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Posted: Oct 20, 2009  11:37

NIC Ambassadors Provide Student Perspective to New Students

      Public Relations Coordinator

Several new North Idaho College ambassadors will provide a fresh perspective to new and prospective NIC students this semester.

The NIC ambassador program was initiated to create a core of students who could assist the NIC Admissions Office with recruitment activities and act as representatives of NIC to help create a sense of community among students, employees and visitors.

To become an ambassador, students must be in good academic standing, be knowledgeable of NIC as well as college programs and activities and maintain professional standards when representing NIC.

The following are some of this year's ambassadors:

Sara Priest is a nursing student from Kellogg.

"It was very easy to become involved at NIC," Priest said. "I've learned that NIC really has a lot to offer students academically and non-academically."

Reina Lopez is a social work major from Bonners Ferry. She works for the athletics department in addition to serving as an NIC ambassador.

"NIC is a perfect size to start off with in the first year of college and I really like the atmosphere it gives," Lopez said. "NIC is a great community college that offers great opportunities and a welcoming environment."

Sabrena Cossairt, from Bonners Ferry, is a second-year student working toward an associate's degree in psychology. She also serves as a resident adviser in the NIC Residence Hall.

"Both of my brothers went to NIC before me and I knew it was a great school," Cossairt said. "It was pretty easy for me to get involved because I really enjoy NIC and I want other people to come and enjoy NIC too."

Jeff Howard is working toward an associate's degree in the law enforcement program. He is originally from Bonners Ferry and is a resident adviser in the NIC Residence Hall this year.

"I like how close to home NIC was for me," Howard said. "I am only an hour and a half from Bonners Ferry and can go home anytime. I also like how NIC has a small campus because it makes it easy for going from class to class. The fact that the college is right on the lake doesn't hurt either."


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