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 recognizes deserving, graduating seniors as Outstanding Student Achievement Award recipients. The next ceremony will take place on April 10th, 2015 at 6 pm, in the Marshall Rotunda and the Bistline Theater in 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 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
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 (2014)
Nicole M. Blanchard
College of Arts and Letters - Fine Arts & Humanities
Amy M. Denny
College of Arts and Letters - Social & Behavioral Sciences
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
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
School of Nursing
2014 OSA Award Recipients Group Photo
Pictured from left to right: Christopher Reed (College of Science and Engineering-Natual & Physical Sciences), Lori Barber (Graduate School-Masters Recipient),
Carly Maloney (College Education), Amy Denny (College of Arts and Letters-Social & Behavioral Sciences), Daphne Eline (College of Technology),
Elise Barker (Graduate School-Doctoral Recipient), Kylie Pukash (School of Nursing), Andrea Vicic (College of Business), John Malamakal (College of Pharmacy), Antonio Tahhan Acosta (College of Science
and Engineering-Engineering), Samantha Nicolello (Division of Health Sciences).
*not pictured: Nicole Blanchard (College of Arts and Letters-Fine Arts & Humanities)