News Blog: Alumni News

C of I alumna Smith finds purpose helping others

College of Idaho alumna Hailey Smith ’08 had very little idea of what her future would when she arrived at the C of I.

“As I neared graduation from high school, I had an interest in archeology, probably stemming from books and movies that gave me a romanticized idea of what an archeologist is,” Smith recalls. “Since the College didn’t have an archeology program, I signed up for the closest thing: Cultural Anthropology 101.”

C of I alumna a rising wheelchair tennis star

Less than 10 years ago, College of Idaho alumna Makenzie Ellsworth ’13 learned she would never walk again. But that hasn’t stopped her from spinning circles around the competition as a rising wheelchair tennis player at both the local and national levels.

“For me, it’s just great to get that competitive feeling again,” Ellsworth says.

C of I history major to attend grad school in China

Graduate school is a popular destination for many College of Idaho alumni, but 2014 graduate Brady Harrison is taking a road less traveled to continue his education.

Harrison, a history major from Caldwell, will spend the next two academic years in China earning a master’s degree in Chinese politics and economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His studies will be supported by a Chinese Government Scholarship as he pursues a career in international trade.

C of I publishes spring 2014 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has published its spring 2014 issue of Quest magazine, which hits mailboxes this week. The issue has a theme of “Success,” honoring the many C of I students, alumni, faculty and staff who have enjoyed tremendous achievements in the classroom, on the athletic field, in their careers and in life during the 123-year history of the College.

C of I alumnus to study African wildlife with NSF Fellowship

Travis Guy first fell in love with ecological research as an undergraduate biology major at The College of Idaho. Today, Guy is continuing to pursue his passion thanks to a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that will support his research for the next three years.

Novelist Chris Farnsworth to speak at commencement

Novelist and College of Idaho alumnus Christopher Farnsworth will return to his alma mater as keynote speaker for the College’s 2014 Commencement ceremonies May 17.

Rosenthal Gallery hosts exhibition by Goran Fazil

The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its spring exhibition, “Balkanization,” featuring the work of C of I alumnus Goran Fazil. The show is open March 7 through April 18, with an opening reception set for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Both the reception and the exhibition – open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – are free and open to the public.

C of I to host guest music lecture and demonstration

The College of Idaho is set to welcome alumnus Lynn Maxfield back to campus for a special guest lecture and demonstration on the human voice.  Maxfield, associate director for the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, will speak about the acoustics of singing classical and musical theatre styles during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, inside Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The event is free and open to the public.

C of I publishes fall 2013 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has published its fall 2013 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue has a theme of “Leadership,” honoring the College’s longstanding tradition of educating leaders in many fields including politics, education, law, service and athletics.

Art instructor honored at Idaho Triennial Exhibition

College of Idaho alumnus and art instructor Goran Fazil’s piece “Hegelian Constructs” won second place during the Nov. 16 opening reception for the 2013 Boise Art Museum Idaho Triennial Exhibition. It is a prestigious honor for Fazil, who claimed second prize amongst 40 exhibitors chosen from more than 200 entrants for the annual BAM exhibition in downtown Boise.

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