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College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics Living Learning Community is a program for students living on campus with majors in the College of Business and Economics. Students study together, have fun together, volunteer together, and support each other through the twists and turns of the first-year college experience. Students will visit businesses, visit with business executives in-class, discuss business concepts, and work on projects with Boise State’s on-site Fortune 500 company, Aramark.

Why Should You Apply

Students say that the instant bond with dozens of like-minded students helps make their first year of college successful and fun. Parents like the high retention, academic success, and graduation rates.

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Community Events

We volunteer for community nonprofits, visit local companies, take an early fall whitewater rafting retreat together, and work on our own on-floor social activities.

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Curriculum

The course curriculum traditionally involves two levels of activities:

  1. Visits with local executives, either at their workplaces or in our class
  2. Projects to improve the profitability of the activities of Aramark, the Fortune 500 campus food vendor. These projects are student designed and led and can explore management, finance, marketing, HR, supply chain management, accounting, or any other aspect of their operations on campus.

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Faculty

  • Stephanie O'Malley

    Faculty-in-Residence, Academic Advisor in the College of Business and Economics

    Stephanie O’Malley is an Academic Advisor for the College of Business and Economics. She earned her degree from Boise State University in English with an emphasis in Literature Analysis and has a teaching certificate in Secondary Education. To complete her most recent academic journey, she has added a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership to the repertoire of skills that she brings to this position.

    Stephanie began her career in education working with at-risk student populations as a Behavioral Interventionist and English Teacher for the Boise School District. In 2019, she transitioned to her career at Boise State as an academic advisor in COBE. Even when she is not at work, Stephanie is passionate about youth development and works as a competitive swim coach year-round. She has been a coach for seven years and a member of the Board of Directors for four. She currently serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Representative and is the Acting General Chair for The State of Idaho Swimming.

    Stephanie is a dedicated and compassionate employee and mentor for any student that comes into her office. In her downtime, Stephanie loves to travel, spend time outside, and connect with her friends and family. She is incredibly excited to apply all of her knowledge from her academic and professional endeavors to create a safe, successful, and fun LLP community for the first-year Business and Economic students. Stephanie’s fiancĂ©, Brian, will be joining her.

    Contact Stephanie: stephanieomalley@boisestate.edu

    Stephanie O’Malley is an Academic Advisor for the College of Business and Economics. She earned her degree from Boise State University in English with an emphasis in Literature Analysis and has a teaching certificate in Secondary Education. To complete her most recent academic journey, she has added a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership to the repertoire of skills that she brings to this position.

    Stephanie began her career in education working with at-risk student populations as a Behavioral Interventionist and English Teacher for the Boise School District. In 2019, she transitioned to her career at Boise State as an academic advisor in COBE. Even when she is not at work, Stephanie is passionate about youth development and works as a competitive swim coach year-round. She has been a coach for seven years and a member of the Board of Directors for four. She currently serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Representative and is the Acting General Chair for The State of Idaho Swimming.

    Stephanie is a dedicated and compassionate employee and mentor for any student that comes into her office. In her downtime, Stephanie loves to travel, spend time outside, and connect with her friends and family. She is incredibly excited to apply all of her knowledge from her academic and professional endeavors to create a safe, successful, and fun LLP community for the first-year Business and Economic students. Stephanie’s fiancĂ©, Brian, will be joining her.

    Contact Stephanie: stephanieomalley@boisestate.edu