2013 Idaho Treasure Award Recipient
Bill Shane ’59 was an active member in the University of Idaho College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension as a 4-H specialist from 1994-2004.
Throughout his professional career, Shane always made time for community service. He worked as a public school teacher in western Washington and southern Idaho and volunteered with numerous county 4-H activities.
Linda Webb, a retired U-Idaho 4-H volunteer specialist, said Shane brings an outgoing personality and friendliness to all projects her undertakes, and his service has not ended after retirement.
Shane has volunteered for many other university events including serving food and entertaining football fans in the President’s Box of the Kibbie Dome. He also was the 2010 president of the University of Idaho Retirees Association, and a former president of the Latah County Shrine Club and ambassador for the Moscow Chamber of Commerce.
"Today’s university environment, even more so than the past, calls on retirees to continue their service of working in concert with others, collaborating in endeavors and contributing to the ongoing wellbeing of the university,” Webb said in a letter of commendation.
Shane also established the Ruth Johannesen Shane Memorial Scholarship Endowment in honor of his late wife, who also was a regular university volunteer.
Shane was honored at the 2013 Idaho Treasure Award luncheon Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.