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Alumna Participates in Seven Devils Playwrights Festival
alumna , (2016), is a participating playwright in the Festival in McCall, Idaho, this month. Vinecia's play "Two Minutes After Dawn" receives a staged reading on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpine Playhouse. All events, workshops, classes, etc., are FREE to the public, so if you enjoy theater and want to learn more about playwriting, get thee to McCall!
Jacey Arnzen Joins Rizen
Jacey Arnzen (2018, Advertising) has joined Rizen as a graphic designer. She has experience in contemporary design and holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a minor in art from the University of Idaho.
Moscow Native Rises from Tragedy to Share Music
After graduating from the University of Idaho in 2006, Michal Angela Wilson moved to Portland to embed herself as a musician in the city’s lively jazz scene. Performing under the name Michalangela with her own jazz combo and in multiple other bands and projects, her confidence grew. Then, while driving home from a gig in August 2017, she was the victim of a high-speed freeway hit-and-run accident. While she didn’t suffer any major physical injuries, it soon became clear the collision had affected her voice. In her new new-soul album “As I See It,” Wilson sings about her recovery in a song titled “Un-Mute Me.” The album is a collection of original music by her and her band. .
Nishant Mohan ’18 Named to Hearst Foundation’s Top 20 List
Congratulations to Nishant Mohan, a 2018 journalism graduate, for making the Top 20 in the Hearst Foundation's breaking news writing contest. Nishant's story about the ASUI Senate's call for former Athletic Director Rob Spear to resign placed 15th in this prestigious national competition. Nishant is now an editor at Yahoo Finance.
Political Science Alumna/Law Student Interns with Prosecutor’s Office
CLASS alumna Paola Aguilar '18 (political science) is spending her summer break from the University of Idaho College of Law interning with the Payette County Prosecutor's Office. .
Lepper Named Outstanding Educator at RCTC
Jeff Lepper ’08 (MFA creative writing) received the 2019 Outstanding Educator Award from Rochester Community and Technical College. Lepper has been an English faculty member at RCTC since 2010 and currently serves as the division chair. .
Kucera Starts as Membership and Events Director for Downtown Missoula
Chelsee Kucera ’17 (Master of Public Administration) has joined the Downtown Missoula Partnership staff as the membership and events director. Kucera will be responsible for all the membership initiatives, events and programs for the Missoula Downtown Association. .
CLASS Alumna Named Coeur d’Alene Teacher of the Year
Lakes Middle School teacher Rebekah Comstock ‘04 (education and sociology) has been named Educator of the Year for Coeur d’Alene Public School. Comstock teaches art, leadership and yearbook. .
Nomee Balances Work with Family Business
Shaina Nomee ’17 (organizational sciences) – who currently serves as the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Reservation extension educator – offers advice in the Coeur d’Alene Press on how to operate a family business. .
Hawes Joins Riverstone International School
Gretchen Hawes has joined. Riverstone International School as business office assistant. She has experience working in the tech industry, HR, payroll and accounting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology ’94 with a minor in sociology from the University of Idaho. (From Idaho Business Review)
Fecteau Named Head Coach
Phil Fecteau, a seasoned golf instructor and player, is St. Andrews University’s new men’s and women’s golf coach. Fecteau earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Idaho in 1987. .
Political Science Alumna Wins Contest to Be Judge Judy a Day
Recent CLASS Graduate Nicole Skinner submitted an audition video and won a contest to be the famed TV judge for a day. After filming, Judge Judy noted, "She did a terrific job."
Read more about Skinner.
Cary Jones, Political Science Alumnus, Honored by Trade Group
Cary Jones (political science, 1974) has been honored for his leadership and dedication to Douglas Timber Operators (DTO). Jones, who served as Executive Director of the Oregon-based forest products trade association, left his position in June 1999 after more than six years leading the group. .
Casper Bendixsen Named Director of the National Farm Medicine Center
Casper "Cap" Bendixsen, who earned bachelor's degrees in anthropology and philosophy from the University of Idaho, has been named director of the National Farm Medicine Center, part of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. .
Christina Lords Becomes Top Editor
Christina Lords, who holds a journalism degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Media, has been named editor for the Idaho Statesman. Lords has been interim local editor since December. .
Adie Bartron Named Senior Account Manager
Adie Bartron, who holds a degree in advertising from the School of Journalism and Mass Media, has joined Stoltz Marketing Group as a senior account manager. Previously, she worked at Oliver Russell for eight years, managing projects for Smithsonian, Nature Valley and The National Recreation and Parks Association. .
Ashley Dowell Appointed by Governor of Idaho
Ashley Dowell, who earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from U of I, was appointed executive director of the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole by Governor Brad Little. .
Alumna Publishes Children's Book
Lisa Bell, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, has published her first children's book, "Norman the Watchful Gnome." In this bedtime story, Norman takes readers on a journey through Norman’s colorful vegetable garden while carrots, zucchini and more settle in for the night. .
Alumna Named Chief Operations Officer at Northwestern Mutual
Chelsea Wallace has been promoted to chief operations officer at Northwestern Mutual in Colorado Springs. Wallace has held several roles during her 10 years at Northwestern Mutual, including recruiter, director of operations and assisting with veteran hiring initiatives. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in advertising and communication studies from the U of I School of Journalism and Mass Media.
Alumna joins Idaho Humanities Council board
Shelley McEuen-Howard, who earned a bachelor of science in English Education and a master of arts in English from the University of Idaho, has joined the Idaho Humanities Council, the nonprofit state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. McEuen-Howard is currently a professor of English and general education at the College of Southern Idaho. .
CLASS Graduate Named Idaho’s First Female U.S. Attorney
Lewiston native and University of Idaho political science graduate says it was a strong sense of self that helped on her path to becoming Idaho’s first female U.S. attorney. .