C of I Newsletter

2008. 06. 26.

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Editor’s Note

The College of Idaho is closed the week of June 30. The next newsletter will be published on July 10.

Presidential Search Update

  • The presidential search committee met on June 17. The next meeting is Aug. 25.

  • Academic Search President Jamie Ferrare, who will conduct the presidential search for the College, was introduced by Dr. Jerry Baur, of the Board of Trustees.

  • Ferrare presented an overview of the company and its work.

  • The C of I search is currently in the “pre-search phase.” Ferrare is talking to people on campus, reviewing the College website and meeting with the committee to find out what the College is looking for in a president.

  • Academic Search will use national advertising, requests for nominations and personal contacts to find potential candidates.

  • Anyone who would like to nominate a candidate should contact Ferrare ([email protected]), presidential committee chairman John McGee ([email protected]) or Jennifer Oxley ([email protected]).

  • After reviewing CV’s, cover letters and recommendations, the committee will select approximately 6-10 candidates who will participate in an off-site interview with the committee.

  • Following the off-site interviews, the committee will pick the finalists for on-campus interviews.

  • The committee will recommend one or more candidates to the Board of Trustees.

  • The Board of Trustees will make a decision about whom to offer the position. The process is on track to have a candidate selected by late November or December.

  • Ferrare will assist the College with its transition process once the search is complete.

  • The committee reviewed the presidential characteristics it discussed at its first meeting and refined them, and discussed some campus priorities for the new president.

  • President Bob Hoover and Leslee Hoover joined the meeting to discuss the qualities the committee should look for in a president and presidential spouse.

Boone Fund Update: Less than one week left to help make College history

Alumni from The College of Idaho are bucking national trends that indicate giving to colleges is down. The C of I has never had more alumni gifts than it has this year, thanks to a strong show of support from the Class of 2008 and all others who have given.

There’s less than a week to go before the deadline of June 30. If you haven’t made your gift, Boone Fund director Jessica Jewell (‘02) encourages you to do it now.

“It has been an inspiring year for The College of Idaho and for alumni giving,” Jewell said. “It is clear that our alumni are proud of this great institution and are helping make a difference in the lives of our students.”

The Class of 2008 had an amazing 81.3 percent of seniors make a gift to the College before they graduated. These have now been included in the overall percentage.

Here are the latest Boone Fund numbers, including the Class of 2008:

  • Number of donors: 1,896 (goal 1,723)
  • Percentage of giving: 27.52 percent

The Boone Fund is crucial to the College because it supports the College’s yearly operating and scholarship needs. Your participation matters because every gift helps The C of I.

Get to know our Davis UWC Scholars

The College of Idaho is proud of its participation in the Davis United World College Scholars Program. The College has six Davis Scholars in the Class of 2011 and 12 more joining the Class of 2012.

This international program provides scholarship support for 1,424 current Davis UWC Scholars from the United States and around the world. There are 88 American colleges and universities participating in the program including Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, Stanford, Reed and Colorado College.

The program and these scholars are committed to building cross-cultural understanding across their campuses and around the globe in the 21st century. The Davis United World College Scholars program, generously funded by the Shelby Davis family, entitles graduates from any of the 12 United World Colleges to receive a need-based grant of up to $10,000 per year towards the costs of undergraduate study at The College of Idaho.

For more information about the Davis UWC Scholars program at The C of I, contact Brian A. Bava.

Here’s an introduction to one of the College’s Davis UWC Scholars:

Name: Theodore Ossai Coleman ‘11

Born: Lagos, Nigeria

Lived In: Lagos, Nigeria; Montezuma, New Mexico; Caldwell, Idaho.

Intended Major: Accounting

UWC Attended: United World College – USA

  1. Why did you attend the UWC?

    It was an opportunity like none other. I knew it would be an experience which would broaden my horizons.

  2. Why did you choose to attend The College of Idaho?

    I wanted a college with a small-time feeling and I also felt a remarkable bond with my admissions officer as he was an alumnus of the UWC.

