Alum Ryne Stoker: From Here You Can Go Anywhere
I am very thankful for the University of Idaho. Choosing the U of I Engineering turned out to be one of the single best choices I could have made in my life. It provided me the knowledge and confidence to pursue opportunities that I could only dare dream of prior. When I was at the University, their old tag line was “From Here You Can Go Anywhere” I have lived that tag line. Prior to graduating from the University of Idaho I had barely been outside the borders of Idaho. Since then I lived in Southern California and moved to Las Vegas where I started GeoTek a full service consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, special inspection, and environmental consulting. It has grown into one of the largest firms of its kind in the west. And now I have a home back in Idaho, where I serve and have served as the Chairman of the College of Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Advisory Boards, just to round things out. I have carved out a very fortunate life and gone quite far on the “From Here You Can Go Anywhere” tag line, not bad for a grandson of Idaho farmers (both sides of the family). At the base of all of it, I have the University of Idaho and College of Engineering to thank for my good fortune.
— Ryne Stoker