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Signature Student Award

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The Signature Student award is given to one-two exceptional students per program twice a year.

A COBE Signature Student has:

  • Passion for Learning
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Strong Leadership
  • Community Engagement

Spring 2022

  • Josh Alvey

    Josh Alvey

    Master of Business Administration - Professional

    I am grateful to be recognized as a Signature Student, but it would be unfair to call this an individual achievement. I’ve enjoyed a rewarding experience in the professional MBA program. My team members were so much fun to work with and learn together. Thanks to family support from my three kids and incredible wife I made the decision to attain a Master’s degree in order to expand my potential and network with other working professionals. I am proud to work as a Controller for Woodgrain, Inc., a family-owned company headquartered in Idaho.

    I am grateful to be recognized as a Signature Student, but it would be unfair to call this an individual achievement. I’ve enjoyed a rewarding experience in the professional MBA program. My team members were so much fun to work with and learn together. Thanks to family support from my three kids and incredible wife I made the decision to attain a Master’s degree in order to expand my potential and network with other working professionals. I am proud to work as a Controller for Woodgrain, Inc., a family-owned company headquartered in Idaho.

  • Bethany Clark

    Bethany Clark

    Business Administration

    I started out my college journey not even sure that I wanted to get my degree, and I am honored to now be a recipient of the Signature Student award. Starting my senior year in high school as an intern at a local CPA firm, I realized that I did not want to pursue accounting but found a love for administrative work. I am now the office administrator at the same firm, and I am thrilled to be graduating in May with my degree in business administration with a minor in human resources. I am so thankful for everyone who has helped me get to where I am at today – Go Broncos!

    I started out my college journey not even sure that I wanted to get my degree, and I am honored to now be a recipient of the Signature Student award. Starting my senior year in high school as an intern at a local CPA firm, I realized that I did not want to pursue accounting but found a love for administrative work. I am now the office administrator at the same firm, and I am thrilled to be graduating in May with my degree in business administration with a minor in human resources. I am so thankful for everyone who has helped me get to where I am at today – Go Broncos!

  • Ashlyn Cooper

    Ashlyn Cooper

    Master of Accountancy

    I am honored to be selected as a COBE Signature Student. I contribute most of my success as a student to my family and the plethora of excellent professors I have had the pleasure of learning from. I have a great mentor, who thought I should apply to be a graduate assistant even though I didn’t think I was good enough. My mentor proved me wrong, and I am a graduate assistant for the accountancy and finance departments at Boise State University. I will graduate with my MSA in December 2022. I plan on working for a local business in the Boise area.

    I am honored to be selected as a COBE Signature Student. I contribute most of my success as a student to my family and the plethora of excellent professors I have had the pleasure of learning from. I have a great mentor, who thought I should apply to be a graduate assistant even though I didn’t think I was good enough. My mentor proved me wrong, and I am a graduate assistant for the accountancy and finance departments at Boise State University. I will graduate with my MSA in December 2022. I plan on working for a local business in the Boise area.

  • Johannes de Quant

    Johannes de Quant

    Information Technology Management

    I am grateful to be recognized as a Signature Student this semester. I have enjoyed every moment of being in the IT-SCM department, and I believe that everything I have learned has been and will be extremely beneficial in not only my professional life but my personal life as well. I want to personally thank Dr. Terpend for convincing me to join the department when I still had no idea what to do, and for all my professors that I have had the pleasure of learning with from now until the end of my degree. Thank you for the recognition!

    I am grateful to be recognized as a Signature Student this semester. I have enjoyed every moment of being in the IT-SCM department, and I believe that everything I have learned has been and will be extremely beneficial in not only my professional life but my personal life as well. I want to personally thank Dr. Terpend for convincing me to join the department when I still had no idea what to do, and for all my professors that I have had the pleasure of learning with from now until the end of my degree. Thank you for the recognition!

  • Natalie Grace

    Natalie Grace

    MSA Foundations

    I completed three semesters of college right after high school and then decided to take a semester off, which turned into a 10-year break.  I am now kicking myself for waiting so long to go back to college, but I am extremely proud of myself for not only completing my bachelor’s degree in 2021 but now being well on my way to a master’s degree in accountancy!  I have learned so much in Boise State’s MSA program so far.  Learning in an online environment can be challenging, but all my professors have made the process not only doable but also very enjoyable.  I am currently working as a bookkeeper but am pursuing a career as a CPA.  I am confident that upon completing the MSA program in 2023 I will be well prepared to conquer the CPA exams and further my career in tax and accounting.

    I completed three semesters of college right after high school and then decided to take a semester off, which turned into a 10-year break.  I am now kicking myself for waiting so long to go back to college, but I am extremely proud of myself for not only completing my bachelor’s degree in 2021 but now being well on my way to a master’s degree in accountancy!  I have learned so much in Boise State’s MSA program so far.  Learning in an online environment can be challenging, but all my professors have made the process not only doable but also very enjoyable.  I am currently working as a bookkeeper but am pursuing a career as a CPA.  I am confident that upon completing the MSA program in 2023 I will be well prepared to conquer the CPA exams and further my career in tax and accounting.

  • Alejandro Hernandez

    Alejandro Hernandez

    Accountancy

    Attending college has been my dream since I can remember, and for the past three years, I have made my experience at Boise State University the best possible. I am always striving to achieve my goals, as well as develop into a creative and open-minded individual. I dedicate many hours to my education because I believe the key to success is knowledge. I also believe that we as a community should help each other grow for a better future. I am thankful for the many individuals who have helped me reach this point in my life. I cannot wait for what’s ahead of me and all the new adventures.

    Attending college has been my dream since I can remember, and for the past three years, I have made my experience at Boise State University the best possible. I am always striving to achieve my goals, as well as develop into a creative and open-minded individual. I dedicate many hours to my education because I believe the key to success is knowledge. I also believe that we as a community should help each other grow for a better future. I am thankful for the many individuals who have helped me reach this point in my life. I cannot wait for what’s ahead of me and all the new adventures.

  • Annie Huntington

    Annie Huntington

    Supply Chain Management

    I am incredibly honored to be recognized by the department as the supply chain management Signature Student for the spring 2022 semester. I plan on graduating spring of 2023 with a degree in supply chain management and information technology management, while also earning a certificate in business analytics. I would not be in the position I am today without all the overwhelming support and guidance I have received from my professors and colleagues along the way. Upon graduation, I plan on starting my career here in Boise. As always, Go Broncos!

    I am incredibly honored to be recognized by the department as the supply chain management Signature Student for the spring 2022 semester. I plan on graduating spring of 2023 with a degree in supply chain management and information technology management, while also earning a certificate in business analytics. I would not be in the position I am today without all the overwhelming support and guidance I have received from my professors and colleagues along the way. Upon graduation, I plan on starting my career here in Boise. As always, Go Broncos!

  • Linnea Jorgenson

    Linnea Jorgenson

    Finance

    I will graduate in May with a finance degree and a French for business minor. I am grateful to my professors for their efforts and support along the way, and for bestowing on me the honor of being named a Signature Student. My extracurricular work with the women’s gymnastics and golf teams has helped me to realize how important teamwork is to success, and I plan to take this attitude with me when I enter law school next year. Although I am not sure what type of law I would like to practice, I am confident that my Boise State education will serve me well as I make that decision. And, even though Boise is not home to me, I have enjoyed living in this fantastic city and will leave with fond memories as a proud alumna of Boise State.

    I will graduate in May with a finance degree and a French for business minor. I am grateful to my professors for their efforts and support along the way, and for bestowing on me the honor of being named a Signature Student. My extracurricular work with the women’s gymnastics and golf teams has helped me to realize how important teamwork is to success, and I plan to take this attitude with me when I enter law school next year. Although I am not sure what type of law I would like to practice, I am confident that my Boise State education will serve me well as I make that decision. And, even though Boise is not home to me, I have enjoyed living in this fantastic city and will leave with fond memories as a proud alumna of Boise State.

  • Caitlin Joyce

    Caitlin Joyce

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I am honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I can’t thank my professors, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), and family enough for supporting me through this challenging degree. Following my graduation this May, I will be working full-time for Deloitte, Boise. While at Boise State University, I was the President of BAP as well as the VP of Finance for BAP, volunteered with VITA (volunteer income tax assistance), and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Boise State truly provided me will all the resources I needed to grow as an individual as well as a professional.

    I am honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I can’t thank my professors, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), and family enough for supporting me through this challenging degree. Following my graduation this May, I will be working full-time for Deloitte, Boise. While at Boise State University, I was the President of BAP as well as the VP of Finance for BAP, volunteered with VITA (volunteer income tax assistance), and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Boise State truly provided me will all the resources I needed to grow as an individual as well as a professional.

  • Brandi Koberlein

    Brandi Koberlein

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    It has been such an amazing experience working and collaborating with the talented students and faculty at Boise State.  They have been instrumental to my success in the MSAT program and professional development in the workforce.  It is touching to be recognized with this signature student award and I am so thankful to everyone who has supported me on this journey.  I look forward to graduating this fall and enjoying a bright future!

    It has been such an amazing experience working and collaborating with the talented students and faculty at Boise State.  They have been instrumental to my success in the MSAT program and professional development in the workforce.  It is touching to be recognized with this signature student award and I am so thankful to everyone who has supported me on this journey.  I look forward to graduating this fall and enjoying a bright future!

  • Teri LaHorgue

    Teri LaHorgue

    MSA Online

    I am honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student.  I have always had a passion for learning and growing and the professors in the Master of Science in Accountancy program at Boise State University have helped me do both.  I have a challenging career as a controller for a rapidly growing company that has recently gone public and the knowledge that I have gained from this program has been invaluable throughout that process.  I am excited to be graduating in May 2022 and I could not have done it without the unwavering support of my husband and family.

    I am honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student.  I have always had a passion for learning and growing and the professors in the Master of Science in Accountancy program at Boise State University have helped me do both.  I have a challenging career as a controller for a rapidly growing company that has recently gone public and the knowledge that I have gained from this program has been invaluable throughout that process.  I am excited to be graduating in May 2022 and I could not have done it without the unwavering support of my husband and family.

  • Maren Long

    Maren Long

    Economics

    I am a senior business economics major with a minor in finance in COBE; planning to graduate in December 2022. I previously worked as professor Walker’s teaching assistant for Econ 201 for two years. I represent the college as one of COBE’s ASBSU Academic Senators. I love attending the Economics Association Thursday Pizzanomics and any Brandt Foundation lectures. My favorite topics in economics are macroeconomics, urban, and international economics. I currently hold a part-time job as the Business Intelligence Coordinator at Boise Valley Economic Corporation. I hope to eventually pursue a Juris Doctor to become a corporate lawyer.

    I am a senior business economics major with a minor in finance in COBE; planning to graduate in December 2022. I previously worked as professor Walker’s teaching assistant for Econ 201 for two years. I represent the college as one of COBE’s ASBSU Academic Senators. I love attending the Economics Association Thursday Pizzanomics and any Brandt Foundation lectures. My favorite topics in economics are macroeconomics, urban, and international economics. I currently hold a part-time job as the Business Intelligence Coordinator at Boise Valley Economic Corporation. I hope to eventually pursue a Juris Doctor to become a corporate lawyer.

  • CJ McGeachin

    CJ McGeachin

    Master of Business Administration Career Track

    It is an honor to be recognized as a Signature Student for the Career Track MBA program this spring. I feel very fortunate to have learned from such knowledgeable and experienced faculty at Boise State. In addition, I have been truly privileged to share a learning program with so many hardworking students with diverse backgrounds. I have particularly appreciated the direct application of our learning in our interaction with local businesses. I plan to begin my career in analytics upon graduation this May.

    It is an honor to be recognized as a Signature Student for the Career Track MBA program this spring. I feel very fortunate to have learned from such knowledgeable and experienced faculty at Boise State. In addition, I have been truly privileged to share a learning program with so many hardworking students with diverse backgrounds. I have particularly appreciated the direct application of our learning in our interaction with local businesses. I plan to begin my career in analytics upon graduation this May.

  • Cici Ojeda

    Cici Ojeda

    International Business

    I studied international business with a certificate in French. I am currently helping run an international business organization. I hope to eventually get a job abroad where I can utilize my language skills and everything I know about doing business in different countries.

    I studied international business with a certificate in French. I am currently helping run an international business organization. I hope to eventually get a job abroad where I can utilize my language skills and everything I know about doing business in different countries.

  • Amy Olson

    Amy Olson

    MSA Foundations

    I am grateful to be honored as a COBE Signature Student and to be a part of this great university. I came to Boise State 20 years after my bachelor’s degree and 18 years from my last job. Since returning to school I started working for a local CPA office and I love it. I am very appreciative of the support of my husband and our 5 kids who make sure I have all the time I need to get things done. I am also appreciative of Boise’s amazing staff and professors. I plan on graduating at the end of spring 2023.

    I am grateful to be honored as a COBE Signature Student and to be a part of this great university. I came to Boise State 20 years after my bachelor’s degree and 18 years from my last job. Since returning to school I started working for a local CPA office and I love it. I am very appreciative of the support of my husband and our 5 kids who make sure I have all the time I need to get things done. I am also appreciative of Boise’s amazing staff and professors. I plan on graduating at the end of spring 2023.

  • Marisol Perez

    Marisol Perez

    Marketing

    I am honored to be recognized as a Signature Student for the College of Business and Economics. I am a first-generation student, double majoring in marketing and supply chain management. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past three years at Boise State and COBE. It is bittersweet that I will be graduating next year, but I am excited to continue my journey and begin chasing after my goal of being the first in my family to attain a master’s degree. I have all of my professors, tutors, and classmates to thank for the amazing experiences I have had at Boise State.

    I am honored to be recognized as a Signature Student for the College of Business and Economics. I am a first-generation student, double majoring in marketing and supply chain management. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past three years at Boise State and COBE. It is bittersweet that I will be graduating next year, but I am excited to continue my journey and begin chasing after my goal of being the first in my family to attain a master’s degree. I have all of my professors, tutors, and classmates to thank for the amazing experiences I have had at Boise State.

  • Julia Peterson

    Julia Peterson

    Marketing

    It is an honor to join an esteemed group of Signature Student honorees. This May, I will graduate with a Marketing BBA and certificates in Business Analytics and Digital Media. Boise State has given me so many opportunities such as a Business 101 Teaching Assistant, Vice President of External Recruitment for the Panhellenic Council, and a Marketing and Promotions Internship with Boise State Athletics. I am beyond grateful for my time at the College of Business and Economics and thank my family, friends, professors, and advisors for their support along the way. As always, Go Broncos!

    It is an honor to join an esteemed group of Signature Student honorees. This May, I will graduate with a Marketing BBA and certificates in Business Analytics and Digital Media. Boise State has given me so many opportunities such as a Business 101 Teaching Assistant, Vice President of External Recruitment for the Panhellenic Council, and a Marketing and Promotions Internship with Boise State Athletics. I am beyond grateful for my time at the College of Business and Economics and thank my family, friends, professors, and advisors for their support along the way. As always, Go Broncos!

  • Julie Rohrbaugh

    Julie Rohrbaugh

    MSA Online

    It is an honor to be selected as a Signature Student with the College of Business and Economics. I graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Accounting, and have worked in a variety of roles. My favorite work was at CPA firms.  I also had opportunities in the industry, and am currently a CFO. Working many hours, while getting a Master of Accountancy, has sharpened my focus on the professional application of concepts taught. Many professors at Boise State are unforgettable role models. I will graduate with a Master of Accountancy in 2022. What is next? With what I have learned here – the sky is the limit!

    It is an honor to be selected as a Signature Student with the College of Business and Economics. I graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Accounting, and have worked in a variety of roles. My favorite work was at CPA firms.  I also had opportunities in the industry, and am currently a CFO. Working many hours, while getting a Master of Accountancy, has sharpened my focus on the professional application of concepts taught. Many professors at Boise State are unforgettable role models. I will graduate with a Master of Accountancy in 2022. What is next? With what I have learned here – the sky is the limit!

  • Shraddha Sapkota

    Shraddha Sapkota

    Master of Accountancy

    I feel extremely honored to be recognized as a Signature Student of COBE. I will be graduating with a Master’s degree in Accountancy in May 2022. I currently serve as VP of Reporting and Technology for Beta Alpha Psi. The knowledge, skills, and opportunities I have had from Beta Alpha Psi and COBE have been the best part of my graduate study. I took part in the CFE challenge and was able to successfully complete it. Now I am on track to finish my CPA exam. I am grateful for the help and guidance I have received from my professors at COBE. After graduation, I will be pursuing my career as an auditor for Deloitte in the Boise office.

    I feel extremely honored to be recognized as a Signature Student of COBE. I will be graduating with a Master’s degree in Accountancy in May 2022. I currently serve as VP of Reporting and Technology for Beta Alpha Psi. The knowledge, skills, and opportunities I have had from Beta Alpha Psi and COBE have been the best part of my graduate study. I took part in the CFE challenge and was able to successfully complete it. Now I am on track to finish my CPA exam. I am grateful for the help and guidance I have received from my professors at COBE. After graduation, I will be pursuing my career as an auditor for Deloitte in the Boise office.

