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The Bronco Family Through the Years
Boise State is more than degrees, professors and buildings. It’s lifelong relationships: your first roommate, your study buddy and your partners in crime. Scroll through the galleries below to relive some of those memories.
Do you remember the bell-bottoms, disco fever (then the chills), the eight-track and the construction of Towers Hall? So do we. That’s because just like you, we were becoming who we are in the ‘70s. Boise State College became Boise State University, and enrollment topped 10,000 for the first time.
Do you remember when President Reagan was shot, MTV still played music videos, the Extra Mile Arena was the Pavillion and the turf turned blue? So do we. That’s because just like you, we were becoming who we are in the ’80s. Boise State Radio officially became an NPR affiliate, the Morrison Center was constructed, and enrollment topped 12,500 for the first time.
Do you remember when Nirvana played Unplugged in New York, blowing dust out of video game cartridges and the renovation of Albertsons Library? So do we. That’s because just like you, we were becoming who we are in the ‘90s. We expanded Bronco Stadium, launched our first doctoral program and launched the Gene Harris Jazz Festival.
Do you remember where you were on 9/11, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Boise State’s iconic Fiesta Bowl win? So do we. That’s because just like you, we were becoming who we are in the ‘90s. We brought on Dr. Bob Kustra to be our sixth president and grew our campus footprint with new construction, including the engineering complex, Rec Center and the Caven-Williams Complex.
Do you remember Edward Snowden, seeing Thor: Ragnarok in the theater and that time President Barack Obama visited Boise State? So do we. That’s because just like you, we were becoming who we are in the 2010s. We built the Micron Business and Economics Building, brought on Dr. Marlene Tromp as the university’s seventh president and completed the Center for Visual Arts and the Alumni and Friends Center.
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