Doyon ’95 Considered for Billings City Administrator
Greg Doyon (1995, Master of Public Admininstration) is named one of four finalists in contention to become city administrator for Billings, Montana. Read more.
Latisha Taylor ’00 Named Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Post Falls native and 2000 alumna Latisha Taylor (Public Communication) was recently named an ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and organized an event in Idaho. Read more.
Late Idaho Congressman Honored at Capitol Rotunda
Orval Hanson (1950, Speech) was honored on Nov. 20 in the Idaho State Capitol rotunda for his service to the state. Read more.
Kathleen Nelson Named Director of Jannus Economic Opportunity
2003 psychology alumna Kathleen Nelson has been named director of Jannus Economic Opportunity, one of three major initiatives of the Jannus organization that also includes public policy and community health. Read more.
English Alumna Named Interim Dean at CMU
Marcy Taylor (1987, 1991 English) has been named the interim dean of Central Michigan University’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Read more.
Riggs ’01 Promoted to President & CEO of Pita Pit
Peter J. Riggs (2001, Theatre Arts) was promoted to president and chief executive officer at Pita Pit USA, Inc. in June 2017. He has worked with the company, beginning as a franchisee, since August 2002.
Alumna Volunteers in Washington Community With Response Dog
Elizabeth Lyon (1987, Communications-Advertising) works at the Lighting Design Lab, and in her spare time, gives back to her western Washington community by volunteering with her crisis response dog. Read more.
Whitling ‘17 Joins Purple Orange Brand Communications
Cy Whitling (Broadcasting and Digital Media, 2017) joins the Jackson Hole-based PR team Purple Orange. Read more.
Walker ‘91 Named Innovator of the Year Award Finalist
Jeff Walker (1991, political science) was recognized as one of three finalists for Innovator of the Year during the 12th Annual Idaho Innovation Awards held in Boise on October 24. Read more.
Sword ’13 Joins The Columbian
Katy Sword has joined The Columbian as the newspaper’s political reporter covering the city of Vancouver and federal politics. Sword (2013, psychology and journalism) has previous experience as a digital news editor for Oregon Business Magazine in Portland.
Idaho Natives and Vandal Grads Film Sci-Fi Movie
Benjamin Schile (Radio, TV and Digital Media Production, 2012) is serving as second assistant director on an independent sci-fi thriller to be filmed in North Idaho. Read more.
Snodgrass ’84 Returns as Colfax’s City Administrator
Economics and political science alumnus Dodd Snodgrass ’84 was recently named as Colfax’s city administrator, overseeing management staff and the city’s budget. Read more.
Orval Hansen ’50 Dies at 91
Three-term Idaho congressman and 1950 CLASS graduate Orval Hansen passed away Nov. 2. Read more about Hansen’s legacy in the state.
Christian Elsberry ’05 Named to U of I Advancement Leadership
Congratulations to Christian Elsberry, a 2005 psychology graduate, who was named the University of Idaho's new assistant vice president for advancement services. Read more
Movie about Mark Felt ‘35
A movie on the life of CLASS alum Mark Felt aka “Deep Throat” was released to theaters nationwide on September 29. Starring Liam Neeson as Felt, the story captures was happened during and after the Watergate scandal. See more
Andy Schaudt ’01, ’07 Research Gains Attention
Jesse Martinez ’04 Wins Award
Congratulations to 2004 CLASS alum Jesse Martinez (Crime & Justice Studies and Spanish) who received the Zerelda Quintana Person of the Year Award from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Read more
Kim Crompton ’81 Retirement
Best wishes to Spokane Journal of Business editor and CLASS alum Kim Crompton ('81, journalism) on his retirement! Read more