  • Kaitlyn Schmidt

    Kaitlyn Schmidt

    Finance

    I am so honored to receive the College of Business and Economics Signature Student award.  I have plans to work for Deloitte this summer as an audit intern and will graduate next spring with my bachelor’s degree in accountancy and finance. Post-graduation, I plan on getting my CPA certification and hope to continue my career as an auditor. I am truly grateful for all of the professors that have spent countless hours mentoring and helping me to get to where I am now. Go Broncos!

    I am so honored to receive the College of Business and Economics Signature Student award.  I have plans to work for Deloitte this summer as an audit intern and will graduate next spring with my bachelor’s degree in accountancy and finance. Post-graduation, I plan on getting my CPA certification and hope to continue my career as an auditor. I am truly grateful for all of the professors that have spent countless hours mentoring and helping me to get to where I am now. Go Broncos!

  • Erika Schwankl

    Erika Schwankl

    Management - Online

    I am extremely grateful to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I have been in the Air Force for 22 years and live in Tacoma, WA. Currently, I manage multiple medical programs for one of our clinics but I have started thinking about life after retirement. I choose Boise State and this program because I really wanted to challenge myself and learn something new. Most importantly, I wanted to show my daughters it is never too late to pursue your dreams and to never stop learning, growing, and challenging yourself. Thank you and Go Broncos!

    I am extremely grateful to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I have been in the Air Force for 22 years and live in Tacoma, WA. Currently, I manage multiple medical programs for one of our clinics but I have started thinking about life after retirement. I choose Boise State and this program because I really wanted to challenge myself and learn something new. Most importantly, I wanted to show my daughters it is never too late to pursue your dreams and to never stop learning, growing, and challenging yourself. Thank you and Go Broncos!

  • Kevin Sherborne

    Kevin Sherborne

    Management - Online

    Thank you to Boise State University for honoring me as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I have worked in healthcare for the past 23 years providing patient care as an orthopedic technician and managing hospital materials. I am very thankful to Boise State and all of the professors for providing me the opportunity to complete my degree while continuing to work full time. As I prepare to graduate in May, I look forward to new opportunities in management and continuing towards my goal of helping others. Thank you most of all to my family for their support over the past three years!

    Thank you to Boise State University for honoring me as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I have worked in healthcare for the past 23 years providing patient care as an orthopedic technician and managing hospital materials. I am very thankful to Boise State and all of the professors for providing me the opportunity to complete my degree while continuing to work full time. As I prepare to graduate in May, I look forward to new opportunities in management and continuing towards my goal of helping others. Thank you most of all to my family for their support over the past three years!

  • Sam Simpson

    Sam Simpson

    Human Resource Management

    My greatest influence to pursue a human resources degree originates from growing up in a household where HR talk was common. As I progressed in my academics, I realized I had a desire to support any organization’s greatest asset: its people. I am incredibly grateful to be recognized by COBE as a signature student and for the countless opportunities and lessons learned I was given throughout my time at Boise State. In school, I operated as the Vice President of the Human Resource Association connecting students with HR professionals and best practices. As I graduate in the spring, I hope to become a jack of all trades in Human Resources as I discover my niche and specialties. Thank you, COBE, for providing me with this rich experience.

    My greatest influence to pursue a human resources degree originates from growing up in a household where HR talk was common. As I progressed in my academics, I realized I had a desire to support any organization’s greatest asset: its people. I am incredibly grateful to be recognized by COBE as a signature student and for the countless opportunities and lessons learned I was given throughout my time at Boise State. In school, I operated as the Vice President of the Human Resource Association connecting students with HR professionals and best practices. As I graduate in the spring, I hope to become a jack of all trades in Human Resources as I discover my niche and specialties. Thank you, COBE, for providing me with this rich experience.

  • Alexi Spencer

    Alexi Spencer

    Business Administration

    I am extremely honored to receive the College of Business and Economics Signature Student award this semester. I am a junior studying business administration with a minor in human resources and will be graduating in the fall. I am currently an intern for the School of Nursing and plan to spend my summer as an intern at Ernst and Young in Seattle. I knew as a child that I wanted to be a businesswoman and make a difference in the world. COBE has given me the skills and opportunities to follow my dreams and I will be forever grateful.

    I am extremely honored to receive the College of Business and Economics Signature Student award this semester. I am a junior studying business administration with a minor in human resources and will be graduating in the fall. I am currently an intern for the School of Nursing and plan to spend my summer as an intern at Ernst and Young in Seattle. I knew as a child that I wanted to be a businesswoman and make a difference in the world. COBE has given me the skills and opportunities to follow my dreams and I will be forever grateful.

  • Ellie Vreeland

    Ellie Vreeland

    Entrepreneurship Management

    When I received the email notifying me as a Signature Student, my jaw literally dropped. After graduating high school with my associate’s degree, I was terrified to jump into college as a junior. Here I am though, graduating with a double major in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Management with a minor in Marketing. I start this summer as a Procurement intern at Lamb Weston, with hopes of running my own small business one day. I want to thank COBE, specifically the professors that endured answering my countless questions and gave me my desire to learn. Finally, thank you Boise State for everything given in such a short time. Go Broncos!

    When I received the email notifying me as a Signature Student, my jaw literally dropped. After graduating high school with my associate’s degree, I was terrified to jump into college as a junior. Here I am though, graduating with a double major in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Management with a minor in Marketing. I start this summer as a Procurement intern at Lamb Weston, with hopes of running my own small business one day. I want to thank COBE, specifically the professors that endured answering my countless questions and gave me my desire to learn. Finally, thank you Boise State for everything given in such a short time. Go Broncos!

  • Connie Ward

    Connie Ward

    Business and Economic Analytics

    It is an honor to be selected as a Signature Student. I was born and raised in Nampa, ID. I have lived in a few other places, but the Treasure Valley will always be home. I will be graduating this semester with my degree in business and economic analytics. I am grateful for all the support I have received along the way from my professors, fellow students, and my family.

    It is an honor to be selected as a Signature Student. I was born and raised in Nampa, ID. I have lived in a few other places, but the Treasure Valley will always be home. I will be graduating this semester with my degree in business and economic analytics. I am grateful for all the support I have received along the way from my professors, fellow students, and my family.

  • Cade White

    Cade White

    Master of Science Economics

    As a current student in the Master of Science in the Economics program here at the COBE, I have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research all while taking rigorous courses in economic theory to sharpen my skills. As I continue my final semester, I am currently researching the relationship between smoking cessation and addiction. In preparing for a Ph.D. in economics this fall, I am fortunate to end my time in Boise at the COBE.

    As a current student in the Master of Science in the Economics program here at the COBE, I have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research all while taking rigorous courses in economic theory to sharpen my skills. As I continue my final semester, I am currently researching the relationship between smoking cessation and addiction. In preparing for a Ph.D. in economics this fall, I am fortunate to end my time in Boise at the COBE.

  • Heidi Zhang

    Heidi Zhang

    Accountancy

    I am from China and have been attending Boise State for two years. After arriving, I realized that COBE offered a curriculum that would open a world opportunity for me. I am pursuing a double major, BBA in Accountancy and ITM, and a certificate in Business Analytics. My career objectives are the professional domains related to information system security auditing and design. I am truly grateful to each faculty and staff member of COBE who has influenced and guided me on my journey. Boise State-COBE is the perfect place for me!

    I am from China and have been attending Boise State for two years. After arriving, I realized that COBE offered a curriculum that would open a world opportunity for me. I am pursuing a double major, BBA in Accountancy and ITM, and a certificate in Business Analytics. My career objectives are the professional domains related to information system security auditing and design. I am truly grateful to each faculty and staff member of COBE who has influenced and guided me on my journey. Boise State-COBE is the perfect place for me!

Fall 2021

  • Joseph Abajian

    Joseph Abajian

    Economics

    I am a Boise product. Miraculously, Idaho’s public school system led me to economics. Three years later, I’m horrified to be on the doorstep of graduation. My successes can be attributed to those around me. I’ve spent my time in College of Business and Economics filling Dr. Parton’s inbox with emails, arguing the merits of behavioral economics with Andrew Cascio, and analyzing the economic impact of Boise’s ice cream shops with Hanna Peterson. The highlight of my experience has been TAing Intermediate Microeconomics. It revealed hidden passions for teaching and Lagrangian optimization alike. From the bottom of my heart—thank you, College of Business and Economics.

    I am a Boise product. Miraculously, Idaho’s public school system led me to economics. Three years later, I’m horrified to be on the doorstep of graduation. My successes can be attributed to those around me. I’ve spent my time in College of Business and Economics filling Dr. Parton’s inbox with emails, arguing the merits of behavioral economics with Andrew Cascio, and analyzing the economic impact of Boise’s ice cream shops with Hanna Peterson. The highlight of my experience has been TAing Intermediate Microeconomics. It revealed hidden passions for teaching and Lagrangian optimization alike. From the bottom of my heart—thank you, College of Business and Economics.

  • Isaac Alles

    Isaac Alles

    Human Resource Management

    As I left high school, there was one thing I knew for certain in regard to my future, and that was my desire to work in a people-oriented field. I began studying sociology, in the hopes that I might build from that a career that would fulfill that mission. While I have much respect for the study, it did not fully tap into my skills the way I hoped it would. Studying human resource management in the College of Business and Economics fully engaged my strengths, my ambitions, and my desire to work for the wellbeing of others.

    As I left high school, there was one thing I knew for certain in regard to my future, and that was my desire to work in a people-oriented field. I began studying sociology, in the hopes that I might build from that a career that would fulfill that mission. While I have much respect for the study, it did not fully tap into my skills the way I hoped it would. Studying human resource management in the College of Business and Economics fully engaged my strengths, my ambitions, and my desire to work for the wellbeing of others.

  • Ashton Caldwell

    Ashton Caldwell

    Marketing

    I am so honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. In December, I will graduate with a double major in marketing and communication. After graduation, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to begin working as a marketing content manager for a local sustainable water company called Proud Source Water. I am so excited to continue on the path of using business to create social and environmental change. I want to say thank you to all of my professors, mentors, peers, and especially my family who have helped set me up to be successful these past four years. Go Broncos!

    I am so honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. In December, I will graduate with a double major in marketing and communication. After graduation, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to begin working as a marketing content manager for a local sustainable water company called Proud Source Water. I am so excited to continue on the path of using business to create social and environmental change. I want to say thank you to all of my professors, mentors, peers, and especially my family who have helped set me up to be successful these past four years. Go Broncos!

  • Ava Coleman

    Entrepreneurship Management

  • Holli Corbisier

    Master of Accountancy

    I am quite flattered to be chosen as a Signature Student. I have worked very hard, so it feels great for that effort to be recognized. I just started a full-time position as a staff accountant at Nichols Accounting Group. I genuinely believe that College of Business and Economics was instrumental in me getting that job. The COBE professors and team are truly involved in helping you through the recruiting process. I am in the master of science in accountancy-taxation program, and I plan to graduate in the summer 2022. I would like to thank Professor Mark Cowan for being the taxation superhero that he is and getting me ready for the world of tax.

    I am quite flattered to be chosen as a Signature Student. I have worked very hard, so it feels great for that effort to be recognized. I just started a full-time position as a staff accountant at Nichols Accounting Group. I genuinely believe that College of Business and Economics was instrumental in me getting that job. The COBE professors and team are truly involved in helping you through the recruiting process. I am in the master of science in accountancy-taxation program, and I plan to graduate in the summer 2022. I would like to thank Professor Mark Cowan for being the taxation superhero that he is and getting me ready for the world of tax.

  • Mason Curry

    Master of Accountancy

    I am a master of accountancy student here at Boise State University and will be graduating December 2021. After graduation, I am starting as an audit associate for Deloitte in their Boise office. When I am not studying or working, I enjoy spending time outdoors, at the gym, or hanging out with friends.

    I am a master of accountancy student here at Boise State University and will be graduating December 2021. After graduation, I am starting as an audit associate for Deloitte in their Boise office. When I am not studying or working, I enjoy spending time outdoors, at the gym, or hanging out with friends.

  • Jen Doucette

    Marketing

    I am incredibly honored to receive the College of Business and Economics Signature Student Award this semester. I’m a junior pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in American Sign Language, and I work as a marketing and promotions intern for the Boise State Athletics Department. I plan to study abroad this summer in London and graduate next fall. I hope to continue my career in sports marketing with the knowledge I’ve gained from College of Business and Economics and the internship opportunities provided. I’m grateful for everything Boise State University has given me, and I couldn’t have come this far without my professors. Once a Bronco, always a Bronco!

    I am incredibly honored to receive the College of Business and Economics Signature Student Award this semester. I’m a junior pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in American Sign Language, and I work as a marketing and promotions intern for the Boise State Athletics Department. I plan to study abroad this summer in London and graduate next fall. I hope to continue my career in sports marketing with the knowledge I’ve gained from College of Business and Economics and the internship opportunities provided. I’m grateful for everything Boise State University has given me, and I couldn’t have come this far without my professors. Once a Bronco, always a Bronco!

  • Ander Egiluz

    Management - Online

    What an honor to be acknowledged as a Signature Student by the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University where I have studied business management online. As a dual national citizen of the Basque Country and Idaho, this program has enabled me to continue playing professional soccer in Spain while finishing my degree. I look forward to using the skills I have gained in this program to be a positive influence on those around me and to be well prepared for my future business endeavors and personal journey.

    What an honor to be acknowledged as a Signature Student by the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University where I have studied business management online. As a dual national citizen of the Basque Country and Idaho, this program has enabled me to continue playing professional soccer in Spain while finishing my degree. I look forward to using the skills I have gained in this program to be a positive influence on those around me and to be well prepared for my future business endeavors and personal journey.

  • Alexa Ehde

    Management - Online

    It is an honor to be recognized as a Signature Student. Continuous learning and growth are among my core principles; I am always in competition with myself to improve so I can fulfill my highest potential to contribute to my teams and society. I enjoy using my experience to help others through tutoring, especially for students for whom English is a second language and those with learning difficulties. Outside of school, my interests include fine arts, graphic design and advocacy. I leverage my combination of classroom learning and design skills in entrepreneurial endeavors. After graduating, my next steps are growing my business, internships and graduate school.

    It is an honor to be recognized as a Signature Student. Continuous learning and growth are among my core principles; I am always in competition with myself to improve so I can fulfill my highest potential to contribute to my teams and society. I enjoy using my experience to help others through tutoring, especially for students for whom English is a second language and those with learning difficulties. Outside of school, my interests include fine arts, graphic design and advocacy. I leverage my combination of classroom learning and design skills in entrepreneurial endeavors. After graduating, my next steps are growing my business, internships and graduate school.

  • Kendra Grant

    Master of Accountancy

    Boise is a great city, but materials science doctors of philosophy aren’t in high demand. After Micron Technology offshored my role to Taiwan, I started to consider a career with more local or remote job opportunities. The accountancy department is accustomed to working with a variety of backgrounds, and I’ve met many other returning students. I previously worked with cost metrics and capital expenditures as an engineer; it’s been fun to learn the underlying accounting. I’m also interested in the future of accounting information systems and data analytics. My tentative graduation date is December 2022.

    Boise is a great city, but materials science doctors of philosophy aren’t in high demand. After Micron Technology offshored my role to Taiwan, I started to consider a career with more local or remote job opportunities. The accountancy department is accustomed to working with a variety of backgrounds, and I’ve met many other returning students. I previously worked with cost metrics and capital expenditures as an engineer; it’s been fun to learn the underlying accounting. I’m also interested in the future of accounting information systems and data analytics. My tentative graduation date is December 2022.

  • Annabella Hall

    International Business

    I am an international business major with a minor in Spanish who is passionate about traveling and having new experiences. I enjoy a good challenge and hope to find a career that offers one in the future. I love being a part of the Honors College building book club and the International Business Organization and want to continue being involved in my community wherever life takes me next.

    I am an international business major with a minor in Spanish who is passionate about traveling and having new experiences. I enjoy a good challenge and hope to find a career that offers one in the future. I love being a part of the Honors College building book club and the International Business Organization and want to continue being involved in my community wherever life takes me next.

  • Maggie Hyde

    Master of Business Administration Career Track

    I am honored to receive the fall 2021 Career Track MBA Signature Student recognition. I earned my BFA in graphic design from Southern Utah University in 2013, then worked as a designer in Washington, D.C., and San Antonio, Texas. I relocated to Boise in 2020 with my husband and two sons where I started the Career Track MBA program. I have loved transitioning into the business world, and I currently work as the director of marketing at Alturas. The Boise business and startup ecosystem is vibrant and accelerating, and it is so exciting to be a part of it. Thank you, Boise State!

    I am honored to receive the fall 2021 Career Track MBA Signature Student recognition. I earned my BFA in graphic design from Southern Utah University in 2013, then worked as a designer in Washington, D.C., and San Antonio, Texas. I relocated to Boise in 2020 with my husband and two sons where I started the Career Track MBA program. I have loved transitioning into the business world, and I currently work as the director of marketing at Alturas. The Boise business and startup ecosystem is vibrant and accelerating, and it is so exciting to be a part of it. Thank you, Boise State!

