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May 6, 2019
Bret Arsenault
  • Who has one of the toughest jobs in all of cyber-security? According to CNBC, it's College of Idaho alum Bret Arsenault '87, the head of cyber-security for tech giant Microsoft. And Arsenault believes it's time to eliminate passwords.
Jasper LiCalzi
  • College of Idaho political economy professor Jasper LiCalzi was once again busy during the legislative season, visiting Boise State Public radio twice in April, once to discuss possible legislative initiatives during the session and then again at the end of the session to offer his insights once it ended.
  • Alumna Amanda Peacher '05 also caught the eye of Boise State Public Radio in April for winning a national Gracie Award for her radio feature on a homeless student in Boise. The story that won the national honor is called “Evicted And Homeless, This 14-Year-Old Describes Every Day As 'A Fight’.”
  • Speaking of alums and national awards, Katy ('13) and Ricardo ('12) Osuna won the 2019 James Beard Award in Broadcast Media - Podcasts. Their episode of Copper & Heat, "Be a Girl," was selected as the best of the best. (
  • Ali Rabe '10 has been named the executive director of the Jesse Tree, a non-profit working on behalf of the homeless in Ada and Canyon Counties (Idaho Business Review)
  • College of Idaho athletics hall of famer Kristyn Price Rutland '03, an All-American volleyball player, is the new head volleyball coach at Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho. (Idaho Mountain Express)
  • Josh Brookshire '15 is the new head football coach at Issaquah High School in Washington. Along with being an alum of the College, Brookshire had been serving as an assistant coach for the Coyote football program.
  • Sophomore Hank Ontiveros took a long road to become a key part of the Coyote lacrosse program which, once again, advanced to the national tournament (
Paul Bennion
  • Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Paul Bennion was part of a KIVI-TV report on campus diversity and inclusiveness, talking about the training and ongoing education student leaders undergo so they can help provide a healthy support system for students at The College of Idaho.