When Jack Meek received two weeks of vacation time from work, it didn’t take the 2010 College of Idaho graduate long to decide where he was going. Ever since he left Caldwell, Meek has been itching for an opportunity to return to campus.
“I’ve missed this place. It means more to me than any other I’ve been,” Meek said. “It’s exactly how I remember it—and it’s fantastic.”
Recent College of Idaho graduate Tyler Hatch ’13 had never lived in a big city before he stepped foot in our nation’s capital as a 2012 Truman Scholar. The Supreme Court building, U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial each saluted Hatch and his Truman peers as winners of one of academia’s most prestigious national awards.
“If you would have asked me back in sophomore year what I would be doing after college, I would have never guessed I would be living in D.C. and working with the government,” Hatch said.
College of Idaho alumna and former Board of Trustees chair Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale ’79 has been chosen by the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section as the 2014 winner of the Justice for All Award. The Diversity Section is a group of Idaho lawyers committed to civil rights for all people, regardless of color, gender, sexual preference or income level. The group selected Judge Dale for her fairness in following the law as a federal judge.
Robert E. Smylie was born Oct. 31, 1914 in Marcus, Iowa, as the Great War changed the world as we know it. And as this year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth, The College of Idaho looks back at a great man, a great governor and a great Yote who made significant contributions to the State of Idaho.
Have you ever wanted to watch artists create fresh brushstrokes on canvas in the art market of Montmartre? To see the Tour de Eiffel sparkle as if arrayed with diamonds? To sip a Burgundy wine at a Parisian café?
If you want to experience Paris first-hand, The College of Idaho alumni relations office has a “study abroad” trip for you.
During September 2015, retired C of I professors Jim Angresano and Elizabeth Angresano will lead a group of alumni on a 12-day trip to Paris.
While playing soccer at The College of Idaho, recent graduate and former goalkeeper Colin Benham-Marin ’14 didn’t win any all-conference awards. He wasn’t a big name.
But after five years of donning purple and gold, Benham-Marin is working to make his dream of playing professionally a reality. Benham-Marin burst onto the scene this summer after joining Wenatchee FC, a team in the newly formed Evergreen Premier League in Washington (EPLWA). He immediately made his presence felt, earning back-to-back shutouts on his way to the West Coast Goalkeeping Safe Hands award.
The College of Idaho honored three outstanding alumni during the recent Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, which took place Oct. 16 in the Langroise Center as part of Homecoming week. Read more about the winners below. Congratulations to these outstanding alumni!
Distinguished Young Alumni Award: David Papiez ’05
After graduating cum laude from The College, Papiez took a job as a ski instructor at Tamarack Resort and soon climbed the ladder to asset manager and controller.
Homecoming festivities promise to be bigger and better than ever this year at The College of Idaho as the first Homecoming football game in 37 years joins a long list of exciting events for alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and the entire C of I community.
College of Idaho graduate Maribel Serrano ’02 has always had a passion for the medical field. At 16, she began working as a nursing assistant at Mercy Hospital in Nampa. After graduating high school, Serrano chose the C of I for her undergraduate work prior to heading off to medical school. Now, she has come full circle as an established OB/GYN doctor who has returned home to serve the patients of her hometown.