C of I set for 2014 commencement ceremony

The College of Idaho will celebrate the graduating class of 2014 during its annual commencement ceremony, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Morrison Quadrangle on the C of I campus in Caldwell. For full details, visit

This year’s commencement speaker is novelist Christopher Farnsworth, a 1993 C of I graduate who is best known as the author of The President’s Vampire series. Farnsworth, an Idaho native, also has written movie scripts and worked as an investigative and business reporter during a career inspired by longtime C of I writing professor John Rember.

“The College of Idaho has long been known for helping young writers grow and hone their craft,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “Christopher is continuing that legacy and we are pleased that our Class of 2014 will hear from a graduate who has achieved so much success as an author.”

The commencement ceremony also will include remarks by graduating senior Tyler Guryan, President Henberg and Board of Trustees chair the Hon. Candy Dale ’79 along with the awarding of degrees to the 2014 graduates. The proceedings will be streamed live online at

Commencement will be preceded by a baccalaureate service at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, inside Jewett Auditorium. Class reunions, Board of Trustees meetings and other campus events also are scheduled throughout the week.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 12 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit