Steven Bowman Joins Borton-Lakey in Meridian
Steven C. Bowman has joined Borton-Lakey law offices in Meridian as part of the firm’s litigation team. Bowman has 25 years of experience and began his career in law with a clerkship with the Honorable Harold L. Ryan, chief federal judge for the district of Idaho. In 1993, he joined Holland and Hart, becoming a partner. Bowman holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration from the University of Idaho and is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law.
Theatre Alum Joins Chicago’s Blue Man Group
After graduating from the University of Idaho in 2015, Micheal Smith (BFA Theatre Arts) moved to Chicago and auditioned for the Blue Man Group. After a yearlong training program, Smith is now playing the "left" role. Read more.
Ken Walston Publishes Fourth Book in Weiser History Series
Ken Walston ‘57, a CLASS alumnus and Weiser, Idaho history buff, recently published the “Golden Age of Weiser, Idaho. Book 4.” The “Golden Age” books are a series chronicling the history of Weiser and are available at the Weiser, Payette and Ontario public libraries, as well as bookstores in Weiser and Ontario. Book four covers from 1892 to the end of 1895.
Roy Eiguren Named Board Chairman of American Red Cross of Greater Idaho
Roy Eiguren (’74 political science, ’78 law) has been appointed the new chairman of the board of the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho. Eiguren is the managing partner of Eiguren Ellis Public Policy. Previously, he was an attorney at Givens Pursley and special assistant to the administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. He also served as chief of the legislative and administrative affairs division of the attorney general of the State of Idaho, as a deputy secretary of state and as an Ada County deputy prosecuting attorney. Read more.
Amy Agenbroad Promoted to Staff Assistant for Senator Mike Crapo
Amy Agenbroad ’18, a native of Nampa, will assume responsibilities for arranging tours for Idahoans visiting Washington and will greet office visitors and be the first voice many Idahoans hear when calling the Washington office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Idaho and previously served as an intern in Senator Crapo's Washington, D.C., office.
Paige Conrad Joins James Madison Swimming & Diving As Assistant Coach
2014 psychology graduate Paige Conrad joined the James Madison University Swimming and Diving team as an assistant coach. Conrad previously worked at Illinois State University, where 14 of her athletes were named to the all-conference team and held an average 3.5 GPA. While at the University of Idaho, Conrad was a four-year swimmer, competing in the freestyle, butterfly and backstroke. Read more.
Music Alum Celebrates 62-Year Marriage That Started with a Saxophone
Though they knew each other at St. Maries High School, it took a saxophone solo during a church Christmas program over a college break for Nelson and Marilyn (’61, music education) DePartee’s love story to begin. Read more.
Buck Knives Hires International Sales Manager
Lindsey Phelps, a 2004 international studies alumna, has joined Buck Knives as the company’s international sales manager. her new role, Phelps will be responsible for working with Buck’s industry leading network of overseas distributors to support their efforts and identify new growth opportunities. Read more.
Alum Opens Montana Book and Toy Company in Helena
On July 1, Chelsia Rice (2011, MFA Creative Writing) took ownership of the Montana Book and Toy Company in Helena, Montana. Read more about the store.
Matthew Sullivan Wins 2018 Colorado Book Award
The debut novel from MFA Creative Writing alumnus Matthew Sullivan ’01 received the 2018 Colorado Book Award for General Fiction. “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” is a crime thriller that has already been named a New York Times’ bestseller and has been widely translated abroad.
Kat Lewis ’18 Joins RV PRO Magazine
Recent graduate Kat Lewis, who earned her MFA in poetry at U of I this spring, has been hired as the sales support coordinator at RV PRO magazine. Read more.
Join the Latest Fitness Craze – Muay Thai – with CLASS Alum
Theatre alum Tyler Scott, a former college football player, found his starring role competing in Muay Thai – a martial art that originated in Thailand in the mid-18th century – after losing 60 pounds and finding a new competitive hobby. Scott is bringing the sport to fitness enthusiasts in Manhattan, New York, at his workout facility, Hit House. Read more.
Bailey, Hahan and Jarman of East Idaho Join Hawley Troxell
The law firm of Bailey, Hahn and Jarman has joined Hawley Troxell, Idaho’s largest, full service business firm. Partner Frederick J. Hahn III, a U of I alumnus with degrees in foreign language, finance and law, has been with the firm since 2010 and is a commercial litigation attorney. Read more.
CLASS Alumni Scheduled for Induction into Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame
Congratulations to the CLASSy alumni who will be inducted into the Idaho Vandals Athletics Hall of Fame in September.
- Emily Faurholt, women's basketball, general studies '06
- Allix Lee-Painter, women's track & field/cross country, English '13
- Kayla Mortellaro, women's golf, public relations '12
Recent CLASS Alum Wins Fulbright Award
Ty Unruh (2018, History) received a Fulbright Austria USTA and will be spending the 2018-19 academic year in Austria as an English-Language Teaching Assistant. Congratulations Ty!
Hunter Stars in Griffin Theatre Company’s “The Harvest”
University of Idaho honorary degree recipient Samuel D. Hunter (2015) stars in “The Harvest,” a Griffin Theatre Company of Chicago’s production running July 21-August 25, 2018. Read more.
Sarah Works Provides New Voice to UNM Men’s Basketball Team
CLASS alumna Sarah Works (1992, political science and philosophy) – a respected lawyer, tribal court judge, former NAIA athletic director and former basketball start – joins the University of New Mexico men’s basketball staff as the Director of Player Development. Read how Works is using her talents and experience in new ways.
Hendrickson ’17 Challenges “Prince” Stereotypes in Chicago
BFA Theatre alum Sean Hendrickson ’17 is finding success on the stage in Chicago. His newest play – The Princess Without Pots – helps subvert traditional fairy tales by playing into the prince stereotype. Read more.
Kari Packer Promoted at the Press
After working with The Press since 2005, Kari Packer (2003, public communication) was promoted to advertising director. Read more.
Leith Sorenson (’00) Promoted at Schweitzer Engineering
Leith Sorenson has been promoted to vice president of manufacturing at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). Sorenson joined SEL in 2000 and has served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility over the years, including quality systems specialist, senior quality systems analyst, operation manager and senior manufacturing director. Before joining SEL, Sorenson served in the U.S. Army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Idaho.
Teacher and CLASS Alum Awarded $24,000 Fellowship
Elly Loman (2016, M.A.T. English), a teacher at Castleford High School in Idaho, is among 52 educators and college students nationwide to receive a James Madison Fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Loman will receive a $24,000 award toward an accredited master’s degree program focused on constitutional studies. Read more.