News Blog: Student News

Perseverance pays off for first-generation student

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.

Commemorative bricks available for C of I seniors

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.

C of I experiences Belize: A Student’s Perspective

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!

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Alums offer C of I students glimpse to Capitol Hill life

Two dozen College of Idaho students sat inside Strahorn Hall, talking face-to-face with two C of I alumni who serve as staff members for United States legislators. Well, electronically face-to-face.

C of I honors 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List

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:

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C of I students gain real-world marketing experience

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.

C of I student pursues career as singer/songwriter

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.

C of I student lands big internship with Deloitte

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.

Councilman Fernandez: C of I freshman wins Wilder City Council seat

In the 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the wholesome Jefferson Smith gets picked as the replacement for a recently deceased senator. Smith, who has no background in politics, says “I can’t but help feeling that there’s been a big mistake somehow.”

College of Idaho freshman Ismael Fernandez had the same feeling when, upon the closing of election booths on the first Tuesday of November, results showed he had won a seat on the Wilder City Council.

“I thought, ‘there has to be a mistake,’” Fernandez said.

Hawgood recognized with student leadership award

Resident assistant. Cross-country runner. Swimmer. International Student Organization member. College of Idaho junior Emily Hawgood wears many hats across campus. And this month, Hawgood’s reputation as a community member who will go the extra mile (or extra 140.6 miles when completing an Ironman triathlon race) earned her C of I Student Affairs Leadership, Integrity and Service Award winner.

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