North Idaho College
|North Idaho College|
|Motto||Changing Lives Every Day|
|Established||August 10, 1933 as
Coeur d’Alene Junior College
|Type||2-year community college|
|President||Joe Dunlap, Ed.D.|
|Location||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, U.S.
|Colors||Maroon & Gray|
|Sports||Basketball, Cheerleading, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling|
|Affiliations||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Scenic West Athletic Conference
North Idaho College (NIC) is a community college in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States, with an enrollment exceeding 6,000. It is situated at the north end of Lake Coeur d'Alene, at the east bank of the outflowing Spokane River.
The school was established during the Great Depression in 1933 as "Coeur d'Alene Junior College," with classes held at City Hall. It moved to its present campus in 1939, at the site of the old Fort Sherman (1878–1900), and the name was changed to "North Idaho Junior College;" the present name came in 1971.
- Kelvin Gastelum (attended), The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen season 17 winner; current MMA fighter for the UFC.
- Rick Jore, former Montana State Representative, received his Associate's degree from the school in 1978.
- Alejandro Olmos, goalkeeper from the Mens Soccer team which now plays at Waldorf is an alumnus of the Cardinals.
- Sarah Palin, former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate, attended North Idaho College during the Spring 1983 semester before transferring to the University of Idaho.
- Trevor Prangley, All-American wrestler; mixed martial artist, formerly for Strikeforce, Bellator, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
- Josh Thomson (attended), wrestler; current mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Division.
- North Idaho College Website
- "History & Tradition". North Idaho College. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- Davis, Jan (April 19, 1971). "Name change pleases all at college". Spokane Daily Chronicle. p. 5.
- North Idaho College - Degrees Offered
- NIC Athletics - Hall of Fame
- "Kelvin Gastelum UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014.
- Montana State Representative Rick Jore Profile
- Sarah Palin's College Daze
- "Trevor Prangley MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014.
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- "Josh Thomson UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014.
- "Mike Whitehead UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014.