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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)
Meryle Kay Michael
2014 Jim Lyle Award Recipient - Posthumous Recognition
First lady to former interim University of Idaho president Gary Michael, Meryle Kay Michael worked to support many university initiatives.
She was instrumental in seeing the J.A. Albertson Building to completion and welcomed a group of benefactors into her home as they were helping complete construction. Michael was the inspiration behind the Legacy Pointe project at the Idaho Water Center with Gary’s generous contribution to its funding.
A conference room at the center, called “Mert’s Room,” is used to connect alumni and for student recruitment and other events. The room is video-conference-capable, bringing professionals together from across the state and worldwide.
Michael served as treasurer for the Moscow YMCA board of directors. She helped with fundraising in various annual and capital campaigns.
Michael was honored posthumously with the Jim Lyle award at a public ceremony April 10 in Boise.