NIC graduates to walk May 16


The North Idaho College 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held in Christianson Gym at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16. About 370 graduation candidates are expected to walk this year of approximately 1,000 eligible for graduation.

This year's speaker at the commencement ceremony will be NIC Instructor and Choir Director Max Mendez, who is very active in the Northwest music community and served as music director of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane for 10 years.

Only guests with a ticket will be admitted to the ceremony. Tickets have already been distributed to graduates and their guests. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for seating and parking. Campus streets will close down at 9:45 a.m. for the processional. Parking permits will not be needed the day of commencement. Those needing special accommodations should call NIC Disability Support Services at (208) 769-5947.

Those who cannot attend can view the commencement ceremony live at 10 a.m. on CDA-TV public access Channel 19. The ceremony will also be streamed live in the TV lounges in the Edminster Student Union Building adjacent to the gym. In addition, DVDs of the ceremony will be available for $20 each following the ceremony by calling Andy Finney at (208) 769-3266 or


      Graduates, friends and families are invited to a reception honoring this year’s graduates immediately following the commencement ceremony in the plaza between the gym and the student union building, which will include an all-class photo (last year's is above) that will be posted to the NIC Flickr account at

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

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