C of I prints special 125th anniversary issue of Quest

The College of Idaho’s yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary year continues with its publishing of the fall 2015 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue is a special “C of I 125” edition in recognition of the College’s 125-year history of excellence.

This issue of Quest departs from the traditional format. It opens with the Oct. 7, 1891 journal entry from Founding President William Judson Boone, who reflects upon the first day of classes at the C of I. The rest of the magazine features photos and bios of 125 noteworthy C of I students, teachers, alumni, friends and administrators, who are grouped by decades. From pioneering legends like Boone and H.H. Hayman to contemporary C of I leaders, the magazine offers a snapshot of the countless men and women whose accomplishments have helped make and keep The College of Idaho such a special place.

“We’re excited to share this special 125th anniversary edition with our readers,” Quest editor Jordan Rodriguez said. “Compiling this issue was a monumental task for our staff, and we’re really happy with the final product. Remarkably, we quickly ran out of space—we could have doubled the number of entries and still not included everyone who was deserving—but I find it inspiring to read through and see how many outstanding individuals have contributed to this campus over the past 125 years.”

Quest, the official magazine of The College of Idaho, is published thrice each year. Click below to read an interactive online version of Quest, or check out archived issues at




The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit