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ISU Homecoming 2024

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The Idaho State University Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Homecoming Awards. This prestigious recognition honors distinguished alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their professional fields and have made significant contributions to their communities and the university.

The 2024 Homecoming Awards will be presented at the Alumni Recognition Dinner, which will kick off the Homecoming weekend festivities. The formal dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 20, at the ICCU Bengal Alumni Center. This annual event is a highlight of the Homecoming celebration, bringing together alumni, students, faculty and friends of ISU to honor the achievements and legacy of our esteemed graduates.

2024 Homecoming Award Recipients


Dr. Nicki Chopski ‘97

ISU Distinguished Alumna

Dr. Linda and Dr. Ronald Hatzenbuehler

President's Medallion

Mr. Wade and Mrs. Karen Tolman ‘75

William J. Bartz Award 

Dr. Christopher DeCou ‘15

Young Alumnus Award

Dr. Cindy Hill

ISU Achievement Award

Dr. James "Byrd" Yizar Jr. ‘83, ‘90 and ‘11

ISU Distinguished Service Award

Mrs. Sharon ‘86 and Mr. Park Price, III

Parade Marshals

Make a Nomination

Nominations for Homecoming Awards are submitted in writing on the official Homecoming nomination form and shall include all personal data and information relevant to the candidate's qualifications. Nominations can be submitted by anyone and are due in the Office of Alumni Relations no later than the end of March for awards given in the Fall of that same year.

ISU Distinguished Alumna/us:
Established in 1960 this award recognizes exemplary professional and personal contributions resulting in national or international recognition.

ISU Achievement Award:
Established in 1984, this award recognizes personal actions, generosity and self-sacrifice on behalf of the University by a current faculty member or an emeritus faculty member.

ISU Distinguished Service Award:
Established in 2004, this award recognizes ISU staff members who have shown exceptional loyalty to the University through an extended period of employment.

William J. Bartz Award:
Established in 1976, this award recognizes continued support and development of ISU through personal actions, participation in University affairs and financial support regardless of alumni status.

President's Medallion:
Established in 2001 in recognition of Centennial celebration, this award honors friends and alumni whose outstanding accomplishments and exemplary service bring distinction to the University and advance higher education.

Homecoming Parade Marshal(s):
Established in 1984, this award recognizes faculty, staff or alumni who have made a significant impact in the ISU community. This award is presented by the ASISU president.

Young Alumni Award:
Established in 2012, this award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last ten years for exceptional achievement in career, public service and volunteerism that brings honor to the University.