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Kinesiology Senior Honored as a Top Ten Scholar

Portrait of Erica
Erica Korbel

Ten Boise State University graduating seniors will be recognized for their exceptional academic success at the annual Top Ten Scholars reception at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in a first-ever virtual event that simultaneously will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Erica Korbel, bachelor of science in Kinesiology major with a pre-allied health emphasis, will be one of the ten students being honored at the virtual event.

The Top Ten Scholars recognition honors students’ academic excellence and the tremendous influence mentoring faculty members have had on their success. Presented by the Boise State Alumni Association, the awards ceremony will feature remarks from each student honoree as well as remarks from Boise State President Marlene Tromp and Lisa Gardner, executive director of the Boise State Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations.

Students are nominated by their college deans and are subject to rigorous review by a selection committee. To qualify for consideration, a student must have a 3.8 or higher grade point average. Nominees then are reviewed based on academic breadth of coursework, research, creative works and publications, presentations at professional meetings or conferences, and extracurricular community and campus service.

“Student recipients should feel extremely proud knowing that they are deemed the top of their graduating class,” said Gardner. “They have had extraordinary experiences through their undergraduate studies with Boise State University, and we hope that they continue to share their wisdom and energy with their colleagues and alma mater as they move forward through their lives and career paths as Boise State alumni.”

Erica with Buster Bronco

Following graduation, Korbel plans to gain exposure to healthcare systems working as a nursing assistant and eventually attending medical school. Korbel is honored by Chris Hyer, associate director of the Honors College at Boise State University.

See the full list of 2020 Top Ten Scholars: Boise State Alumni Association honors Top 10 Scholars at virtual May 7 event.