Lauer Named Pendleton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Megan Lauer (2011, French, Modern Language-Business, English), previously the membership coordinator at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce in Oregon, has been named the interim executive director of the organization. Read more.
Boettcher Joins Toad&Co as Vice President of Product and Merchandising
Congratulations to Kyle Boettcher, CLASS alumnus (2004) who was just hired by Toad&Co as their vice president of product and merchandising. After graduating from the University of Idaho with degrees in Spanish and marketing, Kyle worked for Macy's and has spent the last 11 years at Abercrombie & Fitch. Learn more.
Making History Relevant on the Palouse
Timothy Mace ’11 uses his degree in anthropology to lead the Appaloosa Horse Museum in Moscow. Read more.
From FBI Agent to PI: The Life of a Napa Private Investigator
Napa, Idaho resident Dawn King ’83 (public relations and advertising) works as a licensed private investigator following a career with the FBI. Learn more about Dawn’s story.
Hayden Bettinson joins Murie Design Group
David Vobora on Pushing Past Limitations
CLASS alumnus David Vobora (’08, psychology and communication studies) speaks to SUCCESS magazine about training athletes, people with disabilities and American veterans. Read the article.
Alldredge Named to Knoxville’s 40 Under 40 List
Alumna Kari Alldredge (2002, public communication) was named the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s annual “40 Under 40” list. Alldredge works as the vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Tennessee. Read more.
Frazier ’86 Opens TITLE Boxing Club in Arcadia, AZ
General studies alumnus and former Idaho Vandals basketball player Zane Frazier '86 harnesses his passion for martial arts to inspire others. After graduating, Frazier worked in private security, participated in the first UFC mixed martial arts event, and now co-owns TITLE Boxing Club Arcadia. Read more.
Sausser ’17 Joins the Idaho Transportation Department
Congratulations to May 2017 graduate Megan Sausser (public relations) who was hired by ITD as the District 1-2 public information specialist. Read more.
Minke Selected as Vice President of American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Jennifer Minke (2001, M.A. anthropology) was recently elected as vice president for international education in the AACRAO. Mike currently serves as the associate director of admissions at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Read more.
Lauren Hamilton joins Treasure Valley Children’s Theater board of governors
Former U of I Alumni Association staff member and theatre arts alumna Lauren Hamilton joins Treasure Valley Children’s Theater board. Read more.
Doyon ’95 Named Billings City Administrator
The Billings, Montana City Council named Greg Doyon (1995, Master of Public Administration) as the new city administrator. 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.