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Karianne Fallow, CEO, United Dairymen of Idaho

Got milk? If so, you can thank Karianne Fallow, a two-time Women of the Year honoree. After serving as director of public affairs and business development for Red Sky Public Relations, in 2013 Fallow was recruited to become the CEO ...

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Debbie Donovan, administrator of student programs, Boise School District

When Debbie Donovan moved from teaching to administration, it made her sad. “At first, it was a hard transition,” says Donovan, who became a principal after almost two decades of teaching in the Independent School District of Boise City. “Being ...

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Finia Dinh, computer science program manager, Idaho STEM Action Center

Finia Dinh may not be an engineer, but she’s responsible for helping develop a pipeline. That pipeline is the one that educates students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), one that is producing the skilled workforce that Idaho needs ...

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Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, assistant director, Idaho Policy Institute; assistant research professor, School of Public Service; doctoral candidate, Public Policy and Administration

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Vanessa Crossgrove Fry came to Idaho because she decided she’d rather work with people than with birds. After earning her undergraduate degree in biology from Wittenberg University, Crossgrove Fry began working in Cornell University’s renowned ornithology lab. “I thought that ...

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Instruction on critical thinking gains a foothold in academia (access required)

While “fake news” typically comes up in the context of politics, it’s an issue for business as well. Greek yogurt giant Chobani sued right-wing radio host Alex Jones earlier this year, saying that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated ...

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Idaho paralegals seek better in-state training programs (access required)

Although paralegals play an important role in Idaho law firms, their profession occupies a gray area in terms of education and certification. There is no American Bar Association-approved paralegal education in Idaho, and the state does not regulate paralegals  in ...

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