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Whether we are together or apart, we are all proud Broncos. Share your Boise State family, memories, thoughts and more by clicking the orange button below. Then, browse through this page to see how we stay connected even when we are physically apart.

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Broncos Give

The Boise State family of Broncos have been impacted, like most people, by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The economic impact has been significantly felt by students, who without the pandemic, often struggle to work their way through school.

The generosity of our alumni and friends has, and continues to help those in need at Boise State. Please make an impactful gift today to one of these priority areas and continue the Boise State tradition of giving in support of other members of the Bronco Family.

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho Office of Emergency Management.

Idaho Strong

Idaho Strong is here to provide you with resources through the COVID-19 Help Now Line. To access the COVID-19 Help Now Line, call or text (986) 867-1073 or call toll-free (866) 947-5186 to speak to a representative. COVID-19 Help Now Line is staffed from 8am to 8pm MDT, 7 days a week. Responders do not classify, label, or diagnose people and no records or case files are kept. IdahoSTRONG is here to listen, and here to help. Let’s keep IdahoSTRONG.

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Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute

Tracking COVID-19 Cases

An interactive map, available in Spanish, created by Boise State graduate students gives Idaho residents up-to-date information on the number and location of COVID-19 cases within the state.

The Boise State-specific dashboard tracks the weekly number of new COVID cases on campus broken down by category — faculty and staff, residential student, and off-campus student. Boise State’s Public Health Office provides updated data each week for the dashboard.

Boise State builds up certified COVID clinical lab on campus

Boise State University has built a new and growing clinical lab on campus that allows the university to test students, faculty and staff, and student-athletes, and more recently, first responders, teachers and other community members — and typically provide same- or next-day results. The lab is run by Boise State post-doctoral student Stephanie Hudon and staffed by students, who process hundreds of tests per day, a total of 6,000 so far.

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Boise State Gender Equity Center

Ironman: Modern Masculinity

The Boise State University Gender Equity Center is pleased to share a short series of virtual panels on masculinity, violence, and the intersections of gender and race.

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Our Gift to You

Your friendship and generosity mean so much to us — now more than ever. As a thank you for your support, we’d like to ensure you have the tools you need to put your own plan in place. Please accept this complimentary estate planning guide as our gift to you.

Including Boise State University in your estate plans creates a legacy in your honor, while ensuring positive campus memories and pride continue to be a part of the student’s experience and are celebrated for generations to come.

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Boise State Online

Meet Mason Hampton

Mason Hampton joined the Boise State Football team in 2013 as an offensive lineman and achieved success both on and off the field. Read about his newfound success within the Boise State Online Master of Science in Accountancy program:

Meet Mason

Shining a Light

Health Studies senior Kaitlyn McLeod breaks language barriers to help feed others through WorkU internship at St. Vincent de Paul’s Mobile Food Pantry.

Meet Kaitlyn

Merz Endowment Supports Accountancy Students

His first gift to the university was in 1975. It wasn’t long after the fledgling university had transitioned from Boise Junior College, to Boise State College and eventually Boise State University. His gift was for $15 to the Athletic Department and came the year after Mike Merz began working in the College of Business and Economics as an accountancy faculty member.

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Boise State School of Nursing

Bronco nurses on the COVID frontlines

Nurses serving in the COVID zone often treat more than just a disease; they support patients and their families during frightening and stressful moments. Melanie Kanawyer, a 2020 Boise State graduate now working in Boise, describes playing an unexpected support role for her patients when friends and family are unable to visit due to protocols to limit exposure.

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Scholarship Support Provides Means to Educate Future Generations

Support Idaho Students

“Scholarship support has made my education possible,” Singh said. “My dream is to be a teacher and a successful artist in the theatre community. Both of those things take hard work and, at times, financial investment. With scholarship support, I’ve been able to focus more on my degree and course work, and less about the stress of paying for tuition.”

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Career Services

Boise State Career Services is now fully online. While their physical offices are closed, team members will be working remotely, and are ready and looking forward to connecting with and supporting you during this time of transition.

Check out the virtual resources available, like weekly Zoom meetings, a list of companies hiring, online appointments and more, by clicking the link below.

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BroncoLink

Be a Bronco Mentor

Help a Boise State student or recent graduate and give back to someone who was like you and benefited from the expertise of mentors. By joining BroncoLink, Boise State’s online mentoring platform, you can be matched with a student or recent graduate as a mentor to help shape their journey toward personal and career success. Join today and be part of the Broncos helping Broncos movement.

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Small Business Resources

If you are a business owner who has been impacted, check out these resources available to you from the Venture College and the Idaho Small Business Development Center. You can also check out the City of Boise Resources for small businesses here.

Online Web Series

Survive to Thrive is a partnership between the Venture College and Trailhead. It aims to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 by connecting them with resources and advisers.

Side Hustle, brought to you by the Venture College, is a series that focuses on people who have built their businesses remotely and aims to help those who may need to supplement their income during these uncertain economic times.

Fall workshops, pitch competitions, fireside chats, to program launches and more can be found here.

Virtual In-Person Support

The Venture College will offer online “community and office hours” from 3-5 p.m. every Wednesday. Students and community members can talk with mentors, entrepreneurs, share ideas and get feedback. Go here for more information and to register.

Idaho Small Business Development Center (ISDBC)

Headquartered within College of Business and Economics is made up of 30 business advisors located in six centers across the state who can offer support and guidance in these uncertain times. Request an appointment here.

If you are a small business who’s been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic, let them know how you’ve been affected by completing this survey. The information gathered helps inform our government on what support is needed here in Idaho.

Supporting Rural Communitiess

Community Impact Programs

Community Impact Programs are designed with community stakeholders; the outcomes will be owned by the community. Each program will incorporate deep connections between community, faculty and students with off-campus and accessible online experiences.

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College of Business and Economics

Bronco Corps connects students and Businesses impacted by COVID

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) has created Bronco Corps, a program designed to help students who have lost internship opportunities due to COVID find work with Idaho’s small businesses and nonprofits.

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Elevate The Blue

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. As Broncos, we are built for this. It’s in our DNA. It’s who we are. Our student-athletes have risen to the occasion over and over again on the field and in the classroom, climbing to the top of the Mountain West year after year. Now they need you more than ever. It’s time for Bronco Nation to take the reins and keep leading our ascent.

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Use the #boisestate and #boisestatealumni hashtags to showcase your Bronco Pride, community involvement/service, stay-at-home adventures, and other ways that you are keeping connected to each other and to Bronco Nation as a whole.

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Project Launchpad

Midday Mindfulness

Fridays with Frank Lecture Series

February Alumni Association Annual Board Meeting

May Alumni Association General Board Meeting

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