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School of Journalism and Mass Media

Physical Address:
347 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
School of Journalism and Mass Media
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3178
Moscow, ID 83844-3178

Phone: 208-885-6458

Fax: 208-885-6450

Email: jamm@uidaho.edu

Web: Journalism and Mass Media

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Al Tovey | Grateful for the Opportunity to Give Back

Al Tovey
Al Tovey

It was a 1981 basketball camp that first brought CLASS Advisory Council member Al Tovey to the Idaho campus and the experience was enough to convince the 15-year-old he wanted to be a Vandal.

“At Idaho I gained a quality education in a relaxed, small town atmosphere,” the General Manager of the Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton said. “Moscow and UI weren't too big or too small. They seemed just right for a small town kid from Malad, Idaho.”

Tovey calls the extra time he gives to CLASS and the university payback.

“Idaho has given me a chance to be successful,” he said. “There were so many people who helped me at Idaho - from other students, faculty and administrators to alumni, staff and local business owners.

“I feel it is my responsibility to give back,” said Tovey, a 1994 graduate in communications with an advertising option.

He said he is grateful for his education that included strategic and critical thinking and communication skills for dealing with a large organization.

“Most important was learning how to deal with different types of people and their belief systems,” he said.

An ability to think critically and problem solve is a goal every Idaho student should strive for, said Tovey who still misses the energy and excitement of the students on campus.

Among a long list of Idaho alumni in his family are his father, John D. Tovey, and brothers Dave Tovey and Bill Tovey.

School of Journalism and Mass Media

Physical Address:
347 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
School of Journalism and Mass Media
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3178
Moscow, ID 83844-3178

Phone: 208-885-6458

Fax: 208-885-6450

Email: jamm@uidaho.edu

Web: Journalism and Mass Media

Directory Map