Hope DeCuir wins student leadership award

College of Idaho senior elementary education major Hope DeCuir is the latest recipient of the College’s Integrity, Leadership & Service Award. DeCuir is being recognized for her contributions to campus both in the classroom and in the community.

DeCuir was nominated for the award by the Learning Support & Disability Services department. As an academic tutor for the Academic Support Center, DeCuir regularly works with students to help improve their writing, often going beyond her regularly scheduled hours. She is known for studying in the ASC to remain open for any students who need assistance.

Outside the ASC, DeCuir works as the box office manager for the College’s Theatre Department. She also has been a member of Scarlet Masque theatre club, served as secretary of the Interfaith Club, and worked as a Coyote Caller in the Office of Development. Through it all, she has carried a 3.9 GPA while achieving Dean’s List recognition every semester she has spent on campus.

Hope is a hardworking problem solver capable of working well under pressure and demonstrating considerable self-motivation while serving her fellow students. The College is honored to present her with this award.

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