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June 1, 2018

  • All our YoteFam celebrated their graduation in different ways, but recent graduate Emily Hansen took it to the next level, taking to the waves in her cap and gown. Her photos were shared on social media by KTVB’s Maggie O’Mara, earning over 250 likes on Facebook. Way to go, Emily!

  • Hey Yotes! It’s June 1, which means we have 30 days till the end of our fiscal year! We are striving to hit 32% alumni giving participation this year and we can do it with your help! A gift of any size to any department counts towards alumni giving rate which is looked at for grants and rankings. You can make your gift at We are also doing a GIVEAWAY this June! Anyone who likes and shares this post on Facebook will be entered in for a drawing for Yote Swag (U.S. residents only). Winner will be picked on June 10th!

  • Coyote Athletics Roundup: Three cross country/track and field student-athletes were honored as first-team selections to the Google Cloud College Division Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-District 4 Team, including Tyler Truksa, Erik Nordquist and Claire Otero. Nordquist and Otero received the honor for the second straight season…In addition to her success at the NAIA Championships, Hayley Morse was honored as the USTFCCA West Region NAIA Field Athlete of the Year…Men’s track-and-field also closed out their season at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, earning a share of 69th-place at the final meet. Marcos Cervantes earned his first All-American award in the 10,000-meters, where he placed eighth overall in the finals. Brooks Ney finished his collegiate career with a ninth-place finish in the decathlon…Twenty C of I student-athletes were honored as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, establishing a new record for Yote athletes in an academic year. Spring’s winners pushed the season total of athletes honored to 54, surpassing 2014’s previous record of 49. Those honored this spring included five baseball players, four men’s track athletes, three softball players, three women’s tennis players, three women’s track athletes, and two men’s lacrosse players. Well done to all of you!

  • Faculty and Staff Notes: Anthropology/sociology instructor Sean Blackwell welcomed his new son, Chester Thomas Blackwell (above), on Friday, May 25. Baby Chester arrived health at 7 lbs. 7 oz. and 21 inches long. Congratulations to the Blackwells!
  • Alumni News and Notes: Tom C. Farley ’68 was inducted into the Wilder School District’s Scholastic Wall of Fame on May 17, 2018. Tom is a retired State Department of Education Bureau Chief and continues to work with schools as an education consultant…Richard Price ’76 retired from the U.S. Department of State after serving 28 years as a Foreign Service Specialist. During his career he was posted to Syria, The Dominican Republic, The Sultanate of Oman, Nepal, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Spain, as well as serving three tours in Washington DC. Price received several honor awards, including The Secretary’s Career Achievement Award in recognition of his service. He currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife of 33 years, Janet McEvoy Price…Danielle (Gaviola) Molthen ’05 and her husband, Brian Molthen, welcomed their first child, Luke Nickolas Molthen, on January 24, 2018. Luke was born healthy, a month early, at 18 inches and 5 lbs, 14 oz. Congratulations, Molthens!...Dulce Sanchez '15 was selected to receive the 2018-2019 Jennifer King Memorial Law School Application Scholarship from the Idaho State Bar. Sanchez excelled academically and had an active role on campus, serving as president of the Association of Latin American Students, a member of the Pre-Law Club, and a founding member of the statewide Mexican-American Escaramuza Drill Team (Mexican Cowgirls Team). Sanchez's career goal is to become an immigration attorney and become part of the legislative branch in Idaho.