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Annual Report to Alumni FY18

The ISU Alumni Association belongs to all Bengal alumni.

We invite you to review this first Annual Report to Alumni. It covers ISUAA’s programs and accomplishments from July 2017 through June 2018 (FY 2018). Over the past year, our vast network of alumni have connected with each other, formed relationships with current students and continued traditions that make the Idaho State experience special.

We have restructured the focus of the ISU Alumni Association and its dedicated Board of Directors to better serve our alumni. Four themes will guide us in the coming years: (1) communication to alumni, (2) outreach to students, (3) regional activities and (4) raising awareness of Idaho State’s vibrant alumni and community. These themes will help us align resources and provide better accountability toward measurable outcomes.

We hope you will get involved in a way that is meaningful for you. There are many opportunities for you to participate with the ISUAA, from mentoring students, serving on an ISUAA committee, joining your local chapter or participating in an array of professional and social events. ISUAA is here for you at every stage of your life.

Bengal alumni are passionate and dedicated. They improve the world around them. By expanding our alumni outreach, ISUAA fosters increased pride in Idaho State. As current students become more connected with the successes of our graduates around the world, the ISUAA will continue to grow as a valuable resource for the Bengal community and promote a lifelong commitment to Idaho State University.

The initiatives and accomplishments highlighted in the Annual Report are made possible because of the dedication and involvement of Bengal alumni. As we look forward to the year ahead, we invite you to be a part of this incredible community.

Go Bengals!

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Ryan Sargent
Associate Director-Alumni Relations


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Paul Briggs
ISUAA President


In FY18, even more alumni stayed connected to ISUAA by joining the conversation on social media.



On Wednesdays, Bengals near and far show their enthusiasm for Idaho State by wearing Bengal gear. No matter where you live, throw on some Orange and Black and show off your Bengal pride.

You can now connect with the ISUAA on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!

With ISUAA's new mobile-friendly website it's never been easier to stay connected and get involved.

When Bengal alumni and friends get together in person they build connections, learn from each other and have fun!

We Honored Our Best.


Homecoming Alumni Awards

Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of the President join in celebrating Alumni through awards and recognition.

Sports Hall of Fame


ISU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2017

The ISU Sports Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to ISU varsity sports and, in doing so, have enhanced the image and reputation of Idaho State University.

Outstanding Student Achievement Awards


Outstanding Student Achievement Award Recipients

The Outstanding Student Achievement Awards recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding service to their respective college, to Idaho State University and to the community, and who also have exceptional scholastic achievement.

Professional Achievement Awards


Professional Achievement Award Recipients

Given annually during Commencement, the Professional Achievement Awards recognize Bengal alumni for their valuable and distinguished contributions to Idaho State University, their professions and to their communities.

The Alumni Association is growing.


Local Alumni chapters bring ISU into your community providing alumni and friends with opportunities for networking, friendship-building and meaningful ways to remain connected to ISU and each other.


As a community, Bengal alumni and friends are making an extraordinary impact in our efforts to build the new Alumni and Visitor Center.

  • $1.4 million in the Alumni Center Quasi Endowment
  • Another $2.5 million has been raised

During Homecoming weekend, Marilyn Kent Byrne '67 and Bill Byrne '67, '71 donated the “Valentine” sculpture to ISU in celebration of the role ISU plays in their lives. The sculpture will be moved a patio built from pavers at the new Alumni and Visitor Center.

Join us in celebrating the special people that made ISU memorable to you and help build the Alumni and Visitor Center by purchasing a paver for the patio. Each paver measures 12 x 12 inches and allows for six lines of text, 18 characters per line. Buy your paver here.

We organized ISU Day at the Capitol.

On February 28, over 300 Idaho State alumni, students and faculty participated in ISU Day at the Capitol. This important effort provided an opportunity for ISU advocates to ask legislators to support ISU and prioritize higher education.

Two floors worth of table displays were set up in the Capitol building and a legislative luncheon was hosted by ISUAA. Over 60 legislators attended. All were reminded how Idaho State impacts the lives of all Idahoans by providing a world-class education and generating economic growth. ISU uniquely offers professional-career education, promotes the arts and sciences, supports the business community and improves healthcare throughout the state.

Before every home game this fall join us for the Alumni and Fan Tailgate at the Papenburg Sports Complex on the south side of Holt Arena.

We've partnered with the Athletics Department to make games more affordable for the whole family.

Get Connected or Reconnect with Fellow Bengal Alumni

It is easier than ever to engage and reconnect with fellow alumni through the ISUAA.


Please take a moment to tell us what you think by taking the Alumni Opinion Survey.

We are committed to expanding our alumni and social network to better engage with you, our alumni, friends and community partners. The Alumni Opinion Survey will help us stay in better touch with you while giving you an opportunity to share your ideas with us.

Please let us know what is of interest and relevance to you. Tell us your favorite ISU memories, story ideas and how ISUAA can better serve you. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your feedback!

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Contact Us

(208) 282-3755

(208) 282-2541


Mailing Address:
ISU Office of Alumni Relations
921 S. 8th Ave. Stop 8033
Pocatello, ID. 83209

Physical Address:
554 S. 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID. 83201-5817

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