  • Emily Jackson

    Master of Accountancy - Online

    I am so honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I am graduating this fall with a master’s degree in accountancy and would not be where I am today without all of the support I have received from the Department of Accountancy. I am truly grateful to all the professors who helped me along the way and led me to find my passion in the field of accounting, not only in the graduate program but undergrad as well. I am also very thankful to my family who has cheered me on and supported me throughout this difficult degree. After my graduation this fall, I will be starting full-time as an auditor with CBIZ-Berntson Porter in Bellevue, Washington.

    I am so honored to be recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I am graduating this fall with a master’s degree in accountancy and would not be where I am today without all of the support I have received from the Department of Accountancy. I am truly grateful to all the professors who helped me along the way and led me to find my passion in the field of accounting, not only in the graduate program but undergrad as well. I am also very thankful to my family who has cheered me on and supported me throughout this difficult degree. After my graduation this fall, I will be starting full-time as an auditor with CBIZ-Berntson Porter in Bellevue, Washington.

  • Jay Kormylo

    Accountancy

    I spent 21 years in the U.S. Navy and retired from active duty in 2016.  After finding that my military skills did not translate as well as I hoped, I decided to enroll at Boise State University and attend the College of Business and Economics in 2018. Now I am about to graduate with degrees in accountancy and finance and working in public accounting as a tax specialist. At least, that is the plan!

    I spent 21 years in the U.S. Navy and retired from active duty in 2016.  After finding that my military skills did not translate as well as I hoped, I decided to enroll at Boise State University and attend the College of Business and Economics in 2018. Now I am about to graduate with degrees in accountancy and finance and working in public accounting as a tax specialist. At least, that is the plan!

  • Brookelle Mansfield

    Master of Accountancy - Online

  • Megan Marshall

    Business and Economic Analytics

    I am honored to be recognized as the fall 2021 business and economics analytics Signature Student. Throughout my studies, College of Business and Economics has taught me the power of data and ignited a passion for data-driven decision-making. Thank you to my professors for sharing their expertise and providing guidance as I learn how to navigate the industry. It is through their continued encouragement that I have found my love for data analytics. Upon graduation, I plan to begin my career in analytics and further my education by earning a master’s degree in data science.

    I am honored to be recognized as the fall 2021 business and economics analytics Signature Student. Throughout my studies, College of Business and Economics has taught me the power of data and ignited a passion for data-driven decision-making. Thank you to my professors for sharing their expertise and providing guidance as I learn how to navigate the industry. It is through their continued encouragement that I have found my love for data analytics. Upon graduation, I plan to begin my career in analytics and further my education by earning a master’s degree in data science.

  • Hallie Massey

    Finance

    I am a double major in accounting and finance and plan to graduate in May of 2023. I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities that I have had access to because of College of Business and Economics. During my time at Boise State, I have been a part of the Honors College Council, worked as an accounting intern at J.R. Simplot, and have been given the opportunity to intern with KPMG this summer. The support of my College of Business and Economics professors and advisors has been one of the leading factors in my passion for learning. Outside of school, I like to read, bake, and train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

    I am a double major in accounting and finance and plan to graduate in May of 2023. I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities that I have had access to because of College of Business and Economics. During my time at Boise State, I have been a part of the Honors College Council, worked as an accounting intern at J.R. Simplot, and have been given the opportunity to intern with KPMG this summer. The support of my College of Business and Economics professors and advisors has been one of the leading factors in my passion for learning. Outside of school, I like to read, bake, and train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • Ben Mattson

    Supply Chain Management

    I am a Boise native that started college later than most, after finding that I wanted to do more with what I had learned throughout my time in the workforce. I started strictly as an supply chain management major, but I quickly saw the value in adding an information technology management minor and the business analytics certificate. I am grateful to my professors and peers for helping me leverage my experience, skill and interests into a future career, offering guidance and advice for my weaknesses, and broadening my horizons; and I look forward to whatever comes next.

    I am a Boise native that started college later than most, after finding that I wanted to do more with what I had learned throughout my time in the workforce. I started strictly as an supply chain management major, but I quickly saw the value in adding an information technology management minor and the business analytics certificate. I am grateful to my professors and peers for helping me leverage my experience, skill and interests into a future career, offering guidance and advice for my weaknesses, and broadening my horizons; and I look forward to whatever comes next.

  • David Newton

    Master of Economics

    I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Signature Student award. After 15 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, I found my calling in the pursuit of economics. It hasn’t always been easy, but the encouragement and support given through College of Business and Economics, and fellow students have helped me succeed in everything I have put my mind to. Special thanks to Dr. Paudel and Dr. Chen who have assisted me in my thesis development. In the coming term, I plan to finalize and present my thesis on how government policies during the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted the incidence of different types of protests in the U.S. After graduation, I plan to transfer to UC Davis to pursue an MBA in analytics.

    I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Signature Student award. After 15 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, I found my calling in the pursuit of economics. It hasn’t always been easy, but the encouragement and support given through College of Business and Economics, and fellow students have helped me succeed in everything I have put my mind to. Special thanks to Dr. Paudel and Dr. Chen who have assisted me in my thesis development. In the coming term, I plan to finalize and present my thesis on how government policies during the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted the incidence of different types of protests in the U.S. After graduation, I plan to transfer to UC Davis to pursue an MBA in analytics.

  • Samantha Nydam

    Business Administration

    I moved to Boise from Arizona in 2017 and have been so grateful to learn at Boise State and be a part of the College of Business and Economics. Boise has felt like home since I first arrived in Idaho. I have been able to experience living in a Living Learning Community, working on campus, joining Beta Gamma Sigma and studying in Sweden while at Boise State University. When I’m not on campus I like to rock climb, read and care for my plants. Being nominated for the Signature Student award twice in my academic career has been such an honor. I graduate in December 2021 and am looking forward to progressing in my career and being able to spend more time following my passions.

    I moved to Boise from Arizona in 2017 and have been so grateful to learn at Boise State and be a part of the College of Business and Economics. Boise has felt like home since I first arrived in Idaho. I have been able to experience living in a Living Learning Community, working on campus, joining Beta Gamma Sigma and studying in Sweden while at Boise State University. When I’m not on campus I like to rock climb, read and care for my plants. Being nominated for the Signature Student award twice in my academic career has been such an honor. I graduate in December 2021 and am looking forward to progressing in my career and being able to spend more time following my passions.

  • Amy Olson

    Master of Accountancy - Foundations

    I feel incredibly grateful to be honored as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student and to be a part of this great university. The faculty and staff here are truly amazing. After almost twenty years out of college and being a stay-at-home-mom for most of that time I felt a strong desire to return to school. I reached out to Boise State, and they immediately placed me on a path to reaching my goals. Following the completion of this semester, I am excited to start working for a local CPA firm, then I will finish my degree in May of 2023, and from there I plan to take the CPA exams.

    I feel incredibly grateful to be honored as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student and to be a part of this great university. The faculty and staff here are truly amazing. After almost twenty years out of college and being a stay-at-home-mom for most of that time I felt a strong desire to return to school. I reached out to Boise State, and they immediately placed me on a path to reaching my goals. Following the completion of this semester, I am excited to start working for a local CPA firm, then I will finish my degree in May of 2023, and from there I plan to take the CPA exams.

  • David Rule

    Master of Business Administration Career Track

    I am neurodivergent individual with an amazing wife, dog and baby on the way! What I hope to do with my College of Business and Economics education is start my own business around a hobby or something I am passionate about, like starting a coaching clinic that specifically caters to other neurodivergent individuals and their families to provide them more access to mental health education and care.

    I am neurodivergent individual with an amazing wife, dog and baby on the way! What I hope to do with my College of Business and Economics education is start my own business around a hobby or something I am passionate about, like starting a coaching clinic that specifically caters to other neurodivergent individuals and their families to provide them more access to mental health education and care.

  • Shane Saylor

    Finance

    I grew up on a small dairy farm in Buhl, Idaho, where my family raised a modest amount of Holsteins. I learned the value of hard work on the farm, and at the same time had bigger aspirations. I knew the only way to get off the farm was to work hard in school to get an academic scholarship, since my family did not have the money to pay for college. When I got accepted into the program, I was a little nervous about moving to such a big city as Boise. I noticed the people talked differently and made fun of my overalls, but I ignored them and managed to get through the hardest degree in the school of business with only one B, of which I and my parents are still upset about. I am currently captain of the Certified Financial Advisor Challenge team for Boise State and look forward to graduating and hopefully continuing to grow and flourish in Boise.

    I grew up on a small dairy farm in Buhl, Idaho, where my family raised a modest amount of Holsteins. I learned the value of hard work on the farm, and at the same time had bigger aspirations. I knew the only way to get off the farm was to work hard in school to get an academic scholarship, since my family did not have the money to pay for college. When I got accepted into the program, I was a little nervous about moving to such a big city as Boise. I noticed the people talked differently and made fun of my overalls, but I ignored them and managed to get through the hardest degree in the school of business with only one B, of which I and my parents are still upset about. I am currently captain of the Certified Financial Advisor Challenge team for Boise State and look forward to graduating and hopefully continuing to grow and flourish in Boise.

  • Israel Silva

    Accountancy

    I am proud and honored to be a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I’m a senior getting my bachelor’s degree in accountancy and will graduate in May 2022. I’m grateful for all the wonderful and supportive professors I have had during my time at Boise State. While working towards my degree I have had the opportunity to work as a tutor and teaching assistant for the Department of Economics. All my experiences have helped prepare and equip me with the tools for pursuing a successful career. I would also like to specifically thank JoAnn Wood, Dana Cameron and Julie Mercado who are all amazing teachers who helped me to succeed and grow as a student and an individual.

    I am proud and honored to be a College of Business and Economics Signature Student. I’m a senior getting my bachelor’s degree in accountancy and will graduate in May 2022. I’m grateful for all the wonderful and supportive professors I have had during my time at Boise State. While working towards my degree I have had the opportunity to work as a tutor and teaching assistant for the Department of Economics. All my experiences have helped prepare and equip me with the tools for pursuing a successful career. I would also like to specifically thank JoAnn Wood, Dana Cameron and Julie Mercado who are all amazing teachers who helped me to succeed and grow as a student and an individual.

  • Jason Tapia

    Information Technology Management

    I am a Boise State senior finishing my degree in information technology management. I have grown up here in the Treasure Valley my whole life and due to my interest in helping people solve technical problems, I decided to attend Boise State to further my education in information technology. Outside of work and academia, I like hiking, skiing, cycling and weightlifting.

    I am a Boise State senior finishing my degree in information technology management. I have grown up here in the Treasure Valley my whole life and due to my interest in helping people solve technical problems, I decided to attend Boise State to further my education in information technology. Outside of work and academia, I like hiking, skiing, cycling and weightlifting.

  • Brooke Thompson

    Business Administration

    I am honored to be named a College of Business and Economics Signature Student! I will graduate in May 2022, with double majors in human resource management and business administration with a minor in communication. I currently work as the social media ambassador for Boise State Career Services and am a talent acquisition marketing intern at the J.R. Simplot Company. Boise State has provided me with the best opportunities to grow as a student and the College of Business and Economics community has played an essential role in my success. I want to thank my amazing professors, family and friends for the endless support. As always, Go Broncos!

    I am honored to be named a College of Business and Economics Signature Student! I will graduate in May 2022, with double majors in human resource management and business administration with a minor in communication. I currently work as the social media ambassador for Boise State Career Services and am a talent acquisition marketing intern at the J.R. Simplot Company. Boise State has provided me with the best opportunities to grow as a student and the College of Business and Economics community has played an essential role in my success. I want to thank my amazing professors, family and friends for the endless support. As always, Go Broncos!

  • Bonnie Vogt

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I am graduating with a master of science in accountancy – taxation. 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 my graduate degree because I wanted to expand my accounting education with a program that specialized in taxation. I enjoyed connecting with other College of Business and Economics students and my professors, and I’m confident the concepts I’ve learned will enhance my career opportunities. After graduation, I will continue my employment as a senior tax accountant with J.R. Simplot Company. Go Broncos!

    I am graduating with a master of science in accountancy – taxation. 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 my graduate degree because I wanted to expand my accounting education with a program that specialized in taxation. I enjoyed connecting with other College of Business and Economics students and my professors, and I’m confident the concepts I’ve learned will enhance my career opportunities. After graduation, I will continue my employment as a senior tax accountant with J.R. Simplot Company. Go Broncos!

  • Kathryn Wolff

    Master of Accountancy - Foundations

    I am honored to be named as a Boise State Signature Student. My experience in the Master of Science in Accountancy Foundations program has been wonderful. The foundational accounting track prepared me for graduate-level accounting courses, and I am incredibly grateful for the professors who challenged and supported me along the way. I would also like to thank Beta Alpha Psi for welcoming me into the organization and providing such great events this fall. I could not be happier with my decision to take on this challenge, and I am excited to graduate in August 2022.

    I am honored to be named as a Boise State Signature Student. My experience in the Master of Science in Accountancy Foundations program has been wonderful. The foundational accounting track prepared me for graduate-level accounting courses, and I am incredibly grateful for the professors who challenged and supported me along the way. I would also like to thank Beta Alpha Psi for welcoming me into the organization and providing such great events this fall. I could not be happier with my decision to take on this challenge, and I am excited to graduate in August 2022.

Spring 2021

  • Troy Ahlers

    Finance

    I transferred to Boise State after my freshman year, and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve had the luxury of making many lifelong friends, learning from fantastic professors, and being part of an incredible community. To be recognized as a signature student is quite an honor. I would like to congratulate my peers that have also been selected. After I graduate with my BBA in Finance, I’ll convert to full-time and continue building my financial planning practice with Northwestern Mutual. All in all, Boise State has given me countless memories that I’ll always cherish, Go Broncos!

    I transferred to Boise State after my freshman year, and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve had the luxury of making many lifelong friends, learning from fantastic professors, and being part of an incredible community. To be recognized as a signature student is quite an honor. I would like to congratulate my peers that have also been selected. After I graduate with my BBA in Finance, I’ll convert to full-time and continue building my financial planning practice with Northwestern Mutual. All in all, Boise State has given me countless memories that I’ll always cherish, Go Broncos!

  • Danielle Andrade

    Information Technology Management

  • Annalea Black

    Annalea Black

    Entrepreneurship Management

    I am proud and honored to be a COBE Signature Student. This spring, I am graduating with a degree in business administration and a minor in entrepreneurship management. I was adopted from China as an infant, and have grown up in Boise since. Being able to study and work towards my degree while also staying close to family and friends has been incredible, and I am thankful for all of the opportunities that I have been given throughout my time at the university. After graduation, I will be seeking career opportunities related to administrative and entrepreneurial roles. I can only hope that future students will be as fortunate as I have been to gain exposure to exceptional networking opportunities, expand personal knowledge of the professional business world, and make memories that last a lifetime. Cheers to graduation and Go Broncos.

    I am proud and honored to be a COBE Signature Student. This spring, I am graduating with a degree in business administration and a minor in entrepreneurship management. I was adopted from China as an infant, and have grown up in Boise since. Being able to study and work towards my degree while also staying close to family and friends has been incredible, and I am thankful for all of the opportunities that I have been given throughout my time at the university. After graduation, I will be seeking career opportunities related to administrative and entrepreneurial roles. I can only hope that future students will be as fortunate as I have been to gain exposure to exceptional networking opportunities, expand personal knowledge of the professional business world, and make memories that last a lifetime. Cheers to graduation and Go Broncos.

  • Ashlyn Cooper

    Accountancy

    I am a local Idaho student pursuing a Master of Science in Accountancy degree at Boise State University. Compassion, commitment, and resourcefulness are some of the important qualities I needed to change my stars. My family, friends, and multiple professors have all encouraged me to pursue a career in accountancy. I’m a teaching assistant for Accounting Information Systems. I will be completing a staff accountant internship this summer and I was awarded a Graduate Assistantship with COBE to start this fall. I am beyond grateful for the help and support I have received from all of the professors at COBE.

    I am a local Idaho student pursuing a Master of Science in Accountancy degree at Boise State University. Compassion, commitment, and resourcefulness are some of the important qualities I needed to change my stars. My family, friends, and multiple professors have all encouraged me to pursue a career in accountancy. I’m a teaching assistant for Accounting Information Systems. I will be completing a staff accountant internship this summer and I was awarded a Graduate Assistantship with COBE to start this fall. I am beyond grateful for the help and support I have received from all of the professors at COBE.

  • Sophie Croome

    Master of Economics

    I am grateful to my professors in the economics department and my graduate advisor, Lee Parton, for the support in my first year in the Master of Science in Economics program. My favorite courses in the program have been the two Microtheory courses (special thanks to Drs. Islam and Paudel). In the next year, I will prepare and present my thesis on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting government policies had on Idahoans’ recreational activities. After I graduate in May 2022 I plan to either enroll in an Economics PhD program or enter the workforce.

