Alumni News & Notes: Kay Hansen ’77 and Abby Griffitts ’02 were both recently named as assistant principals in the Boise School District. Hansen will be an assistant principal at Riverside and White Pine elementary schools, while Griffitts will be at Shadow Hills and Morley Nelson elementary schools.
Four years ago, the Cascade Conference women’s track and field trophy came back to Caldwell with the league-champion Yotes. A one-year stay turned to two, two years turned to three, and now, it’s starting to look like the trophy may have a permanent home at The College of Idaho.
The Coyote women’s track team capped a banner season by dominating the CCC championships this year. They won gold in 11 individual events and hoisted the CCC trophy for a fourth consecutive time. That’s back-to-back-to-back-to-back, if you’re counting.
The college student. They sit in class, eat top ramen and manage to go through four years of consistent sleep deprivation, walking around campus like zombies. At least, that is what some people believe.
But college students might get more sleep and be more active than perception would indicate—at least students at The College of Idaho.
Come one, come all to the annual College of Idaho Staff Association Yard Sale! Starting this Thursday, May 26, the lawn in front of the Terteling Library (along Cleveland Boulevard) will be jam packed of goods, AND THEY’RE ALL ON SALE! Stop by and browse from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, as well as from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. A portion of the proceeds will benefit C of I student scholarships.
Twenty years after earning her undergraduate degree in elementary education, Katrina Merrell decided to go back to school and start a new career—a decision that led her to a master’s program in physician assistant studies. Balancing a strenuous school workload with being a mother and a wife, Merrell has conquered every obstacle over the past two years.
And last weekend, she joined her 11 classmates as the first-ever graduating class from the joint PA program created by The College of Idaho and Idaho State University.
It was the same routine for everyone in school. If you have to go to the bathroom, you raise your hand, you take the hall pass and you go. But in the village of Badur, India, you don’t need to raise your hand and you don’t need a hall pass because there are no toilets—a harsh reality that prevents many girls from attending school during menstruation.
Alumni News & Notes: Brian Heron ’86 wrote and published his first book, Alone: A 4,000 Mile Search for Belonging. In 2011, propelled by a growing sense of dread, Heron embarked on an epic 4,000 mile bicycle adventure through some of America’s most challenging terrain to search for a feeling of belonging.
College of Idaho student Ben Sutton looked out the window as the car drove past sprawling Mongolian countryside—an endless ocean of rolling green waves stretched to meet the azure blue horizon. In the distance, a nomad and his horse slowly rose from the grassy sea. Sutton commented to his companions that he’d never ridden a Mongolian horse. Expressions of shock were uttered as the car pulled over and stopped.
The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating class of 2016 during its annual commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, in Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell. For full details, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/commencement.
For the nearly 300 Yotes who will walk across the stage—one of the largest classes in C of I history—it will be a bittersweet day as students leave the place they’ve called home for the last four years to start a new chapter in their lives.