UI to Honor Alumnus John Rosholt during Reception

Friday, June 14 2013


TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The University of Idaho and its Magic Valley alumni chapter will honor John Rosholt, accomplished UI alumnus and Twin Falls resident at a reception Tuesday, June 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center, 330 Canyon Crest Drive in Twin Falls.

Rosholt will be recognized by UI Interim President Don Burnett and UI Office of Alumni Relations Director Steve Johnson. He was inducted into the UI Hall of Fame in May for his accomplishments and leadership.

A Lewiston native, Rosholt earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in political science at UI in 1959. After serving as a commissioned officer at a U.S. Army missile base, he returned to campus, where he earned a law degree in 1964.

The same year, he was admitted to the Idaho State Bar association. For 27 years, he practiced with two law partnerships. In 2001, he founded the Twin Falls and Boise firm of Barker Rosholt & Simpson LLP. The firm specializes in natural resources law, representing clients with interests in irrigation, hydropower and mining.

His community involvement and volunteerism includes stints on the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and the city’s planning and zoning commission. He has served on the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Idaho Community Foundation, and the U.S. Golf Association.

Reception tickets cost $25, and $15 for UI graduates of the last decade. The event includes hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar. To RSVP, visit www.uirsvp.com.
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Media Contact: Sandy Larsen, UI Alumni, (208) 364-4030, sandyl@uidaho.edu



About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.