List of University of Idaho people

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This is a list of notable alumni of the University of Idaho and a list of its presidents.

Alumni[edit]

Academia[edit]

  • Ali Abdelghany - prominent Egyptian academic and marine biologist; Ph.D. '86
  • Lawrence H. Chamberlain - Dean of Columbia University in 1950; vice president of Columbia in 1962; Class of '30
  • Donald Kirk David - Dean of Harvard Business School, 1942–1955

Business[edit]

Criminals[edit]

  • Anthony Curcio - former Vandal football player; real estate investor; masterminded one of the most elaborate armored car heists in history[10][11]

Government[edit]

Journalism[edit]

  • Michael Kirk, documentary filmmaker and co-creator of Frontline; Class of '71
  • Otis Livingston, sportscaster for WCBS-TV in New York[17]
  • David Neiwert, Seattle-based investigative journalist and blogger (Orcinus); contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center; author of Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us (2015); Class of 1984
  • Fenton Samual Roskelley, created the Rhine Valley News (a newspaper for GIs stationed in Germany after the war) in Heidelberg, Germany in 1945, while serving as a Master Sergeant with the 776th AA Automatic Weapons battalion; first Outdoor Editor for the Spokane Daily Chronicle and Spokesman-Review and worked for these publications for 65 years; edited the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club's booklet, "Flies of the Northwest" (1917-2013); Class of '40, Journalism

Literature and the arts[edit]

Science[edit]

  • Steven Amstrup - polar bear researcher and conservationist; M.S. '75
  • Malcolm Renfrew - polymer chemist, inventor, and professor emeritus; contributor to the development of Teflon; Class of '32, M.S. '34[19][20]
  • Bob Twiggs - Rrcket scientist; inventor of the CubeSat technology; Class of '61

Sports[edit]

Olympics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football[edit]

Faculty[edit]

Presidents of the University of Idaho[edit]

The following individuals have held the office of President of the University of Idaho.[23]

James H. Forney (Acting) 1891–1892
Franklin B. Gault 1892–1898
Joseph P. Blanton 1898–1900
James Alexander MacLean 1900–1913
Melvin A. Brannon 1914–1917
Ernest H. Lindley 1917–1920
Alfred H. Upham 1920–1928
Frederick J. Kelly 1928–1930
Mervin G. Neale 1930–1937
Harrison C. Dale 1937–1946
Jesse E. Buchanan 1946–1954
Donald R. Theophilus 1954–1965
Ernest W. Hartung 1965–1977
Richard D. Gibb 1977–1989
Elisabeth A. Zinser 1989–1995
Thomas O. Bell (Acting) 1995–1996
Robert A. Hoover 1996–2003
Gary G. Michael (Interim) 2003–2004
Timothy P. White 2004–2008
Steven Daley-Laursen (Interim) 2008–2009
M. Duane Nellis 2009–2013
Donald L. Burnett Jr. (Interim) 2013–2014
Chuck Staben 2014–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharon Allen
  2. ^ "John Ascuaga". Nevada Business Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Schreiber, Colleen (September 18, 1997). "Hard work and family key to John Ascuaga’s Nugget". Livestock Weekly. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "John Ascuaga". University of Nevada. Basque oral history project. 1992. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "John Ascuaga doesn't look back". Reno Gazette-Journal. October 10, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Seniors". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1951. p. 283. 
  7. ^ The Day - Dr. Karl Edmark, suregeon and inventor - Associated Press - 1994-04-08
  8. ^ University of Idaho magazine - Summer 1994, V.11, no.3, p.14
  9. ^ Ko, Michael (February 26, 2003). "Retired Boeing executive Dean Thornton dies at 74". Seattle Times. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Doughery, Phil. "D.B. Tuber". History Link. 
  11. ^ Stangeland, Brooke. "Out of Prison, Real-Life Thomas Crown Looks Back on Almost-Perfect Heist". ABC news. 
  12. ^ Dale Bosworth
  13. ^ [1] [2]
  14. ^ The Sun Online | The Best for News, Sport and Showbiz | The Sun
  15. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | Friendly fire pilot 'experienced'
  16. ^ "Red Carpet Ag Economist". University of Idaho. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  17. ^ http://newyork.cbslocal.com/personality/otis-livingston/
  18. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0501391/
  19. ^ http://www.uidaho.edu/sci/newsevents/features/renfrew
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  21. ^ "U-Idaho Grads Go For Gold: A Look at Olympians Present and Past". University of Idaho. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  22. ^ Sam Merriman
  23. ^ President of the University of Idaho