C of I hires alumna as admission counselor

The College of Idaho has hired Rachel Blood as a counselor in the Office of Admission. Blood comes to the College from the Boise School District, where she worked with the Title I program at Grace Jordan Elementary School.  She graduated from C of I in 2009, majoring in English and earning a minor in psychology.

Blood, who grew up in Boise and attended Capital High School, is excited to be back at her alma mater.

“As a graduate, I know The College of Idaho is a special place with a lot to offer,” Blood said. “I’m really excited to work with prospective students and hopefully help them to have some of the same great experiences I had here.”

Blood’s responsibilities at C of I will include recruiting, educating and fostering relationships with prospective C of I students in her assigned local and regional territories. She also will present information about the College at high schools, college fairs and professional conferences. C of I Dean of Enrollment Brian Bava is excited to have Blood on board.

“I think what sets Rachel apart is her enthusiasm, energy and love for the College,” Bava said. “She is excited to be a part of the C of I community again, and I know she will be a great addition to our enrollment team.”

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 six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten 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