President's Office

Administration Building
Room 105
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3151
Moscow, ID 83844-3151
Phone: (208) 885-6365

Supporting the Present While Ensuring the Future

Supporting the Present While Ensuring the FutureTwo recent gifts from David ’70 and Mary Alice ’69 Poe are helping students, while ensuring the future for liberal arts education. The Poes have generously committed over $300,000 of their estate to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, strengthening their lasting legacy of support at Idaho. The Poes also recently gave $15,000 to support student scholarships and the CLASS Dean’s Excellence Fund. One of the scholarships will provide opportunities for two non-music majors who are enrolled in music classes. “Even though neither of us majored in music, we continue to value the music education that we received at the University of Idaho,” said David. “We want to ensure that future students benefit from a music education as much as we did.” The gift will also support study abroad scholarships for two students majoring in CLASS. “Living abroad for six years helped us appreciate the beauty of other cultures and the significant impact it can have on you for a lifetime,” said Mary. “We are pleased to help students continue their education in another country and experience a culture different from their own.” David and Mary’s gifts are examples of the broad impact of an all-encompassing liberal arts education.  For more information about supporting the CLASS, contact Jennie Hall, assistant to the dean, at (208) 885-7885 or