    I am grateful to my professors in the economics department and my graduate advisor, Lee Parton, for the support in my first year in the Master of Science in Economics program. My favorite courses in the program have been the two Microtheory courses (special thanks to Drs. Islam and Paudel). In the next year, I will prepare and present my thesis on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting government policies had on Idahoans’ recreational activities. After I graduate in May 2022 I plan to either enroll in an Economics PhD program or enter the workforce.

  • Bailey Darnall

    Economics

    I graduate in May with a major in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics. I am currently working as a financial education intern for the International Rescue Committee. I also serve as the current financial officer for Boise State’s Economics association. Following graduation, I plan to enter a master’s program in economics.

    I graduate in May with a major in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics. I am currently working as a financial education intern for the International Rescue Committee. I also serve as the current financial officer for Boise State’s Economics association. Following graduation, I plan to enter a master’s program in economics.

  • Steve Edwards

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I am a first-generation student, and I am graduating from the MSAT program at the College of Business and Economics. I previously completed my Baccalaureate degree at Boise State, and I am also graduating with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho, College of Law as part of a concurrent degree program. I am a native Idahoan and I enjoy all the great things Idaho has to offer, like fishing and camping. I am a proud husband to wife, Brittaney, and father of our four-year-old triplets, Briven, Scarlet, and Charlie. Additionally, I am a veteran of the U.S. Army. Post-graduation I wish to use my education to help fellow veterans in the community and to enable my children to follow whatever path they may choose.

    I am a first-generation student, and I am graduating from the MSAT program at the College of Business and Economics. I previously completed my Baccalaureate degree at Boise State, and I am also graduating with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho, College of Law as part of a concurrent degree program. I am a native Idahoan and I enjoy all the great things Idaho has to offer, like fishing and camping. I am a proud husband to wife, Brittaney, and father of our four-year-old triplets, Briven, Scarlet, and Charlie. Additionally, I am a veteran of the U.S. Army. Post-graduation I wish to use my education to help fellow veterans in the community and to enable my children to follow whatever path they may choose.

  • Nathan Hirschi

    Supply Chain Management

    I will graduate this spring, May 2021, with my BBA in Supply Chain Management. I am originally from Wyoming. I earned my associate’s degree from Western Wyoming Community College and then transferred to Boise State in the Fall of 2019. I currently serve full-time in the Idaho Army National Guard as an Equipment Specialist. I plan to continue my career as an officer in the National Guard following graduation. I am a big sports fan, specifically football and baseball. I also enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and being outdoors.

    I will graduate this spring, May 2021, with my BBA in Supply Chain Management. I am originally from Wyoming. I earned my associate’s degree from Western Wyoming Community College and then transferred to Boise State in the Fall of 2019. I currently serve full-time in the Idaho Army National Guard as an Equipment Specialist. I plan to continue my career as an officer in the National Guard following graduation. I am a big sports fan, specifically football and baseball. I also enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and being outdoors.

  • Georgia Hutzler

    Marketing

    I am beyond honored to be receiving the COBE Signature Student Award and could not be more grateful for Boise State and all it has given me. I will be graduating this spring, May 2021, with honors and a degree in marketing. I moved here four short years ago and throughout my college career, I served on the executive board for Alpha Xi Delta, I had the opportunity to intern at three great local companies and made relationships that will last a lifetime. I could not have made it through the years without the help and advice from some truly phenomenal professors, you all know who you are, and of course the support of my amazing family and friends. Boise has been my home for the past four years and I am not ready to leave it yet. After I graduate, I plan on staying in Boise and go forward knowing that because of the great lessons Boise State has taught me, I will be able to tackle whatever comes my way. I am proud to call this school my soon-to-be alma mater and as always, Go Broncos!

    I am beyond honored to be receiving the COBE Signature Student Award and could not be more grateful for Boise State and all it has given me. I will be graduating this spring, May 2021, with honors and a degree in marketing. I moved here four short years ago and throughout my college career, I served on the executive board for Alpha Xi Delta, I had the opportunity to intern at three great local companies and made relationships that will last a lifetime. I could not have made it through the years without the help and advice from some truly phenomenal professors, you all know who you are, and of course the support of my amazing family and friends. Boise has been my home for the past four years and I am not ready to leave it yet. After I graduate, I plan on staying in Boise and go forward knowing that because of the great lessons Boise State has taught me, I will be able to tackle whatever comes my way. I am proud to call this school my soon-to-be alma mater and as always, Go Broncos!

  • Abby Johnson

    Economics

    I am a business economics major graduating in Spring 2021. My experience as a student in the Department of Economics has been amazing, and I am so grateful for all of the wonderful faculty that have taught and supported me. This last year, I enjoyed working on my senior research project and serving as a teaching assistant for Intermediate Microeconomics and Econometrics. After graduation, I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin for their MA in Economics program. I am very excited to bring all that I have learned from Boise State to the University of Texas!

    I am a business economics major graduating in Spring 2021. My experience as a student in the Department of Economics has been amazing, and I am so grateful for all of the wonderful faculty that have taught and supported me. This last year, I enjoyed working on my senior research project and serving as a teaching assistant for Intermediate Microeconomics and Econometrics. After graduation, I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin for their MA in Economics program. I am very excited to bring all that I have learned from Boise State to the University of Texas!

  • Lucy Murphy

    Business and Economics Analytics

    I’m a junior studying business and economic analytics. Currently, I’m a category management intern at The Hershey Company. The courses COBE offers provides me with the knowledge and insight to perform within the workplace. Upon graduation, I hope to continue my career in data analytics and complete my MBA. I am honored to be selected as a signature student and thank my professors for their ongoing support.

    I’m a junior studying business and economic analytics. Currently, I’m a category management intern at The Hershey Company. The courses COBE offers provides me with the knowledge and insight to perform within the workplace. Upon graduation, I hope to continue my career in data analytics and complete my MBA. I am honored to be selected as a signature student and thank my professors for their ongoing support.

  • Chi Nguyen

    Human Resource Management

    I am a Vietnamese international student majoring in human resource management with a minor in psychology. I am participating in the BroncoCorp program as an HR intern for the local nonprofit The Arc. Besides this internship, I am also the vice president of Programming for Beta Gamma Sigma, the co-vice president and treasurer for the Human Resource Association, and a research assistant for Dr. Liam Maher. I am tremendously honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student and thankful for all the support from faculty advisors, professors, and my fellow COBE student leaders whom I have had the opportunity to work with!

    I am a Vietnamese international student majoring in human resource management with a minor in psychology. I am participating in the BroncoCorp program as an HR intern for the local nonprofit The Arc. Besides this internship, I am also the vice president of Programming for Beta Gamma Sigma, the co-vice president and treasurer for the Human Resource Association, and a research assistant for Dr. Liam Maher. I am tremendously honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student and thankful for all the support from faculty advisors, professors, and my fellow COBE student leaders whom I have had the opportunity to work with!

  • Alexis Ross

    Marketing

    Hello! I am a junior majoring in business administration and marketing! I am currently a marketing assistant for Dining Services on campus and Boise State Extended Studies. Following my time at Boise State, I plan to continue my education and complete a Sports Master’s of Business Administration. I found my love for digital marketing over the past three years and I hope to work for a team in the National Hockey League in their marketing department. GO BRONCOS!

    Hello! I am a junior majoring in business administration and marketing! I am currently a marketing assistant for Dining Services on campus and Boise State Extended Studies. Following my time at Boise State, I plan to continue my education and complete a Sports Master’s of Business Administration. I found my love for digital marketing over the past three years and I hope to work for a team in the National Hockey League in their marketing department. GO BRONCOS!

  • Amy Schneider

    International Business

    I am an International Business and Spanish Language student graduating from Boise State Spring 2021. During my time at Boise State, I had the amazing opportunities to travel to Australia and Spain with my fellow students and had the pleasure of working with Boise State faculty and students to found the Social Entrepreneurship Student Organization. I also participated in the International Business Organization and Pre-Law Society. Through each of these experiences, I was able to learn a lot about myself and my learning style, but I found that the most valuable assets to my learning environment were community and teamwork.

    I am an International Business and Spanish Language student graduating from Boise State Spring 2021. During my time at Boise State, I had the amazing opportunities to travel to Australia and Spain with my fellow students and had the pleasure of working with Boise State faculty and students to found the Social Entrepreneurship Student Organization. I also participated in the International Business Organization and Pre-Law Society. Through each of these experiences, I was able to learn a lot about myself and my learning style, but I found that the most valuable assets to my learning environment were community and teamwork.

  • Aaron Thomas

    Accountancy and Finance

    I am a senior pursuing degrees in accountancy and finance at the College of Business and Economics. I am greatly honored to receive this award as a Signature Student, and I am so thankful for the continuous support of my family, friends, and professors. After my transfer to Boise State, I was able to join Beta Alpha Psi and serve as Vice President of Professional Activities. After graduation, I will begin studying for the CPA exam as well as start my professional career as an Audit Associate at KPMG-Boise. Go Broncos!

    I am a senior pursuing degrees in accountancy and finance at the College of Business and Economics. I am greatly honored to receive this award as a Signature Student, and I am so thankful for the continuous support of my family, friends, and professors. After my transfer to Boise State, I was able to join Beta Alpha Psi and serve as Vice President of Professional Activities. After graduation, I will begin studying for the CPA exam as well as start my professional career as an Audit Associate at KPMG-Boise. Go Broncos!

  • Hadley Underwood

    General Business

    I am honored to be recognized as a Signature Student. This spring I will graduate with my degree in human resource management as well as business administration and a certificate in business analytics. As a second-degree student, I was nervous about coming back into an academic setting. My professors at the College of Business and Economics were incredibly supportive and I am truly thankful for all of their guidance. During my time at Boise State, I have worked as a programming assistant with the Student Involvement and Leadership Center in addition to being a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. After graduation, I will be attending the University of Oregon to pursue a master’s degree in conflict and dispute resolution. I am so glad I chose Boise State to continue my education and will always be thankful for my time here.

    I am honored to be recognized as a Signature Student. This spring I will graduate with my degree in human resource management as well as business administration and a certificate in business analytics. As a second-degree student, I was nervous about coming back into an academic setting. My professors at the College of Business and Economics were incredibly supportive and I am truly thankful for all of their guidance. During my time at Boise State, I have worked as a programming assistant with the Student Involvement and Leadership Center in addition to being a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. After graduation, I will be attending the University of Oregon to pursue a master’s degree in conflict and dispute resolution. I am so glad I chose Boise State to continue my education and will always be thankful for my time here.

  • Kira VanDeMoere

    General Business

    I am incredibly honored to be selected as a COBE signature student. I am graduating with a major in business administration, a minor in human resource management, and a certificate in dispute resolution. I joined the Human Resource Association as president in the fall of 2020. I took the role expecting to help other students, but my board of directors and faculty advisors catapulted me into a new person and professional. During my time at Boise State, my peers became my teachers and friends, and my professors became lifelong mentors. I learned more than what was included in my tuition. I am proud to be a Bronco!

    I am incredibly honored to be selected as a COBE signature student. I am graduating with a major in business administration, a minor in human resource management, and a certificate in dispute resolution. I joined the Human Resource Association as president in the fall of 2020. I took the role expecting to help other students, but my board of directors and faculty advisors catapulted me into a new person and professional. During my time at Boise State, my peers became my teachers and friends, and my professors became lifelong mentors. I learned more than what was included in my tuition. I am proud to be a Bronco!

  • Ian Velikoff

    Master of Business Administration Career Track

    I started the Career Track MBA program in 2019 after completing my undergraduate degree from the University of Montana. My time at Boise State has been both inspiring and humbling as I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from my peers and COBE’s wonderful faculty. I want to give a special thank you to my supervisor Gabe Finkelstein who has made a huge impact on my education. I am honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student. Go Broncos!

    I started the Career Track MBA program in 2019 after completing my undergraduate degree from the University of Montana. My time at Boise State has been both inspiring and humbling as I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from my peers and COBE’s wonderful faculty. I want to give a special thank you to my supervisor Gabe Finkelstein who has made a huge impact on my education. I am honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student. Go Broncos!

  • Jennie Wilcox

    Master of Accountancy

    I graduated with my BA in Anthropology from Brigham Young University in 2010. After experiencing difficulty finding a non-seasonal archaeology position, I took a cashier position. I eventually assisted reconciling the days’ transactions and accounts receivable billing and found my passion for accounting. To continue advancing my skills and knowledge as an accountant, I enrolled in the master of science in accountancy program at Boise State University and started work as a graduate assistant. I am also the secretary for my church’s youth group, an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, a wife, and a mother to two boys, ages six and eight.

    I graduated with my BA in Anthropology from Brigham Young University in 2010. After experiencing difficulty finding a non-seasonal archaeology position, I took a cashier position. I eventually assisted reconciling the days’ transactions and accounts receivable billing and found my passion for accounting. To continue advancing my skills and knowledge as an accountant, I enrolled in the master of science in accountancy program at Boise State University and started work as a graduate assistant. I am also the secretary for my church’s youth group, an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, a wife, and a mother to two boys, ages six and eight.

Fall 2020

  • 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’ve made some amazing connections while working as a graduate assistant with the TechHelp product development team, and through my service as the CFO of the Net Impact student organization. Some of my business interests include corporate finance, international trade and data analytics. I will be graduating in May, and cannot wait to take what I’ve learned in this program with me to the next step 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’ve made some amazing connections while working as a graduate assistant with the TechHelp product development team, and through my service as the CFO of the Net Impact student organization. Some of my business interests include corporate finance, international trade and data analytics. I will be graduating in May, and cannot wait to take what I’ve learned in this program with me to the next step of my career.

  • Madi Brown

    Madi Brown

    Human Resource Management

    I am a senior pursuing a degree in human resource management as well as general business with a minor in marketing. I am extremely honored to be recognized as a Signature Student and could not have achieved this without the constant support from my professors, family and friends. During my time at Boise State, I have had numerous opportunities such as serving as chapter president for my sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, becoming a member of the academic honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma; serving as the finance officer for Colleges Against Cancer, and serving on the board of conduct for the dean of students. I could not have asked for a better college experience and I will always be thankful for Boise State and COBE. Go Broncos!

    I am a senior pursuing a degree in human resource management as well as general business with a minor in marketing. I am extremely honored to be recognized as a Signature Student and could not have achieved this without the constant support from my professors, family and friends. During my time at Boise State, I have had numerous opportunities such as serving as chapter president for my sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, becoming a member of the academic honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma; serving as the finance officer for Colleges Against Cancer, and serving on the board of conduct for the dean of students. I could not have asked for a better college experience and I will always be thankful for Boise State and COBE. Go Broncos!

  • Peter Chiromo

    Peter Chiromo

    Master of Accountancy

    I am truly humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Signature Student award. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to the U.S. with my wife and son to pursue my education goals. 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. Now I am thrilled to start my career at a Big Four public accounting firm, Ernst & Young (EY) in Atlanta, Georgia, as an auditor applying what I learned.

    I am truly humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Signature Student award. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to the U.S. with my wife and son to pursue my education goals. 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. Now I am thrilled to start my career at a Big Four public accounting firm, Ernst & Young (EY) in Atlanta, Georgia, as an auditor applying what I learned.

  • Jacob Grinwis

    Jacob Grinwis

    Economics

    I am a fourth-year economics major with the College of Business and Economics. I am originally from a small town in Montana named Belgrade. Upon entering the last semester of my undergraduate career, I am preparing to conduct research on the implications of LGTBQ+ exclusion in the U.S. Census, a topic that is under-discussed in economic literature. Outside of the College of Business and Economics, I am a member of Boise State University’s men’s track and field team specializing in the 800m and 1500m distances. After graduating in the spring of 2021, my plans are to continue my education with the pursuit of a master’s degree in business administration.

    I am a fourth-year economics major with the College of Business and Economics. I am originally from a small town in Montana named Belgrade. Upon entering the last semester of my undergraduate career, I am preparing to conduct research on the implications of LGTBQ+ exclusion in the U.S. Census, a topic that is under-discussed in economic literature. Outside of the College of Business and Economics, I am a member of Boise State University’s men’s track and field team specializing in the 800m and 1500m distances. After graduating in the spring of 2021, my plans are to continue my education with the pursuit of a master’s degree in business administration.

  • Lauren Grunzke

    Lauren Grunzke

    Finance

    I started at Boise State University 2 years ago, shy and disconnected from faculty and students. During 2020, I learned what it meant to get connected and feel a part of your school. I joined Beta Alpha Psi, met wonderful people, and became an officer for the organization. Even during COVID-19, I was enjoying school by not being afraid to reach out to others in the same boat as myself. Additionally, I start a tax accounting internship in January 2021, and I am thrilled and grateful for the wonderful faculty and students that helped me achieve my goals. Thanks Boise State University!

    I started at Boise State University 2 years ago, shy and disconnected from faculty and students. During 2020, I learned what it meant to get connected and feel a part of your school. I joined Beta Alpha Psi, met wonderful people, and became an officer for the organization. Even during COVID-19, I was enjoying school by not being afraid to reach out to others in the same boat as myself. Additionally, I start a tax accounting internship in January 2021, and I am thrilled and grateful for the wonderful faculty and students that helped me achieve my goals. Thanks Boise State University!

