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Advancing Boise State. Giving Matters.

May 3, 2017

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

BOISE STATE’S TOP TEN SCHOLARS HONORED AT ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Boise State’s 2017 Top Ten Scholars take a moment to celebrate in the Stueckle Sky Center prior to the April 21 award ceremony. Students are nominated for consideration each year by their academic deans and are subject to rigorous review by a selection committee.

Congratulations to this year’s honorees (from left to right bottom row): Océane Pelloille, Samantha Wicks, Lauren L. Hosek, Jennifer Domanowski, (from left to right top row) Cynthia England, Amanda J. Lofthus, Chantal Martinez, Junlin Huang, Riley Hunt and Katie Hollar.

Photo by Allison Corona

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Headshot of Laura Simic

FROM THE VP

ONE BIG BRONCO FAMILY

As nearly 4,000 Boise State students cross the academic threshold this year to join the ranks of 84,000 Bronco alumni, we welcome them to the next stage of their Boise State journey. And leading this journey to ensure our alumni and friends remain connected to their alma mater is the Boise State University Alumni Association.

The alumni association unites us, as fans, friends, parents and grandparents, and graduates. Our association keeps us connected to the people and places that changed our lives forever. And today, we applaud our most recent graduates, and remind them that they are now part of something big, special, bold — a passionate and collaborative group of peers that cheered for your success as a student and continues to support you as a professional.

As members of this strong group of bold thinkers, fervent fans and engaged community leaders, we know how together we can make a difference through our support of our alma mater in the communities where we live, and the greater world.

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RECENT HAPPENINGS

PRESIDENT’S CLUB MEMBERS MEET ASTRONAUT STEVE SWANSON AT THE ANNUAL SPRING CELEBRATION

Members of the Boise State donor recognition societies joined at the Alumni and Friends Center on Thursday, April 27 for the annual President’s Club Spring Celebration.

President Kustra provided an update on our metropolitan research university of distinction. Steve Swanson, distinguished educator in residence and former NASA astronaut shared memories and stories from his time above the earth.

Photo by Kristen McPeek

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WHAT’S NEXT

BRONCO DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION PRESENTATION FOCUSES ON HELPING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ACCURATELY JUDGE LEARNING

Dr. Keith Thiede, associate dean of research and graduate programs for the Boise State College of Education, will headline the next Bronco Discovery and Innovation Series onThursday, May 18 at the Alumni and Friends Center.

Dr. Thiede is trained in educational psychology and studies what students know about their own learning. He also studies how teachers judge student learning in the classroom.

This lunchtime presentation begins at noon and will focus on Dr. Thiede’s research showing that learning improves when students and teachers accurately judge learning.

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GET INVOLVED

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BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES 100TH COMMENCEMENT, FIRST ON ‘THE BLUE’

By Sherry Squires

Boise State’s spring Commencement ceremony — the university’s 100th — will honor graduates in a traditional ceremony on “The Blue” at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in Albertsons Stadium. In total, 2,369 students are eligible to receive 2,682 degrees and certificates. Of those, 617 are eligible for honors: 369 cum laude, 207 magna cum laude and 41 summa cum laude. A record twenty-three doctoral degrees will be awarded. This will bring the total number of Boise State graduates to more than 4,000 for this academic year.

Boise State will continue its tradition of featuring a student speaker for Commencement. This year, Océane Pelloille, who came to Boise State from her small hometown of Caen, France, with a four-year scholarship to play on the women’s golf team and was celebrated last month as a Top Ten Scholar, will offer remarks.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPRING COMMENCEMENT AND OCÉANE PELLOILLE >


Boise State Auction, Centre on the Grove, for Natalie Keffer, Carrie Quinney photo

OUR FOCUS IS THEIR FUTURE — BOISE STATE ONLINE AUCTION RUNS THROUGH MAY 15

It’s time again! Since 1983, the Boise State Auction has been an exciting Bronco tradition supporting student scholarships. This year will mark the 18th Boise State Auction, and it is our largest fundraiser to support alumni legacy scholarships in partnership with the Bronco Athletic Association supporting student-athlete scholarships.

The Boise State Auction Gala on May 6 — an evening with Bronco alumni and friends, unique packages and exclusive Bronco memorabilia — has sold out with more than 700 guests preparing to impact hundreds of students’ lives. However, there is still time to support student scholarships by bidding in the online auction for exclusive Bronco memorabilia and experiences!

For example, imagine having your voicemail recorded by Bronco Football Head Coach Bryan Harsin or impressing your friends with four club seats for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The online auction will run until May 15, 2017. All proceeds from the auction support student scholarships. Start bidding in the online auction today!

CLICK HERE TO START BIDDING IN THE ONLINE AUCTION >


FROM THE MAILROOM

“I will graduate with my bachelor of arts in social work in May 2017 and plan to enroll in the MSW program directly thereafter. Your commitment to making a difference in the lives of young people by funding scholarships is a great example to me and all who benefit from your donations.”

—Brandon Thomas, thank you letter to donor

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