University of Idaho Alumni Office - Moscow
1106 Blake Ave.
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232
Moscow, ID 83844-3232
(208) 885-6975 (fax)
Eastern Idaho Silver and Gold Celebration
6 p.m. April 23
Social starts at 6 p.m..The presentation starts at 6:45 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
700 Lindsay Boulevard, Idaho Falls
Cost is $25 per person and $15 for grads of the past decade. Registration deadline April 17. Call the Office of Alumni Relations at (208) 885-6154 or visit www.uirsvp.com to register.
Two individuals will be honored for their commitment to the association and U-Idaho.
Bill Frederiksen, ’71 - Jim Lyle AwardBill Frederiksen will receive the Jim Lyle Award for long-term dedication and service to the university and/or Alumni Association through volunteerism.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 1971.
For 23 years, he played a pivotal role in the Steer-A-Year program to benefit the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Department of Athletics. Each year some 50 head of steer are donated to U-Idaho for hands-on animal science courses and other educational purposes including 4-H and FFA judging contests. Steers are sold when they reach market weight, and carcass data on steers is collected. Revenue collected is donated to Animal Science and Athletics scholarships as well as beef research.
Mike Carpenter - Honorary Alumni RecognitionMike Carpenter will receive Honorary Alumni Recognition for providing faithful and distinguished service to the University of Idaho and its alumni.
Carpenter has been an energetic spokesperson for the Vandals of Idaho Falls. He has organized football game transportation as well as numerous watch parties. In 2012, Carpenter helped build the area’s first baseball game event and alumni golf tournament.
Before the tournament, Carpenter hired an interior designer to help create a U-Idaho-themed bar and seating area to host members of Vandal athletics, alumni and friends. Decor was to include several Vandal items that held value to Carpenter. Among these were photos of Carpenter with U-Idaho faculty, coaches and other prominent university personnel.
“Mike entertained, organized and rallied support and participation from the Idaho Falls community,” said Katie Sivill, the interior designer Carpenter hired. “I was astounded by his support and enthusiasm for the college.”
Carpenter is an Idaho State University graduate, but you’d never guess it, said former National Alumni Board Member Roxane L. Mitro.
“He is the guy behind the scenes for everything that happens down here,” she said. “He is so dedicated to Idaho that you would never know he received his degree from another university. … No one from Moscow can come into town without Mike being involved somehow with the visit.”