Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards 

Dick Ormsby - 2013
Tim Hunt - 2010
 Sarah Palin - 2008
Jason Bay - 2005
Robert Howard - 2004
Jack Lemley - 2003
Duane Hagadone - 2002
Gladys Buroker - 2001

Alumni of the Year Awards

Pat Whitcomb - 2014
Sara Fladeland - 2013
Dean Bennett - 2012
Ivanka Suveg - 2011
Don Pischner - 2010
Tom Daugherty - 2009
Jon Parson - 2008
Mikki Stevens - 2007
Dick Compton - 2006
Elizabeth Beechler - 2005
Wally Adams - 2004
Josephine Webb - 2003
Warren Keating - 2002
Frank Darlington - 2001
Hugh Smith - 2000
Doug Bell - 1999
Jack Lemley - 1998
Sadie Brooten - 1997

Honorary Alumnus Awards

Sandi Bloem - 2014
Terry Jones - 2013
Bob Murray - 2012
 Fran Bahr - 2011
Rhena Cooper - 2010
Don Sausser - 2009
Sheila Wood - 2008
Edie McCormick - 2007
Ace Walden - 2006
Beth Paragamian - 2005
Rolly Williams - 2004
Tony Stewart - 2003
Steven W. Schenk - 2002
Betty McLain - 2001
Bill Rutherford - 2000

Alumni Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Alumni Association awards are now closed. Nominations received after May 15, 2015 will be considered for the 2016 Alumni Association awards. 

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations office at (208) 769-7806.


Distinguished Alumni Achievement

Created in 2001, the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is an award presented to North Idaho College alumni for a distinguished record of significant achievement in a chosen field of interest or profession. This most prestigious recognition is given to highly successful alumni who have developed a regional, national, or international  reputation. Individuals receiving this award serve as a role model for the NIC Community.

Award purpose: The purpose of this award is to bring recognition to recipients and honor  the outstanding accomplishments of the alumni from North Idaho College.

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Individuals must be alumni of North Idaho College. 
  • Currently elected members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible.

Number of awards per year: Not specified, but awards are few to preserve the stature of the recognition.

Selecting body: Alumni Association Board of Directors

Alumni of the Year

Created in 1997, the Alumni of the Year Award is an award presented to NIC alumni who has provided an on-going service to the Alumni Association and/or the college community with a significant contribution of time, talents and service.  

Award purpose: The purpose of this award is to bring recognition to the recipient and honor dedication and commitment to the Alumni Association and/or the college community.

Eligibility requirements: The individual must be an alum of North Idaho College.

Number of awards per year: One

Selecting body: Alumni Association Board of Directors

Honorary Alumnus Award

The Honorary Alumnus Award was established to recognize outstanding individuals who, although not an alum of North Idaho College, greatly enhance the college and/or Alumni Association through their commitment and service.

Award purpose: The purpose of this award is to bring recognition to the recipient and honor dedication and commitment to the Alumni Association and/or the college community.

Number of awards per year: Not specified

Selecting body: Alumni Association Board of Directors.


To submit a nomination, please complete the form below.