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August 8, 2023
Kana Oliver
  • Kana Oliver '23 is already making waves in the field of marketing & public relations - she was recently named among the 2023 Bulldog PR Awards’ PR Up and Comers. Oliver works at Full Swing Public Relations (founded by Caitlin Copple '04) and started her career at Full Swing as an intern in 2022. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Sadie Dittenber '22 wrote a column on how a gap year after high school graduation prepared her for success at the College. (Idaho Ed News)
  • Ahmed Nurkovic '23 is headed to one of Europe's most prestigious graduate schools to continue his diabetes research. The story was written by Morgan Reah, who will be a senior this fall, as part of his writing internship this summer. (Boise Weekly)
  • Peter Micah ’23 is awaiting red tape to clear so he can begin a Micron internship prior to beginning grad school. (Idaho Education News)
  • Congratulations to Amalka Samarasekera '13, Colleen Smith '11, Alex Zamora '06 and Chuck Winder '68 for receiving an award from the Idaho Business Review. (IBR)
  • Likewise, congratulations to Vice President of Athletics Reagan Rossi, Rebecca Lemmons '04, and Brittaney Bones '17 for their inclusion among the Idaho Business Review's 2023 Women of the Year! (IBR)
  • Lindsay Russell ’07 is the new library director in Challis. (Challis Messenger)
  • Katie Traughber ’06 has been named Regional Director of Laboratory Services for the Saint Alphonsus Health System. Traughber will lead all aspects of laboratory operations. (Idaho Business Review)
  • Roslyn (Folk) Fletcher '07 became the full-time Director of College Counseling for Great Hearts Arizona in July. Fletcher has been with Great Hearts as a College Counselor on the campus level for the last 13 years after serving the College as its assistant director of admissions. (Great Hearts America)
  • Rick Williams ‘74, a member of the board of trustees, says the science is clear on restoring wild salmon in the Snake River Basin. (Eastern Oregonian)
Brian Bava
  • Speaking of College faculty and staff as experts in their chosen fields, political economy professor Kerry Hunter offers some opinions on the outlook of the Republican party’s future as the next presidential election draws near. (Twin Falls Times-News) 
  • And professor and attorney McKay Cunningham, the Director of On-Campus Experiential Learning at The College of Idaho joined Idaho Matters to talk about the letter Idaho AG Raul Labrador signed that was sent to Target. (KBSX Radio)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Rochelle Johnson, whose short essay, "Where Ashes Bloom," was selected as a contest winner by the Baltimore Review! (Baltimore Review)
  • Want to see the work of now-retired art professor Garth Claassen? Head to the Stewart Gallery in Boise this summer and see how this display of art is tied back to his wonderful career here at The College of Idaho. (Boise Weekly)
  • For many college students, moving away from home is a rite of passage, albeit one in which they know they can expect visits from family and also return during breaks. For Shushanik Hayriyan, however, this experience is interlaced with an international tragedy — the blockade of Artsakh (Karabakh) by Azerbaijani forces. (Armenian Mirror-Spectator) 
  • The College of Idaho's football team was selected as the pre-season favorite in the upcoming Frontier Conference in a vote of the conference's coaches. The Yotes have either won or shared the last four conference titles on the football field. (KTVB)