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Give a Nurse a Hand - 1K, 5K and 10K Color Run/Walk
June 1, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Technical College
$20 – Any EITC Student Registered before May 1
$25 – Any Walker or Runner Registered before May 1
$75 – Family Pass (three or more family members) Registered before May 1
$20 – Each Registration of 3+ Walkers or Runners Representing a Company
$30 – Any Walker or Runner Registered after May 1
Check in 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Race begins at 8 a.m.
Great prizes | Great colors | Great cause
REGISTER NOW - CLICK HERE!
Don't want to run, but want to donate to the cause? Click HERE and in the memo write "Nurse 5k Donation"
Darren Smith was diagnosed with Melanoma Stage IV in August 2012. A graduate of the Practical Nursing Program at Eastern Idaho Technical College, the students, staff and faculty of the college have joined together to raise funds for his family during this challenging financial time, as Darren is now unable to work. Darren and his wife Jana have four beautiful children.
Tim Forhan, Santuary Wealth Management, Vice President, Development
Tim brings extrensive financial and corporate experience to the EITC Foundation Board of Directors. Combined with a strong motivation to improve the high-school-to-college process, Tim will be assisting our communication with K-12 institutions.
Tim has a BS in ceramic engineering from Alfred University and an MBA from the University of Buffalo, both in New York State. Tim is married and has four children.
Dan Plaizier, Dan's Collision & Repair | Bybee's Alignment & Brake
Dan Plaizier is a successful, long-time business owner in Idaho Falls. Currently the Owner and Operator of Dan's Collision & Repair and Bybee's Alignment & Brake, Dan is seeking to help the auto professionals who graduate from Eastern Idaho Technical College.
Become a Hero in Your Workplace...or Just Learn Something New!
Become a Hero in Your Workplace...or Just Learn Something New!
EITC Foundation Rallies for Student Battling Chronic Kidney Failure
Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation (EITCF), Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) Collegiate DECA and Bighorn Auction Co., have joined together to help a young EITC student battling chronic kidney failure. Kristin Thomas, a Ucon native, was enrolled in the LPN program at Eastern Idaho Technical College until her illness made it impossible to continue her education. “All of my classes were in the evening and with 10 hours of dialysis each night, I could no longer attend,” explains Thomas. Due to the significant costs of maintaining treatment for her disease, Thomas has had to continue to work full-time to support her medical bills. “I really enjoyed attending EITC and studying to work in the medical industry, but I had to take a medical leave from school due to my illness,” Thomas says.
Although they were enrolled in different programs at EITC, upon hearing about Thomas’ struggle to pay for her basic medical needs, fellow student and 2011-2012 EITC Collegiate DECA President McKenzie Owen was inspired to help Thomas relieve the burden of her growing medical expenses. “She is so courageous. She works a full-time job while battling such a terrible disease and she is my age. I wanted to help in any way that I could,” says Owen. Along with Thomas’ parents, Owen rallied the college and local community businesses to generate over $30,000 to help Thomas pay for bills related to her illness and prepare for the next phase of her journey.
Thomas hopes to undergo a kidney transplant in the late summer of 2012 pending lab results. To date, her medical expenses have totaled over $70,000 including extended hospitals stays, dialysis and monthly medication. For her transplant, she will relocate to Salt Lake City for two months. Expenses during her stay will include doctor appointments, lab work and living expenses for both her and her donor. As fundraiser organizer McKenzie Owen stated, “The community outpour was overwhelming, but the need is still great.”
Kristin looks forward to returning to EITC upon completion of her medical procedures. And when she does, the EITC Foundation will assist in her expenses, as they will scholarship the rest of her time at EITC, so that she can focus on her health and completing her educational goals.
Thomas is very grateful for all those who have contributed to her medical bills and have wished her well. Thomas says, “It takes away so much stress to know that there are so many in the community who care. It makes it so much easier to fight this battle knowing that I am not alone.”
An account has been set up in Kristin’s name at Idaho Central Credit Union. Contributions may also be sent to the Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation at 1600 S. 2500 E., Idaho Falls, ID, 83404. For more information about how to contribute, please contact Teresa Borrenpohl at the EITC Foundation at (208) 524-3000 ext. 3407.
