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C of I senior awarded Phi Kappa Phi honors grant

College of Idaho senior Aleah Lowber has dreamed of studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country since her first exposure to the language as a junior high student visiting Acapulco, Mexico. Lowber’s years of devoted study and academic excellence have earned her recognition from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society—which recently awarded her its prestigious Study Abroad Grant to help fulfill her ambition.

C of I students thrive in Stanley medical internship

What began as a simple way for a son to assist his mother for college credit has grown into a valuable pipeline for College of Idaho medical interns. During the past 35 years, the Salmon River Clinic in rural Stanley  has hosted more than 100 C of I students with aspirations of entering medical school—and the program shows no signs of slowing down.

C of I student Thornberry interns in nation’s capital

Every summer since she was 12 years old, College of Idaho senior Morgan Thornberry has visited her grandmother in Washington D.C., falling in love with the city in the process.

Thornberry is back in the nation’s capital this summer, but for different reasons. She’s still staying with her grandmother, but instead of a vacation, the political economy major from Idaho Falls is hard at work as a summer intern for the Department of Agriculture’s Office of Country and Regional Affairs (OCRA).

C of I student thrives at Alaska SeaLife Center

While many College of Idaho students began settling into summer routines after commencement, senior biology major Kelsey Nelson was frantically packing in preparation for one of the nation’s most prestigious internships in the field of marine biology. Just two weeks earlier, Nelson was notified that she would be serving as a Mammal-Interpretation Intern for a 12-week program at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) in Seward, Alaska. She was one of only 24 interns nationwide selected for the opportunity.

The C of I honors Spring 2014 Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the 176 students who made the Spring 2014 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. More than 15 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List this spring. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

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C of I student Katy Lootens fulfills Disney dream

When she was a student at nearby Idaho Arts Charter School, College of Idaho senior-to-be Katy Lootens discovered the Disney College Program. She immediately knew it was something she wanted to do, and, after applying a second time, her persistence paid off this spring with an internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Two C of I students set to intern in India

The College of Idaho is a vibrant and diverse community, with students, faculty and staff who hail from more than 50 countries. The C of I also has a strong track record of sending students overseas to gain valuable experience – a tradition that continues this summer as Maryam Karim and Nisshanth Kumar fulfill internships in India.

Plant hunters: C of I team researches Idaho’s flora

“Try this miner’s lettuce,” says College of Idaho botany professor Don Mansfield, tearing off a couple leaves of a small plant growing along the edge of Currant Creek Trail in the Boise Foothills.

As student research assistants McKayla Stevens and Lauren Polito nibble on the leaves, Mansfield notes “you can make a great salad with them” before pointing out the hemlock growing right next to it, one of the most poisonous plants in North America.

C of I student Seth Raver lands NASA internship

On May 30, College of Idaho junior Seth Raver will fly to Virginia to begin his summer internship with NASA. Yes, that NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – the agency responsible for the United States’ civilian space program and aerospace research.

“It seemed so outlandish,” Raver said of working at NASA. “I almost didn’t even apply.”

First-generation students thrive at the C of I

The College of Idaho enrolls just over 1,100 undergraduates – and nearly one-third of them are first-generation college students.

“We attract them here because we’re successful at helping them graduate,” said Arnold Hernandez, the College’s director of multicultural affairs.

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