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Kate Alexandra Weis

Kate Alexandra Weis


Bachelor of Science from the Honors College with a degree in Sociology with a minor in Gender Studies and a certificate in Human Rights

Future Plans

Pursue her Masters of Human Rights at Columbia University or the University of Minnesota in the fall to gain more knowledge to continue to advocate for all people to help make our communities more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

Honored Faculty

Dr. Lisa McClain, Professor, Department of History and Gender Studies 



Gem Scholarship, Steve Patrick Memorial Scholarship in Sociology, Patrick Sociology Scholarship, Dorman Women’s Studies Scholarship, Drs. Ed and Mary Ann Reynolds Honors College Scholarship, PEO Star Scholarship Recipient, Ford Salute to Education Scholarship Recipient, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship Recipient

In her role as the communications and digital media intern for equality at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.; her position as vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Alpha Chi Omega; her work as communications intern for the Idaho Office for Refugees; or her participation in the nonprofit Womeness Community; Kate Weis has fought to uplift the voices of those around her. 

Kate worked for years in the admissions office at Boise State University as a student recruitment specialist, campus visit coordinator and orientation leader, but noticed inequities present in higher education. Her experiences inspired her to research diversity in the college and university settings at large. Through the Intermountain Social Research Lab, she has presented her research on racist diversity at conferences, and mentored other students also seeking solutions to institutional iniquity.

She hopes to continue using research and practical applications to champion the stories of others, and find new ways to empower the next generation. 

Kate is from Encinitas, California.

What is a top ten scholar

Presented by the Boise State Alumni Association and Boise State Honors College, the Top Ten Scholar Award is one of the highest academic honors granted to a Boise State University undergraduate student. Each spring the recipients are recognized, along with their honored faculty, at the annual Top Ten Scholars Award Ceremony.

Meet Other Top Ten Scholars

Join the Celebration

Please join us for the 40th Anniversary of Boise State University’s Annual Top Ten Scholars Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. in the Stueckle Sky Center.

Top Ten Scholars alumni and their honored faculty are invited to a reunion reception at 3 p.m. in the Loft (5th floor of the Stueckle Sky Center).

Registration to attend in person is now closed. However, join us for the live stream!

Support Student Excellence

The Boise State Alumni Association connects, celebrates and engages alumni and friends of the University to build lifelong relationships that support the future of our University. As part of our guiding values, we as alumni and your association, support students through several scholarships managed by the alumni association. Become a scholarship donor to support future members of the Bronco Family.

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