It was an ordinary day for seven College of Idaho students, as they hiked among the hills. Enjoying each other’s company, they were blissfully ignorant of the dark clouds rolling in. Then, in a flash, it happened. They all fell to the ground like a bolt of lightning after being struck by, well…a bolt of lightning.
Luckily, a group of fellow C of I hikers came by several minutes later. The scene they encountered was shocking. But equipped with wilderness first responder tools, they quickly sprang into action assessing the needs of their fallen comrades.
One could say College of Idaho senior Blake Franklin is heavily involved on campus. The exercise science and business double major is an active member of Campus Ministries, ENACTUS, ResLife, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, the Business Mentoring Program and the Academic Support Center.
For his exemplary efforts to give back to the C of I community, Franklin this month has been awarded the Student Affairs Integrity, Leadership and Service Award.
Growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Caldwell, Samantha Guerrero saw that not everybody graduated from high school. And college? That was for the more privileged students with financial backing.
“It was not something that I was thinking of doing…I thought it was out of my options,” she said.
Want to be part of The College of Idaho legacy? Want to have your name etched in the stone annals? Or at least in bricks and mortar? Purchase a brick for the Marty Holly Athletics Center walkway this month!
Parents, grandparents and loved ones of graduating seniors at The College of Idaho have a unique opportunity to honor their student’s achievement—a commemorative brick with a personalized inscription to permanently honor your graduate! The 4 x 8 bricks will be placed in the walkway outside the Marty Holly Athletics Center on campus.
Erika Scheibe, a sophomore biology major at The College of Idaho, gives a firsthand account of a recent C of I study abroad experience in Belize, where students accompanied Professors Chris Walser and Don Mansfield to learn about the subtropical ecosystems and culture of the vibrant Central American nation.
Click here to check out photos from Belize on the C of I Flickr page!
The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 150 students who made the 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
This fall semester, College of Idaho students in Dr. Marilyn Melchiorre’s marketing and communication class collaborated with local businesses, the City of Caldwell and the C of I to create new marketing and communication strategies.
The opportunity allowed students to take concepts and knowledge learned inside the classroom and apply them directly to real-world settings.
What’s the difference between having a dream and making it your reality? Well, Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” And that is exactly what College of Idaho senior Ana Lete is doing.
Lete recently released her original song, “Aspens,” on iTunes, Bandcamp, and other music platforms as she pursues a career as a singer-songwriter. But what is it about songwriting that attracts the young musician?
“It’s a fun way to kind of capture moments in your life,” Lete said.
There sat the 16th president of the United States, staring down upon the National Mall from his white marble chair. There stood College of Idaho junior Hunter Brodt, looking up at the 19-foot statue of Abraham Lincoln on his first visit to the nation’s capital.
Brodt’s phone rang. A representative from Deloitte, a professional services company, was on the other end.
After a day of interviews, the kid from the small liberal arts school in Caldwell would learn if he had received an internship with one of the biggest accounting companies in the world.