Dr. Lou Dryden Legacy Campaign

Remembering Lou Dryden

On April 16, 2019, North Island College held a special event and naming ceremony for the Dr. Lou Dryden Trades Training Atrium. Family, friends, and colleagues gathered to recognize the legacy of Dr. Dryden and his significant contributions to North Island College and its students.

Photo Gallery

Browse the photo gallery from the Dr. Lou Dryden naming ceremony on April 16, 2019, NIC Comox Valley campus.


Dr. Lou Dryden Trades Training Atrium Highlight Reel
Dr. Lou Dryden Trades Training Atrium Full Ceremony

Under Lou’s leadership, NIC expanded its nursing program to a four-year degree, created fine arts degree partnerships, launched BC’s first applied business degree as well as a professional cook program and many major physical expansions.

As the longest serving president at NIC, Dr. Lou Dryden inspired excellence and contributed to student success on many levels. Dedicated to advancing student success, he established an endowment fund that supports students with financial need from single parent homes. If you would like to help continue Lou’s legacy, visit our donation page or contact us. Donations will be directed to the Dr. Lou Dryden Student Success endowment fund.

The NIC Foundation is a registered charity (# 89050 5043 RR 0001). Tax receipts for gifts of cash over $20 will be issued to donors for the full value of their donation.