U-Idaho Retiree Carol Grupp to be Honored as 2012 Treasure Award Recipient

Tuesday, October 23 2012


By Ryan Paul

MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho Retirees’ Association will honor Carol Grupp with its 2012 Idaho Treasure Award at a Nov. 8, noon luncheon at Moscow’s University Inn Best Western.

Grupp retired from the university in 2000, after 25 years of service, but she did not stop working.

Rather, she moved right on to become an instrumental leader of the UIRA.

“Prior to Carol’s retirement, university employees were very fortunate to have Carol championing their rights with regards to insurance contracts and other benefits. We knew we could be confident that our best interests were being represented because Carol was speaking on our behalf,” Carolyn Riggs, an honored University of Idaho staff retiree, wrote in a nominating letter.

Presentation of the award will take place during a celebratory luncheon. Kathleen Johnson, association president, will be master of ceremonies. U-Idaho President M. Duane Nellis will bestow the annual award.

Created in 1995, the Treasure Award recognizes living, retired U-Idaho faculty, staff and/or family members who in their retirement years have made significant achievements in leadership to the university.

Cost of the meal is $15; registration is due by noon, Monday Nov. 5. Register now with the Office of Alumni Relations at 208-885-6154 or online at uira@uidaho.edu. Payments will be collected at the door.

Early birds, note that a members social, open to UIRA members, will begin at 9:30 a.m., immediately followed by the UIRA annual business meeting. UIRA, founded in 1979, is an organization of retired faculty and staff, with more than 400 members.
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