Outstanding Student 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 Bistline Theater of the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
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 17, 2014 at 5:00pm.
Nominate a student today that meets the criteria listed below.
Download Outstanding Student Awards Nomination Form
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.
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
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
Alexa B. Goff
College of Arts and Letters - Fine Arts & Humanities
Steven R. Boomhower
College of Arts and Letters - Social & Behavioral Sciences
Kourtney D. Wright
College of Science and Engineering - Natural & Physical Sciences
Bric Davis Balmforth
College of Science and Engineering
Nancy Lee Sherrill
Graduate School - Master's
Kinta M. Serve
Graduate School - Doctoral
Kole H. Spaulding
College of Education
Cassidy J. Fernandez
College of Business
College of Technology
Danielle Rae Ahlstrom
College of Pharmacy
Ariel J. McKay
Division of Health Sciences
Gregory A. Fenchel
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
*not pictured: Kole Spaulding (College of Education) and Nancy Sherrill (Graduate School-Masters Recipient)