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Outstanding Graduate Award

One graduating student (winter and spring) from every academic program is selected based on academic achievement and outstanding leadership. Outstanding Graduate students are honored at a luncheon ceremony. Outstanding Graduate is the highest student award given by the College of Business and Economics.

Spring 2022

  • Joseph Abajian

    Joseph Abajian

    Economics

    The College of Business and Economics was my home for the past three years. Just as I left home for college. I am leaving home again. With departure comes growth and learning. I left high school with a basic understanding of economics. At Boise State, that blossomed into the skills and knowledge required to conduct complex and important economic analysis. My undergraduate experience proved the value of leaving home. While I am sad to go, I know the future holds opportunities. Thanks to the instruction, support, and staff of the Boise State Department of Economics, I am prepared to leave home again.

    The College of Business and Economics was my home for the past three years. Just as I left home for college. I am leaving home again. With departure comes growth and learning. I left high school with a basic understanding of economics. At Boise State, that blossomed into the skills and knowledge required to conduct complex and important economic analysis. My undergraduate experience proved the value of leaving home. While I am sad to go, I know the future holds opportunities. Thanks to the instruction, support, and staff of the Boise State Department of Economics, I am prepared to leave home again.

  • Marc Chaney

    Marc Chaney

    Accountancy

    I am graduating in the spring 2022 semester with a bachelor of business administration in accountancy and a minor in nonprofit management. Here at Boise State, I was a part of the COBE Living Learning Program as a freshman where I was able to gain connections with other students and local businesses. I am also the president of Resonate Student Organization which is a church and collegiate ministry on campus. I have accepted a position with Resonate Church doing campus ministry after I graduate in May!

    I am graduating in the spring 2022 semester with a bachelor of business administration in accountancy and a minor in nonprofit management. Here at Boise State, I was a part of the COBE Living Learning Program as a freshman where I was able to gain connections with other students and local businesses. I am also the president of Resonate Student Organization which is a church and collegiate ministry on campus. I have accepted a position with Resonate Church doing campus ministry after I graduate in May!

  • Nate Farnsworth

    Nate Farnsworth

    Master of Business Administration - Online

    I am truly humbled and honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate award. I dedicate this distinction to my beautiful wife and 5 children who supported me through this process. The MBA program at Boise State is first-class and has already propelled me forward in my career. I started the program as a manager, and now 20 months later, my family heads off to Japan as I pursue my career aspirations at a director level. The MBA program has top-tier professors that are experts in their respective fields and I would recommend this program to anyone! Go Broncos!

    I am truly humbled and honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate award. I dedicate this distinction to my beautiful wife and 5 children who supported me through this process. The MBA program at Boise State is first-class and has already propelled me forward in my career. I started the program as a manager, and now 20 months later, my family heads off to Japan as I pursue my career aspirations at a director level. The MBA program has top-tier professors that are experts in their respective fields and I would recommend this program to anyone! Go Broncos!

  • Jordan Gerberding,

    Jordan Gerberding

    Information Technology Management

    I am incredibly thankful for this honor and recognition, but I could not have done this on my own. Thank you to the ITM department professors for the wisdom, support, and enthusiasm they brought to class each day. I am excited to bring what I have learned here at Boise State to Indiana as I begin my career as a business analytics consultant. “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

    I am incredibly thankful for this honor and recognition, but I could not have done this on my own. Thank you to the ITM department professors for the wisdom, support, and enthusiasm they brought to class each day. I am excited to bring what I have learned here at Boise State to Indiana as I begin my career as a business analytics consultant. “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

  • David Galli

    David Galli

    International Business

    I am extremely honored to be selected as one of COBE’s Outstanding Graduates. Throughout my past 4 years in Boise, I have been blessed to live in such a beautiful place with so much to offer. COBE has taught me valuable skills I will use in my future career and look forward to using them in Boise post-graduation! I am also thankful for the lifelong connections I have made here and excellent professors such as Jack Marr. Huge shout out to my family, friends, Bogus Basin, and the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi for helping me get where I am today!

    I am extremely honored to be selected as one of COBE’s Outstanding Graduates. Throughout my past 4 years in Boise, I have been blessed to live in such a beautiful place with so much to offer. COBE has taught me valuable skills I will use in my future career and look forward to using them in Boise post-graduation! I am also thankful for the lifelong connections I have made here and excellent professors such as Jack Marr. Huge shout out to my family, friends, Bogus Basin, and the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi for helping me get where I am today!

  • Ashley Hanson

    Ashley Hanson

    Entrepreneurship Management

    I am excited and honored to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate of the College of Business and Economics in Entrepreneurial Management. As a COBE student here at Boise State University, majoring in both entrepreneurial management and business administration, I have gained a great deal of knowledge from my courses and professors that I believe will have prepared me for my future. Throughout my three years at Boise State, I have participated in clubs, Greek life, internships, and pursued many other opportunities all of which have been very rewarding. I will be interning with a company in Barcelona, Spain this fall, and hope to start my own business when I return. I will forever be grateful and so thankful for the connections I have made here at Boise State and the support I received!

    I am excited and honored to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate of the College of Business and Economics in Entrepreneurial Management. As a COBE student here at Boise State University, majoring in both entrepreneurial management and business administration, I have gained a great deal of knowledge from my courses and professors that I believe will have prepared me for my future. Throughout my three years at Boise State, I have participated in clubs, Greek life, internships, and pursued many other opportunities all of which have been very rewarding. I will be interning with a company in Barcelona, Spain this fall, and hope to start my own business when I return. I will forever be grateful and so thankful for the connections I have made here at Boise State and the support I received!

  • Dawn Hunter

    Dawn Hunter

    Master of Business Administration - Professional

    I am honored to be chosen for this outstanding award. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Allied Medical Professions 23 years ago from The Ohio State University. I have spent most of my career in Radiology (Mammography & MRI). I am currently working as a Mammography Supervisor within the St Luke’s Health System. The support of my family, friends, co-workers, and our program directors helped me achieve my goal of earning a master’s degree. Anyone graduating this year has proven to be resilient, flexible, and determined by taking on the challenge of earning a degree in the middle of a pandemic. Congratulations to all COBE graduates for being Pandemic Scholars.

    I am honored to be chosen for this outstanding award. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Allied Medical Professions 23 years ago from The Ohio State University. I have spent most of my career in Radiology (Mammography & MRI). I am currently working as a Mammography Supervisor within the St Luke’s Health System. The support of my family, friends, co-workers, and our program directors helped me achieve my goal of earning a master’s degree. Anyone graduating this year has proven to be resilient, flexible, and determined by taking on the challenge of earning a degree in the middle of a pandemic. Congratulations to all COBE graduates for being Pandemic Scholars.

  • Carson Inglin

    Carson Inglin

    Finance

    I am extremely grateful and honored to receive the spring 2022 COBE Outstanding Graduate award in finance. I am graduating from COBE and the Honors College with degrees in finance and accountancy. After graduation, I will pursue a CPA license and start my career in tax accounting at Deloitte in Boise. Holding leadership positions in extracurricular activities, such as the Financial Management Association and Club Golf, has also enabled me to develop organizational and management skills while learning about business concepts outside of the classroom. Thank you to the professors, advisors, and peers who have helped me over the last four years. I would not be where I am without you all. Go Broncos!

    I am extremely grateful and honored to receive the spring 2022 COBE Outstanding Graduate award in finance. I am graduating from COBE and the Honors College with degrees in finance and accountancy. After graduation, I will pursue a CPA license and start my career in tax accounting at Deloitte in Boise. Holding leadership positions in extracurricular activities, such as the Financial Management Association and Club Golf, has also enabled me to develop organizational and management skills while learning about business concepts outside of the classroom. Thank you to the professors, advisors, and peers who have helped me over the last four years. I would not be where I am without you all. Go Broncos!

  • Simin Joshaghani

    Simin Joshaghani

    Master of Economics

    I am a Master’s student in the economics department. My research involves Urban Economics and Machine Learning techniques. COBE has helped me meet with some of the best mentors I could ask for, and I am grateful for everything that the faculty and staff have done for me. COBE has provided me with many valuable experiences and opportunities. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this fantastic community.

    I am a Master’s student in the economics department. My research involves Urban Economics and Machine Learning techniques. COBE has helped me meet with some of the best mentors I could ask for, and I am grateful for everything that the faculty and staff have done for me. COBE has provided me with many valuable experiences and opportunities. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this fantastic community.

  • Kaija Lazda

    Kaija Lazda

    Master of Business Administration - Career Track

    The Career Track MBA was such an enriching program and I am honored to be chosen as the spring 2022 Outstanding Graduate. As a student with an international relations degree, I resonated with the diverse educational background each member of the cohort brought to the program, and I could not have succeeded without them. A big thank you to COBE Career Services as well where I worked as a GA and received unwavering mentorship and support.  I look forward to utilizing my new skills as I join HP in their Boise office in June.

    The Career Track MBA was such an enriching program and I am honored to be chosen as the spring 2022 Outstanding Graduate. As a student with an international relations degree, I resonated with the diverse educational background each member of the cohort brought to the program, and I could not have succeeded without them. A big thank you to COBE Career Services as well where I worked as a GA and received unwavering mentorship and support.  I look forward to utilizing my new skills as I join HP in their Boise office in June.

  • Ben Mattson

    Ben Mattson

    Supply Chain Management

    As a non-traditional student with a 15-year career under my belt already, I am extremely honored to receive this recognition.  I am incredibly grateful to each and every one of my SCM and ITM professors, as they have provided amazing knowledge, guidance, and encouragement on the path to my next career.  I never would have expected to be on this course when I left high school; now, I cannot imagine doing anything else, and I am greatly anticipating the professional application of everything that I have learned here at COBE!

