At 19 years of age, Alabama native Pamela Dockstader ’16 signed up for the United States Army. Over the course of six years repairing armament on M1 Abrams and M2 Bradley tanks and serving two tours in Afghanistan, Dockstader fell in love with the military. And while transitioning to civilian life and attending The College of Idaho, she discovered a love of microbiology.
Today, she’s found a way to combine her two passions.
College of Idaho athletic director Reagan Rossi announced today that former Coyote All-American Austin Basterrechea has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track programs.
Basterrechea replaces Pat McCurry, who resigned today after 12 years as head coach. McCurry resurrected the C of I program in 2004 after a 27-year hiatus and turned it into one of the most respected squads in the NAIA. He has taken an assistant coach position at an NCAA Division I school.
Alumni News & Notes:Mike Tankersley ’11, who owns the local business Signs 2 U in Boise, was recently featured in an Idaho Business Review article on how he started his successful company... Associated Taxpayers of Idaho named Miguel Legarreta ’94 its new president. Legarreta, who served in former Gov.
If there has been one constant in the life of Kris Komori, it’s change. He wanted to study audio engineering in college; instead, biology caught his eye at The College of Idaho. He interned at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Boise and took the MCATs in preparation for medical school.
But then another passion started to boil over.
While working a college job at the Mona Lisa fondue restaurant, Kris developed an interest in cooking. And after graduating in 2005, Komori decided culinary school, not med school, would be his choice.
College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst recently wrote an Op-Ed piece on behalf of the Idaho Immunization Coalition. Dr. Borst, whose academic background is in the history of science and medicine, advocates for the importance of protecting Idaho’s college campus communities through immunization and education. Specifically, she points to the importance of educating students about the dangers of Type B meningitis, a potentially deadly disease that impacts many campuses across the United States. Dr.
While The College of Idaho campus is typically quieter during the summer months, a host of new inhabitants have moved in seemingly overnight. They hide among buildings and bushes, but sometimes can be spotted soaking up rays in the quad. The appearance of these interesting creatures has also brought another crowd on campus—Pokémon trainers—as they attempt to “catch ’em all.”
Alumni News & Notes:Sharon Hubler ’72 has spent most of her life being involved with nonprofits in southwest Idaho. The Idaho Press-Tribune recently featured Hubler, a Caldwell native, as she continues to selflessly give back to her community.
About 18 kids scoured three crime scenes roped off in yellow tape, eager to unravel the mystery of who nabbed a professor’s dog. Looking at clues, collecting evidence and dusting for fingerprints, the kids gradually uncovered the story the evidence told.
The class, ‘CSI: Detective Camp,’ was one of The College of Idaho’s Community Learning classes being offered this summer.
The College of Idaho restructured leadership roles within its athletics department, with longtime C of I coach and administrator Reagan Rossi becoming the Coyotes’ first female athletic director, as announced during a press conference on July 12.
Rossi, in her 18th year at the College, was promoted after four years as associate athletic director. She previously served as head women’s basketball coach for 13 years.