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University of Idaho Alumni Office - Moscow
1106 Blake Ave.
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232
Moscow, ID 83844-3232
(208) 885-6975 (fax)
Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration
6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Best Western Plus University Inn
1516 Pullman Road, Moscow
Cost is $20 per person for hearty hors d'oeuvres and no-host beverages. Idaho Gold members are $10.
This year, three individuals will be honored for their commitment to the association and U-Idaho.
Joy Irving ’64 - Jim Lyle AwardCreated in 1982, the Jim Lyle Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of any living individual or couple who has shown long-term dedication and service to U-Idaho and/or the Alumni Association through volunteerism.
The award is named in honor of Jim Lyle, who served as U-Idaho alumni director from 1946-1969.
Joy Irving graduated from U-Idaho in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in home economics.
She has been a member of the Leila Old Historic Costume Collection Board of Directors since 2008. The extensive educational collection, with pieces dating back to the Civil War, is owned by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. It requires constant care, and Irving spends many hours a week cataloging and preserving it.
“(Irving) is the epitome of a ‘glass half-full’ person and sees and acts upon myriad opportunities to enrich the lives of others,” said Edward McBride, a gift planning specialist at the U-Idaho Office of Estate, Trust and Gift Planning. McBride was one of the many supporters of Irving’s nomination.
Irving also created the Dwight and Melva Hoffman Engineering Excellence Endowment, in honor of an endowed chair in the U-Idaho College of Engineering. Irving regularly contributes to this endowment and also has made significant gifts to the Niccolls Building Renovation project and the George Irving Chemical Engineering Scholarship Fund in her husband’s honor.
Richard and Barbara Bull – Honorary Alumni RecognitionHonorary Alumni Recognition is given to individuals selected by the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Awards and Recognition Committee. Individuals selected must show distinction while providing faithful service to U-Idaho.
Richard and Barbara Bull have served the university, community and state during their 40-plus years in Moscow. Richard arrived at U-Idaho in 1967 as an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science, specializing in cattle nutrition.
For decades, Richard and Barbara have been active volunteers with the Department of Athletics, operating the scoreboard for basketball games and serving as football statisticians during home games.
Richard has served as director and president of the U-Idaho Parents’ Association, and has over thirty years of service with the local Lions Club. Richard served on the board of directors of the U-Idaho Retirees Association, and has served as UIRA social chairman, responsible for arranging the programs and menu details for UIRA events. Barbara is an active adviser for Delta Delta Delta and is a member of the local alumni/sorority chapter in Moscow.