  • Alaina Holland

    Alaina Holland

    Supply Chain Management

    In the fall of 2017, I began college searching for what I wanted to do. I thought, maybe I wanted to study business. So, I took GB101 and everything just clicked. My past four years at Boise State University has been a journey filled with various academic course changes. COBE has been a significant influence in what I have chosen to study, how I choose to impact those around me and my strategies to create the best effect. So, I would like to say thank you for this recognition. I am a soon to be graduate of Boise State’s Business program with a BBA in Supply Chain Management, a minor in Marketing, and three certificates in UX Design, Business Analytics, and Nonprofit Management. I am not sure exactly what I will do in my future career, but I know that I am prepared to be agile, effective, and creative in the workplace while creating a positive sustainable impact in my community.

    In the fall of 2017, I began college searching for what I wanted to do. I thought, maybe I wanted to study business. So, I took GB101 and everything just clicked. My past four years at Boise State University has been a journey filled with various academic course changes. COBE has been a significant influence in what I have chosen to study, how I choose to impact those around me and my strategies to create the best effect. So, I would like to say thank you for this recognition. I am a soon to be graduate of Boise State’s Business program with a BBA in Supply Chain Management, a minor in Marketing, and three certificates in UX Design, Business Analytics, and Nonprofit Management. I am not sure exactly what I will do in my future career, but I know that I am prepared to be agile, effective, and creative in the workplace while creating a positive sustainable impact in my community.

  • Simin Joshaghani

    Simin Joshaghani

    Master of Economics

    I am a master’s degree student in the Department of Economics. I am honored to be selected as a COBE Signature Students. I feel especially fortunate to be a part of the Boise State University community for it has provided me with many valuable experiences and opportunities. COBE has helped me meet with some of the best of mentors I could ask for and I am grateful for all that the faculty and staff has done for me.

    I am a master’s degree student in the Department of Economics. I am honored to be selected as a COBE Signature Students. I feel especially fortunate to be a part of the Boise State University community for it has provided me with many valuable experiences and opportunities. COBE has helped me meet with some of the best of mentors I could ask for and I am grateful for all that the faculty and staff has done for me.

  • Claire McNeal

    Entrepreneurship Management

  • Joshua Mettille

    Joshua Mettille

    Finance

    Growing up in nearby Meridian, Idaho, I have been a die hard Broncos fan since childhood. I used to even forgo traditional birthday parties in favor of watching the Broncos play on the Blue Turf with my family. I am confident that I am leaving the university as a better and more rounded individual than when I started, which is a credit to both my professors as well as my classmates. I want to give a big shout out to professors Garret McBrayer, Eddy Li and Jay Parkinson for sharing their knowledge and passion both inside the classroom and out. I also want to give a big thanks to my family and friends for all of their support along the way. I am as excited to be an alumni as I was to first step foot on the Boise State campus. Go Broncos!

    Growing up in nearby Meridian, Idaho, I have been a die hard Broncos fan since childhood. I used to even forgo traditional birthday parties in favor of watching the Broncos play on the Blue Turf with my family. I am confident that I am leaving the university as a better and more rounded individual than when I started, which is a credit to both my professors as well as my classmates. I want to give a big shout out to professors Garret McBrayer, Eddy Li and Jay Parkinson for sharing their knowledge and passion both inside the classroom and out. I also want to give a big thanks to my family and friends for all of their support along the way. I am as excited to be an alumni as I was to first step foot on the Boise State campus. Go Broncos!

  • Cynthia Ortega

    Cynthia Ortega

    Business Administration

    In December 2020, I graduated with a bachelor of business administration and a minor in marketing. Throughout my time at Boise State I participated in programs such as the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Trio Rising Scholars, the Honors College, WorkU, and Global Learning Opportunities where I got to study abroad in Geelong, Australia. I’d like to thank the leaders of all these programs for helping me succeed in my education. I am a first generation student and aim to use my education to develop a career within the live music industry.

    In December 2020, I graduated with a bachelor of business administration and a minor in marketing. Throughout my time at Boise State I participated in programs such as the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Trio Rising Scholars, the Honors College, WorkU, and Global Learning Opportunities where I got to study abroad in Geelong, Australia. I’d like to thank the leaders of all these programs for helping me succeed in my education. I am a first generation student and aim to use my education to develop a career within the live music industry.

  • Kevin Ortiz Hernandez

    Kevin Ortiz Hernandez

    Marketing

    I am very humbled to be named a COBE Signature Student. I am graduating this spring with a degree in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship management. I have grown up in the local area all of my life. I decided to stay at Boise State due to my love of the city and what Boise State had to offer. Throughout my time at Boise State, I served on the executive board of Alpha Tau Omega, was proudly working as a peer mentor for the TRIO Rising Scholars Program, served as the TRIO Club’s financial officer and played as many intermural sports as I could! The connections and experiences I have made at Boise State have been life-changing. As a first-generation college student, this not only serves as inspiration for me to keep working hard. But for incoming students to see what possibilities can be achieved. I am very excited to see where the future takes me. Go Broncos.

    I am very humbled to be named a COBE Signature Student. I am graduating this spring with a degree in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship management. I have grown up in the local area all of my life. I decided to stay at Boise State due to my love of the city and what Boise State had to offer. Throughout my time at Boise State, I served on the executive board of Alpha Tau Omega, was proudly working as a peer mentor for the TRIO Rising Scholars Program, served as the TRIO Club’s financial officer and played as many intermural sports as I could! The connections and experiences I have made at Boise State have been life-changing. As a first-generation college student, this not only serves as inspiration for me to keep working hard. But for incoming students to see what possibilities can be achieved. I am very excited to see where the future takes me. Go Broncos.

  • Sarah Price

    General Business

  • Amy Rath

    Amy Rath

    Business and Economic Analytics

    I am a junior pursuing a bachelor of science in business and economic analytics with a minor in applied mathematics. In my three years at Boise State I have had the privilege of learning from professors who inspire me to strive for excellence, not only in the classroom, but in every day life as well. It has been inspiring to see my peers and professors adapt in such an unpredictable year; this is one of countless reasons that I am proud to be a Bronco. Lastly, I owe the honor of receiving this recognition to my family and friends whose unwavering support and encouragement continue to motivate me.

    I am a junior pursuing a bachelor of science in business and economic analytics with a minor in applied mathematics. In my three years at Boise State I have had the privilege of learning from professors who inspire me to strive for excellence, not only in the classroom, but in every day life as well. It has been inspiring to see my peers and professors adapt in such an unpredictable year; this is one of countless reasons that I am proud to be a Bronco. Lastly, I owe the honor of receiving this recognition to my family and friends whose unwavering support and encouragement continue to motivate me.

  • Dani Shafer

    Accountancy

    I am an accountancy major graduating in the spring of 2021. This summer, I will start an internship in public accounting at Deloitte in the Denver office, as an audit intern. After graduation I plan to get my master’s degree in accountancy at Boise State University and sit for the CPA exam. During my time in COBE, I volunteered for VITA (an income tax preparation assistance program) 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 the spring of 2021. This summer, I will start an internship in public accounting at Deloitte in the Denver office, as an audit intern. After graduation I plan to get my master’s degree in accountancy at Boise State University and sit for the CPA exam. During my time in COBE, I volunteered for VITA (an income tax preparation assistance program) 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.

  • Dandan Shao

    Dandan Shao

    Accountancy

    I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and am pursuing my master of accountancy-taxation. In the past four years, I worked as a tutor helping students with accounting, mathematics, statistics and chemistry; served as an IRS certified volunteer providing free basic income tax return preparation for our community and finished two internships. I am currently working at a local accounting firm and hope to sit for the CPA exam in the near future. I would like to give thanks to all COBE faculty and staff, especially the Department of Accountancy, you are amazing!

    I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and am pursuing my master of accountancy-taxation. In the past four years, I worked as a tutor helping students with accounting, mathematics, statistics and chemistry; served as an IRS certified volunteer providing free basic income tax return preparation for our community and finished two internships. I am currently working at a local accounting firm and hope to sit for the CPA exam in the near future. I would like to give thanks to all COBE faculty and staff, especially the Department of Accountancy, you are amazing!

  • Jon Wheatley

    Jon Wheatley

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I am a Boise State graduate continuing my education at University of Idaho’s College of Law. While in law school, I found out that was possible to also work towards my master of science in accounting and taxation at Boise State. I will graduate from both programs in May 2021. I look forward to helping the Idaho community create and develop their businesses from both a financial and legal standpoint. I would like to thank Professors Mark Cowan and Joshua Cutler for working closely with me to ensure my success.

    I am a Boise State graduate continuing my education at University of Idaho’s College of Law. While in law school, I found out that was possible to also work towards my master of science in accounting and taxation at Boise State. I will graduate from both programs in May 2021. I look forward to helping the Idaho community create and develop their businesses from both a financial and legal standpoint. I would like to thank Professors Mark Cowan and Joshua Cutler for working closely with me to ensure my success.

  • Emily White

    Emily White

    Marketing

    I am humbled to be acknowledged with the Signature Student award. As a transfer student during the spring 2020 semester that was moved online due to COVID-19, I was unsure of how I would fit into COBE. With the support of outstanding faculty and staff members, I have been challenged and engaged during my pursuit of a degree in marketing and a minor in human resource management. I will be graduating in December of 2021 and can’t wait to pursue my career remembering the many lessons that I have learned as a Bronco!

    I am humbled to be acknowledged with the Signature Student award. As a transfer student during the spring 2020 semester that was moved online due to COVID-19, I was unsure of how I would fit into COBE. With the support of outstanding faculty and staff members, I have been challenged and engaged during my pursuit of a degree in marketing and a minor in human resource management. I will be graduating in December of 2021 and can’t wait to pursue my career remembering the many lessons that I have learned as a Bronco!

  • Emmy Whittaker

    Emmy Whittaker

    Economics

    I am honored to be selected as a COBE Signature Student. I cannot express enough gratitude for Boise State and the College of Business and Economics for the countless memories and opportunities they have provided me, including the ability to be a teaching assistant for both the wonderful Kathy Hurley and the amazing Anne Walker. I will be graduating in May of 2021 with my degree in business economics and plan on attending law school in the fall. I would not be where I am today without the support and guidance of the faculty in COBE. Go Broncos!

    I am honored to be selected as a COBE Signature Student. I cannot express enough gratitude for Boise State and the College of Business and Economics for the countless memories and opportunities they have provided me, including the ability to be a teaching assistant for both the wonderful Kathy Hurley and the amazing Anne Walker. I will be graduating in May of 2021 with my degree in business economics and plan on attending law school in the fall. I would not be where I am today without the support and guidance of the faculty in COBE. Go Broncos!

  • Thomas Worley

    Thomas Worley

    Information Technology Management

    I feel especially grateful to be recognized as a Signature Student because I have been working hard over the past four years to balance my demanding military career with full-time college attendance. However, my selection would not have been possible without the dedicated support of my family, peers and COBE’s phenomenal faculty (special thank you to Dr. Fuller, Dr. Twitchell, Dr. Terpend and John Wee). I will continue working as a cybersecurity engineer for the J.R. Simplot Company upon graduation, where I will protect the company’s global network from dangerous and sophisticated cyber criminals. Go Broncos!

    I feel especially grateful to be recognized as a Signature Student because I have been working hard over the past four years to balance my demanding military career with full-time college attendance. However, my selection would not have been possible without the dedicated support of my family, peers and COBE’s phenomenal faculty (special thank you to Dr. Fuller, Dr. Twitchell, Dr. Terpend and John Wee). I will continue working as a cybersecurity engineer for the J.R. Simplot Company upon graduation, where I will protect the company’s global network from dangerous and sophisticated cyber criminals. Go Broncos!

  • Carolina Zamudio

    Carolina Zamudio

    International Business

    I am a first-generation college student with a double major in international business and marketing and a minor in Spanish business. Pursuing higher education has been my dream since I was a little girl. My parents came to this country with nothing but a desire to provide a better life for their children. I owe everything to my parents and their sacrifice. I feel so incredibly grateful and honored for the opportunity to pursue a college degree. I hope that through my achievements, I can inspire young latinx students to pursue higher education. Si se puede!

    I am a first-generation college student with a double major in international business and marketing and a minor in Spanish business. Pursuing higher education has been my dream since I was a little girl. My parents came to this country with nothing but a desire to provide a better life for their children. I owe everything to my parents and their sacrifice. I feel so incredibly grateful and honored for the opportunity to pursue a college degree. I hope that through my achievements, I can inspire young latinx students to pursue higher education. Si se puede!

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 the 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 the 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.

  • Grant Breidenbach

    Entrepreneurship Management

    My name is Grant Breidenbach. I’m double majoring in entrepreneurship management and marketing management with an ITM minor and the Honors College. The past three years at Boise State have provided both fundamental and unexpected learning opportunities with highlights like Entrepreneurship 497 taught by Micron Founder, Joe Parkinson. Additionally, I’ve had the privilege of applying COBE course concepts as the Marketing Director for St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing homelessness. As I look forward, I know that COBE is providing me with the tools for a successful career.

    My name is Grant Breidenbach. I’m double majoring in entrepreneurship management and marketing management with an ITM minor and the Honors College. The past three years at Boise State have provided both fundamental and unexpected learning opportunities with highlights like Entrepreneurship 497 taught by Micron Founder, Joe Parkinson. Additionally, I’ve had the privilege of applying COBE course concepts as the Marketing Director for St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing homelessness. As I look forward, I know that COBE is providing me with the tools for a successful career.

  • Paloma Chumacero

    Paloma Chumacero

    Economics

    My name is Paloma Chumacero and I am an international student from Mexico. I started at Boise State about four years ago, and it immediately became my home. I feel very fortunate to have been able to meet people from all around the world and learn their different experiences and perspectives on topics that we cover everyday in class. Studying economics has shown me the importance of education and honesty, which has inspired me to go to graduate school and learn more about international and economic development, so that I can contribute somehow to the economic development of Latin American countries in the future.

    My name is Paloma Chumacero and I am an international student from Mexico. I started at Boise State about four years ago, and it immediately became my home. I feel very fortunate to have been able to meet people from all around the world and learn their different experiences and perspectives on topics that we cover everyday in class. Studying economics has shown me the importance of education and honesty, which has inspired me to go to graduate school and learn more about international and economic development, so that I can contribute somehow to the economic development of Latin American countries in the future.

  • Brian Ferguson

    Accountancy

    I am honored to be selected by the Department of Accountancy as a Signature Student. Boise State University has provided me with countless opportunities to expand my breadth of knowledge and skills. I owe an incredible amount to the COBE staff and fellow students who believed in me. As an officer of Beta Alpha Psi, I have had the pleasure of working alongside amazing people all while improving myself as a professional. After graduation I will sit for the CPA exam and pursue a career as an auditor at Sensiba San Filippo in San Jose, California.

    I am honored to be selected by the Department of Accountancy as a Signature Student. Boise State University has provided me with countless opportunities to expand my breadth of knowledge and skills. I owe an incredible amount to the COBE staff and fellow students who believed in me. As an officer of Beta Alpha Psi, I have had the pleasure of working alongside amazing people all while improving myself as a professional. After graduation I will sit for the CPA exam and pursue a career as an auditor at Sensiba San Filippo in San Jose, California.

  • David Fisher

    Master of Accountancy

    I am honored to be selected as one of the COBE’s signature students. Being a part of COBE has led to some of the best experiences of my life in large part due to the kindness and dedication of the amazing faculty and staff. After my freshman year, my dad passed away suddenly, and Professor Phillip Fry was there to help me through that tough time. Professor Mark Cowan has been a mentor to me throughout my time in COBE and I would like to thank him for all he has done for me academically, professionally, and personally.

    I am honored to be selected as one of the COBE’s signature students. Being a part of COBE has led to some of the best experiences of my life in large part due to the kindness and dedication of the amazing faculty and staff. After my freshman year, my dad passed away suddenly, and Professor Phillip Fry was there to help me through that tough time. Professor Mark Cowan has been a mentor to me throughout my time in COBE and I would like to thank him for all he has done for me academically, professionally, and personally.

  • Loretta Hicks

    Accountancy

    I am an accountancy major graduating in Spring 2020. In the fall, I will start my career in public accounting at Deloitte, as an audit associate. During my time in COBE, I held multiple internships and jobs, volunteered as a teaching assistant for Kathy Hurley’s managerial accounting course and was elected as the VP of outreach activities for Beta Alpha Psi. In this position, I organized events and meetings while expanding my professional network. In my limited free time, I like to read, run, visit my hometown of Tucson, Arizona and spend time with my husband Colin and my cat Kraig.

    I am an accountancy major graduating in Spring 2020. In the fall, I will start my career in public accounting at Deloitte, as an audit associate. During my time in COBE, I held multiple internships and jobs, volunteered as a teaching assistant for Kathy Hurley’s managerial accounting course and was elected as the VP of outreach activities for Beta Alpha Psi. In this position, I organized events and meetings while expanding my professional network. In my limited free time, I like to read, run, visit my hometown of Tucson, Arizona and spend time with my husband Colin and my cat Kraig.