  3. What has been the best thing about your college experience thus far?

    The ability to find a family away from my natural family. My college experience so far has brought me less homesickness than I expected. I have been able to use the knowledge and energy I constantly get from those around me to fill the voids in my life.

  4. What has been your greatest challenge studying in the United States?

    Being so far away from home. Not being able to spend most of my shorter holidays with my family and childhood friends.

  5. What are your goals for the coming year?

    Be starting goalie for my soccer team, start taking 300 level courses. Solidify my academic foundations in accounting.

Faculty News

Mansfield and Yates attend national conference on undergraduate research

Professors Don Mansfield and Deb Yates returned from the national conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) at College of St. Benedict/St. Johns University in St. Joseph, Minn., on Tuesday.

At the conference, Mansfield and Yates reported on the progress made by The C of I’s Research Task Force, which met in spring 2008 as a follow-up of the National Science Foundation-sponsored CUR workshop in February.

The goal of the regional CUR workshop, attended by Yates, Mansfield, associate biology professor Sara Heggland, and academic affairs Vice President Mark Smith, was to help institutions like The C of I enhance undergraduate research on their campuses.

While in Minnesota this week, Mansfield and Yates attended sessions related to assessment and evaluation, grants and funding, scholarship models, dissemination opportunities, undergraduate research in the fine arts and humanities, community-based research, and institutionalizing undergraduate research.

Both Mansfield and Yates agreed The C of I Research Task Force is on track with its goals to enhance research on campus, including faculty-student collaborative and faculty-mentored research and scholarly/creative activities.

“Networking with faculty members and administrators from diverse disciplines allowed us to gain insight into successes and pitfalls that other institutions have experienced as they expand undergraduate research on their campuses,” Mansfield said. “And we were also able to sleuth out potential candidates who we might consider to invite to apply for our presidency.”

Yates met several colleagues who organize and sponsor undergraduate research conferences similar to The C of I Student Research Conference, and was invited to participate on a panel for the next national CUR conference as a representative of a small liberal arts schools that runs successful conferences.

“I got some great ideas to enhance our SRC next May, and realized that The C of I has more student and faculty participation at our event than schools twice our size,” she said.

Yates and Mansfield will report back to the Research Task Force in the fall.

Student News

C of I announces Spring 2008 Dean’s List

The College announced this week that 200 students made the Spring 2008 Dean’s List, including 54 intercollegiate student-athletes.

Each of the College’s 18 sports teams had at least one member on the Dean’s List. The women’s soccer team led the way with eight recipients, and the men’s soccer and women’s cross country/track teams each had six.

To receive Dean’s List recognition, a student must complete at least nine or more graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for that semester.

The College broke its own record and that of the Cascade Conference with 46 athletes named to the Cascade Conference All-Academic Team and 42 athletes named All-America Scholar-Athletes.

Students named to the Dean’s List:


Ammon: Cassandra Painter

Arco: Katee J. Brewer

Bellevue: Rachel M. Odio

Boise: Katherine L. Ball, Claudia Brandt, Stephanie M. Canning, Stephanie E. Carlson, Zachary R. Clayton, Benjamin D. Coate, Amy M. Condron, Keats R. Conley, Jordan M. Drake, Derek J. Erstad, Laura E. Fink, Blake H. Gaudet, Genevieve E. Gerke, Lindsey A. Gibson, Sara R. Goltry, Alexandra S. Grande, Kristin V. Henning, Denise M. Hill, Sidrah Khan, Zachary Kopplin, Clara E. Madsen, Lonnie T. Marshall, Mark D. McCurdy, Kevin L. McGrane, Katherine A. Meier, Scott P. Mikelonis, Kimberly M. Miller, Kameron Y. Ogle, Michaella E. Pape, Brooke A. Pehrson, Robert C. Powers, Jackeline Rodriguez Reyes, Kaylyn H. Ruddy, Colleen R. Smith, Spenser S. Smith, Daniel Thrasher, Christopher R. Ullery, Chantel M. Varland, Sadie L. Warwick, Nicole A. Watson, Richard L. Zuercher

