North Idaho College
|Motto||Changing Lives Every Day|
|Type||Public community college|
|Established||August 10, 1933 as|
Coeur d’Alene Junior College
|President||Rick MacLennan, Ed.D.|
|Colors||Maroon & Gray|
|Scenic West Athletic Conference|
North Idaho College (NIC) is a public community college in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. It has an enrollment exceeding 6,000 and is situated at the north end of Lake Coeur d'Alene near downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Tubbs Hill, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 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.
- Braian Angola (born 1994), Colombian basketball player who plays for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League
- Jason Bay, Major League Baseball All-Star, attended North Idaho College from 1997-1998.
- Evangeline Beechler, political candidate and Chair of the Idaho Democratic Party
- Bryan Caraway, UFC bantamweight mixed martial artist (attended)
- Barbara Ehardt, member of the Idaho House of Representatives and former college basketball coach
- Kelvin Gastelum (attended), The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen season 17 winner; current mixed martial artist in the UFC.
- Rick Jore, former Montana State Representative, received his associate degree from the school in 1978.
- 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.
- Steve Parker, NFL player
- Trevor Prangley, All-American wrestler; mixed martial artist, formerly for King of the Cage, Strikeforce, Bellator, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
- Josh Thomson (attended), wrestler; mixed martial artist formerly with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, currently competing in the Lightweight Division of Bellator MMA
- Mike Whitehead (attended), three-time All-American wrestler; professional mixed martial artist.
Historic Fort Sherman Officers Quarters
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