Less than 10 years ago, College of Idaho alumna Makenzie Ellsworth ’13 learned she would never walk again. But that hasn’t stopped her from spinning circles around the competition as a rising wheelchair tennis player at both the local and national levels.
“For me, it’s just great to get that competitive feeling again,” Ellsworth says.
While many College of Idaho students began settling into summer routines after commencement, senior biology major Kelsey Nelson was frantically packing in preparation for one of the nation’s most prestigious internships in the field of marine biology. Just two weeks earlier, Nelson was notified that she would be serving as a Mammal-Interpretation Intern for a 12-week program at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) in Seward, Alaska. She was one of only 24 interns nationwide selected for the opportunity.
Local football fans will have their first opportunity in more than 35 years to tailgate at a small college game when The College of Idaho’s reinstated program kicks off this fall, and spots are on sale now.
The College of Idaho congratulates the 176 students who made the Spring 2014 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. More than 15 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List this spring. Students honored are listed below by hometown:
When she was a student at nearby Idaho Arts Charter School, College of Idaho senior-to-be Katy Lootens discovered the Disney College Program. She immediately knew it was something she wanted to do, and, after applying a second time, her persistence paid off this spring with an internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
The College of Idaho, KTIK AM 1350 and Jon Carson Productions are teaming up to provide live radio broadcasts of the Coyote football team’s return to the gridiron this fall. All 11 regular-season C of I football games will be broadcast live on KTIK and streamed live online at www.ktik.com.
The College of Idaho is a vibrant and diverse community, with students, faculty and staff who hail from more than 50 countries. The C of I also has a strong track record of sending students overseas to gain valuable experience – a tradition that continues this summer as Maryam Karim and Nisshanth Kumar fulfill internships in India.
“Try this miner’s lettuce,” says College of Idaho botany professor Don Mansfield, tearing off a couple leaves of a small plant growing along the edge of Currant Creek Trail in the Boise Foothills.
As student research assistants McKayla Stevens and Lauren Polito nibble on the leaves, Mansfield notes “you can make a great salad with them” before pointing out the hemlock growing right next to it, one of the most poisonous plants in North America.
Graduate school is a popular destination for many College of Idaho alumni, but 2014 graduate Brady Harrison is taking a road less traveled to continue his education.
Harrison, a history major from Caldwell, will spend the next two academic years in China earning a master’s degree in Chinese politics and economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His studies will be supported by a Chinese Government Scholarship as he pursues a career in international trade.