Buhl: Perry V. Hamilton, Richard C. Sisson, Laura J. Zavala

Caldwell: Kate S. Arbon, Amanda E. Ellestad, Paul M. Giardina, Johnna L. Hammond, Daniel F. Henson, Tyler M. Hopper, Rebekah A. Hunter, Scott C. Johnson, Randolph J. Kline, Cherrita N. Lott, John R. Maggard, Christina Marroquin, Amanda M. McEldowney, Chelsee A. Moore, Kara M. Myers, Aubrey H. Nielsen, Gabrielle M. Reeves, Steven P. Slupe, Andrew S. Stritzke, Jesus I. Tarifa, Cris J. Tietsort, Megan E. Williams

Chubbuck: Michael Ridley

Coeur d'Alene: Breanna J. Fletcher

Council: Alexander R. Chadwell

Eagle: Kimberly Clements, Heather A. Corey, Emily J. McCutchan, Adam C. Nunez, Stephen T. Reinschmidt

Emmett: Jayne F. Saunders

Fish Haven: Camrin D. Braun

Fruitland: Rachel S. Kudrna

Gooding: Morgan C. Bow

Grangeville: Kimberly M. Carlson, Colin B. FitzMaurice

Greenleaf: Nathaniel D. Landis

Hagerman: Whitney L. Clark

Hailey: Emily K. Nagashima

Hauser: Tiffany H. Beebe

Heyburn: Jacob R. Fulcher

Idaho Falls: Jessica L. Austin, Marie M. Galyean, Derik E. Haggard, Jessica M. Weeks

Jerome: William G. Ledbetter

Kimberly: Kelsey J. Jesser

Kuna: Sarah L. Nash

McCall: Benjamin G. Verschoor

Melba: Kurt D. Wiebold

Meridian: Westley J. Ashworth, Samuel R. Becker, Haley P. Butcher, Katie M. Fendrick, Cameron Johnson, Brian C. Manning, Meredith Mattson, Craig M. McGee, Alan K. Price, Paul W. Sartin, Madison J. Skogsberg, Megan C. Spackman, Kimberly A. Stucker, Teresa M. Vail, Vicky L. Vail

Middleton: Alison M. Rabe

Midvale: Melissa A. Pickett

Moscow: Molli E. Lee-Painter

Mountain Home: Jennifer L. Shrum

Nampa: Daisy A. Correa, Nancy Cortes, Dylan D. Evans, Robert W. Ford, Courtney M. Gamel, Anita D. Kyle, Seth J. Mattison, Ashley E. McCartney, Thomas D. Newby, Mary Ellen S. Reed, Kaylee M. Scheuerer, Erica J. Sheppard, Brittany E. Short, Brett M. Ward

