When Joe Albertson founded his first grocery store in 1939 on 16th and State St. in Boise, Idaho, three of the main selling points for visitors included a parking lot, a magazine rack, and a donut machine — just a handful of the innovations that allowed Albertson to grow his company into the second largest supermarket chain in the United States.
Homecoming at The College of Idaho has always served as a way to celebrate the College’s successful alumni, and this year is no exception. But while the 2017 winners of the Distinguished Alumni Awards each returned to Caldwell to graciously accept their respective honors on Sept. 14, they also took the time to share some of what they’ve learned and accomplished since their graduation in a series of special “TED”-style lectures.
When they aren’t mentoring the next generation of artists in Langroise Hall, the faculty of The College of Idaho’s art department works to perfect their own craft. Starting on Sept. 14, 2017, the faculty will present their own work for the Rosenthal Faculty Art Show, which will be one of many activities making up the College’s 2017 Homecoming Week.
The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History will be booming this Homecoming weekend, hosting two events that equally embody its mission of service and education.
The museum will host its 10th Annual “Night at the Museum” event at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 15 in Boone Hall, celebrating the volunteers who have helped keep the museum running over the past year. The next day, the museum will host an art and film walking tour featuring the Navajo sand paintings of Luther A. Douglas, with tours running at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 16.
One of the highlights of Homecoming Week is the 4th Annual Treasure Valley Business Breakfast, which will feature Albertsons Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer Shane Sampson as the keynote speaker. Slated for Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. in the Simplot Dining Hall, the event brings together C of I students with alumni and non-alumni business leaders across many industries.
Among the many festivities that will take place during The College of Idaho’s 2017 Homecoming events will be an opportunity to celebrate the excellence of several deserving alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration on September 14, 2017.
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Alumni and the entire YoteFam community will converge on the C of I campus for the annual festivities Oct. 6-9. This year’s events will celebrate the Business and Accounting Department, with the theme Taking Care of Business.