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Kathy Hurley – Women of the Year Honoree

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Kathy Hurley, a lecturer in accountancy in the College of Business and Economics, has been selected as a Women of the Year honoree by the Idaho Business Review.

Kathy earned her second degree, a BBA in Accountancy, and added an MSAT from Boise State, and immediately began teaching for the university.

Zachary Bolen, a former student said that Kathy is fiercely devoted to her students. If a student fails an exam, Kathy makes it a point to meet with the student to give one-on-one help. That may not seem out of the ordinary, but when you multiply the number of classes with well over 100 students, it is extraordinary. Kathy’s relentless dedication to her students has not gone unnoticed. She has been the recipient of many awards determined by student votes.

“She unconditionally gives her time and wisdom and dedicates herself to the jobs presented to her.”
— Anna Buschbacher (friend and former co-worker)

Kathy’s passion for service is reflected in her numerous years of volunteer work for the Lakewood Guild, Boise Public School District, the Idaho State Department of Education, Komen Race for the Cure, and many small nonprofits. After four years on the board and two years as treasurer for Idaho Rush/CYSA, Kathy was pleased to pass the position on to one of her former students.

Kathy is also the Beta Alpha Psi advisor and Boise State Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site coordinator where her efforts and leadership make it possible for the Boise State VITA site to assist hundreds of people with their tax returns each year (since 2013).

If that’s not enough, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a focus on family and childcare tax policies.

Congratulations, Kathy. What a woman.