  • Dustin Koyle

    Supply Chain Management

    I graduate this May with a double major in supply  chain management and information technology management. It’s been a long road and I didn’t walk it alone. My wife and 4 children joined me on this journey; it would be selfish not to recognize the sacrifices they made that allowed me to pursue an education. I’ve worked at Micron Technology since 2006, and I’ve incorporated many of the lessons I’ve learned at Boise State directly to my most recent position as a supply chain engineer. Now I look forward to spending more time with my family and advancing my career further.

    I graduate this May with a double major in supply  chain management and information technology management. It’s been a long road and I didn’t walk it alone. My wife and 4 children joined me on this journey; it would be selfish not to recognize the sacrifices they made that allowed me to pursue an education. I’ve worked at Micron Technology since 2006, and I’ve incorporated many of the lessons I’ve learned at Boise State directly to my most recent position as a supply chain engineer. Now I look forward to spending more time with my family and advancing my career further.

  • Veronica Lynch

    Veronica Lynch

    General Business

    At age 4 I began playing the sport that ultimately led me to Boise State University. During my first visit to Boise State, I knew it was the right place for me. The people, the campus, and the community were exactly the environment I was looking for. Attending classes in COBE helped me discover my next passion and provided the foundation for me to pursue law school and a career in public interest law. Boise State has given me so much and I am honored to receive this recognition. Even though my time as both a student and an athlete at Boise State is coming to an end, I will always be a proud member of the Bronco family!

    At age 4 I began playing the sport that ultimately led me to Boise State University. During my first visit to Boise State, I knew it was the right place for me. The people, the campus, and the community were exactly the environment I was looking for. Attending classes in COBE helped me discover my next passion and provided the foundation for me to pursue law school and a career in public interest law. Boise State has given me so much and I am honored to receive this recognition. Even though my time as both a student and an athlete at Boise State is coming to an end, I will always be a proud member of the Bronco family!

  • Noah Machakos

    International Business

    I am honored to be named a COBE Signature Student, but that honor pales in comparison to how honored I feel to have been mentored and cared for by the loving people at Boise State. I want to especially thank Mark Buchanan, Matt O’Brien, Nathan McIndoo, Mary Olson, Jessica Wang, You Sha, Diane Schooley-Pettis, and many others who have impacted my life in small and big ways in the past four years. The current situation with the Coronavirus may be bleak for a graduating senior, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that love is the higher law!

    I am honored to be named a COBE Signature Student, but that honor pales in comparison to how honored I feel to have been mentored and cared for by the loving people at Boise State. I want to especially thank Mark Buchanan, Matt O’Brien, Nathan McIndoo, Mary Olson, Jessica Wang, You Sha, Diane Schooley-Pettis, and many others who have impacted my life in small and big ways in the past four years. The current situation with the Coronavirus may be bleak for a graduating senior, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that love is the higher law!

  • Rhett Mosqueda

    Finance

    In 2018 I transferred to Boise State from an Oregon community college as a junior. In my first semester at Boise State, I took my first finance course and knew that this was where my interests were. Since then, I have been able to intern with Micron as an IT-Finance Business Analyst, where I will continue on after graduation. The highlight of my COBE career has been winning the regional CFA Global Research Challenge with my four teammates and Professor Keith Harvey. I have really enjoyed being in COBE and hope to give back for all the experiences and opportunities they gave me.

    In 2018 I transferred to Boise State from an Oregon community college as a junior. In my first semester at Boise State, I took my first finance course and knew that this was where my interests were. Since then, I have been able to intern with Micron as an IT-Finance Business Analyst, where I will continue on after graduation. The highlight of my COBE career has been winning the regional CFA Global Research Challenge with my four teammates and Professor Keith Harvey. I have really enjoyed being in COBE and hope to give back for all the experiences and opportunities they gave me.

  • Hollie Nagel

    Information Technology Management

    Hi, my name is Hollie Nagel, and I’m a Boise native. Furthermore, I’m also a 3rd generation Bronco that will graduate from the College of Business and Economics. When I was 16, my dad took me to my first coding class, and I enjoyed the problem-solving aspect; IT allows for more than one way to approach a situation. I’m so thankful for COBE, the professors, and my peers for providing a learning environment that is centered around community and growth. We are more than a university; we are a nation! Go Broncos!

    Hi, my name is Hollie Nagel, and I’m a Boise native. Furthermore, I’m also a 3rd generation Bronco that will graduate from the College of Business and Economics. When I was 16, my dad took me to my first coding class, and I enjoyed the problem-solving aspect; IT allows for more than one way to approach a situation. I’m so thankful for COBE, the professors, and my peers for providing a learning environment that is centered around community and growth. We are more than a university; we are a nation! Go Broncos!

  • Samantha Nydam

    General Business

    My name is Samantha Nydam and I moved to Boise from Phoenix, Arizona. I am an undergraduate working towards a business administration degree with marketing and human resource management minors, with the hope of using my degree in the hotel management field.  While at Boise State I have been able to live and learn with the COBE LLC, experience service-learning at the Good Samaritan Home, volunteer with Service Saturday, study abroad in Sweden through USAC, and work on-campus in the library. I want to thank my amazing parents for their support in everything I do and the COBE faculty for everything they do!

    My name is Samantha Nydam and I moved to Boise from Phoenix, Arizona. I am an undergraduate working towards a business administration degree with marketing and human resource management minors, with the hope of using my degree in the hotel management field.  While at Boise State I have been able to live and learn with the COBE LLC, experience service-learning at the Good Samaritan Home, volunteer with Service Saturday, study abroad in Sweden through USAC, and work on-campus in the library. I want to thank my amazing parents for their support in everything I do and the COBE faculty for everything they do!

  • Emma Pascal

    Business and Economic Analytics

    My name is Emma Pascal and I’m a senior pursuing a BS in business and economic analytics with a minor in applied mathematics. During my time at Boise State, I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends and faculty that have pushed me to my full potential both academically and socially. I am very grateful for the countless opportunities provided to me by COBE, and I feel humbled and honored to be chosen as a recipient of this award. While this semester has been anything but ordinary due to the global pandemic crisis, I am eager to be adaptable and see where life takes me after graduation. Go Broncos!

    My name is Emma Pascal and I’m a senior pursuing a BS in business and economic analytics with a minor in applied mathematics. During my time at Boise State, I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends and faculty that have pushed me to my full potential both academically and socially. I am very grateful for the countless opportunities provided to me by COBE, and I feel humbled and honored to be chosen as a recipient of this award. While this semester has been anything but ordinary due to the global pandemic crisis, I am eager to be adaptable and see where life takes me after graduation. Go Broncos!

  • Tyler Qualls

    Economics

    I am Tyler Qualls and I am an undergraduate working towards a quantitative economics BA and an applied mathematics BS. I am also the president of Dungeons and Broncos on campus as well as the treasurer of the Jedi Academy at Boise State. Through these roles I work to provide students ways they can de-stress as well as to provide communities for our members to become a part of. Additionally, I am on the economics tutors working to provide clarity regarding some of the more confusing topics covered.

    I am Tyler Qualls and I am an undergraduate working towards a quantitative economics BA and an applied mathematics BS. I am also the president of Dungeons and Broncos on campus as well as the treasurer of the Jedi Academy at Boise State. Through these roles I work to provide students ways they can de-stress as well as to provide communities for our members to become a part of. Additionally, I am on the economics tutors working to provide clarity regarding some of the more confusing topics covered.

  • Jessica Schumacher

    Marketing

    I am honored and humbled to be named a Boise State Signature Student. I am graduating with a degree in marketing, a minor in entrepreneurial management, and a certificate in applied leadership. I came to Boise State without realizing how much I would love the city, the College of Business and Economics, and all the lifelong friendships and connections I have made. Throughout my time at Boise State, I served on the executive board of Alpha Chi Omega, was a proud member of the business academic honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, played on the Boise State Women’s Lacrosse Team, and interned as a data analyst for Albertsons Companies at the corporate office. Following graduation, I plan on continuing my work in the grocery industry with PepsiCo, in the Frito-Lay division office as a district sales leader. I cannot express enough gratitude to all my professors and mentors who have helped me throughout my journey and encouraged me to pursue my passions. Go Broncos!

    I am honored and humbled to be named a Boise State Signature Student. I am graduating with a degree in marketing, a minor in entrepreneurial management, and a certificate in applied leadership. I came to Boise State without realizing how much I would love the city, the College of Business and Economics, and all the lifelong friendships and connections I have made. Throughout my time at Boise State, I served on the executive board of Alpha Chi Omega, was a proud member of the business academic honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, played on the Boise State Women’s Lacrosse Team, and interned as a data analyst for Albertsons Companies at the corporate office. Following graduation, I plan on continuing my work in the grocery industry with PepsiCo, in the Frito-Lay division office as a district sales leader. I cannot express enough gratitude to all my professors and mentors who have helped me throughout my journey and encouraged me to pursue my passions. Go Broncos!

  • Tashi Sherpa

    Master of Business Administration - Career Track

    My name is Tashi Sherpa and I am from Khumjung, Nepal. I am a Career Track MBA student graduating this May of 2020. I got my undergraduate in Electrical Engineering in May of 2017 from Boise State. Throughout my active involvement on campus, I got to serve as the president of Net Impact Club, president of International Student Association and vice president of Nepalese Student Association. This past Fall of 2019, I served as the Hult Prize Campus Director to provide a platform for my fellow broncos to compete and win a million dollar. When I am not on campus, I am guiding people to Mount Everest Base Camp.

    My name is Tashi Sherpa and I am from Khumjung, Nepal. I am a Career Track MBA student graduating this May of 2020. I got my undergraduate in Electrical Engineering in May of 2017 from Boise State. Throughout my active involvement on campus, I got to serve as the president of Net Impact Club, president of International Student Association and vice president of Nepalese Student Association. This past Fall of 2019, I served as the Hult Prize Campus Director to provide a platform for my fellow broncos to compete and win a million dollar. When I am not on campus, I am guiding people to Mount Everest Base Camp.

  • Matthew Springer

    Marketing

    I am very honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student. I will be graduating in May of 2020 with a BBA in Marketing and intend on using this degree in pursuit of a career in advertising. Outside of school, I stay busy with Young Life, both as a member and a high school leader, and by completing contract video work for local businesses. The connections and experiences I have had at Boise State are unparalleled and I could not be more thankful for all who have impacted my time here.

    I am very honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student. I will be graduating in May of 2020 with a BBA in Marketing and intend on using this degree in pursuit of a career in advertising. Outside of school, I stay busy with Young Life, both as a member and a high school leader, and by completing contract video work for local businesses. The connections and experiences I have had at Boise State are unparalleled and I could not be more thankful for all who have impacted my time here.

  • Hannah Sturtevant

    Human Resource Management

    As an Idaho native, AmeriCorps NCCC Alumni, and honors student pursuing degrees in human resource management, entrepreneurship management, and a nonprofit management minor, I am honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student. My investor liaison internship with the COBE Funding Accelerator through VentureCapital.org has exposed me to challenges entrepreneurs face when communicating value to investors. I have expanded my internship to align with my interests by identifying gaps in training, creating structured interviews, and conducting interviews with internship candidates. I have most enjoyed learning about collective bargaining and compensation strategies through my course projects.

    As an Idaho native, AmeriCorps NCCC Alumni, and honors student pursuing degrees in human resource management, entrepreneurship management, and a nonprofit management minor, I am honored to be recognized as a COBE Signature Student. My investor liaison internship with the COBE Funding Accelerator through VentureCapital.org has exposed me to challenges entrepreneurs face when communicating value to investors. I have expanded my internship to align with my interests by identifying gaps in training, creating structured interviews, and conducting interviews with internship candidates. I have most enjoyed learning about collective bargaining and compensation strategies through my course projects.

  • Braden Swain

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2019 with my B.B.A. in accountancy from Boise State and I am currently in the Masters of Science – Accountancy program. I have interned with a local CPA firm for the past year and plan to remain there after completing my masters program. In my free time, I enjoy skiing and biking in the mountains. I have loved every minute I have spent at Boise State. I would like to thank the entire faculty and staff that work in the business and economics department, especially the amazing accounting department.

    I graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2019 with my B.B.A. in accountancy from Boise State and I am currently in the Masters of Science – Accountancy program. I have interned with a local CPA firm for the past year and plan to remain there after completing my masters program. In my free time, I enjoy skiing and biking in the mountains. I have loved every minute I have spent at Boise State. I would like to thank the entire faculty and staff that work in the business and economics department, especially the amazing accounting department.

  • Ryan von Rohr

    Finance

    Originally from Billings, Montana, I have spent the past four years at Boise State University pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting. I have had the amazing opportunity to hold the president position of Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed professional business fraternity for three semesters as well as the president position of Business Professionals of America for two semesters. I have made lasting connections with many of the faculty and students throughout COBE, and I am humbled to have experienced this college journey that I undertook four years ago.

    Originally from Billings, Montana, I have spent the past four years at Boise State University pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting. I have had the amazing opportunity to hold the president position of Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed professional business fraternity for three semesters as well as the president position of Business Professionals of America for two semesters. I have made lasting connections with many of the faculty and students throughout COBE, and I am humbled to have experienced this college journey that I undertook four years ago.

Fall 2019

  • Busayo Apampa

    Master of Business Administration - Career Track

    My name is Busayo Apampa and I am from Lagos, Nigeria. After completing my undergraduate degree in Business Economics at Boise State, I decided to pursue my Masters in Business Administration and Management. Through my time as a graduate student, I have had the opportunity to: sit on the board for the 2019 Hult Prize competition and contribute to the sustainability report for the College of Business and Economics. Outside the Boise State community, I have worked and volunteered at various organizations such as Treefort Music Fest, Clearwater Analytics, AGAINST, Boise Startup Week, Neighbor Idaho, 208 Comedy Fest and so on. It is an honor to receive the Signature Student Award and I am grateful for all the opportunities I’ve gotten through the business college.

    My name is Busayo Apampa and I am from Lagos, Nigeria. After completing my undergraduate degree in Business Economics at Boise State, I decided to pursue my Masters in Business Administration and Management. Through my time as a graduate student, I have had the opportunity to: sit on the board for the 2019 Hult Prize competition and contribute to the sustainability report for the College of Business and Economics. Outside the Boise State community, I have worked and volunteered at various organizations such as Treefort Music Fest, Clearwater Analytics, AGAINST, Boise Startup Week, Neighbor Idaho, 208 Comedy Fest and so on. It is an honor to receive the Signature Student Award and I am grateful for all the opportunities I’ve gotten through the business college.

  • Ryan Aragon

    Business and Economic Analytics

    I learned of Boise State University during my service with the U.S. Air Force in Mountain Home, Idaho. Upon contract completion, I packed up my (few) belongings and moved up the road to attend Boise State. Each semester brings new challenges, experiences, and knowledge that humble me in both expected and unexpected ways. Outside of academia and work, I volunteer with the American Red Cross and hold a position with Student Veterans of America at Boise State. I am extremely grateful for the network of faculty and students that I have had the privilege to work with and get to know at Boise State. Go Broncos!

    I learned of Boise State University during my service with the U.S. Air Force in Mountain Home, Idaho. Upon contract completion, I packed up my (few) belongings and moved up the road to attend Boise State. Each semester brings new challenges, experiences, and knowledge that humble me in both expected and unexpected ways. Outside of academia and work, I volunteer with the American Red Cross and hold a position with Student Veterans of America at Boise State. I am extremely grateful for the network of faculty and students that I have had the privilege to work with and get to know at Boise State. Go Broncos!

  • Tyler Brodt

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I feel honored to have been selected as a Boise State Signature Student. My experience within the COBE program has been incredible. I cannot express enough how crucial the phenomenal teaching staff of the accounting department have been in influencing and inspiring me as both a student and professional over the years. They motivated me to become a member of the accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi, which provided me critical resources for kick starting my career. I am ecstatic to be joining the public accounting firm Eide Bailly LLP as a full-time tax accountant upon graduation, as well as taking on the CPA exams. Go Broncos!

    I feel honored to have been selected as a Boise State Signature Student. My experience within the COBE program has been incredible. I cannot express enough how crucial the phenomenal teaching staff of the accounting department have been in influencing and inspiring me as both a student and professional over the years. They motivated me to become a member of the accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi, which provided me critical resources for kick starting my career. I am ecstatic to be joining the public accounting firm Eide Bailly LLP as a full-time tax accountant upon graduation, as well as taking on the CPA exams. Go Broncos!

  • Sophie Croome

    Economics

    I will be graduating in May 2020 with a major in economics with a quantitative emphasis and a minor in mathematics. While at Boise State I have held leadership positions in my sorority, worked in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center as a programming assistant, and in New Student Programs as an orientation leader. I also worked as a peer academic advisor for the College of Business and Economics in my junior year. I would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Chris Loucks, who has provided me with countless opportunities while I have been at Boise State.

    I will be graduating in May 2020 with a major in economics with a quantitative emphasis and a minor in mathematics. While at Boise State I have held leadership positions in my sorority, worked in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center as a programming assistant, and in New Student Programs as an orientation leader. I also worked as a peer academic advisor for the College of Business and Economics in my junior year. I would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Chris Loucks, who has provided me with countless opportunities while I have been at Boise State.

  • Kaio Doxey

    Master of Accountancy

    I graduated Cum laude from Brigham Young University – Idaho in accounting. I am a proud husband and father of three and love to spend as much time with my children as I can. I have accepted a full time offer at CBIZ MHM in Bakersfield California in their litigation department, as a forensic accounting associate. When I’m not busy studying, I enjoy playing sports, watching Baseball, especially the Cardinals, and woodworking.

    I graduated Cum laude from Brigham Young University – Idaho in accounting. I am a proud husband and father of three and love to spend as much time with my children as I can. I have accepted a full time offer at CBIZ MHM in Bakersfield California in their litigation department, as a forensic accounting associate. When I’m not busy studying, I enjoy playing sports, watching Baseball, especially the Cardinals, and woodworking.

  • Shugoofa Faizi

    Finance

    My name is Shugoofa Faizi and I am a senior pursuing my BBA in Finance and Accounting. In 2010, I moved from a former Soviet Republic country Uzbekistan to Idaho. Throughout my time at Boise State, I had the privilege to learn from the outstanding College of Business and Economics faculty. As a passionate learner, I plan to pursue graduate school after my time at Boise State. I can never thank enough my finance and accounting professors for their support. I am honored to be recognized as a signature student.

    My name is Shugoofa Faizi and I am a senior pursuing my BBA in Finance and Accounting. In 2010, I moved from a former Soviet Republic country Uzbekistan to Idaho. Throughout my time at Boise State, I had the privilege to learn from the outstanding College of Business and Economics faculty. As a passionate learner, I plan to pursue graduate school after my time at Boise State. I can never thank enough my finance and accounting professors for their support. I am honored to be recognized as a signature student.

  • Donte Harrington

    Marketing

    I am extremely thankful for the honor of being named one of the College of Business and Economics signature students. As a member of the football program, I am happy to be recognized for demonstrating the qualities that I have learned on the blue. I strive to leave a positive impact on the people around me and I am elated to be recognized for those efforts. The experiences and relationships that I have made along the way are invaluable, and I am excited to carry them with me as I strive to honor orange and bleed blue!

    I am extremely thankful for the honor of being named one of the College of Business and Economics signature students. As a member of the football program, I am happy to be recognized for demonstrating the qualities that I have learned on the blue. I strive to leave a positive impact on the people around me and I am elated to be recognized for those efforts. The experiences and relationships that I have made along the way are invaluable, and I am excited to carry them with me as I strive to honor orange and bleed blue!

  • Matthew Hineline

    Finance

    My name is Matthew Hineline and I am an undergraduate, senior from Duvall, Washington pursuing a degree in finance. It is an honor to be selected by the department of finance as a signature student. Currently in the middle of an internship with Micron, the College of Business and Economics has helped me apply my academic studies to real-life situations. Also, I have the privilege of being a student representative to the Boise State Foundation Investment Committee. Taking advantage of the numerous opportunities Boise State offers has allowed me to narrow my interests and gain valuable experience. After graduation, I want to travel and start my career as an investment banker.

    My name is Matthew Hineline and I am an undergraduate, senior from Duvall, Washington pursuing a degree in finance. It is an honor to be selected by the department of finance as a signature student. Currently in the middle of an internship with Micron, the College of Business and Economics has helped me apply my academic studies to real-life situations. Also, I have the privilege of being a student representative to the Boise State Foundation Investment Committee. Taking advantage of the numerous opportunities Boise State offers has allowed me to narrow my interests and gain valuable experience. After graduation, I want to travel and start my career as an investment banker.

  • Braden Luper

    Accountancy

    First and foremost, I am honored to be selected by the department of Accountancy as a signature student. I grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and I will be graduating this December with degrees in both finance and accountancy. Upon graduation, I plan to complete all sections of the CPA exam before beginning my career as an audit associate with Deloitte’s Boise office. After transferring to Boise State to begin my sophomore year, I knew that I had made the right decision. The College of Business and Economics is well-equipped with outstanding faculty and a plethora of resources available to students in all departments. I am so grateful for my time here and all the meaningful connections that I have made. Go Broncos!

    First and foremost, I am honored to be selected by the department of Accountancy as a signature student. I grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and I will be graduating this December with degrees in both finance and accountancy. Upon graduation, I plan to complete all sections of the CPA exam before beginning my career as an audit associate with Deloitte’s Boise office. After transferring to Boise State to begin my sophomore year, I knew that I had made the right decision. The College of Business and Economics is well-equipped with outstanding faculty and a plethora of resources available to students in all departments. I am so grateful for my time here and all the meaningful connections that I have made. Go Broncos!

  • David Newton

    Economics

    I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of this award. After 15 years of service in the US Air Force, I found my calling to pursue an educational career in business economics with a minor in mathematics. It hasn’t always been easy, but the encouragement and support given by Boise State staff and students have helped me succeed in everything I have put my mind to. As vice president of the Economics Association I enjoy the wealth of knowledge we bring to the student body as well as all the networking opportunities. My goal is to pursue my graduate work in economics here at Boise State in preparations for a doctorate.

    I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of this award. After 15 years of service in the US Air Force, I found my calling to pursue an educational career in business economics with a minor in mathematics. It hasn’t always been easy, but the encouragement and support given by Boise State staff and students have helped me succeed in everything I have put my mind to. As vice president of the Economics Association I enjoy the wealth of knowledge we bring to the student body as well as all the networking opportunities. My goal is to pursue my graduate work in economics here at Boise State in preparations for a doctorate.

  • Sam O'Donnell

    General Business

    My name is Samuel O’Donnell and I am currently a senior at Boise State. Being recognized as a signature student is an honor that would not have been possible without the amazing coaching, mentoring, and guidance provided to me from the College of Business and Economics faculty and staff. I began pursuing my degree through Boise State while serving in the army. The knowledge and skills I have gained through my education have been invaluable in helping me to successfully transition into the workforce. I look forward to my future opportunities as a Boise State alumnus.

    My name is Samuel O’Donnell and I am currently a senior at Boise State. Being recognized as a signature student is an honor that would not have been possible without the amazing coaching, mentoring, and guidance provided to me from the College of Business and Economics faculty and staff. I began pursuing my degree through Boise State while serving in the army. The knowledge and skills I have gained through my education have been invaluable in helping me to successfully transition into the workforce. I look forward to my future opportunities as a Boise State alumnus.

  • Karl Prokop

    Human Resource Management

    My name is Karl Prokop and I am a senior with a double major in entrepreneurship management and human resources management. I am a non-traditional student, as well as a full-time employee of Boise State, and am currently a member of the ASBSU Student Assembly, the director of corporate relations for the Human Resource Association (HRABSU) and was recently appointed president of the Social Entrepreneurship Student Organization (SESO). I was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in the Global Scholars Program 2020, which has already opened new paths for me as I will be pursuing a Ph.D. upon graduation. This is indeed an honor and I want to thank the incredible faculty members who have assisted me on my journey here at Boise State, as well as my peers who were so accepting of an ‘older’ student! Go Broncos!

    My name is Karl Prokop and I am a senior with a double major in entrepreneurship management and human resources management. I am a non-traditional student, as well as a full-time employee of Boise State, and am currently a member of the ASBSU Student Assembly, the director of corporate relations for the Human Resource Association (HRABSU) and was recently appointed president of the Social Entrepreneurship Student Organization (SESO). I was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in the Global Scholars Program 2020, which has already opened new paths for me as I will be pursuing a Ph.D. upon graduation. This is indeed an honor and I want to thank the incredible faculty members who have assisted me on my journey here at Boise State, as well as my peers who were so accepting of an ‘older’ student! Go Broncos!

  • Sherry Rankin

    General Business

    My name is Sherry Rankin, I am originally from Idaho Falls but fell in love with Boise the first time I visited the city as a child. After earning my associate degree from the College of Southern Idaho in 2018, I was excited to receive the Presidential Transfer Scholarship from Boise State and continue my academic journey as a bronco. I will graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in marketing. I am absolutely honored to have been selected as a Signature Student and would like to take this opportunity to thank the faculty of the department of management for selecting me. I am a first-generation student and have worked relentlessly to overcome many obstacles and achieve academic success. I cannot express how much it means to me to be recognized. Thank you so much!

    My name is Sherry Rankin, I am originally from Idaho Falls but fell in love with Boise the first time I visited the city as a child. After earning my associate degree from the College of Southern Idaho in 2018, I was excited to receive the Presidential Transfer Scholarship from Boise State and continue my academic journey as a bronco. I will graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in marketing. I am absolutely honored to have been selected as a Signature Student and would like to take this opportunity to thank the faculty of the department of management for selecting me. I am a first-generation student and have worked relentlessly to overcome many obstacles and achieve academic success. I cannot express how much it means to me to be recognized. Thank you so much!

  • Josef Sandahl

    Supply Chain Management

    My name is Josef, and I am a senior supply chain management student with an ITM minor. 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. Besides classes, I have been deeply involved with men’s club soccer and CRU. I am honored to be recognized as a signature student and humbled by the influence of all who have made it possible.

    My name is Josef, and I am a senior supply chain management student with an ITM minor. 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. Besides classes, I have been deeply involved with men’s club soccer and CRU. I am honored to be recognized as a signature student and humbled by the influence of all who have made it possible.

  • Hannah Schopke

    Information Technology Management

    I’ve always had a knack for technology. For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed learning about and handling technology, solving problems, creating things, and finding ways to improve any process or system. By pursuing an education in information technology management at Boise State University, I have been able to explore all these interests and learn how to apply them to my future career. I have been able to learn more about all aspects of technology thanks to this degree. I am grateful to all those who helped me follow my passion and for the honor of receiving this recognition.

    I’ve always had a knack for technology. For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed learning about and handling technology, solving problems, creating things, and finding ways to improve any process or system. By pursuing an education in information technology management at Boise State University, I have been able to explore all these interests and learn how to apply them to my future career. I have been able to learn more about all aspects of technology thanks to this degree. I am grateful to all those who helped me follow my passion and for the honor of receiving this recognition.

  • Bonang Seoela

    Master of Economics

    I am honoured to be amongst the recipients of the COBE Student Signature award. Before coming to Boise State, I lived and studied in several countries and ultimately received my undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho. As an international student representing the Kingdom of Lesotho, my experience at Boise State has been both challenging and rewarding. I am therefore grateful for the dedicated professors and students within the college who have enhanced my learning experience both in and out of class. My current research interests lie in macroeconomics, econometrics and economic policy. My master’s thesis project explores the efficacy of monetary policy within Southern Africa’s Common Monetary Area. Upon graduation, I hope to extend my research work further into a Ph.D. program in Economics.

    I am honoured to be amongst the recipients of the COBE Student Signature award. Before coming to Boise State, I lived and studied in several countries and ultimately received my undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho. As an international student representing the Kingdom of Lesotho, my experience at Boise State has been both challenging and rewarding. I am therefore grateful for the dedicated professors and students within the college who have enhanced my learning experience both in and out of class. My current research interests lie in macroeconomics, econometrics and economic policy. My master’s thesis project explores the efficacy of monetary policy within Southern Africa’s Common Monetary Area. Upon graduation, I hope to extend my research work further into a Ph.D. program in Economics.

  • Sara Silacci

    Entrepreneurship Management

    As a devoted student of the College of Business and Economics, I am extremely honored to have been selected as a Signature Student in entrepreneurship management. My name is Sara Silacci, I’m from Salinas, California, and four and a half years ago I began my journey at Boise State University. I have treasured every minute of my time here while working towards my bachelor’s degree in business administration and will be graduating in December 2019. I’ve enjoyed many amazing connections during my time at Boise State and received positive guidance and support from my professors, peers and family whose encouragement served to enhance my scholastic and personal growth. It has been an incredible opportunity to study at Boise State and I’m excited to incorporate what I’ve learned into my life and business career.

    As a devoted student of the College of Business and Economics, I am extremely honored to have been selected as a Signature Student in entrepreneurship management. My name is Sara Silacci, I’m from Salinas, California, and four and a half years ago I began my journey at Boise State University. I have treasured every minute of my time here while working towards my bachelor’s degree in business administration and will be graduating in December 2019. I’ve enjoyed many amazing connections during my time at Boise State and received positive guidance and support from my professors, peers and family whose encouragement served to enhance my scholastic and personal growth. It has been an incredible opportunity to study at Boise State and I’m excited to incorporate what I’ve learned into my life and business career.

  • Laura Wensman

    Accountancy

    I am in my last semester as a Boise State undergraduate majoring in accounting. I am lucky to be at Boise State in COBE at this point in my life. Supportive family, friends, and faculty have made all the difference in the world to my experience and my achievements. I am grateful to all who have contributed to this accomplishment, especially the encouragement of my children who are thrilled to see their mom graduate. After seeing my determination, I hope they are motivated to reach for the stars.

    I am in my last semester as a Boise State undergraduate majoring in accounting. I am lucky to be at Boise State in COBE at this point in my life. Supportive family, friends, and faculty have made all the difference in the world to my experience and my achievements. I am grateful to all who have contributed to this accomplishment, especially the encouragement of my children who are thrilled to see their mom graduate. After seeing my determination, I hope they are motivated to reach for the stars.

  • Gregory Wischer

    International Business

    I am honored to be named a signature student. Born and raised in Grand Forks, ND, I came to Boise State on a tennis scholarship. But after classes with International Business professors, the classroom beckoned more than the tennis court. From International Trade to International Management, COBE professors spurred my interest in US-China economic warfare (e.g., tariffs, sanctions, economic espionage, intellectual property theft). Recent internships in New Delhi, India, and Washington, DC, bolstered that curiosity, and now I am applying to international relations Ph.D. programs to further analyze US-China competition, particularly India’s role. Thank you, COBE, for your resolute support.

    I am honored to be named a signature student. Born and raised in Grand Forks, ND, I came to Boise State on a tennis scholarship. But after classes with International Business professors, the classroom beckoned more than the tennis court. From International Trade to International Management, COBE professors spurred my interest in US-China economic warfare (e.g., tariffs, sanctions, economic espionage, intellectual property theft). Recent internships in New Delhi, India, and Washington, DC, bolstered that curiosity, and now I am applying to international relations Ph.D. programs to further analyze US-China competition, particularly India’s role. Thank you, COBE, for your resolute support.

  • Dallon Zinszer

    Marketing

    I am a senior at Boise State, but am originally from Vancouver, Washington. Along with my marketing degree, I have a minor in entrepreneurial management and plan to graduate in Spring 2020. I came to Boise State because it felt like home to me, and I have fallen more in love with the city and the university as time has gone on. Currently I have two internships to balance along with my schoolwork; the first is as an Athletics Marketing Intern for Boise State Athletics, and second as a Digital Marketing Intern for PlexTrac, a Boise-based cyber security software company.

    I am a senior at Boise State, but am originally from Vancouver, Washington. Along with my marketing degree, I have a minor in entrepreneurial management and plan to graduate in Spring 2020. I came to Boise State because it felt like home to me, and I have fallen more in love with the city and the university as time has gone on. Currently I have two internships to balance along with my schoolwork; the first is as an Athletics Marketing Intern for Boise State Athletics, and second as a Digital Marketing Intern for PlexTrac, a Boise-based cyber security software company.

Spring 2019

  • Josiah Aubin

    Josiah Aubin

    Information Technology Management

    Before attending Boise State, I took a business computer applications class at the College of Western Idaho where I discovered my passion for IT. That passion for IT has grown since transferring to Boise State, where I have had the ability to learn about the different aspects of IT and what it means for today’s business world. I have also had the honor of joining the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honors societies, as well as serving as the VP of Membership and Alumni for BGS. I am thankful for my friends, church family, and my family as they have been faithful to continuously be my support and encouragement.

    Before attending Boise State, I took a business computer applications class at the College of Western Idaho where I discovered my passion for IT. That passion for IT has grown since transferring to Boise State, where I have had the ability to learn about the different aspects of IT and what it means for today’s business world. I have also had the honor of joining the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honors societies, as well as serving as the VP of Membership and Alumni for BGS. I am thankful for my friends, church family, and my family as they have been faithful to continuously be my support and encouragement.

  • Joanna Bieganska

    Joanna Bieganska

    Master of Business Administration - Career Track

    In 2012, I graduated with my first master’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Wroclaw University in Poland, my home country. During this time, I was also gaining work experience at a packaging company where I was involved in sales, supply chain, and new project implementation processes. Later in my career, I began to acquire new accounts and help expand the business. The growth in my professional career inspired my interest in business and encouraged me to continue my education. My decision to pursue my MBA through Boise State has been an invaluable experience and has given me an opportunity to look at business with a broader perspective. The Career Track program has provided me with the knowledge to further propel my professional endeavors. I am truly honored to be selected for the College of Business and Economics Signature Student award and I would like to express my gratitude to all the amazing mentors and students that I had the chance to meet during my time here.

    In 2012, I graduated with my first master’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Wroclaw University in Poland, my home country. During this time, I was also gaining work experience at a packaging company where I was involved in sales, supply chain, and new project implementation processes. Later in my career, I began to acquire new accounts and help expand the business. The growth in my professional career inspired my interest in business and encouraged me to continue my education. My decision to pursue my MBA through Boise State has been an invaluable experience and has given me an opportunity to look at business with a broader perspective. The Career Track program has provided me with the knowledge to further propel my professional endeavors. I am truly honored to be selected for the College of Business and Economics Signature Student award and I would like to express my gratitude to all the amazing mentors and students that I had the chance to meet during my time here.

  • Kasey Chovanak

    Kasey Chovanak

    Master of Accountancy

    Being recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student is an honor that I am proud to receive. While completing my undergraduate degree at Montana State University, I was looking for the next step to take in my academic career and Boise State University was immediately my first choice. My time spent at Boise State with my fellow cohort and faculty members has been challenging, exciting, and rewarding, to say the least. Striving for my own professional success is equally as important as academic success. Boise State has taught me discipline and leadership in a classroom setting with the help from such an amazing faculty, which we are lucky to have here at COBE. Outside the classroom, I have had the opportunity to work with the Executive MBA program as a Graduate Assistant, become a member of various professional organizations, as well as completed my Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. I have accepted an audit and tax position with CliftonLarsonAllen in Boise and look forward to keeping my connections with Boise State University upon graduation in May. Go Broncos!

    Being recognized as a College of Business and Economics Signature Student is an honor that I am proud to receive. While completing my undergraduate degree at Montana State University, I was looking for the next step to take in my academic career and Boise State University was immediately my first choice. My time spent at Boise State with my fellow cohort and faculty members has been challenging, exciting, and rewarding, to say the least. Striving for my own professional success is equally as important as academic success. Boise State has taught me discipline and leadership in a classroom setting with the help from such an amazing faculty, which we are lucky to have here at COBE. Outside the classroom, I have had the opportunity to work with the Executive MBA program as a Graduate Assistant, become a member of various professional organizations, as well as completed my Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. I have accepted an audit and tax position with CliftonLarsonAllen in Boise and look forward to keeping my connections with Boise State University upon graduation in May. Go Broncos!

  • Kelsey Cooper

    Kelsey Cooper

    Economics

    I’m an accelerated Master of Economics student originally from Jerome, Idaho. I’ve held student leadership positions for the Economics Association and the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, I’m interested in electronic waste recycling and sustainable business operations. I recently presented research in the Bahamas on water quality in economic growth, I look forward to joining the AsiaBiztech cohort in Taiwan this summer where I’ll intern at the Industrial Technology Research Institute. I recently became the founder of Greenfort, an interactive sustainability installation at Treefort Music Fest. I love what I study; I aspire to be a consultant and professor.

    I’m an accelerated Master of Economics student originally from Jerome, Idaho. I’ve held student leadership positions for the Economics Association and the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, I’m interested in electronic waste recycling and sustainable business operations. I recently presented research in the Bahamas on water quality in economic growth, I look forward to joining the AsiaBiztech cohort in Taiwan this summer where I’ll intern at the Industrial Technology Research Institute. I recently became the founder of Greenfort, an interactive sustainability installation at Treefort Music Fest. I love what I study; I aspire to be a consultant and professor.

  • Tearyn Cox

    Marketing

    My name is Tearyn Cox, and I am a senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Nonprofit Management. I believe that I am set in this world to be my confident self and adapt to the people around me in order to empathize with them and allow their experiences to be heard in whatever way will allow them to grow. Along with focusing on academics I am a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, involved with Boise State Dance Marathon, and currently work at the Idaho Office for Refugees as a Marketing and Research Program Assistant.

    My name is Tearyn Cox, and I am a senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Nonprofit Management. I believe that I am set in this world to be my confident self and adapt to the people around me in order to empathize with them and allow their experiences to be heard in whatever way will allow them to grow. Along with focusing on academics I am a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, involved with Boise State Dance Marathon, and currently work at the Idaho Office for Refugees as a Marketing and Research Program Assistant.

  • Bruno DeRose

    Entrepreneurship Management

    Being selected as a signature student at Boise State University is an incredible honor and blessing. I came to Boise State from my hometown of Pueblo, Colorado in pursuit of a degree from the College of Business and Economics while being a member of the football program. I will be taking the field next fall as a redshirt junior as I start an MBA program through Boise State. I am forever grateful to all those at Boise State and at home who have aided me thus far in my education. I aspire to use the knowledge, skills and relationships developed during my time at Boise State to proudly represent the blue and orange in all my future endeavors!

    Being selected as a signature student at Boise State University is an incredible honor and blessing. I came to Boise State from my hometown of Pueblo, Colorado in pursuit of a degree from the College of Business and Economics while being a member of the football program. I will be taking the field next fall as a redshirt junior as I start an MBA program through Boise State. I am forever grateful to all those at Boise State and at home who have aided me thus far in my education. I aspire to use the knowledge, skills and relationships developed during my time at Boise State to proudly represent the blue and orange in all my future endeavors!

  • Steve Hall

    Steve Hall

    Master of Economics

    I’m honored and humbled to be a member of this group. I grew up in Oregon and probably graduated from high school before most of my fellow signature students were born. After taking a couple of gap decades to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I was lucky enough to be living in the same town as Boise State University. My good fortunes continued as I have been surrounded by intelligent, caring and helpful faculty that have truly helped me to set the table for the rest of my career…a career that I will spend enjoying what I do every day, unlike the previously mentioned gap years. The skills, knowledge and friends I have gained at Boise State make me appreciate the path that I took to get to this point. It was not conventional, and I didn’t take the easy route, but in the end it has been worth every moment.

    I’m honored and humbled to be a member of this group. I grew up in Oregon and probably graduated from high school before most of my fellow signature students were born. After taking a couple of gap decades to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I was lucky enough to be living in the same town as Boise State University. My good fortunes continued as I have been surrounded by intelligent, caring and helpful faculty that have truly helped me to set the table for the rest of my career…a career that I will spend enjoying what I do every day, unlike the previously mentioned gap years. The skills, knowledge and friends I have gained at Boise State make me appreciate the path that I took to get to this point. It was not conventional, and I didn’t take the easy route, but in the end it has been worth every moment.

  • Dani Lawson

    Dani Lawson

    Accountancy & Finance

    I am finishing up my third year at Boise State as an Accounting and Finance double major. Being from a big city in California, moving to Boise, Idaho three years ago was a huge transition, but I’m so glad I did it. The smaller school size has allowed me to participate in opportunities I never would’ve had the chance to be a part of otherwise, as tutor and grader for the Accounting Department. I also work in the Controller’s Officer as an Accounting Assistant and I’ve never had a better work environment to learn in. After graduation, I plan to sit for the CPA Exam as soon as possible and then pursue a career in Public Accounting.

    I am finishing up my third year at Boise State as an Accounting and Finance double major. Being from a big city in California, moving to Boise, Idaho three years ago was a huge transition, but I’m so glad I did it. The smaller school size has allowed me to participate in opportunities I never would’ve had the chance to be a part of otherwise, as tutor and grader for the Accounting Department. I also work in the Controller’s Officer as an Accounting Assistant and I’ve never had a better work environment to learn in. After graduation, I plan to sit for the CPA Exam as soon as possible and then pursue a career in Public Accounting.

  • Colton Lazzarottto

    Colton Lazzarotto

    Marketing

    I’m a marketing major in my last year at Boise State. I recently received a position as Marketing Associate at the local sales and marketing firm, SMH. I aspire to move ranks in my current company and do work in the Content/Digital Marketing field. Since I started at Boise State, I have dreamed of making positive social and environmental change through the world of business. My time here in the College of Business and Economics has made a huge impact on my life, and I am very thankful for all the connections with faculty and peers I’ve been able to make.

    I’m a marketing major in my last year at Boise State. I recently received a position as Marketing Associate at the local sales and marketing firm, SMH. I aspire to move ranks in my current company and do work in the Content/Digital Marketing field. Since I started at Boise State, I have dreamed of making positive social and environmental change through the world of business. My time here in the College of Business and Economics has made a huge impact on my life, and I am very thankful for all the connections with faculty and peers I’ve been able to make.

  • Skylar Merschel

    Skylar Merschel

    Human Resource Management

    I am Skylar Merschel, a sophomore double majoring in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. I hail from the state of Nevada. Since I came from a small town, I am loving the Boise big city life; shopping and adventuring often. Through COBE, I am earning my major and ITM minor while connecting with helpful faculty. I look forward to growing more as a learner and preparing myself for a human resources career.

    I am Skylar Merschel, a sophomore double majoring in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. I hail from the state of Nevada. Since I came from a small town, I am loving the Boise big city life; shopping and adventuring often. Through COBE, I am earning my major and ITM minor while connecting with helpful faculty. I look forward to growing more as a learner and preparing myself for a human resources career.

  • Mariah Moore

    Mariah Moore

    Business and Economic Analytics

    My name is Mariah Moore and I am honored to be selected as the Signature Student for 2019 for the Business and Economic Analytics (BEA) program! My main interests lie in data science and analytics and how the two can be utilized in various fields and subjects. Currently, I work for a company focused on improving healthcare outcomes by providing online training, performance metrics, and assessments via empirical analysis and an exemplary learning management system. When I have free time, I enjoy reading or playing any Legend of Zelda video game. I will be graduating in the spring of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in BEA and a minor in Computer Science. I am grateful for all of the experiences and opportunities provided to me by attending Boise State University and I’m eager for what’s next!

    My name is Mariah Moore and I am honored to be selected as the Signature Student for 2019 for the Business and Economic Analytics (BEA) program! My main interests lie in data science and analytics and how the two can be utilized in various fields and subjects. Currently, I work for a company focused on improving healthcare outcomes by providing online training, performance metrics, and assessments via empirical analysis and an exemplary learning management system. When I have free time, I enjoy reading or playing any Legend of Zelda video game. I will be graduating in the spring of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in BEA and a minor in Computer Science. I am grateful for all of the experiences and opportunities provided to me by attending Boise State University and I’m eager for what’s next!

  • Laura Muna Leon

    Laura Muñoz Leon

    International Business

    My name is Laura Muñoz and I am an international student from Bogotá, Colombia. I am graduating at the end of this semester with an international business BBA and a marketing minor. Throughout my time at Boise State, I have been a member of the Honors College and recently, I became a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. The College of Business and Economics has truly exceeded my expectations not only through their remarkable faculty, but also with all the incredible opportunities they have made available to me. I am extremely honored to be receiving this award and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the COBE faculty and my amazing family for supporting me during these past four years!

    My name is Laura Muñoz and I am an international student from Bogotá, Colombia. I am graduating at the end of this semester with an international business BBA and a marketing minor. Throughout my time at Boise State, I have been a member of the Honors College and recently, I became a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. The College of Business and Economics has truly exceeded my expectations not only through their remarkable faculty, but also with all the incredible opportunities they have made available to me. I am extremely honored to be receiving this award and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the COBE faculty and my amazing family for supporting me during these past four years!

  • Anh Nguyen

    Anh Nguyen

    Supply Chain Management

    After graduating from the College of Western Idaho, I began my pursuit for academic growth at Boise State pursuing my degree in Supply Chain Management. My family and I immigrated to Boise, Idaho, from Vietnam in 1998. As of this spring semester, I am the first to graduate in my family with a college degree. Being awarded signature student and graduating with honors means the world to me to be able to share such an accomplishment with my family and friends. Through my journey here at Boise State University I had the pleasure to connect with amazing peers, network, and work with astounding professors.

    After graduating from the College of Western Idaho, I began my pursuit for academic growth at Boise State pursuing my degree in Supply Chain Management. My family and I immigrated to Boise, Idaho, from Vietnam in 1998. As of this spring semester, I am the first to graduate in my family with a college degree. Being awarded signature student and graduating with honors means the world to me to be able to share such an accomplishment with my family and friends. Through my journey here at Boise State University I had the pleasure to connect with amazing peers, network, and work with astounding professors.

  • David Shin

    David Shin

    Economics

    I am a second year student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Physics, and Chemistry. As a Boise native, I chose Boise State University over other institutions for its familiarity, financial generosity, and economics program. As a result, I have been able to take advantage of many opportunities, including all-expense paid trips to Economic seminars as well as a Graduate student Colloquium. I have also participated in many forms of research in the natural sciences and economics, with several credited publications. I have also been able start the process of making a non-profit organization addressing poverty healthcare in the Treasure Valley. Being named a signature student is less a reflection of my personal abilities, but rather the incredible faculty and opportunities that Boise State and in particular, COBE, offers. After graduating, I intend to study Economics and Public Policy at a doctorate level.

    I am a second year student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Physics, and Chemistry. As a Boise native, I chose Boise State University over other institutions for its familiarity, financial generosity, and economics program. As a result, I have been able to take advantage of many opportunities, including all-expense paid trips to Economic seminars as well as a Graduate student Colloquium. I have also participated in many forms of research in the natural sciences and economics, with several credited publications. I have also been able start the process of making a non-profit organization addressing poverty healthcare in the Treasure Valley. Being named a signature student is less a reflection of my personal abilities, but rather the incredible faculty and opportunities that Boise State and in particular, COBE, offers. After graduating, I intend to study Economics and Public Policy at a doctorate level.

  • Adam Still

    Adam Still

    Accountancy and Finance

    My name is Adam Still and I’m a senior in the College of Business and Economics pursuing a degree in finance with a minor in accounting. I came to Boise State after a career as a professional ballet dancer. I was most recently a soloist with the Colorado ballet where I spent the majority of my ballet career. I’m currently a public finance investment banking intern with Piper Jaffray in their Boise office. Upon graduation, I plan on pursuing the CFA credential. I’ve enjoyed my time at Boise State and am grateful for the support and guidance I’ve received from my professors and the COBE staff.

    My name is Adam Still and I’m a senior in the College of Business and Economics pursuing a degree in finance with a minor in accounting. I came to Boise State after a career as a professional ballet dancer. I was most recently a soloist with the Colorado ballet where I spent the majority of my ballet career. I’m currently a public finance investment banking intern with Piper Jaffray in their Boise office. Upon graduation, I plan on pursuing the CFA credential. I’ve enjoyed my time at Boise State and am grateful for the support and guidance I’ve received from my professors and the COBE staff.

  • gilbert wicken

    Gilbert Wilcken

    General Business

    When arriving in Boise seven years ago, I didn’t know I would soon be fulfilling a long-time dream of a college degree through Boise State University and the College of Business and Economics. Starting college as a non-traditional student was scary, until I started attending classes in 2015. The acceptance, encouragement and empowerment given by Boise State staff and students erased my fears, and to them I owe this Signature Student honor. I use the extremely current knowledge I get from COBE courses daily as an aviation maintenance leader. I plan on starting at least one business after graduation. Thanks everyone.

    When arriving in Boise seven years ago, I didn’t know I would soon be fulfilling a long-time dream of a college degree through Boise State University and the College of Business and Economics. Starting college as a non-traditional student was scary, until I started attending classes in 2015. The acceptance, encouragement and empowerment given by Boise State staff and students erased my fears, and to them I owe this Signature Student honor. I use the extremely current knowledge I get from COBE courses daily as an aviation maintenance leader. I plan on starting at least one business after graduation. Thanks everyone.

  • Greg Williams

    Gregory Williams

    General Business

    I began my college experience back in 2012 and quickly realized I was neither interested nor ready for such a commitment. I subsequently found myself enlisted in the military and serving in Afghanistan while most of my friends were earning their degree. A few years later I left the military with a newly discovered passion for learning and re-committed myself to my education. Today I find myself ready to graduate with an HRM and business administration undergraduate degree and waiting to begin the Career Track MBA program this fall. I could not be more grateful for the journey I have had!

    I began my college experience back in 2012 and quickly realized I was neither interested nor ready for such a commitment. I subsequently found myself enlisted in the military and serving in Afghanistan while most of my friends were earning their degree. A few years later I left the military with a newly discovered passion for learning and re-committed myself to my education. Today I find myself ready to graduate with an HRM and business administration undergraduate degree and waiting to begin the Career Track MBA program this fall. I could not be more grateful for the journey I have had!

  • Michelle Wilson

    Master of Accountancy - Taxation

    I was born and raised in Boise, but only recently returned after doing a stint on both coasts. I earned my Ph.D. in English literature at USC in Los Angeles (where I also taught) before moving to New York to teach at NYU. But the move back to Boise inspired a career shift as well. I’m currently in the Master of Accountancy-Taxation program and hoping to work in public accounting when I graduate. In my spare time (what little there is!), I like to run, read and play with my kiddos.

    I was born and raised in Boise, but only recently returned after doing a stint on both coasts. I earned my Ph.D. in English literature at USC in Los Angeles (where I also taught) before moving to New York to teach at NYU. But the move back to Boise inspired a career shift as well. I’m currently in the Master of Accountancy-Taxation program and hoping to work in public accounting when I graduate. In my spare time (what little there is!), I like to run, read and play with my kiddos.

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