A comprehensive approach to student philanthropy/engagement programming with the objective of creating student understanding and awareness of CofI’s institutional mission, history and traditions, the partnership financing higher education, College goals, and the role of alumni and students within the greater College community. The programs inaugural event “Holiday Tree Lighting” was first held in 2013 and program for all four undergraduate classes has been ongoing.

The Council provides an opportunity for current students to serve as liaisons and connectors to alumni of all ages—including graduates of 2016 as well as some who took botany from Dr. Boone! Members often participate in alumni events by greeting alumni and sharing current student experiences at The College of Idaho.

The Holiday Tree Lighting is the signature event hosted by the Yote Traditions Council. To see photos from this years Holiday Tree Lighting, please click here.


Please take a moment to read through our constitution. If this sounds like the group for you, fill out the 'Yote Traditions Profile' and return it to alumni@collegeofidaho.edu.

Yote Traditions Council.pdf

Yote Traditions Profile.pdf


Ben Ceccarelli  - President, Senior

Hometown: Mountain Home, ID 

Email: ben.ceccarelli@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu  


Dalton Warr  - Treasurer, Junior

Hometown : Nampa, ID 

Email: lyle.warr@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu  


Bailey Gallegos  - Senior

Hometown: Boise, ID 

Email: bailey.gallegos@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu  


Emily Hawgood  - Senior

Hometown: Beatrice, Zimbabwe

Email: emily.hawgood@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu


Garline Saint Juste  - Senior

Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

Email: garline.saintjuste@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu


Grant Billings  - Senior

Hometown: Boise, ID 

Email: grant.billings@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu


Hunter Tipton  - Senior

Hometown: Boise, ID

Email: hunter.tipton@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu


Tayler Bates  - Senior

Hometown: Ketchum, ID 

Email: tayler.bates@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu


Virginia Harness  - Freshman

Hometown: Boise, ID 

Email: virginia.harness@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu