A standing ovation erupted from College of Idaho students, staff and faculty as the well-known, mustachioed face of Campus Safety walked across the commencement stage. Laird’s 88-year-old mother looked on, finally realizing the dream of seeing her son earn a college degree.
“It was the accumulation of a whole lot of years of hard work,” Laird said. “It meant a lot to me because my mom and dad always told me to go to college. I’m glad that I walked when I did, so that my mom could watch it.”
The College of Idaho congratulates the more than 180 students who made the 2016 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:
Jesse Buhler’s telemark skis slid over the shimmering snow as he hiked up a hill in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Snow and ice clung to The College of Idaho senior’s beard as he paused near a whitebark pine to take in the striking view of the Sawtooth Valley.
With wires, tubes and electronics harnessed around her, College of Idaho senior Emily Hawgood looked more bionic than woman as she ran on the treadmill. Fellow seniors Jayde Folsom and Dalton Ridgway looked on as the computer gathered information on Hawgood’s oxygen uptake levels.
This winter, six C of I students have been busy testing the human body and performing various research projects in the Health and Human Performance lab under the guidance of Dr. Harold Frobisher.
College of Idaho students are encouraged to think holistically about the world around them. And during the 2016 Fall Semester, students in Professor Rochelle Johnson’s First-Year Seminar course “On Noticing” immersed themselves in artifacts found inside the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History.
To gain first-hand experience as an undergraduate in the sciences, you perform research. For business and marketing, you intern with a company. And for political economy or pre-law? You take part in The College of Idaho’s Mock Supreme Court.
Walking up to the Reel Theatre in Nampa, College of Idaho senior Devon Pogue didn’t know this wouldn’t be a typical movie Monday. He didn’t know his particular theatre held more in store than just watching The Magnificent Seven with his girlfriend.
Everything felt normal as the couple settled into their seats. The lights dimmed and the show started. But that all changed 15 minutes in, as disorder struck.
Congratulations to Irvin Brown, the latest recipient of The College of Idaho Student Affairs Integrity, Leadership and Service Award! Brown, a sophomore Davis Scholar from Nassau, Bahamas, is an anthropology and sociology major with minors in Spanish, computer science and theatre.
He’s also an active leader who routinely serves as a mentor to his peers and finds great joy in helping build an inclusive community on campus.
Thanksgiving. It’s a time to share a smorgasbord of food with our closest friends and family. But the reality is, not every family gets to enjoy the feast many of us take for granted.
So as most students finished up classes and headed home for the holidays last Wednesday, about 20 College of Idaho student-athletes selflessly volunteered their time to serve Thanksgiving dinners at the First Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, helping the Boise Rescue Mission serve 4,000 meals across the Treasure Valley.
On a cool October morning, College of Idaho Speech and Debate Director Kyle Cheesewright, senior Cody Johnson and freshman Kyle Durbin emptied their pockets and passed through metal detectors as they entered the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Once inside, they were kindly escorted into Maximum Security.
No, they hadn’t committed a crime—they were taking part in the 6th Annual Oregon State Penitentiary Capital Toastmaster’s Debate Tournament.