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Brown honored with student leadership award

December 15, 2016

Congratulations to Irvin Brown, the latest recipient of The College of Idaho Student Affairs Integrity, Leadership and Service Award! Brown, a sophomore Davis Scholar from Nassau, Bahamas, is an anthropology and sociology major with minors in Spanish, computer science and theatre.

He’s also an active leader who routinely serves as a mentor to his peers and finds great joy in helping build an inclusive community on campus.

This fall, Brown showcased his leadership skills through helping out with the C of I’s international student orientation. But he didn’t stop there. Brown has continued to put his arm around freshman international students, offering support and making them feel at home as they adjust to a new culture. And sometimes, that includes hosting international students for a homemade breakfast.

“What I like about Irvin is he’s a guy who’s able to get along with everybody,” said Adan De La Paz, C of I international student services coordinator. “He makes friends with people from all backgrounds.”

Irvin’s campus involvement encompasses service as a resident assistant, student ambassador and first-year mentor as well as participation in Afro Club, Cabaret, Diversity Council, the International Student Organization, varsity soccer, and the SUB committee.

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