    As a non-traditional student with a 15-year career under my belt already, I am extremely honored to receive this recognition.  I am incredibly grateful to each and every one of my SCM and ITM professors, as they have provided amazing knowledge, guidance, and encouragement on the path to my next career.  I never would have expected to be on this course when I left high school; now, I cannot imagine doing anything else, and I am greatly anticipating the professional application of everything that I have learned here at COBE!

  • Lucy Murphy

    Lucy Murphy

    Business and Economic Analytics

    I am honored to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate in the business and economic analytics program. I am beyond thankful for my time here at Boise State. I appreciate all of the help and support I received over the years from faculty, family and friends. After graduation, I will be working as a Category Analyst for The Hershey Company. In this position, I will be able to apply the analytical skills I have learned through my classes and experiences at Boise State.

    I am honored to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate in the business and economic analytics program. I am beyond thankful for my time here at Boise State. I appreciate all of the help and support I received over the years from faculty, family and friends. After graduation, I will be working as a Category Analyst for The Hershey Company. In this position, I will be able to apply the analytical skills I have learned through my classes and experiences at Boise State.

  • Chi Nguyen

    Chi Nguyen

    Human Resource Management

    I want to attribute the Outstanding Graduate award to my mother, my COBE faculty advisors Drs. Liam Maher, Felice Klein, Gundy Kaupins, and Ray Fang, as well as my support system here at Boise State. As an international student from Viet Nam, I have received tremendous support and inspiration from my advisors and peers through my work with Housing and Residence Life and as a Learning Assistant. The leadership opportunities in the Human Resource Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, and International Student Association have developed me both academically and professionally. I am very excited to utilize what I have learned as an International Bronco for my future endeavors in pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviors.

    I want to attribute the Outstanding Graduate award to my mother, my COBE faculty advisors Drs. Liam Maher, Felice Klein, Gundy Kaupins, and Ray Fang, as well as my support system here at Boise State. As an international student from Viet Nam, I have received tremendous support and inspiration from my advisors and peers through my work with Housing and Residence Life and as a Learning Assistant. The leadership opportunities in the Human Resource Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, and International Student Association have developed me both academically and professionally. I am very excited to utilize what I have learned as an International Bronco for my future endeavors in pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviors.

  • Ally Orr

    Ally Orr

    Marketing

    After the last four years of facing many challenges in college, I will finally graduate with my degree in marketing from COBE. I have created a legacy at Boise State by founding the “Women in STEM, Medicine, and Law” scholarship, and I want to use my marketing degree to continue to lead a life and career that works to uplift women and all people.

    After the last four years of facing many challenges in college, I will finally graduate with my degree in marketing from COBE. I have created a legacy at Boise State by founding the “Women in STEM, Medicine, and Law” scholarship, and I want to use my marketing degree to continue to lead a life and career that works to uplift women and all people.

  • Ann Peterson

    Ann Peterson

    Management

    Thank you for selecting me as a COBE Outstanding Graduate for the spring 2022 recipient. It is such an honor to represent the management program in this capacity. By having Boise State’s online management program available, I have fulfilled a goal to complete my bachelor’s degree. The knowledge I have gained in this program benefits me daily in my career as a Business Analyst.  However, it doesn’t end there, I also apply what I have learned in other areas such as with community organizations for which I volunteer. Thank you to Boise State’s COBE online program administration for providing an opportunity for anyone anywhere to complete their college education.

    Thank you for selecting me as a COBE Outstanding Graduate for the spring 2022 recipient. It is such an honor to represent the management program in this capacity. By having Boise State’s online management program available, I have fulfilled a goal to complete my bachelor’s degree. The knowledge I have gained in this program benefits me daily in my career as a Business Analyst.  However, it doesn’t end there, I also apply what I have learned in other areas such as with community organizations for which I volunteer. Thank you to Boise State’s COBE online program administration for providing an opportunity for anyone anywhere to complete their college education.

  • Brooke Thompson

    Brooke Thompson

    Business Administration

    I am so honored to be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate within the management department. I cannot thank Boise State and COBE enough for the endless opportunities I have been given. I will be graduating with double majors in Human Resource Management and Business Administration, with a minor in Communication. My time at Boise State has included working for Career Services, two internships, a COBE teaching assistant position and a variety of extracurricular clubs and organizations. I would not be where I am today without my professors, mentors, family and friends. Thank you for everything and Go Broncos!

    I am so honored to be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate within the management department. I cannot thank Boise State and COBE enough for the endless opportunities I have been given. I will be graduating with double majors in Human Resource Management and Business Administration, with a minor in Communication. My time at Boise State has included working for Career Services, two internships, a COBE teaching assistant position and a variety of extracurricular clubs and organizations. I would not be where I am today without my professors, mentors, family and friends. Thank you for everything and Go Broncos!

  • Victor Vazquez

    Victor Vazquez

    Master of Business Administration - Online

    I am excited to be receiving my MBA from Boise State University this spring. I have been employed by Glanbia Nutritionals for the past eleven years, and am the sales manager U.S. and Mexico cheese sales. I began working for Glanbia after graduating from Utah State University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Economics. Originally from Richfield, Idaho, I now reside in Wisconsin with my wife and three sons. I enjoy golfing, fly fishing, and watching my boys play soccer. Best of luck to all my fellow graduates!

    I am excited to be receiving my MBA from Boise State University this spring. I have been employed by Glanbia Nutritionals for the past eleven years, and am the sales manager U.S. and Mexico cheese sales. I began working for Glanbia after graduating from Utah State University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Economics. Originally from Richfield, Idaho, I now reside in Wisconsin with my wife and three sons. I enjoy golfing, fly fishing, and watching my boys play soccer. Best of luck to all my fellow graduates!

  • Bonnie Vogt

    Bonnie Vogt

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    It is an honor to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate! Since finishing my undergraduate degree nearly twenty years ago, I have worked in tax compliance for a variety of organizations and earned my CPA license. I chose Boise State for its MSAT degree because I wanted to expand my accounting education with a program that specialized in taxation. I enjoyed connecting with other COBE students and my professors, especially Dr. Cowan and Dr. Cutler. Since graduation, I have continued my employment as a Senior Tax Accountant with J.R. Simplot Company. Go Broncos!

    It is an honor to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate! Since finishing my undergraduate degree nearly twenty years ago, I have worked in tax compliance for a variety of organizations and earned my CPA license. I chose Boise State for its MSAT degree because I wanted to expand my accounting education with a program that specialized in taxation. I enjoyed connecting with other COBE students and my professors, especially Dr. Cowan and Dr. Cutler. Since graduation, I have continued my employment as a Senior Tax Accountant with J.R. Simplot Company. Go Broncos!

Winter 2021

  • Mellissa Aivles

    Business Administration

    I am a 43-year-old mother and I have been with my husband for 25 years. I graduated high school 25 years ago and now I am graduating college with a bachelor’s degree. Having this degree might just be a single piece of paper but it’s a symbol of my tenacity. I have been on the dean’s list since 2020. I was given the opportunity to return to school full-time after Micron outsourced my department in 2019. After spending 16 years in manufacturing, I wanted to learn something different. I chose to pursue a business administration degree because I believed it will help me be more successful.

    I am a 43-year-old mother and I have been with my husband for 25 years. I graduated high school 25 years ago and now I am graduating college with a bachelor’s degree. Having this degree might just be a single piece of paper but it’s a symbol of my tenacity. I have been on the dean’s list since 2020. I was given the opportunity to return to school full-time after Micron outsourced my department in 2019. After spending 16 years in manufacturing, I wanted to learn something different. I chose to pursue a business administration degree because I believed it will help me be more successful.

  • Marhaba Mohammad Aziz

    Human Resource Management

    I am honored to be selected as one of the College of Business and Economics’ Outstanding Graduates. I’m a first-generation graduate student from Afghanistan majoring in human resource management and minoring in marketing. Education has always been an important part of my life, being able to complete my bachelor’s degree through Boise State University has been very impactful and educational. I was provided with several different resources and opportunities that helped me shape my career, which I am excited to take on. I’ve made connections with great professors and students that I will always be grateful for!

    I am honored to be selected as one of the College of Business and Economics’ Outstanding Graduates. I’m a first-generation graduate student from Afghanistan majoring in human resource management and minoring in marketing. Education has always been an important part of my life, being able to complete my bachelor’s degree through Boise State University has been very impactful and educational. I was provided with several different resources and opportunities that helped me shape my career, which I am excited to take on. I’ve made connections with great professors and students that I will always be grateful for!

  • Jorge Corea

    International Business

    I am an international student from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The five years I’ve spent in Boise have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding years of my life. Boise State has been a gateway into a world I could have never fathomed a decade ago. Now graduated, I can pridefully say I’ve made connections and experiences that will follow me through the rest of my academic and personal life. I’m not exactly sure what the future holds. Yet my goals and ambitions are driven by what I learned in school.

    I am an international student from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The five years I’ve spent in Boise have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding years of my life. Boise State has been a gateway into a world I could have never fathomed a decade ago. Now graduated, I can pridefully say I’ve made connections and experiences that will follow me through the rest of my academic and personal life. I’m not exactly sure what the future holds. Yet my goals and ambitions are driven by what I learned in school.

  • Joe Harris

    Information Technology Management

    Thank you for the distinction of being one of the College of Business and Economics Outstanding Graduates. Thank you to faculty and peers for guiding me through a difficult yet gratifying program. I would not have been able to make it through without unending support from my family and others that encouraged me along the way. I hope to make a major splash in the workplace with the skills I have learned and I am excited for what is to come. Good luck to the 2021 graduates and the journey ahead.

    Thank you for the distinction of being one of the College of Business and Economics Outstanding Graduates. Thank you to faculty and peers for guiding me through a difficult yet gratifying program. I would not have been able to make it through without unending support from my family and others that encouraged me along the way. I hope to make a major splash in the workplace with the skills I have learned and I am excited for what is to come. Good luck to the 2021 graduates and the journey ahead.

  • Jasmine Jackson

    Entrepreneurship Management

  • Seth Johnsen

    Economics

    I am honored and humbled to be the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award for economics. The Boise State economics program well prepared me to take knowledge from the classroom and apply it in practice. Attending Boise State allowed me to pursue academic opportunities that extended beyond the classroom. I had the privilege of receiving two internships with Idaho Legislators in the Idaho House of Representatives. Boise State and the Collage of Business and Economics program have allowed me to build a strong foundation for my academic pursuits that will aid me well as I move my academic career into law.

    I am honored and humbled to be the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award for economics. The Boise State economics program well prepared me to take knowledge from the classroom and apply it in practice. Attending Boise State allowed me to pursue academic opportunities that extended beyond the classroom. I had the privilege of receiving two internships with Idaho Legislators in the Idaho House of Representatives. Boise State and the Collage of Business and Economics program have allowed me to build a strong foundation for my academic pursuits that will aid me well as I move my academic career into law.

  • Devin Lambrecht

    Supply Chain Management

    I am thankful and honored to be selected as a College Business and Economics Outstanding Graduate. I would like to thank the faculty who have aided me during my academic career. The knowledge I have gained at Boise State has allowed me to make positive changes in both my community and at work. I am looking forward to my future career in supply chain management and will not forget the people who helped me get to where I am today.

    I am thankful and honored to be selected as a College Business and Economics Outstanding Graduate. I would like to thank the faculty who have aided me during my academic career. The knowledge I have gained at Boise State has allowed me to make positive changes in both my community and at work. I am looking forward to my future career in supply chain management and will not forget the people who helped me get to where I am today.

  • Shawn Perla

    Management

  • Aaron Thomas

    Accountancy and Finance

    I am an accounting and finance major here at the College of Business and Economics. I transferred from a community college after completing my associates and competing in collegiate sports. In COBE, I work as a teaching assistant in the accounting department as well as sit on the executive board for Beta Alpha Psi. I am blessed to have received this recognition. Thank you to everyone who has made it possible. Go Broncos!

    I am an accounting and finance major here at the College of Business and Economics. I transferred from a community college after completing my associates and competing in collegiate sports. In COBE, I work as a teaching assistant in the accounting department as well as sit on the executive board for Beta Alpha Psi. I am blessed to have received this recognition. Thank you to everyone who has made it possible. Go Broncos!

  • Emily White

    Marketing

    As an Idaho native, I grew up with my eyes on attending Boise State. To be recognized as the Department of Marketing’s Outstanding Graduate is an honor. My College of Business and Economics education connected me with like-minded peers, challenged me personally and professionally, and prepped me to problem-solve my way through whatever life holds next. On-campus, I’ve been involved in Business Professionals of America, Alpha Kappa Psi, and ASBSU. Outside of academics, I enjoy reading, rock climbing, and hiking. After graduating, I’m excited to connect my passions with the work I do to create a fulfilling life!

    As an Idaho native, I grew up with my eyes on attending Boise State. To be recognized as the Department of Marketing’s Outstanding Graduate is an honor. My College of Business and Economics education connected me with like-minded peers, challenged me personally and professionally, and prepped me to problem-solve my way through whatever life holds next. On-campus, I’ve been involved in Business Professionals of America, Alpha Kappa Psi, and ASBSU. Outside of academics, I enjoy reading, rock climbing, and hiking. After graduating, I’m excited to connect my passions with the work I do to create a fulfilling life!

Spring 2021

  • Parker Allegood

    Business Administration

    I was born and raised in Meridian, Idaho. Throughout my undergraduate at Boise State, I was fortunate to be involved with multiple great organizations and clubs such as Sigma Chi, Beta Gamma Sigma, The Clean Water Corps., and the Pre-Dental Club. My ultimate goal is to be an exemplary oral health care professional who aims for the best patient outcome and satisfaction. In addition, I want to place a focus on underprivileged populations by providing affordable and accessible oral health care to Idaho Residents in underserved locations.

    I was born and raised in Meridian, Idaho. Throughout my undergraduate at Boise State, I was fortunate to be involved with multiple great organizations and clubs such as Sigma Chi, Beta Gamma Sigma, The Clean Water Corps., and the Pre-Dental Club. My ultimate goal is to be an exemplary oral health care professional who aims for the best patient outcome and satisfaction. In addition, I want to place a focus on underprivileged populations by providing affordable and accessible oral health care to Idaho Residents in underserved locations.

  • Rafaela Azevedo

    Rafaela Azevedo

    Master of Business Administration Career Track

    I am a first-generation student from Caxias do Sul, Brazil, who found my way half-across the world to the Career Track MBA Program at Boise State University! During my time at Boise State, I have made some amazing connections while working as a graduate assistant with the TechHelp product development and marketing team, and through my service as the CFO of the Net Impact student organization. I am so honored to be named a COBE Outstanding Graduate and I cannot wait to take what I have learned in this program with me to the next steps of my career.

    I am a first-generation student from Caxias do Sul, Brazil, who found my way half-across the world to the Career Track MBA Program at Boise State University! During my time at Boise State, I have made some amazing connections while working as a graduate assistant with the TechHelp product development and marketing team, and through my service as the CFO of the Net Impact student organization. I am so honored to be named a COBE Outstanding Graduate and I cannot wait to take what I have learned in this program with me to the next steps of my career.

  • Colin Branham

    International Business

    I am so excited to be selected as an outstanding graduate in international business. I came to COBE in a roundabout way, starting my first business classes as I finished my sophomore year. The past four years have been challenging, but full of blessings. I am particularly grateful to Jack Marr, Ruth Jebe, and Shelton Woods for their excellent classes and support. As the main plot of my life begins, I trust God that each successive chapter will be better than the last. Further in!

    I am so excited to be selected as an outstanding graduate in international business. I came to COBE in a roundabout way, starting my first business classes as I finished my sophomore year. The past four years have been challenging, but full of blessings. I am particularly grateful to Jack Marr, Ruth Jebe, and Shelton Woods for their excellent classes and support. As the main plot of my life begins, I trust God that each successive chapter will be better than the last. Further in!

  • Grant Breidenbach

    Entrepreneurship Management

    I am exceedingly grateful to receive the distinction of COBE Outstanding Graduate. Over the last four years, I have worked toward degrees in entrepreneurship management and marketing management as well as participated in the Honors College. My studies and time at Boise State University have been illuminated by extracurriculars such as leading the Alpine Climbing Club and working as the Marketing Director for St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, a local nonprofit agency devoted to preventing homelessness. Looking forward, I will thru-hike the 211-mile John Muir Trail this summer and look to begin a career in marketing. Go Broncos!

    I am exceedingly grateful to receive the distinction of COBE Outstanding Graduate. Over the last four years, I have worked toward degrees in entrepreneurship management and marketing management as well as participated in the Honors College. My studies and time at Boise State University have been illuminated by extracurriculars such as leading the Alpine Climbing Club and working as the Marketing Director for St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, a local nonprofit agency devoted to preventing homelessness. Looking forward, I will thru-hike the 211-mile John Muir Trail this summer and look to begin a career in marketing. Go Broncos!

  • Andy Breland

    Business and Economics Analytics

    I have the privilege to finish my three years at Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and economic analytics with a minor in mathematics. The great professors and education I received at Boise State allowed me to not only learn to become a great analyst but apply my education by aiding a small business in my hometown. I am honored to receive the COBE Outstanding Graduate award, and I would like to thank my family and friends that made this possible.

    I have the privilege to finish my three years at Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and economic analytics with a minor in mathematics. The great professors and education I received at Boise State allowed me to not only learn to become a great analyst but apply my education by aiding a small business in my hometown. I am honored to receive the COBE Outstanding Graduate award, and I would like to thank my family and friends that made this possible.

  • Kyle Brookman

    Master of Economics

    The graduate program in economics was a rewarding experience and I’m honored to be the department’s outstanding graduate. I’m grateful for the platform to do original research as well as the opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of economics. I really enjoyed the mix of technical and creative work that was involved. I left the program with a wealth of knowledge, lasting relationships, and a clear path for success. I’m especially happy I was able to stay in my hometown of Boise to pursue a master’s degree and I look forward to using my education to make a positive impact here in Idaho.

    The graduate program in economics was a rewarding experience and I’m honored to be the department’s outstanding graduate. I’m grateful for the platform to do original research as well as the opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of economics. I really enjoyed the mix of technical and creative work that was involved. I left the program with a wealth of knowledge, lasting relationships, and a clear path for success. I’m especially happy I was able to stay in my hometown of Boise to pursue a master’s degree and I look forward to using my education to make a positive impact here in Idaho.

  • Peter Chiromo

    Master of Accountancy

    I am truly humbled and honored to be a recipient of the outstanding graduate award. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to the US with my wife and son to pursue my education goals and I graduated cum laude from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. I successfully completed all four parts of the CPA exams while pursuing my master’s in accounting degree at Boise State University. I now work as an auditor at a “Big Four” public accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) in Atlanta, Georgia applying what I learned.

    I am truly humbled and honored to be a recipient of the outstanding graduate award. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to the US with my wife and son to pursue my education goals and I graduated cum laude from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. I successfully completed all four parts of the CPA exams while pursuing my master’s in accounting degree at Boise State University. I now work as an auditor at a “Big Four” public accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) in Atlanta, Georgia applying what I learned.

  • Jonathan Chu

    Information Technology Management

    I am honored to be selected as one of COBE’s Outstanding Graduates. I’m graduating with degrees in ITM and accountancy. Boise State University provided an exceptional environment for my personal and academic growth. I credit my growth to the great COBE professors, tutoring for the accountancy department, and as a Delta Sigma Phi executive board member. I am grateful for the connections I have made while at Boise State and would like to thank my friends and family who have helped me along the way. I’m from California but will remain in Boise and am excited to start my professional career.

    I am honored to be selected as one of COBE’s Outstanding Graduates. I’m graduating with degrees in ITM and accountancy. Boise State University provided an exceptional environment for my personal and academic growth. I credit my growth to the great COBE professors, tutoring for the accountancy department, and as a Delta Sigma Phi executive board member. I am grateful for the connections I have made while at Boise State and would like to thank my friends and family who have helped me along the way. I’m from California but will remain in Boise and am excited to start my professional career.

  • Caleb Jones

    Supply Chain Management

    I am honored to be nominated for and receive the outstanding graduate award for supply chain management at Boise State University. I will be graduating from Boise State University in the spring of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management. I had the privilege of serving in the United States Army with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, before attending Boise State University. I would like to thank all of the staff at the veteran service center at Boise State University as well as the faculty in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management  It was a privilege to attend classes taught by the likes of Professors Karen Corral, Jim Kroes, and Phillip Fry, just to name a few. I truly appreciated all the extra time and effort you put into your lectures.

    I am honored to be nominated for and receive the outstanding graduate award for supply chain management at Boise State University. I will be graduating from Boise State University in the spring of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management. I had the privilege of serving in the United States Army with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, before attending Boise State University. I would like to thank all of the staff at the veteran service center at Boise State University as well as the faculty in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management  It was a privilege to attend classes taught by the likes of Professors Karen Corral, Jim Kroes, and Phillip Fry, just to name a few. I truly appreciated all the extra time and effort you put into your lectures.

  • Skylar Merschel

    Human Resource Management

    I want to thank Boise State University’s faculty and staff for their guidance and assistance throughout my time at Boise State, especially COBE and the Honors College. I am grateful for the opportunity to earn a double major in human resource management and business administration, along with my involvement as an Honors College officer. I look forward to the adventures ahead and will always remember my time at Boise State University and those that helped me. Go Broncos!

    I want to thank Boise State University’s faculty and staff for their guidance and assistance throughout my time at Boise State, especially COBE and the Honors College. I am grateful for the opportunity to earn a double major in human resource management and business administration, along with my involvement as an Honors College officer. I look forward to the adventures ahead and will always remember my time at Boise State University and those that helped me. Go Broncos!

  • Malia Pivec

    Finance and Marketing

    As I look back and reflect on who I was four years ago, and who I am now, graduating with a bachelor’s in marketing and finance and planning to pursue an MBA at the University of Oregon, I can’t help but think about how grateful I am for everyone who made it all possible. I’m incredibly thankful for my professors, who went beyond their call of duty to set me up for success; my coaches, who provided me with the strength to push beyond the edge of my comfort zone; and my teammates, who have propelled me to new heights.

    As I look back and reflect on who I was four years ago, and who I am now, graduating with a bachelor’s in marketing and finance and planning to pursue an MBA at the University of Oregon, I can’t help but think about how grateful I am for everyone who made it all possible. I’m incredibly thankful for my professors, who went beyond their call of duty to set me up for success; my coaches, who provided me with the strength to push beyond the edge of my comfort zone; and my teammates, who have propelled me to new heights.

  • Dani Shafer

    Accountancy

    I am an accountancy major graduating in Spring 2021. This summer, I will start an internship in public accounting at Deloitte in the Denver office, as an audit intern. After graduation, I will be working as a graduate assistant for COBE while getting my master’s in accountancy at BSU. I also plan to sit for the CPA exam during the next school year. Over the past three years with my time in COBE, I volunteered for VITA and I have been a member of Beta Alpha Psi. In addition to being an accounting student, I had the privilege of being on the gymnastics team for Boise State. In my limited free time, I like to bake, run, and spend time with friends and family.

    I am an accountancy major graduating in Spring 2021. This summer, I will start an internship in public accounting at Deloitte in the Denver office, as an audit intern. After graduation, I will be working as a graduate assistant for COBE while getting my master’s in accountancy at BSU. I also plan to sit for the CPA exam during the next school year. Over the past three years with my time in COBE, I volunteered for VITA and I have been a member of Beta Alpha Psi. In addition to being an accounting student, I had the privilege of being on the gymnastics team for Boise State. In my limited free time, I like to bake, run, and spend time with friends and family.

  • David Shin

    Economics

    I will be graduating with an economics degree with minors in mathematics and physics. I am working at the United Nations in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Previously, I interned at various think tanks and government sectors throughout my undergraduate studies. These experiences would not have been possible without the education and support received from the COBE Economics Department. Without their generous financial aid and willingness to cultivate my intellectual curiosity, I would not have the career opportunities I enjoy now. I look forward to supporting Boise State University and COBE in the future.

    I will be graduating with an economics degree with minors in mathematics and physics. I am working at the United Nations in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Previously, I interned at various think tanks and government sectors throughout my undergraduate studies. These experiences would not have been possible without the education and support received from the COBE Economics Department. Without their generous financial aid and willingness to cultivate my intellectual curiosity, I would not have the career opportunities I enjoy now. I look forward to supporting Boise State University and COBE in the future.

  • Jonathan Wheatley

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I am a graduate of a concurrent degree program between Boise State University and the University of Idaho. At Boise State, I graduated with a Master of Science in Accountancy and Taxation, and from the University of Idaho, I graduated with my law degree. While at Boise State, I acted as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant; at the University of Idaho, I had the privilege of sitting as the Editor in Chief of the Idaho Law Review. Upon passing the bar exam, I will be practicing transactional healthcare and business law with Hawley Troxell. Thank you to Professors Cowan and Cutler for all their support.

    I am a graduate of a concurrent degree program between Boise State University and the University of Idaho. At Boise State, I graduated with a Master of Science in Accountancy and Taxation, and from the University of Idaho, I graduated with my law degree. While at Boise State, I acted as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant; at the University of Idaho, I had the privilege of sitting as the Editor in Chief of the Idaho Law Review. Upon passing the bar exam, I will be practicing transactional healthcare and business law with Hawley Troxell. Thank you to Professors Cowan and Cutler for all their support.

Winter 2020

  • Joe Ayers

    Joe Ayers

    Supply Chain Management

    I finished 4 years at Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management and information technology management with a certificate in business analytics. I am so honored to receive this reward, and I would like to thank all the great professors I have had throughout my time with COBE. I would also like to thank my family and friends for supporting me and creating an enjoyable college experience. I am confident that the education and experience I’ve gained through COBE will help further my career efforts as a supply chain manager.

    I finished 4 years at Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management and information technology management with a certificate in business analytics. I am so honored to receive this reward, and I would like to thank all the great professors I have had throughout my time with COBE. I would also like to thank my family and friends for supporting me and creating an enjoyable college experience. I am confident that the education and experience I’ve gained through COBE will help further my career efforts as a supply chain manager.

  • Ryan Flynn

    Finance

    I am honored to have been awarded COBE’s Winter 2020 Outstanding Graduate in Finance. Striving for both academic excellence and student leadership is a balancing act, but I’m glad that I saw both as extremely important for my development. Taking seriously my academics allowed me to not only learn topics in finance well, but it motivated me to interact with professors outside the classroom to understand topics beyond the theoretical. Taking seriously student involvement allowed me to build everlasting relationships and gave me tools and experience in leading an organization towards a common pursuit. I could not have had the success I have had without the people along the way. To quote a well-known and observed phrase, “No man is an island entire of itself.”

    I am honored to have been awarded COBE’s Winter 2020 Outstanding Graduate in Finance. Striving for both academic excellence and student leadership is a balancing act, but I’m glad that I saw both as extremely important for my development. Taking seriously my academics allowed me to not only learn topics in finance well, but it motivated me to interact with professors outside the classroom to understand topics beyond the theoretical. Taking seriously student involvement allowed me to build everlasting relationships and gave me tools and experience in leading an organization towards a common pursuit. I could not have had the success I have had without the people along the way. To quote a well-known and observed phrase, “No man is an island entire of itself.”

  • Emily Jackson

    Emily Jackson

    Accountancy

    I am so honored to receive the 2020 Winter Outstanding Graduate Award. I am graduating from Boise State with a bachelor of business administration in accountancy and plan to continue my education in the master of science in accounting (MSA) program at Boise State. After my completion of the MSA program, I will be moving to Bellevue, Washington, where I will sit for the CPA examinations and start my career at Berntson Porter & Company. The past three and a half years have been so rewarding, I was able to participate in many extracurriculars that helped me find my passion and work in the field I want to start a career in. I would like to say a huge thank you to the professors who helped me get here and my family who supported me through it all.

