This year's statewide Commencement ceremonies ushered in more than 1,700 new members to our alumni family of nearly 100,000 living worldwide.
Four honorary degrees and a President’s Medallion were presented, and the Alumni Association added three more inductees into the alumni Hall of Fame. This year's additions will join more than two hundred who have received the award.
Help us give recognition where it's due by nominating alumni and friends to our alumni awards program by Aug. 1.
Steven C. Johnson ’71
Director, Office of Alumni Relations
May 29 - Idaho Grads of the Last Decade Thirsty Thursday in Moscow |
May 30 - Vandals in the Sun presented by VSF in Sun Valley, Idaho |
June 5 - Silver & Gold Celebration Honoring Jim Faucher '67 |
June 19 - Vandal Night at Triple Play |
June 19 - Ada County Thirsty Thursday |
June 19 - Thirsty Thursday in Denver, Colorado |
June 19 - Reception with President Staben |
June 20 - Idaho Falls Senior Send-off |
June 21 - Idaho Falls Golf Tournament Hosted by the Vandal Scholarship Fund |
View more events near you on the complete alumni calendar.
Vandal Snaps in History
Jeanne Holder '58 submitted this photo of Bill Williams '48, Bob Holder '53 and Carl Kiilsgaard '50 from 1964.
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Malcolm & Carol Renfrew Dedication
Arboretum info kiosk honors extraordinary couple
President Staben and the UI community celebrated the legacy of Malcolm M. and Carol C. Renfrew last Wednesday with the dedication in their name of a new information kiosk and shelter in the UI Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
The arboretum kiosk is located near the Red Barn at the Palouse River Drive entrance.
Malcolm '32 '34 became a professor at UI in the late 1950s after working as a research chemist with DuPont. He supervised the development of a polymer that would later be known as Teflon. Malcolm's 34 years with the University of Idaho earned him the nickname of Mr. Chemistry, and he received an honorary degree in 1976. He died in 2013 at the age of 103.
Read more from Malcolm's centennial celebration
Idaho Wins WAC Commissioner's Cup
This year's 105.50 point total most in Idaho history
The Western Athletic Conference awarded its annual Commissioner's Cup to the University of Idaho. The Vandals finished the year with eight WAC championships, including the postseason titles in women's cross country, men's indoor track and field, women's basketball, women's tennis, men's tennis, men's outdoor track and field, and women's outdoor track and field. The women's basketball team also claimed the regular season title.
The Vandals’ 105.50 point total is the highest achieved since the award was created in 2002. The championship total for the year is the highest in Idaho history.
Confessions of a College Graduate
Candid moments from our newest Vandal grads
Before our 2014 graduates headed out to forge their own paths, we captured some of their favorite memories of campus life. Check out what these graduates had to say about their Vandal experience!
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Rising to the Challenge
Leadership and education grad Carrie Brooks harnesses Vandal spirit to finish degree
When Orofino-based teacher Carrie Brooks began her Master of Education in educational leadership in 2007, she knew it was going to be a slow process while working full time and raising teenagers.
A devastating car wreck in 2009, however, set her timeline back even further. But focusing on finishing her degree and drawing on the Vandal spirit helped her get back on her feet and walking again.
Joe Knows ... Vandal Banners Flying in CDA
Coeur d'Alene is displaying Vandal Pride in a big way. A digital electronic outdoor display
is in place on Seltice Way, a joint venture between the Alumni Association and the University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene. Roadside ads feature full-color display and can be changed periodically.
Current topics include UI's 125th anniversary
and celebrating its recognition by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 25 universities based on value
. The congratulatory message (seen above) recognizes new Vandal alumni and is part of a six-month campaign of alternating images funded equally by the Alumni Association and UI Coeur d’Alene.