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Alumni Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Recognizing and honoring those who selflessly served our country in uniform is tradition at the Boise State University Alumni Association. We’re proud of them for all they have given to ensure the safety and security of our country. While we respect their service all year, we have a special place in our hearts for Veterans Day.

Veterans Day began as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was initially called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the Armistice signing that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to account for all veterans in all wars.

We honor America’s veterans for their patriotism: a love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Thank you to all who have served or are currently serving our country today.

Today, we highlight a few of our Bronco veterans, and Broncos currently serving, by sharing their names and photos online. We would love to know more about our Bronco veterans and we invite you to share your stories and photos with us.

If you are a veteran and would like to share your photos and stories, fill out the submission form. To learn more about veterans’ services offered at Boise State University, view the Boise State veterans website.

Go Broncos!

Lisa Gardner
Executive Director
Office of Alumni Relations

Deadline to Write Bronco Spirit notecards: jan. 28

Share with potential Broncos what you valued most about your time at Boise State by becoming an alumni ambassador and writing Bronco Spirit cards. We’d love to hear from our alumni living in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. Please help us reach our goal of sending 2,000 cards this spring.

Be an Alumni Ambassador

Fiesta Broncos Weekend: March 11-13

Take a trip to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona for the annual Fiesta Broncos Alumni Weekend March 11–13. Begin the weekend with a Top Golf Mixer on March 11, the Alumni Golf Tournament benefitting student scholarships on March 12, and a spring training game on March 13.

Learn More About the Fiesta Broncos Alumni Weekend

Boise State Night at the Mariners: Save the Date

Save the date to join other Boise State alumni and friends in Seattle on Aug. 6 for the annual Boise State Night at the Seattle Mariners — hosted by the Puget Sound Alumni Chapter. Your game ticket will give you early entry to the park for a pre-game mixer, a great view seat in the Boise State alumni and friends section, and a co-branded Boise State and Mariners hat.

Meet Greg Chavez, '85

Alum Greg Chavez still credits his time at Boise State with leading him to a successful career in the tech industry. The class of 1985 College of Business and Economics graduate recruits Boise State alumni to work for him at the company he founded, Orion Integration Group, a Boise- based IT management and infrastructure service provider.

Meet Greg Chavez

Meet Loyal Broncos Beverly and David Taylor

Beverly and David Taylor have dedicated their lives to fostering student success at Boise State. David Taylor served as the university’s vice president for student affairs for several years, ending his 26-year career with an emeritus title and Taylor Hall named in his honor. The Taylors understand the value of supporting students through scholarships. They have given to the university since 1980.

Meet Beverly and David Taylor

An Idea and $15 Changed His Life

In December 2019, Boise State alum Eric Torres-Garcia bought the ingredients to make an alternative to the traditional hot chocolate mix. The Cocoa Bomb, inspired by the chocolate Kinder Eggs he encountered when he was studying in Italy, was born. Torres-Garcia filmed the unveiling of his creation – a chocolate orb filled with marshmallows that explodes and becomes cocoa as soon as it hits hot milk. He posted the video on TikTok. It went viral.

Meet Eric Torres-Garcia

Welcoming Our Newest Alumni

Boise State University honored summer and winter 2021 graduates during two commencement ceremonies on Dec. 18. Boise State President Marlene Tromp emphasized the many hardships students may have faced – a global pandemic, economic challenges, as well as cultural and political strife – on their way to earning their degrees. She encouraged graduates that these challenges not only will make them more resilient and creative, but tougher, stronger and smarter.

Commencement Photo Gallery

Get Involved

Remember that feeling you had when you were at Boise State — the feeling of being part of something you could be proud of? That feeling continues today.

Upcoming Events

February Alumni Association Annual Board Meeting

Bronco Giving Day

Fiesta Broncos Alumni Chapter Top Golf

Fiesta Broncos Alumni Golf Tournament

Fiesta Broncos Alumni Chapter Spring Training Game

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