News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

November 1, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 37

Cosmetology Earns Spirit of Idaho Award

Senator Mike Crapo, right, meets with members of the ISU community during his visit to the ISU Cosmetology program.

Senator Mike Crapo presented the Idaho State University Cosmetology program with the Spirit of Idaho Award last week, recognizing them for their service to the community through the Wigs on Loan Program.

During the presentation, Senator Crapo commended the program for providing this special service to Idahoans in need.

The Wigs on Loan service started 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 currently on loan.

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. 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.

For more information about the ISU College of Technology Cosmetology Wigs on Loan program, please contact them at (208) 282-2866.