    I am so honored to receive the 2020 Winter Outstanding Graduate Award. I am graduating from Boise State with a bachelor of business administration in accountancy and plan to continue my education in the master of science in accounting (MSA) program at Boise State. After my completion of the MSA program, I will be moving to Bellevue, Washington, where I will sit for the CPA examinations and start my career at Berntson Porter & Company. The past three and a half years have been so rewarding, I was able to participate in many extracurriculars that helped me find my passion and work in the field I want to start a career in. I would like to say a huge thank you to the professors who helped me get here and my family who supported me through it all.

  • Andrew O'Brien

    Andrew O'Brien

    Marketing

    I cannot understate how fortunate I am to have had an experience at Boise State such as this, and I’m honored to be recognized as a COBE Outstanding Graduate. Yes, it’s the cherry on top of a wonderful college career, but I’m deeply thankful to have had wise professors and mentors within Cru who never allowed me to put the importance of my education and success above other things. As C.S. Lewis said, “All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.”

    I cannot understate how fortunate I am to have had an experience at Boise State such as this, and I’m honored to be recognized as a COBE Outstanding Graduate. Yes, it’s the cherry on top of a wonderful college career, but I’m deeply thankful to have had wise professors and mentors within Cru who never allowed me to put the importance of my education and success above other things. As C.S. Lewis said, “All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.”

  • Isaac Poorman

    Information Technology Management

  • Lexi Reeves

    General Business

  • Samaria Schroeder

    Samaria Schroeder

    Business and Economic Analytics

    I am very honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award. I was very lucky to obtain my degree in only two and a half years and I would not have been able to do this without the support of my friends and family or the help of my professors. I am lucky to have gone to a school where everyone wants you to succeed and does not put roadblocks in your way. This was not an easy path and I am grateful to know everyone who helped me through this will be there to cheer me on in the future.

    I am very honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award. I was very lucky to obtain my degree in only two and a half years and I would not have been able to do this without the support of my friends and family or the help of my professors. I am lucky to have gone to a school where everyone wants you to succeed and does not put roadblocks in your way. This was not an easy path and I am grateful to know everyone who helped me through this will be there to cheer me on in the future.

  • Daniel Stoddard

    Daniel Stoddard

    International Business

    I am honored to be named an outstanding COBE graduate. My time at Boise State and being a part of the International Business Program has deepened my desire to become a part of our global community. I had many great opportunities during my college career and look forward to where my time spent, skills and knowledge learned will take me in the next few years. A big thank you to all the students, teachers, and staff that were a part of this journey with me. I could not have done it without you.

    I am honored to be named an outstanding COBE graduate. My time at Boise State and being a part of the International Business Program has deepened my desire to become a part of our global community. I had many great opportunities during my college career and look forward to where my time spent, skills and knowledge learned will take me in the next few years. A big thank you to all the students, teachers, and staff that were a part of this journey with me. I could not have done it without you.

  • Abigail Welburn

    Human Resource Management

  • Benton Wickersham

    Benton Wickersham

    Entrepreneurship Management

Spring 2020

  • Ben Albert

    Ben Albert

    Master of Economics

    I am a master’s student at Boise State University studying economics. My current research examines how presidential influence affects the geographic distribution of competitive grant fundings. I first became interested in political economy as an undergraduate at Boise State University, where I studied political science and economics. In my free time, I enjoy distance running and mountain biking.

    I am a master’s student at Boise State University studying economics. My current research examines how presidential influence affects the geographic distribution of competitive grant fundings. I first became interested in political economy as an undergraduate at Boise State University, where I studied political science and economics. In my free time, I enjoy distance running and mountain biking.

  • Holly Bossart

    Economics

    This May, I’m graduating with degrees in applied math and economics, with a minor in computer science. My time in COBE has been marked by the amazing relationships I have with faculty and students, and the countless opportunities I’ve been given. This fall, I’ll start graduate school as a joint Ph.D. student in public policy and statistics/data science at Carnegie Mellon University. In my free time, I enjoy podcasts, cooking, and fixing/riding my bicycle. I am honored to be an outstanding graduate and am forever proud to be a part of the department of economics at Boise State.

    This May, I’m graduating with degrees in applied math and economics, with a minor in computer science. My time in COBE has been marked by the amazing relationships I have with faculty and students, and the countless opportunities I’ve been given. This fall, I’ll start graduate school as a joint Ph.D. student in public policy and statistics/data science at Carnegie Mellon University. In my free time, I enjoy podcasts, cooking, and fixing/riding my bicycle. I am honored to be an outstanding graduate and am forever proud to be a part of the department of economics at Boise State.

  • Kendra Chaffee

    General Business

    I am majoring in human resource management and general business. Being given this recognition is an honor and I would like to give thanks to Professor Timothy Dunne and Professor Michael McIntyre. Both gave me knowledge that goes beyond what is taught in a textbook and prepared me for life after graduation. Next, I would like to encourage students to apply to the WorkU program. The experience I had in my internship with St. Luke’s Hospital opened an amazing opportunity to grow my skills. My time at Boise State has been remarkable and I am excited for my next chapter.

    I am majoring in human resource management and general business. Being given this recognition is an honor and I would like to give thanks to Professor Timothy Dunne and Professor Michael McIntyre. Both gave me knowledge that goes beyond what is taught in a textbook and prepared me for life after graduation. Next, I would like to encourage students to apply to the WorkU program. The experience I had in my internship with St. Luke’s Hospital opened an amazing opportunity to grow my skills. My time at Boise State has been remarkable and I am excited for my next chapter.

  • Olu Egunjobi

    Master of Accountancy

    I am honored to be a recipient of this award. I was born and grew up in Nigeria, West Africa. I moved to the United States in pursuit of higher education in 2015. I graduated magna cum-laude from BYU-I, where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in accounting. After my graduation here from the MSA program, I will be moving to Fort-worth, Texas with my wife and 2 kids where I have accepted a full-time position with EY as an associate in their Audit practice. When time permits, I love to spend time with my family, play and watch soccer, travel and go on hikes. I am excited about and looking forward to what the future holds for me.

    I am honored to be a recipient of this award. I was born and grew up in Nigeria, West Africa. I moved to the United States in pursuit of higher education in 2015. I graduated magna cum-laude from BYU-I, where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in accounting. After my graduation here from the MSA program, I will be moving to Fort-worth, Texas with my wife and 2 kids where I have accepted a full-time position with EY as an associate in their Audit practice. When time permits, I love to spend time with my family, play and watch soccer, travel and go on hikes. I am excited about and looking forward to what the future holds for me.

  • Linnaea Elzinga

    Linnaea Elzinga

    Entrepreneurship Management

    I am so honored to be selected as a COBE Outstanding Graduate! I’m also so grateful for the many memories I’ve made in the last four years at Boise State, including lessons I’ve learned from faculty members, business & marketing internships, and an incredible semester in France last year. After I graduate with a double major in Entrepreneurial Management and Business Administration, I intend to continue in a business career within the sustainable agriculture field. In my free time, I plan to travel more and continue to learn, even if in a nonacademic setting. I’m excited to see where life takes me after graduation!

    I am so honored to be selected as a COBE Outstanding Graduate! I’m also so grateful for the many memories I’ve made in the last four years at Boise State, including lessons I’ve learned from faculty members, business & marketing internships, and an incredible semester in France last year. After I graduate with a double major in Entrepreneurial Management and Business Administration, I intend to continue in a business career within the sustainable agriculture field. In my free time, I plan to travel more and continue to learn, even if in a nonacademic setting. I’m excited to see where life takes me after graduation!

  • Sophia Gallardo

    Human Resource Management

    I feel enormously grateful to be selected as a COBE Outstanding Graduate. Boise State University and its staff have prepared me to confidently enter the next stage of life with a human resources management degree. I also must recognize my amazing family for always offering support and wisdom. My experience as a student has been enriched by my internship with the Ada County Highway District and my involvement in Zeta Tau Alpha and Beta Gamma Sigma. I am so  thankful for all the opportunities and blessings God has provided me, and I look forward to seeing what life as an alumna holds!

    I feel enormously grateful to be selected as a COBE Outstanding Graduate. Boise State University and its staff have prepared me to confidently enter the next stage of life with a human resources management degree. I also must recognize my amazing family for always offering support and wisdom. My experience as a student has been enriched by my internship with the Ada County Highway District and my involvement in Zeta Tau Alpha and Beta Gamma Sigma. I am so  thankful for all the opportunities and blessings God has provided me, and I look forward to seeing what life as an alumna holds!

  • Dani Lawson

    Accountancy & Finance

    I am honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award for both the Accounting and Finance departments. I will be graduating from Boise State this May with a B.B.A in Accountancy and a B.B.A in Finance. During my four years at Boise State, I have had some incredible opportunities to participate in many academic and extracurricular endeavors including my memberships in Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Gamma Delta, and the Honors College. After graduation, I plan to sit for all four CPA exams during the summer and then begin my career in public accounting with Deloitte in Boise in the fall.

    I am honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award for both the Accounting and Finance departments. I will be graduating from Boise State this May with a B.B.A in Accountancy and a B.B.A in Finance. During my four years at Boise State, I have had some incredible opportunities to participate in many academic and extracurricular endeavors including my memberships in Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Gamma Delta, and the Honors College. After graduation, I plan to sit for all four CPA exams during the summer and then begin my career in public accounting with Deloitte in Boise in the fall.

