The College of Idaho enjoyed a stellar showing at the recent College Sports Information Directors of America national convention at Marriott Orlando World Center, racking up nine Top-10 finishes in the 2014-15 NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications and Media Contest.
The C of I Athletics Communications team of Mike Safford and Tyler Thurston along with Marketing and Communications staffers Jordan Rodriguez and Randall Post and student writer Clayton Gefre combined to earn awards in writing, video, website and social media categories.
College of Idaho head men’s basketball coach Scott Garson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award.
The Red Auerbach Award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association. Garson was honored April 4 at the JCA’s annual breakfast prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national semifinals.
For the 2014-15 school year, The College of Idaho’s Registrar and Financial Aid departments have been working to optimize communication between students and the administration. And this winter, the two offices joined forces to officially launch the “Yote Stop,” a one-stop student services desk housed in Hendren Hall. The Yote Stop, located at the right-hand counter just past the Hendren front lobby (formerly the registrar’s counter), is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
It is a historic day at The College of Idaho, where Dr. Charlotte Borst has been named the 13th president of the Gem State’s oldest private college. Borst, currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College in California, takes office in July 2015 following the retirement of C of I President Marv Henberg. She will become the first female president in the College’s 124-year history.
The College of Idaho has hired Richard Erne as its new vice president for finance and administration. Erne comes to the C of I from URS/Washington Group International Inc. in Boise, where he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting for the Civil Construction & Mining Group as well as assistant and acting corporate controller over the past 16 years.
College of Idaho Athletic Director Marty Holly has been named the 2013 NAIA Athletics Director of the Year, the national office announced Monday. This prestigious award is given annually to an athletics director for his or her accomplishments in all facets of athletics administration over the course of the previous year. Holly will be formally recognized at the 73rd Annual NAIA Convention Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 12 in Kansas City, Mo.
For the second time in three years, The College of Idaho’s Quest magazine has been recognized for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VIII Recognition Program. The article “Force of Nature,” written by Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez, received the bronze award in the “Individual Feature Articles” writing category during the 2014 CASE VIII Conference held this week in Vancouver, B.C.
For more than 40 years, Mike Shines has helped motivate College of Idaho student-athletes and others to achieve their goals and maximize their performance. Now, the College’s longtime strength and conditioning coach has a new goal: helping the victims of domestic violence and encouraging greater awareness of the problem.
Shines is raising funds through sales of his newly-published book I’ll Never Tell, which features motivational and inspirational quotes from unknown authors and an Idaho celebrity, accompanied by his own photographs of Idaho landscapes and nature.
Longtime College of Idaho athletic director Marty Holly has been named the Cascade Conference Athletic Director of the Year, announced June 14 by CCC commissioner Rob Cashell. Holly, who recently completed his 32nd year at the C of I, earns the honor for the second time in the last five seasons. He also will be a nominee for the NAIA Athletic Director of the Year award, to be announced later this summer.