Spring Commencement Includes 84 Degrees from Idaho Falls Campus

Friday, May 2 2014

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – May 2, 2014 – Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 84 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho's Idaho Falls campus.
The candidates applied for 22 baccalaureate degrees, 29 doctoral degrees 32 master’s degrees and 1 specialist degree. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. 

Statewide this spring, five commencement ceremonies celebrate the accomplishments of 1,715 University of Idaho students who are eligible to graduate, earning a combined 1805 degrees. This year’s commencement brings the university’s all-time totals to approximately 110,136 graduates and 118,104 degrees.
The Idaho Falls commencement ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Willard Arts Center Colonial Theatre, 450 A St. in Idaho Falls. The commencement speaker will be Jackie Flowers, Idaho Falls Power general manager.

Flowers manages a staff of 65 employees and a $70 million budget. She joined the utility in July 2006 as the first female manager in its 113-year history. Flowers, a Wyoming native, is a registered professional engineer with a background in civil engineering and more than 20 years of experience, 13 of which involve managing publicly owned utilities.

Flowers serves as the governor-appointed chair of the board of directors for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance representing public power interests in Idaho and is appointed to the Idaho Energy Resources Authority board. She serves on the Northwest Public Power Association Board of Trustees and the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems board of directors. Flowers is also a member of the American Public Power Association, Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association and past-president for the Partnership for Science and Technology.  Additionally, she is currently serving as president of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club No. 1041.

In 2010, the Partnership for Science and Technology awarded Flowers the Energy Advocate Award for exceptional leadership and devoted service to the advancement of energy initiatives.

Beyond the walls of the power utility, you can find Jackie spending time with her family skiing, kayaking, camping, hiking, biking and any other activity that involves the outdoors.
More information about the Idaho Falls commencement is available online: http://www.uidaho.edu/commencement.aspx .


Gemma Gaudette
University Communications

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