  • Patrick McCuistion

    Business and Economic Analytics

    Hailing from Washington state, it has been a joy to move out to Boise and experience the vibrant community that I now get to call home. My journey at Boise State has been an adventurous one, with a major in business and economic analytics and minors in computer science, applied mathematics, and music. I am honored to be chosen as a COBE Outstanding Graduate and I’m so thankful to the faculty and students of Boise State for their support. I’ve been hired as a Quality Assurance Analyst at Clearwater Analytics starting May 2020 and I’m so excited for this next adventure!

    Hailing from Washington state, it has been a joy to move out to Boise and experience the vibrant community that I now get to call home. My journey at Boise State has been an adventurous one, with a major in business and economic analytics and minors in computer science, applied mathematics, and music. I am honored to be chosen as a COBE Outstanding Graduate and I’m so thankful to the faculty and students of Boise State for their support. I’ve been hired as a Quality Assurance Analyst at Clearwater Analytics starting May 2020 and I’m so excited for this next adventure!

  • Josef Sandahl

    Supply Chain Management

    Growing up in different places around the world has helped me appreciate the privilege of receiving a college education and motivated me to take studies and extracurricular learning opportunities seriously. It also instilled me with an interest in international markets and specifically, global supply chains. I believe that this is the most exciting time to be graduating with a supply chain management degree! Besides classes, I have been deeply involved with men’s club soccer and CRU. I am honored to be recognized as an outstanding
    graduate and humbled by the influence of all who have made it possible.

    Growing up in different places around the world has helped me appreciate the privilege of receiving a college education and motivated me to take studies and extracurricular learning opportunities seriously. It also instilled me with an interest in international markets and specifically, global supply chains. I believe that this is the most exciting time to be graduating with a supply chain management degree! Besides classes, I have been deeply involved with men’s club soccer and CRU. I am honored to be recognized as an outstanding
    graduate and humbled by the influence of all who have made it possible.

  • Micaela Smith

    Master of Business Administration - Career Track

    Three years ago I was just starting my professional career and realizing just how important businessacumen is in everyday decision-making. While life never seems to take you where you planned, I amnso glad that I found my way into the MBA Career Track program. Through my involvement as a graduate assistant at Blue Sky Institute and CFO of the Net Impact Club, I have strived to promote business as a means to improve the world we live in. Upon graduation I am excited to champion responsible business practices while serving within my passions of marketing and project management.

    Three years ago I was just starting my professional career and realizing just how important businessacumen is in everyday decision-making. While life never seems to take you where you planned, I amnso glad that I found my way into the MBA Career Track program. Through my involvement as a graduate assistant at Blue Sky Institute and CFO of the Net Impact Club, I have strived to promote business as a means to improve the world we live in. Upon graduation I am excited to champion responsible business practices while serving within my passions of marketing and project management.

  • Joel Tan

    Marketing

    It’s a huge honor to be selected as an outstanding graduate. When I moved from Malaysia, the goal was to pursue a higher education in the States, but this makes it feel like I’ve achieved the American dream. This wouldn’t have been possible without the people who have invested in my development. Many thanks to my family, professors, and advisors who have served as an indispensable resource in my journey to becoming a business professional. My time at Boise State has provided me with the opportunity to intern at SMHeuristics, where I plan to continue doing marketing research with after graduation.

    It’s a huge honor to be selected as an outstanding graduate. When I moved from Malaysia, the goal was to pursue a higher education in the States, but this makes it feel like I’ve achieved the American dream. This wouldn’t have been possible without the people who have invested in my development. Many thanks to my family, professors, and advisors who have served as an indispensable resource in my journey to becoming a business professional. My time at Boise State has provided me with the opportunity to intern at SMHeuristics, where I plan to continue doing marketing research with after graduation.

  • Connor Wall

    Information Technology Management

    As a Boise native, I always had my eyes set on Boise State University. I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology Management, alongside a Bachelor of Science in Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology. It was through these programs that I found my place and my future. I would like to thank my family, my friends, and each faculty member that I’ve had the opportunity to work with in my undergraduate career. Without your support I wouldn’t be where I am today. I can’t wait to start giving back by putting my skills to use in our community!

    As a Boise native, I always had my eyes set on Boise State University. I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology Management, alongside a Bachelor of Science in Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology. It was through these programs that I found my place and my future. I would like to thank my family, my friends, and each faculty member that I’ve had the opportunity to work with in my undergraduate career. Without your support I wouldn’t be where I am today. I can’t wait to start giving back by putting my skills to use in our community!

  • Michelle Wilson

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I am a graduate of Boise State’s Master of Science in Accountancy, Taxation program, and have also served as a graduate assistant. Originally from Boise, I earned a PhD in Victorian Literature and taught writing at the University of Southern California and New York University before making my way back home—and to accounting. After graduating in December, I  joined Wilson, Harris & Company, a local tax-focused public accounting firm. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, playing with our three (soon to be four, help us all) kids, and yelling at the dog.

    I am a graduate of Boise State’s Master of Science in Accountancy, Taxation program, and have also served as a graduate assistant. Originally from Boise, I earned a PhD in Victorian Literature and taught writing at the University of Southern California and New York University before making my way back home—and to accounting. After graduating in December, I  joined Wilson, Harris & Company, a local tax-focused public accounting firm. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, playing with our three (soon to be four, help us all) kids, and yelling at the dog.

  • Gregory Wischer

    International Business

    I am honored to be named a COBE Outstanding Graduate. Born and raised in Grand Forks, ND, I initially came to Boise State on a tennis scholarship. But International Business professors soon ignited my curiosity in the US-China relationship, particularly increasing economic competition. From offering globally-focused classes to supporting my international internships, COBE professors greatly influenced my academic and career trajectory. I hope to further analyze the US-China relationship and eventually work in US national security establishment. In August 2020, I will pursue my master’s degree in Security Studies at Georgetown University. Thank you, COBE, for your resolute support.

    I am honored to be named a COBE Outstanding Graduate. Born and raised in Grand Forks, ND, I initially came to Boise State on a tennis scholarship. But International Business professors soon ignited my curiosity in the US-China relationship, particularly increasing economic competition. From offering globally-focused classes to supporting my international internships, COBE professors greatly influenced my academic and career trajectory. I hope to further analyze the US-China relationship and eventually work in US national security establishment. In August 2020, I will pursue my master’s degree in Security Studies at Georgetown University. Thank you, COBE, for your resolute support.

Winter 2019

  • Mariah Moore

    Mariah Moore

    Business and Economic Analytics

    I am honored to be selected as the Winter 2019 Outstanding Graduate for the Business and Economic Analytics (BEA) degree program. I will be graduating this winter with a BEA degree as well as a minor in computer science. Upon graduation, I plan to continue enhancing the skills I have acquired in my current role as a systems analyst at Relias, a data-driven company focused on e-learning and analytics in healthcare. I would like to say thank you to my family, friends, and the faculty at Boise State that helped me get to this point in my academic and professional career!

    I am honored to be selected as the Winter 2019 Outstanding Graduate for the Business and Economic Analytics (BEA) degree program. I will be graduating this winter with a BEA degree as well as a minor in computer science. Upon graduation, I plan to continue enhancing the skills I have acquired in my current role as a systems analyst at Relias, a data-driven company focused on e-learning and analytics in healthcare. I would like to say thank you to my family, friends, and the faculty at Boise State that helped me get to this point in my academic and professional career!

  • Tyler Newton

    Supply Chain Management

    These three and a half years have gone by incredibly fast, and have been filled with great memories and learning experiences. I am honored to be considered as an outstanding graduate. This would never have been possible without the resources provided by Boise State. I was completely unaware of the concept of supply chain management until Bronco Day, and a year later I became a representative for the department, tasked with introducing the major to new business students. I am also minoring in information technology management, and someday soon I hope to utilize my ability to code and query data when developing optimized solutions.

    These three and a half years have gone by incredibly fast, and have been filled with great memories and learning experiences. I am honored to be considered as an outstanding graduate. This would never have been possible without the resources provided by Boise State. I was completely unaware of the concept of supply chain management until Bronco Day, and a year later I became a representative for the department, tasked with introducing the major to new business students. I am also minoring in information technology management, and someday soon I hope to utilize my ability to code and query data when developing optimized solutions.

  • Paige Norgart

    Accountancy

    I am honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award for Fall 2019. I will be graduating from Boise State with a B.B.A in Accountancy, and certificate in American Sign Language. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to participate in the realm of academic, extracurricular, and professional experiences that have greatly contributed to my time in college. Most notably, my membership in the university’s Honors College, as well as honor societies Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma. After graduation, I plan to pursue the certified public accountant examinations and start my career in the public accounting industry with KPMG.

    I am honored to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award for Fall 2019. I will be graduating from Boise State with a B.B.A in Accountancy, and certificate in American Sign Language. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to participate in the realm of academic, extracurricular, and professional experiences that have greatly contributed to my time in college. Most notably, my membership in the university’s Honors College, as well as honor societies Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma. After graduation, I plan to pursue the certified public accountant examinations and start my career in the public accounting industry with KPMG.

  • Kendra Peterson

    Entrepreneurship Management

    I am deeply honored to be recognized as a COBE Outstanding Graduate. I am thankful for all the opportunities that I have received such as working as an event manager at Boise State, my internship in Nigeria, and my study abroad in Verona, Italy. I am graduating with a double major in business administration and entrepreneurial management with minors in nonprofit management and sociology. I plan to continue my education with a masters in organization performance and workplace learning. After my lifetime career as a student, I plan to pursue my deep passion for culture, travel, creativity, and social change.

