In 1975, Marie Osborn would ride into the Salmon River Emergency Clinic in Stanley, Idaho on the back of a snowmobile. Inspired to open the clinic three years earlier in 1972 to fill the need for medical services in outback Idaho, she became known to the population in Stanley for both her love of the outdoors and her commitment to providing 24/7 emergency care. Starting with Marie’s son, Dr. John Osborn ‘79, the clinic has played host to two interns from The College of Idaho each year for the past several decades – a legacy that has become one of the College’s best known internship opportunities among students pursuing careers in the medical field.
Once again, The College of Idaho is included among the top 15 percent of America’s four-year colleges in The Princeton Review’s 2019 edition of The Best 384 Colleges, an annual publication highlighting the best colleges in the nation based on 138,000 student surveys.
The College of Idaho can add another accolade to its list of top honors with an endorsement from AccountingEdu.org listing the College’s Accounting-150 Hours program as the top accounting bachelor’s program in the state for the 2018-2019 school year.
Nearly two dozen female undergraduates, representing six Idaho colleges and universities, recently spent a week in Boise attending NEW Leadership Idaho. This program is a political “bootcamp” designed to encourage more women to become leaders in their community and to run for political office. Boise State hosted the residential workshop, with students living on campus and attending a minimum of 10 hours a day in workshops then returning to the dorms for independent and group work.
Just one year after receiving national recognition from the American College Health Association for record-setting turnouts for free, campus-wide immunization clinics, The College of Idaho’s Director of Health and Wellness Services Barbie Vander Boegh, RN, has another award to add to her collection: the 2018 Idaho School Immunization Star Award.