi Julian of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dan Franklin of Dalton Gardens, Idaho received the Hugh Smith Memorial Scholarship for $500.

Each scholarship is provided through proceeds of the NIC Alumni Association's annual Wild Game Feast fundraiser.

For More Information
NIC Alumni Relations Coordinator Sara Fladeland, (208) 769-7806

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005

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