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Support the Future of Kinesiology

Support the Future of Kinesiology

We’ve all lived happy and fulfilled lives surrounded by family and friends. And for many of us, there is a compelling need to make a difference that leads us to ponder our legacy. What kind of legacy will you leave? A legacy in perpetuity for a profession that has touched you in a significant way? One that perhaps has benefited you personally, or that of a loved one? A charitable bequest is perhaps the easiest and most tangible way to leave a lasting impact on the people and organizations that mean the most to you.

Create a Legacy Through Gift Planning

Meet Distinguished Alum Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick has been helping athletic trainers across the state excel for more than 34 years. The dual degree Boise State College of Health Sciences graduate holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology/physical education and a master’s degree in education. He is the head athletic trainer at Timberline High School. Tony was selected as one of the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees.

Meet Ross and Karen Vaughn

Donors Like You Make it Possible

The adjectives “loyal” and “generous” perfectly describe the 40-year career of Boise State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Ross Vaughn.

Longtime donors to the university, he and his wife, Karen, founded the Dr. Ross Vaughn Kinesiology Endowed Scholarship to support students enrolled in the department he helped found at Boise State.

Meet Ross and Karen Vaughn

Lynda RansdellWelcome Back Lynda Ransdell

Lynda Ransdell will join Boise State as the new chair of kinesiology on July 24. Ransdell earned her Ph.D. from Arizona State in exercise and wellness education. She subsequently received tenure in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah. From 2004-2012, she worked as Boise State kinesiology faculty and served as department head. The department was then housed in the College of Education.

A Passion Turned Into a Career Opportunity

Meet Kinesiology Student Thomas Wenzel

A lifelong athlete, Thomas Wenzel chose to pursue a kinesiology degree with the Boise State University College of Health Sciences to work in a field related to his love of athletics. Today, the junior is working toward his bachelor’s degree, with plans to continue his studies in a graduate program and eventually a career in research.

Meet Thomas Wenzel

Become a Donor

If you would like to explore making a bequest gift or need assistance with charitable estate planning, our gift planning team (listed below) can help you and your professional advisors find creative ways to support Boise State social work students at greater amounts than you may have ever thought possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or to let us know how we can help you achieve the impact you would like to make for future generations of social work students.

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