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Matt '71 and Karen '72 Telin

Telins receiving Jim Lyle Award. Left to Right: President Chuck Staben, Matt Telin, Karen Telin and UI Athletic Director Rob Spear.

2014 Jim Lyle Award Recipients

Matt and Karen Telin are both University of Idaho graduates. Matt ’72 with his master’s in education and Karen ’71 with a B.S. in education.

Matt retired as UI Registrar emeritus in 1995. While serving as university registrar from 1970-1995 and director of admissions from 1977-1991, he was instrumental to the innovation of the time. Gone were the days of manual paper registration to welcome the technology advance of computer assistance and online databases.

In 2008, Matt accepted the position of president on the National Vandal Booster Board of Directors, working with 38 other directors to provide tools and resources to students. He was a charter member and chairman of the Latah County Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and played a vital role in reactivating the Latah County Vandal Boosters. He also has been a regular volunteer at athletic fundraising and scholarship events.

Karen is a longtime Moscow school teacher at the elementary and junior high level. She is active with the Gritman Auxiliary group. Both she and Matt have been ambassadors to the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and members of the University of Idaho Retirees Association, among other public service groups.

Matt and Karen Telin were honored with the Jim Lyle award on April 17 in Moscow.