ISU Magazine

Volume 41 | Number 2 | Spring/Summer 2011

ISU Cosmetology

The ISU Cosmetology program recently received the Spirit of Idaho Award for its service to the community.

Photo by ISU College of Technology

Cosmetology Program Recognized with Spirit of Idaho Award

Spring 2011 Issue

Senator Mike Crapo presented the Idaho State University cosmetology program with the Spirit of Idaho Award on Oct. 29, recognizing the program for its service to the community through its Wigs on Loan Program.

The Wigs on Loan service began more than 20 years ago and is designed to assist anyone experiencing hair loss due to medical or chemical therapies. Today there are approximately 150 wigs on loan to clients in need.

Through donations from individuals and companies such as Paula Young, the cosmetology program receives new wigs on a regular basis. Students in the program wash and style the wigs to meet their client's needs. Private fittings are conducted with clients. There is no charge for this service but a $10 deposit is asked for when the wig is taken out and refunded when the wig is returned.

"It has been a very rewarding and educational experience for the students and instructors," stated Bobbi Fitch, program coordinator.

The Spirit of Idaho Award was created by Senator Mike Crapo more than 10 years ago and since its inception; he has recognized more than 600 Idahoans who have demonstrated a commitment to improving and serving their fellow citizens. Awards are given to individuals or groups who set a positive example for the community.