A Decade of Service

Published: January 24, 2019

The school of Social Sciences and Public Affairs wishes to thank and recognize Martha Timberlake for a decade of service to College of Western Idaho (CWI) and her continual dedication to the College’s mission and values.

Timberlake began teaching at CWI in 2009 as adjunct faculty. Shortly after starting, she was hired to teach full-time and spent several years serving as a Department Chair.

In addition to her excellence as an instructor in the classroom teaching Psychology, Timberlake has worked consistently to provide students with meaningful learning experiences outside of the classroom to enrich their lives and employability. Networking with many community partners, she helped to develop and maintain a robust service learning program within numerous courses in the Social Sciences department. Service learning provides students the opportunity to volunteer in settings out of the classroom in order to see the ideas they are learning in class play out in the real world and to give back to the local community. 

Timberlake was also a key and founding member of the College’s annual Connections Project event which brings the CWI community together and celebrates student work and accomplishments.

We wish her the best of luck as she explores a creative, new adventure outside of CWI. The College is fortunate to have Martha remaining as adjunct faculty. Her contributions to this institution have been transformative and invaluable. 

“I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with wonderful colleagues at CWI for the past 10 years as we offered opportunities for growth to our students,” said Timberlake. “I trust this wonderful work will continue, and I will be cheering for all from the sidelines.”

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