Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Awards are presented to alumni of Idaho State University in recognition of significant professional achievement in a specific field or endeavor. These awards are conferred during spring graduation, allowing for each recipient to lead the commencement processional of their awarded college. The next Professional Achievement Award breakfast will be held at the Pond Student Union Bldg. in the Wood River Room on May 9th, 2014 from 8:30am to 10:00am.


Nominations for the Professional Achievement Awards are accepted by the individual college deans and unit heads throughout the year. The final date for submitting nominations for spring commencement is January 17th, 2014. Upon completion of the selection process in late February, award recipients are notified.

Nominate a deserving Bengal Alum today. Entries may be e-mailed to the respective college/unit Dean or sent by regular post mail.

Download Professional Achievement Nomination Form

Qualifications for nominee:

  • Must be an alumnus of Idaho State University
  • Must show significant success and/or accomplishment by individual in nominating field
  • Must have been out of school for at least 10 years

Criteria and materials reviewed by selection committees include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • Three letters of support (One may be from the person making the nomination).
  • A current resume for the candidate or other supporting materials such as newspaper articles, publications, or other pieces that speak to the candidate's achievements within their profession.

Most Recent Recipients

Richard Ardinger
College of Arts and Letters - Fine Arts & Humanities
Col. F. Paul Briggs
College of Arts and Letters - Social & Behavioral Sciences
Thomas Ioerger
College of Science and Engineering - Natural & Physical Sciences
Dennis Keith Poulton
College of Science and Engineering - Engineering

Blaine Dee Nisson
College of Eduacation
Phil J. "Jake" Jones
College of Business
H. Eric Cannon
College of Pharmacy
Anita Herzog
Division of Health Sciences

LuAnn Storm Howe
School of Nursing
Robert Dunkley
College of Technology

Archive of Past Recipients

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