    I am deeply honored to be recognized as a COBE Outstanding Graduate. I am thankful for all the opportunities that I have received such as working as an event manager at Boise State, my internship in Nigeria, and my study abroad in Verona, Italy. I am graduating with a double major in business administration and entrepreneurial management with minors in nonprofit management and sociology. I plan to continue my education with a masters in organization performance and workplace learning. After my lifetime career as a student, I plan to pursue my deep passion for culture, travel, creativity, and social change.

  • Chauncy Sandhofer

    Human Resource Management

    It has been a good three and a half years pursuing my bachelor’s degree, and I am honored to accept this recognition. Having grown up on an island in Southeast Alaska, deciding to attend Boise State University has provided me with vast opportunities. After graduation, I am excited to continue on with Agri Beef Co., a company I had the pleasure of interning with over the summer. I would like to thank the College of Business and Economics, the department of management, and the faculty, staff, mentors, classmates, and friends who have made my college experience what it was.

    It has been a good three and a half years pursuing my bachelor’s degree, and I am honored to accept this recognition. Having grown up on an island in Southeast Alaska, deciding to attend Boise State University has provided me with vast opportunities. After graduation, I am excited to continue on with Agri Beef Co., a company I had the pleasure of interning with over the summer. I would like to thank the College of Business and Economics, the department of management, and the faculty, staff, mentors, classmates, and friends who have made my college experience what it was.

  • Lauren Sigler

    Marketing

    It is such an honor to have been selected as the Outstanding Marketing Graduate. Attending Boise State University has granted me incredible opportunities, and I owe a lot of my success to the professors of the College of Business and Economics who have invested in my future. I intend on continuing my education both inside and outside of the classroom, continuously challenging myself, and always utilizing the knowledge, skills, and relationships that I have developed at Boise State. Go Broncos!

    It is such an honor to have been selected as the Outstanding Marketing Graduate. Attending Boise State University has granted me incredible opportunities, and I owe a lot of my success to the professors of the College of Business and Economics who have invested in my future. I intend on continuing my education both inside and outside of the classroom, continuously challenging myself, and always utilizing the knowledge, skills, and relationships that I have developed at Boise State. Go Broncos!

  • Mark Southard

    Economics

    After more than 10 years of taking one or two classes at a time at Boise State and changing my major twice, I will be graduating with a BA degree in economics in December 2019. Taking classes part -time while working and raising a family is not exactly easy, but certainly worthwhile. I hope everyone else that is doing this now knows that the journey of education is always worthwhile. I plan to use my degree to pursue further career interests in data analysis and solving macroeconomic problems and issues.

    After more than 10 years of taking one or two classes at a time at Boise State and changing my major twice, I will be graduating with a BA degree in economics in December 2019. Taking classes part -time while working and raising a family is not exactly easy, but certainly worthwhile. I hope everyone else that is doing this now knows that the journey of education is always worthwhile. I plan to use my degree to pursue further career interests in data analysis and solving macroeconomic problems and issues.

  • Adam Still

    Adam Still

    Finance

    My name is Adam Still and I will graduate this December with my degree in finance with a minor in accounting. I came to Boise State after a career as a professional ballet dancer. Most of my dance career was spent at the Colorado Ballet as a soloist. Most recently, I was a summer analyst with Goldman Sachs in their Risk division. Upon graduation, I will work with Clearwater Advisors, a local Fixed Income Manager and will sit for the CFA Level I exam in June 2020. I’ve enjoyed my time at Boise State and am grateful for the support and guidance I’ve received from my professors and other COBE staff.

    My name is Adam Still and I will graduate this December with my degree in finance with a minor in accounting. I came to Boise State after a career as a professional ballet dancer. Most of my dance career was spent at the Colorado Ballet as a soloist. Most recently, I was a summer analyst with Goldman Sachs in their Risk division. Upon graduation, I will work with Clearwater Advisors, a local Fixed Income Manager and will sit for the CFA Level I exam in June 2020. I’ve enjoyed my time at Boise State and am grateful for the support and guidance I’ve received from my professors and other COBE staff.

  • Lucas Swope

    International Business

    Lucas Swope is International business graduate with an intermediate French certificate from the honors college. During his time at Boise State he studied a full semester in Pau, France and completed a two month internship in Taiwan; where he worked as a business consultant for NexCom, which landed him a full time position as a business development officer for NexCOBOT a subsidiary of NexCom.

    Lucas Swope is International business graduate with an intermediate French certificate from the honors college. During his time at Boise State he studied a full semester in Pau, France and completed a two month internship in Taiwan; where he worked as a business consultant for NexCom, which landed him a full time position as a business development officer for NexCOBOT a subsidiary of NexCom.

  • Nguyen Thai

    Information Technology Management

    I’m truly honored to be chosen as one of COBE’s Outstanding Graduates. After graduation, I’m excited to start my career in IT with the knowledge I have obtained from Boise State and continue learning to keep up with this ever-changing industry. I’m extremely thankful for my family, friends, and professors who have given me continuous guidance and support throughout my years at Boise State. Outside of classes, I can be found at the Rec Center trying to burn off the late-night binging or at an archery range pretending to be the Green Arrow.

    I’m truly honored to be chosen as one of COBE’s Outstanding Graduates. After graduation, I’m excited to start my career in IT with the knowledge I have obtained from Boise State and continue learning to keep up with this ever-changing industry. I’m extremely thankful for my family, friends, and professors who have given me continuous guidance and support throughout my years at Boise State. Outside of classes, I can be found at the Rec Center trying to burn off the late-night binging or at an archery range pretending to be the Green Arrow.

  • Greg Williams

    General Business

Spring 2019

  • Josiah Bynum

    Josiah Bynum

    Economics

    I am graduating this spring with a BA in Economics and minors in Finance and Applied Math. Next fall I plan to attend a Financial Economics program at Utah State where I will work with the Center for Growth and Opportunity as a graduate research fellow. I have enjoyed my time at Boise State, especially the opportunities to work with faculty and fellow students within the Economics department. My experiences within the College of Business and Economics have prepared me well for future endeavors, and for that I am grateful. I will miss Thursday night pizza with the Economics Association.

    I am graduating this spring with a BA in Economics and minors in Finance and Applied Math. Next fall I plan to attend a Financial Economics program at Utah State where I will work with the Center for Growth and Opportunity as a graduate research fellow. I have enjoyed my time at Boise State, especially the opportunities to work with faculty and fellow students within the Economics department. My experiences within the College of Business and Economics have prepared me well for future endeavors, and for that I am grateful. I will miss Thursday night pizza with the Economics Association.

  • Koutam Hoidouy

    Koutam Haidara

    Business and Economic Analytics

    It is an immense honor for me personally to be a COBE Outstanding Graduate, and I would like to think all of those who have supported me through this journey. I am graduating with a B.S in business and economic analytics and a minor in computer science. I am currently doing an internship as a business intelligence analyst with Saint Luke’s Health System, and hopefully, I will start a full-time job there after graduation. In my free time, I like to watch soccer games, hike or explore Boise’s outdoor activities.

    It is an immense honor for me personally to be a COBE Outstanding Graduate, and I would like to think all of those who have supported me through this journey. I am graduating with a B.S in business and economic analytics and a minor in computer science. I am currently doing an internship as a business intelligence analyst with Saint Luke’s Health System, and hopefully, I will start a full-time job there after graduation. In my free time, I like to watch soccer games, hike or explore Boise’s outdoor activities.

  • Mitch Hullinger

    Master of Accountancy

    I am honored to be selected as an outstanding graduate. I grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and completed my bachelor’s degree in accounting at Brigham Young University-Idaho. After graduation from the Master of Accountancy program, I plan to complete the CPA exam and move to Texas, where I have accepted a position as an audit associate with a regional accounting firm, Dixon Hughes Goodman. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my growing family as my wife and I are anxiously anticipating the birth of our first child in late April.

    I am honored to be selected as an outstanding graduate. I grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and completed my bachelor’s degree in accounting at Brigham Young University-Idaho. After graduation from the Master of Accountancy program, I plan to complete the CPA exam and move to Texas, where I have accepted a position as an audit associate with a regional accounting firm, Dixon Hughes Goodman. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my growing family as my wife and I are anxiously anticipating the birth of our first child in late April.

  • Sara Ivey

    Sara Mae Ivey

    Entrepreneurship Management

    After four years at Boise State, I will be graduating with a degree in entrepreneurship management. I have loved my time at Boise State, both as part of COBE and of the Boise State Honors College. I had the wonderful opportunity to work for the HR department on campus for several years, and I now do social media marketing for a locally owned furniture and home décor store. After graduation, I plan to travel, enjoy the outdoors, and work on writing my in-progress middle-grade fiction novel, while continuing in my current position doing social media marketing and interior design.

    After four years at Boise State, I will be graduating with a degree in entrepreneurship management. I have loved my time at Boise State, both as part of COBE and of the Boise State Honors College. I had the wonderful opportunity to work for the HR department on campus for several years, and I now do social media marketing for a locally owned furniture and home décor store. After graduation, I plan to travel, enjoy the outdoors, and work on writing my in-progress middle-grade fiction novel, while continuing in my current position doing social media marketing and interior design.

  • Tanner LaBarge

    Tanner LaBarge

    Marketing

    I am honored to be selected as the Spring 2019 Outstanding Marketing Graduate. I was born and raised in Boise which makes this honor even more meaningful. I will be graduating from Boise State with a BBA in Marketing. After graduation, I plan to work full-time as a Category Leadership Associate with SmarTeam doing data analysis and insights. The professors at the College of Business and Economics allowed me to grow as a professional and as a student. I just want to say thank you to everyone who was involved in my journey throughout my education at Boise State University.

