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Inclusive Excellence

Michael Smolucha, Micaela Smith, Tashi Sherpa
COBE Students Michael Smolucha, Micaela Smith, Tashi Sherpa in Nepal. Photo courtesy of Tshering Sherpa.

COBE students around the world share their stories.

We turn the spotlight on some of our outstanding students whose talents and contributions enrich our college.

Danny Gutierrez talks about the importance of inclusion.

Danny Gutierrez
  • Business Economics Major
  • President of the Boise State chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (the international business honor society)
Santosh Chaurasia

Santosh Chaurasia – Nepal

Santosh’s move to the United States was the hardest thing he had ever done. His hardworking ability and persistence helped him succeed. Read more about Santosh.

Emily Valla

Emily Valla – Boise

Local News 8 reporter sparks interest in becoming an active member in the Boise business community. Read more about Emily.

Maya Duratovic

Maya Duratovic – Bosnia

Because she is unable to travel all over the world, she is trying to bring the world to Boise. Read more about Maya.

McK Schroeder

McK Schroeder – New Plymouth, Idaho

Fluent in the Japanese, McK will work in Japan once she graduates. Read more about McK.

Steven Bennett

Steven Bennett -Saskatchewan, Canada

“My mom always told me that I had an eye for accounting—I probably should’ve listened to her because now I’m here at Boise State getting my master in accountancy.” Read more about Steven.

Lauren Butler

Lauren Butler – Sacramento, California

From a hairdresser to a profession in public policy, Lauren’s new career goal is to help disenfranchised people in Boise. Read more about Lauren.

Nitya Nukala, Boise State studentNitya Nukala – India

Nitya has enjoyed statistic and analyzing data from a young age. She hopes to return home to India and help farmers earn better wages by connecting them with businesses. Read more about Nitya.

Nam DoNam Do – Vietnam

Nam urges everyone to take advantages of every opportunity because they may not always be there. Read more about Nam.

aram kim

Aram Kim – South Korea

A strong work ethic has allowed Aram to be successful in her endeavors in a country far away from home. Read more about

Ali AlmutairiAli Almurairi – Kuwait

Ali enjoys the bike trails in Boise and competes in air riflery.” Read more about Ali.

busayo apampaBusayo Apampa – Lagos, Nigeria

Busayo loves the friendly people in the Boise community and the big city/small city feel. Read more about Busayo.

emmaneul eze

Emmanuel Eze – Nigeria

Emman wants to take his fun-loving personality and infuse it into the structure and order of accounting. Read more about Emmanuel.