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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Celebrating Dedicated Broncos

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an alum. Every year, the Alumni Association honors excellence by bestowing a number of awards to alumni with outstanding achievements. These individuals exemplify the loyalty, passion and innovation found in all dedicated Broncos. Honorees are recognized at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala during Homecoming. Nominations are due March 1.

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About the Awards

2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

  • Rhea-Allen-Headshot

    Rheanna Allen '01

    Co-Founder and President at Peppershock Media

    College of Business and Economics and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Roger Allen Headshot

    Roger H. Allen '58

    Retired tenured professor emeritus, founder and president of Allen Investment Corporation, investment/commercial real estate developer, and author of “Real Estate Investment and Taxation.”

    College of Business and Economics
  • Cathy Hall headshot

    Cathy Hall ’77, '97

    Retired clinical supervisor at Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and chief of social work at the Veterans Administration in Boise

    College of Health Sciences, and College of Business and Economics
  • Korey Hall headshot

    Korey Hall ’06

    Head of construction for Ball Ventures Ahlquist development, former Boise State award-winning athlete, retired from the NFL and Super Bowl champion. Inducted into the Boise State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2022

    College of Engineering
  • Chris Matthias headshot

    Chris Mathias ’04

    State Representative, House Seat B representing Idaho’s 19th District; and veteran

    School of Public Service
  • Ted Obenchain headshot

    Theodore G. Obenchain, M.D. ’57

    Retired neurosurgeon, surgical innovator, author

    College of Arts and Sciences

2023 Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipients

  • Art Berry headshot

    Art Berry ’73, '81

    Retired founder and president of Arthur Berry and Company

    College of Business and Economics

Past Recipients

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