Contacts: McKenzie Owen – 208-589-5820 Kristin Thomas – 208-569-4819
Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation Provides Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Scholarship Money
The Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation will award 205 scholarships to deserving students attending Eastern Idaho Technical College at the Annual EITC Scholarship Ceremony on April 26, 2012 at the Red Lion Inn. Students, family members, college officials and contributors will attend a scholarship ceremony awarding students more than $364,400 in scholarships.
The EITC Foundation will also award its annual awards to the following individuals and companies:
Contributors of the Year: Harold and Enid Davis
Corporate Partner of the Year: Parkwood Meadows
EITC Staff Member of the Year: Ginger Reid, Counselor in The Center for New Directions
EITC Faculty of the Year: Gina Armer, Business Technologies Instructor
Michelle Ziel, Foundation Executive Director explains, “This ceremony really highlights the amazing generosity of our community. Many of these students would not be able to go onto higher education if it weren’t for the help of scholarships. We have tremendously generous donors who we cannot thank enough.”
To learn more about the Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation, please visit www.eitcfoundation.org.
Registration Open for East Idaho’s Largest Summer Science Camp
Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) is now accepting registration for its Summer Camp 2012 program designed to provide elementary school students with a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of mathematics, science, and technology.
Program sponsors from EITC, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Cargill, Leland D. Beckman Foundation, and the Eastern Idaho Technical Foundation (EITCF) have shown their commitment to local education by contributing to the program and assisting EITC in educating our area youth.
Summer Camps 2012 offers a series of four one-week programs available to children who have completed grades K-6. Camps are offered in math, science, and technology beginning the weeks of June 11, 18, and July 9 and 6. Camps will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Children who have completed Kindergarten and first grade can register for “Extreme Weather,” “Dinosaurs,” and “Mr. Bear Mystery” classes. Those who have completed second and third grade can participate in “Life Science, Live it Up” “Chemistry in the Dark,” and “Fantastic Physical Science” classes. Finally, those who have completed fourth thru sixth grade can participate in “What is Your Energy Level?” “What Does it Mean to be Green” and “Lego Robotics” classes.
EITC’s Summer Camp 2012 program costs $65 per camp. Full scholarships are available for children on Medicaid or those receiving Title I funding. You can register your children today by calling 524-3000, extensions 3371 or 3344 or download a brochure HERE.
In celebration of 20 years of the Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation, we are looking to honor distinguished alumni for their positive contributions to the community and their employer through service and leadership.
Any alum who has earned one of the following degrees or certificates is eligible to be nominated:
Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Advanced Technical Certificates
Technical Certificates (ESTEC, MOS, OFS, AAC, DTL, RDS, LGL)
Post-Secondary Technical Certificates (PTD)
Any qualified candidate can self-nominate through a Circle of 20 Application or can be nominated by someone else. Applications can be found here. Self-nominations are welcome!
Applications will be available starting February 15, 2012 and will be accepted until April 15, 2012. Winners will be notified via phone and mail.
Completed applications will be processed by the EITC Foundation Board of Directors and will be chosen based upon the following criteria:
Has this candidate had an impact on the profession and/or workplace?
Has this candidate had an impact on the community in which he/she resides in?
In what ways have the candidate's achievements been truly extraordinary?
The Partnership for Science & Technology announced the 2012 Energy Advocate Award Winners on January 23, 2012. These awardees are being honored for their committment to energy initiatives throughout our community. Eastern Idaho Technical College is proud that our Workforce Training & Community Education Manager Ken Erickson is the Energy Education Advocate award winner and will be celebrated at an awards luncheon on Feb. 21, 2012 at the Red Lion hotel.
Congratulations to ALL of the 2011 Energy Advocate Winners:
National Energy Advocate Award Winner : DOE Office for Nuclear Energy
Local Energy Advocate Award Winner : Teri Ehresman, INL Liaison for Nuclear Programs
Nuclear Energy Advocate Award Winner : Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, INL Deputy Assistant Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science and Technology
Energy Education Advocate Award Winner : Ken Erickson, Eastern Idaho Technicial College