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Grapes Gets April Staff of the Month

April 24, 2015

College of Western Idaho (CWI) has announced CWI’s April Staff of the Month award has been given to Samantha Grapes.

Grapes joined CWI in January 2010 and currently serves as coordinator of curriculum management in the Registrar’s Office. She started as a specialist in the Scheduling department of the Registrar, before moving to Curriculum Management. She had served as an advisor in this role and was recently promoted to Coordinator.

CWI’s Core Value of “Innovating for the 21st Century” certainly applies to Grapes. Her nomination commended her for on-going collaboration with Academic Affairs staff, program chairs, curriculum committee, and working to accommodate significant general education changes in the new catalog. Despite taking on such a big task, she also managed to remain on top of details and work out a variety of unexpected challenges that have arisen throughout the year.

Grapes obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in English from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She has taken courses at CWI and is planning to start working on a master’s degree soon.  

She married her husband, who is British, three and a half years ago. They recently moved into a new house that they built. The couple has four cats. Grapes says “the biggest perk of marrying a foreigner is the excuse to travel overseas. This August we will be traveling to France for two weeks to celebrate his father’s birthday.”

Please join in congratulating Samantha. Thank you for your commitment and continued dedication to CWI and its faculty, staff, and students.