North Fork: Amber M. Steele

Parma: Hanne L. Sharkey

Payette: Forrest R. Barnard, Alicia A. Cabrera, Amanda M. Greif, Lucas J. Hooker

Post Falls: Jennifer H. Nichols

Rathdrum: Helen M. Shockley

Rexburg: Sara A. Miyasaki, Scott T. Ward

Rupert: Brittney D. Nelson, Hailey C. Smith

Salmon: Marisa T. Garechana

Star: Megan R. Kirtley, April L. Reimers

Twin Falls: Cole W. Bitzenburg, Laura C. Bodensteiner, Hanna S. Thomas

Wilder: Silvia M. Marroquin, Joshua T. Myers


Anchorage: Margaret A. Miller


Phoenix: Joseph M. Hilby


Citrus Heights: Nicole S. Anderson

Fair Oaks: Ryann L. Lagomarsino

Hollister: Kristofer E. Bittner

Los Angeles: Londale M. Theus

Mountain View: Lauryn E. Medeiros

Placerville: Linda J. Wesley

Stockton<: Christian J. Low


Grand Junction: Molly M. Leadbetter

Longmont: Kylie C. Erickson

Parker: Allison C. Barber


Darien: Anna C. Glockler


Waipahu: Paula T. Barrientos


Kalispell: Stella L. Selden

Missoula: Ellen M. Judd

New Hampshire

Shelburne: Katherine T. Kernan


Las Vegas: Tamara R. O'Rourke, Alexander C. Penrod

Pahrump: Analyn A. Gourley

Winnemucca: Magen M. Dufurrena


Beaverton: Ashley M. Grealish, Anastasia E. Sittser

Bend: David M. White

Brownsville: Gabriel A. Meyr

Cottage Grove: Michelle L. Locke

Ontario: Amber M. Anderson

Portland: Catherine A. Everist

Sisters: Stephanie Q. Pledger

Warren: Danielle L. Townsend


Ogden: Martine N. Troy

Salt Lake City: Kathleen A. Becker


Everett: Kyleigh D. Murphy

Kent: Daniyelle Villyard

Omak: Brittany S. Milliron

Seattle: Quinton M. Dowling

Vancouver: Ashlee M. Byrnes

Accra, Ghana

Elias W. Abraham

Castlegar, Canada

Jason M. Barry

Killarney, Canada

Naomi E. Reimer

Nuneaton, England

Katysn J. Moir

Quito, Ecuador

Esteban A. Cabrera

Osaka, Japan

Mai Yoshida

Other Dean’s List students (no hometown specified):

Kimberly R. Banning, Dorys DeLaCruz, Reiko Ito, Justin T. Martin, Gerald Moss, Yana Sadouskaya, Nami Yamamoto

Life after The C of I: Where are we now?

Faculty, grads, proud parents and others – send news to Jennifer Oxley of where our students and alumni are this summer so we can keep everyone updated.

Philip Lawrence Brady (‘04)graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in May with a juris doctor and in June with a masters in conflict and dispute resolution. He will sit for the Oregon Bar Examination in July, and then move to Portland, Ore.

Jed C. Fitch (‘96) was appointed Beaverhead County Attorney in Dillon, Montana in May. He will represent the county on civil issues and prosecute all felonies and misdemeanors. Fitch graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1999. After serving four years in the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate, including a tour in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, he returned to Montana.

ASCI Vice President Ali Rabe and 2008 graduates Rachel Burkett and Jennifer Shrum are interning in Senator Larry Craig’s office this summer.

Heath Thomason (‘96) was recently named chief educational officer of the Nampa School District’s Columbia cluster of schools, which includes Columbia High School, East Valley Middle School, and Endeavor, Greenhurst, Park Ridge and Snake River elementary schools.

The C of I in the News

The Idaho Statesman and Idaho Press-Tribune did stories on June 19 about the College reinstating men’s tennis. It was also discussed at length on KTIK, on both the Scott Slant and Idaho Sports Talk shows, and KBOI. Both KTIK and KBOI compared the purple surface of the College’s new tennis courts to the blue turf at Boise State’s Bronco Stadium.

Political Economy Professor Jasper LiCalzi was included in a story in Saturday’s Idaho Statesman about Rep. Bill Sali and his challenger Walt Minnick’s differing viewpoints regarding energy policy.

Jobs at The C of I

Staff Openings

  • Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
  • Accountant

Faculty Openings

  • Environmental Studies Instructor

For complete job descriptions and application instructions go to http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/jobs. EEO


  • Professional photographs from commencement (including all-senior and department photos), baccalaureate and commencement eve dinner are all available for review and purchase from Schmidt Productions.

  • Don’t forget that The C of I is on Facebook – join The College of Idaho Official group and get in touch with classmates and see what current and former students are doing.

  • Check out Mike and Linda Danielson’s “before and after” Idaho license plates with The College of Idaho name and logo. The plates cost $35 the first year they are purchased, which is in addition to the annual vehicle registration fee. They are $25 plus annual fees for each subsequent renewal. The College of Idaho receives $25 from the sale of new plates and $15 from each renewal, which goes to its scholarship and academic programs.

    Personalized and sample license plates can be ordered online. Non-personalized plates are available at any county auto licensing office in Idaho.

  • The College of Idaho offices of development and alumni are looking for Class Agents to serve as a liaison between their College of Idaho classmates and the College. The goal of the program is to increase the percentage of alumni giving, participation and involvement.

    For more information about becoming a Class Agent, please email Jessica Jewell or call her at (208) 459-5086, or email Barry Fujishin or call him at (208) 459-5770.