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Outstanding Student Achievement Awards

Each year, in partnership with the Idaho State University Colleges and Divisions, the Office of Alumni Relations hosts a ceremony to award deserving, graduating seniors with outstanding recognition. The next ceremony will take place on April 18th, 2014 at 6 pm, in the Marshall Rotunda and the Bistline Theater in the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello, Idaho.


Nominate

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to nominate senior students who meet the selection criteria. Nomination packets are due to the dean of the college of the respected award no later than Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Nominate a student today that meets the criteria listed below.
Download Outstanding Student Awards Nomination Form

Qualifications:

For undergraduate nominees:
Selection of graduating seniors is based on three areas: academic achievements/honors; career-related experience, and extra-curricular activities. An Outstanding Student Achievement Award nominee should be a well-rounded and successful member of our campus and community. Areas of selection can include leadership activities and strength of class load as it pertains to each student's major.

For graduate nominees:
Selection of graduating graduate students is based on three areas: academic achievements/honors; career-related experience, and extra-curricular activities. An Outstanding Student Achievement Award nominee from the graduate school should be a well-rounded and successful member of our campus and community. As all graduate degrees differ in the completion requirements, each candidate will likely come with different degrees will discuss and weigh the importance of research, published materials and/or the amount of time spent teaching.

Criteria and materials reviewed by selection committees for all awards include:

  • Completed nomination form.
  • GPA: high academic achievement.
  • 1-3 Letters of Recommendation (academic, professional & personal).
  • Academic achievements and honors.
  • ISU course work (transcripts will be requested/reviewed).
  • Career-related experience.
  • Extra-curricular activities.
  • Leadership experience.

Awards Areas

Students are honored with the Outstanding Student Awards from the following colleges and divisions:

College of Arts & Letters - 2 honorees

  • Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

College of Science & Engineering - 2 honorees

  • Natural & Physical Sciences
  • Engineering

Division of Health Sciences - 3 honorees

  • Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy

College of Business - 1 honoree

College of Education - 1 honoree

College of Technology - 1 honoree

School of Graduate Studies - 2 honorees

  • Master's Honoree
  • Doctoral Honoree

Most Recent Recipients (2014)

Nicole M. Blanchard
College of Arts and Letters - Fine Arts & Humanities

Amy M. Denny
College of Arts and Letters - Social & Behavioral Sciences

Christopher Reed
College of Science and Engineering - Natural & Physical Sciences

Antonio Tahhan Acosta
College of Science and Engineering


Lori D. Barber
Graduate School - Master's

Elise K. Barker
Graduate School - Doctoral

Carly Maloney
College of Education

Andrea D. Vicic
College of Business


Daphne E. Eline
College of Technology

John A. Malamakal
College of Pharmacy

Samantha A. Nicolello
Division of Health Sciences

Kylie Pukash
School of Nursing


2013 OSA Award recipients group photo


Pictured from left to right: Brandalin Barnes (College of Technology), Kinta Serve (Graduate School-Doctoral Recipient), Kourtney Wright (College of Science and Engineering-Natual & Physical Sciences), Gregory Fenchel (School of Nursing), Ariel McKay (Division of Health Sciences), Cassidy Fernandez (College of Business), Alexa Goff (College of Arts and Letters-Fine Arts & Humanities), Danielle Ahlstrom (College of Pharmacy), Steven Boomhower (College of Arts and Letters-Social & Behavioral Sciences), Bric Balmforth (College of Science and Engineering-Engineering.
*not pictured: Kole Spaulding (College of Education) and Nancy Sherrill (Graduate School-Masters Recipient)

Click here to see more pictures from our 2013 OSA reception and awards presentation.


Archive of Recipients

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