Without you – the dedicated and passionate alumni, friends and donors of Boise State – this university’s remarkable strides on behalf of its students would not be possible.
Your investment of time, treasure and emotion. Your desire to drive Boise State’s achievements as high as possible. Your commitment to the success of our students. These are all irreplaceable elements of Boise State’s progress and growing stature as a metropolitan research university of distinction.
So as we approach the season of gratitude and thanks, I’d like to personally thank you for all that you help us do.
Because of your support, the more than 20,000 students at Boise State represent Idaho’s largest and most selective public university. And with each new freshman class, our student body becomes more diverse, better prepared, more focused on earning a degree and more likely to stay in school and graduate in a timely manner than ever before.
With your help, Boise State now has millions of square feet of new classrooms, laboratories, public areas and offices. Your generosity helps to grow dynamic research programs creating knowledge that spins off exciting intellectual property and patents and makes our world a better place. and. Your support helps the university develop new degrees – baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs – dozens of which have bloomed in departments all across campus in recent years.
And through your generous commitments to student scholarships almost $ 4 million has been raised this year to help our students with the growing costs of college. Developing more donor support for scholarships remains Boise State’s top philanthropic priority and this is a fantastic start for addressing this huge need.
Thank you! Your unwavering support and commitment to this university and its students is what makes our success as a university possible. Warmest regards for a joyful Thanksgiving holiday.
Laura C. Simic is vice president for advancement at Boise State University.