News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

May 3, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 18

More than 2,000 to Graduate Saturday

A total of 2,232 graduates will receive 2,306 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, which will begin at 10 a.m. May 8 in Holt Arena.

Seventy-one students will receive multiple certificates and/or degrees.

In addition to the presentation of these degrees and certificates, three distinguished faculty members will be acknowledged, nine alumni will be recognized for their professional achievement, and 11 outstanding students will be recognized.The breakdown of graduates includes 26 Doctor of Philosophy degrees, seven Doctor of Education degrees, 11 Doctor of Arts degrees, six Doctor of Audiology degrees, 22 Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees, 10 Educational Specialist degrees, 71 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees, 463 master’s degrees, 27 Graduate School certificates, 1,163 bachelor’s degrees, 322 associate degrees, and 178 certificates from the College of Technology.

Faculty members to be recognized for distinguished service are Karen Appleby, associate professor in the sport science and physical education department, Distinguished Teacher; Daniel Ames, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, Distinguished Researcher; and Glenn Thackray, professor of geosciences, Distinguished Public Service Award.

Nine alumni will be honored with professional achievement awards from their respective colleges and the Idaho State University Alumni Association. They are Terry Melton, M.F.A., Salem, Ore., College of Arts and Sciences – Fine Arts and Humanities; John Bickmore, Ph.D., Rochester, New York, College of Arts and Sciences – Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Lynn Jensen, Ph.D., Arlington Heights, Ill., College of Arts and Sciences – Social Sciences; Peter Kole, Cleveland, Ohio, College of Business; Randy Jensen, American Falls, College of Education; Curtis Smith, Ph.D., Idaho Falls, College of Engineering; Randall Steven Hudspeth, Boise, Kasiska College of Health Professions; Gary Isom, Ph.D., West Lafayette, Ind., College of Pharmacy; and Joey “Delane” Anderson, American Falls, College of Technology.

Outstanding Student Achievement Award winners to be honored are: Joel Sankey, of Portland, Ore., a geosciences student at ISU-Meridian, Graduate School, doctoral; Jhanyce Acosta Villa of Felt, College of Education; Katherine Eby of Bonners Ferry, College of Arts and Sciences – Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Luis Hernandez of Castelford, College of Arts and Sciences – Fine Arts and Humanities; Jessica Jensen of Twin Falls, College of Arts and Sciences – Social Sciences; Bruce D. Pierson of Kennewick, Wash., College of Engineering; Jennifer Lynn Schumaker of Culdesac, Kasiska College of Health Professions; Talia Chyree Vogler of Pendleton, Ore., College of Technology; Dmitry Beresnev from St. Petersburg, Russia, College of Business; Anne Catherine Vest of Pocatello, Graduate School, Master’s Degree; and Jamie Ridley Klucken of Jerome, MBA and Doctor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy.

The Portneuf Brass will perform prelude music, the processional and the recessional. The Portneuf Brass is comprised of Randy Earles, music department chair, trumpet; Tom Banyas, adjunct faculty, trumpet; Michael Helman, French horn; Patrick Brooks, director of ISU Bands, music professor, trombone; and McKenna Nilsson, adjunct faculty, tuba.

Rachel Sparrow, a soprano music student in the class of 2010, will perform the national anthem. The Class of 2010 Octet, directed by ISU director of Choral Activities Scott Anderson, will sing the “Alma Mater Hymn.”

Alan Frantz, Ph.D., chair of the Faculty Senate, will place the faculty mace. Institutional reader will be Steve Cannon. Ted Messmore, president of the ISU Alumni Association, will welcome alumni.

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D., will greet the audience and confer the degrees. ISU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gary A. Olson, Ph.D., will recognize the distinguished faculty. Associated Students of ISU President Ross Knight will deliver remarks.

Presentation of graduates will be by the University deans: Scott S. Hughes, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, interim dean; Deborah Hedeen, Ph.D., College of Education; Kenneth A. Smith, Ph.D., College of Business; Stephen Feit, Ph.D., Kasiska College of Health Professions, interim dean; Richard Jacobsen, Ph.D., College of Engineering; Marilyn Davis, Ed.D., College of Technology; Paul Cady, Pharm.D., College of Pharmacy, interim dean; and Thomas Jackson, Ph.D., Graduate School.

A reception for graduates and their guests will follow the ceremony on the floor of Holt Arena. Interpreting service for people with hearing disabilities will be provided by the ADA and Disabilities Resource Center.