Skip to Main Content
Idaho State University home

Outstanding Student Achievement Awards

OSA 2022 header

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.

2022 OSA Recipients

  • College of Arts and Letters - Fine Arts: Kendra Berry Harrison
  • College of Arts and Letters - Social Sciences: Eizaak Jordan
  • College of Business: Lynnea Dale
  • College of Education: Denver Brent Dobson
  • College of Science and Engineering - Natural Sciences: Camille Hansen
  • College of Science and Engineering - Physical & Engineering Sciences: Robert Spiers
  • College of Health: Kate Lynn Allen
  • College of Pharmacy: Caden Michael Alder
  • College of Technology: Andrew J. Hall 
  • Graduate School - Master's candidate: Alexander Wooding
  • Graduate School - Doctoral candidate: Ali Shokrgozar  

Alumni and faculty are immensely proud of the award recipients and the remarkable things they’ve accomplished during their time at Idaho State. The ISU Alumni Association will host an Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. To learn more and RSVP contact Angie Wilhelm, Alumni Events Coordinator at angelawilhelm@isu.edu or (208) 282-3730.

Kendra Berry Harrison 

College of Arts and Letters - Fine Arts and Humanities

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies Concentration in Language, Literature, and Culture, with an Emphasis in Russian

  • 4.0 GPA
  • Presidential 4 Year Scholarship 
  • Extracurricular activities
    • ISU International Affairs Council Secretary
    • Institute Council (LDSSA)
    • Organized the annual Frank Church Symposium at ISU
  • Research Assistant CPI with Global Studies Department
  • Student tutor in Russian
  • Honors and awards 
    • Dean's List

Eizaak Jordan

College of Arts and Letters - Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Multiple scholarships 
  • Extracurricular activities 
    • President of Sustainability Club
    • Member of Phi Kappa Phi
    • Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust Intern
    • Community service and advocacy experience
  • Completed independent research
  • Honors and awards 
    • Dean's List
  • Co-authored a panel paper with ISU faculty

 

Lynnea Dale 

College of Business
Honors Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting and Management with Entrepreneurship/Small Business Operations Emphasis
Minors in French and Literature
  • 4.0 GPA 
  • Multiple scholarships 
  • Extracurricular activities 
    • Vice President of Beta Alpha Psi
    • Jane Austen Literary Society  
    • Crossroads
    • NCSC 
    • VITA Volunteer
  • Student Services intern
  • Honors and awards 
    • Dean's List
  • University Honors Program
  • Nominated for Treasure Valley CFO Forum scholarship by accounting faculty 
  • Nominated for Circle of Excellence event in College of Business
 
Denver Brent Dobson
 
College of Education
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science Minor in Spanish
  • 3.94 GPA
  • Multiple scholarships 
  • Extracurricular activities 
    • Human Performace Sports Studies Research Club 
    • Volunteers at Pocatello Free Clinic
  • Conducting research with ISU biomechanics to focus on balance and lower limb kinematics
  • Honors and awards 
    • Dean's List
  • Presented in the National Council on Undergraduate Research in 2021
 
Kate Lynn Allen
 
College of Health
Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders Audiology and SLP Emphasis
Associates in Sign Language Studies
Minor in Deaf Education
  • 3.89 GPA
  • Wallace Presidential 4 Year Scholarship 
  • Extracurricular activities
    • President of ASL Club -Pocatello
    • Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU)
    • Volunteers with Bannock Humane Shelter
  • Honors and awards 
    • Dean's List 
  • University Honors Program
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Presented her own research based on somatic movement and ASL Interpreters

Caden Michael Alder

College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy
  • 4.0 GPA 
  • Multiple scholarships 
  • Extracurricular activities
    • President of Rho Chi Alpha Upsilon 
    • Financial Vice President of American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacist ISU Chapter
    • Student mentor and tutor
    • Multiple volunteer experience
  • Honors and awards
    • Dean's List
  • Two formal publications
  • Competed in four Pharmacy competitions
  • Completed over 12 posters and presentations

Camille Hansen

College of Science and Engineering - Natural Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • 4.0 GPA 
  • Multiple scholarships
  • Extracurricular activities
    • Microbiology Club
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Biology
  • Honors and awards
    • Dean's List
  • Presented research on the pathogen, streptococcus pneumoniae at regional and national conferences
 
Robert Spiers
 
College of Science and Engineering - Physical and Engineer Sciences
Honors Bachelors in Physics
Minor in Mathematics 
  • 3.97 GPA 
  • Multiple scholarships 
  • Extracurricular activities
    • Rock Climbing Club 
  • Honors and awards 
    • Dean's List
  • University Honors Program
  • Undergraduate Award in Applied Spectroscopy 2021
  • Posters on the Hill 2021 Winner (Council for Undergraduate Research)
  • 1st prize of Student Poster Award 2019
  • Student Speaker for Honors First-Year Convocation 2021
 

 

 

 

Andrew J. Hall

College of Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • 3.98 GPA 
  • CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service
  • Extracurricular activities
    • International Society of Automation (ISA) Student Club 
    • National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC)
  • Energy Systems CPI for Energy Systems Technology Education Center (ESTEC)
  • Control Systems Cybersecurity Analyst Intern for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
  • Cybersecurity Specialist for the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC)
  • Honors and awards 
    • Dean's List

Alexander Wooding

Graduate School - Master's Candidate
Master of Science in Biology
  • 3.92 GPA 
  • Multiple scholarships and research grants
  • Extracurricular activities
    • Vice President of ISU American Fisheries Society
    • Mentor to undergraduate students
    • Trout Working Group
    • Teaching Assistant for Intro Biology Labs in Biological Sciences
  • Presented research at numerous conferences

Ali Shokrgozar

Graduate School - Doctoral Candidate
Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering & Applied Science 
  • 3.5 GPA 
  • Multiple scholarships
  • ASCE Idaho State University
  • Honors and awards
    • Competed in three research competitions
    • Placed second in the project precast competition
    • Place third in the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Foundation Student Competition
    • Received the SEI student scholarship to participate at Structures Congress
    • Received second-place entry in the 2018 PCI Engineering Student (Big Beam) Competition

Outstanding Student Achievement Awards