    I am honored to be selected as the Spring 2019 Outstanding Marketing Graduate. I was born and raised in Boise which makes this honor even more meaningful. I will be graduating from Boise State with a BBA in Marketing. After graduation, I plan to work full-time as a Category Leadership Associate with SmarTeam doing data analysis and insights. The professors at the College of Business and Economics allowed me to grow as a professional and as a student. I just want to say thank you to everyone who was involved in my journey throughout my education at Boise State University.

  • Ryley Nelson

    Ryley Nelson

    Finance

    First off, I am incredibly thankful to have been selected as an outstanding graduate here at Boise State. I will be graduating Boise State with a degree in finance, as well as a minor in entrepreneurship management. After graduation, I will begin training to become a financial advisor with Edward Jones, and plan on moving back to Washington where I am originally from. Boise State turned out to be a great fit for me, and I have enjoyed my time here in Boise, especially the skiing during winter. Thank you to everyone that impacted my time here, and Go Broncos!

    First off, I am incredibly thankful to have been selected as an outstanding graduate here at Boise State. I will be graduating Boise State with a degree in finance, as well as a minor in entrepreneurship management. After graduation, I will begin training to become a financial advisor with Edward Jones, and plan on moving back to Washington where I am originally from. Boise State turned out to be a great fit for me, and I have enjoyed my time here in Boise, especially the skiing during winter. Thank you to everyone that impacted my time here, and Go Broncos!

  • Nitya Nukala

    Nitya Nukala

    Supply Chain Management

    Coming from India, an opportunity to have higher education in the U.S. was an unrealistic dream. As I graduate, it feels surreal to be walking out with such an honor. I am graduating with a supply chain management degree and currently work as an intern at Micron where I hope to transition into a full-time position. Boise State has made me the person I am with countless gifted experiences and as I step onto the corporate ladder, I will miss the vibe of an academic institution of conceptually looking into a problem and brainstorming solutions. I am immensely thankful to all the faculty members who supported and helped me through all the highs and lows, I believe that without their support my academic and professional experience wouldn’t be meaningful. Ultimately I feel that all the experiences I have had, have shaped me as the person I am today and I will further employ my knowledge to the best of my abilities and live as a striving Bronco forever.

    Coming from India, an opportunity to have higher education in the U.S. was an unrealistic dream. As I graduate, it feels surreal to be walking out with such an honor. I am graduating with a supply chain management degree and currently work as an intern at Micron where I hope to transition into a full-time position. Boise State has made me the person I am with countless gifted experiences and as I step onto the corporate ladder, I will miss the vibe of an academic institution of conceptually looking into a problem and brainstorming solutions. I am immensely thankful to all the faculty members who supported and helped me through all the highs and lows, I believe that without their support my academic and professional experience wouldn’t be meaningful. Ultimately I feel that all the experiences I have had, have shaped me as the person I am today and I will further employ my knowledge to the best of my abilities and live as a striving Bronco forever.

  • Luke Pacifici

    Luke Pacifici

    International Business

    I am honored to be selected as an outstanding international business graduate. Hailing from Simi Valley, California, I will earn a degree in international business with a minor in Spanish for business. Throughout my collegiate career, I have been involved in the Blue Thunder Marching Band, the Honors College, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, the Bronco Ambassadors and Global Ambassadors Programs, Intramural Soccer, and have worked as a programming assistant for the Student Involvement and Leadership Center. In Spring 2018, I studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain and discovered a passion for embracing different cultures. My dream is to pursue a juris doctorate degree in sports law and become a sports agent in the United States or Spain.

    I am honored to be selected as an outstanding international business graduate. Hailing from Simi Valley, California, I will earn a degree in international business with a minor in Spanish for business. Throughout my collegiate career, I have been involved in the Blue Thunder Marching Band, the Honors College, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, the Bronco Ambassadors and Global Ambassadors Programs, Intramural Soccer, and have worked as a programming assistant for the Student Involvement and Leadership Center. In Spring 2018, I studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain and discovered a passion for embracing different cultures. My dream is to pursue a juris doctorate degree in sports law and become a sports agent in the United States or Spain.

  • Jake Rippert

    Jake Rippert

    Information Technology Management

    When I took off on my adventure here at Boise State four years ago, I never would have imagined I would have the honor of accepting the Outstanding Graduate Award for Information Technology Management. This accomplishment would never have been possible without the incredible resources provided by Boise State, and the inspirational professors that have shaped me into the young business professional that I am today. I will be graduating with a double major in Supply Chain Management and Information Technology Management, and following graduation, I hope to find a position optimizing Supply Chain Systems. I can confidently say that the future of business lies in IT solutions, and I plan on being at the forefront of this technological revolution!

    When I took off on my adventure here at Boise State four years ago, I never would have imagined I would have the honor of accepting the Outstanding Graduate Award for Information Technology Management. This accomplishment would never have been possible without the incredible resources provided by Boise State, and the inspirational professors that have shaped me into the young business professional that I am today. I will be graduating with a double major in Supply Chain Management and Information Technology Management, and following graduation, I hope to find a position optimizing Supply Chain Systems. I can confidently say that the future of business lies in IT solutions, and I plan on being at the forefront of this technological revolution!

  • Nicole Robison

    General Business

    I am honored to be selected as a Spring 2019 Outstanding General Business Graduate. I will be graduating with a double major in general business and human resource management, and upon graduation will continue working as a Site Director here in Boise. After working for many years in operations, I developed a passion for human resources and the impact this group has in business. I decided to return to school to earn that last set of credits I needed to graduate with both degrees so I could open up my career options. During my time at Boise State, I have gained more knowledge and increased my interest in corporate social responsibility. I have already been able to take what I have learned and incorporate it into my current position. Cheers to all the graduates this semester!

    I am honored to be selected as a Spring 2019 Outstanding General Business Graduate. I will be graduating with a double major in general business and human resource management, and upon graduation will continue working as a Site Director here in Boise. After working for many years in operations, I developed a passion for human resources and the impact this group has in business. I decided to return to school to earn that last set of credits I needed to graduate with both degrees so I could open up my career options. During my time at Boise State, I have gained more knowledge and increased my interest in corporate social responsibility. I have already been able to take what I have learned and incorporate it into my current position. Cheers to all the graduates this semester!

  • Jack Shull

    Jack Shull

    Master of Business Administration - Career Track

    It is an honor to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate. I am originally from Grand Rapids, MI and earned a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. I knew early in my career that I wanted to continue my education and pursue my Master’s in Business Administration. With a passion for the outdoors and a desire to live in the West, I found a perfect fit with the Boise State Career Track MBA Program. I am grateful for this experience and value the relationships I have developed with my cohort and faculty members. Go Broncos!

    It is an honor to be selected as an Outstanding Graduate. I am originally from Grand Rapids, MI and earned a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. I knew early in my career that I wanted to continue my education and pursue my Master’s in Business Administration. With a passion for the outdoors and a desire to live in the West, I found a perfect fit with the Boise State Career Track MBA Program. I am grateful for this experience and value the relationships I have developed with my cohort and faculty members. Go Broncos!

  • Michael Simpson

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

  • Christian Sprague

    Christian Sprague

    Master of Economics

    I am a Ph.D. student in Systems at Cornell University. I received an M.S. in Economics from Boise State University as well as a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics. My research focuses on urban management decision making, specifically using applied econometrics of consumer behavior and discrete choice models applied to residential location and transportation. My current research seeks to understand the linkages between transit policy, household location, and health by using choice models and multi-objective analysis.

    I am a Ph.D. student in Systems at Cornell University. I received an M.S. in Economics from Boise State University as well as a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics. My research focuses on urban management decision making, specifically using applied econometrics of consumer behavior and discrete choice models applied to residential location and transportation. My current research seeks to understand the linkages between transit policy, household location, and health by using choice models and multi-objective analysis.

  • Kathryn Wargo

    Kathryn Wargo

    Accountancy

    After graduation, I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a master’s in professional accountancy. My time here at Boise State has been incredibly rewarding. For the past 3 years, I have been a teaching assistant for the accounting department. I am also an intern with Simplot and am involved as an officer of Beta Alpha Psi. As my time at Boise State ends, I want to express my gratitude to my family and all the faculty members who have supported me on this journey. I am honored to be recognized as an outstanding graduate.

    After graduation, I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a master’s in professional accountancy. My time here at Boise State has been incredibly rewarding. For the past 3 years, I have been a teaching assistant for the accounting department. I am also an intern with Simplot and am involved as an officer of Beta Alpha Psi. As my time at Boise State ends, I want to express my gratitude to my family and all the faculty members who have supported me on this journey. I am honored to be recognized as an outstanding graduate.

  • Emily Whitney

    Human Resource Management

    I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Boise and will be graduating with a bachelor of business administration in human resource management this May. I am currently an intern at a playful, but hardworking company, Verified First. After my graduation, I will be seeking a position with a company here in the Treasure Valley where I can continue to advance my knowledge as a human resource professional. I am honored to be chosen as this semester’s Outstanding Graduate for human resource management and am grateful for all the love and support from my family and friends.

    I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Boise and will be graduating with a bachelor of business administration in human resource management this May. I am currently an intern at a playful, but hardworking company, Verified First. After my graduation, I will be seeking a position with a company here in the Treasure Valley where I can continue to advance my knowledge as a human resource professional. I am honored to be chosen as this semester’s Outstanding Graduate for human resource management and am grateful for all the love and support from my family and friends.

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