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In this issue


From The Dean

This semester was filled with highlights, ranging from our 2nd Annual Circle of Excellence to the largest sales competition in Idaho State University history, from our students’ outstanding performance in the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition to the opening of our world-class Orin C. Smith Global Finance Lab and Walter Brown Center for Sales Excellence spaces.


Bengals Visit Boise for Leadership and Development Events

Early in the spring semester, College of Business undergraduate and graduate students were offered opportunities to expand their networks and professional skills with events in Boise, ID.


Two New Scholarship Endowments Established

Through the generosity of Gary D. Campbell, Susan G. Campbell and Michael Mather, two new scholarship endowments have been established.


College of Business Student and Alumnus Recognized for Their Achievements

Though they may be at different points in their professional journey, Tamela Gates May and Zane Webb share something in common: their drive to achieve.


ICBSC Team Wins Best Presentation in the “Most Competitive Division in Memory”

This semester, Idaho State University College of Business students competed in a division with teams from California and the United Kingdom.


SBDC Invites Attendees to “Flip the Script” at Annual Women’s Business Symposium

For the past 10 years, the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has invited women from across southern Idaho to learn, network and grow at the annual Women’s Business Symposium. Hosted by the Pocatello (Region 5) SBDC, the event has been a sell-out for the past several years, this year being no exception.

Executive in Residence and Dr. Bill Stratton Distinguished Scholar Research Seminar Speaker

These programs bring high-level leaders to share business insights as well as networking and research opportunities to students and community members.


A Seat for Everyone

Thanks to a generous donation from alumna and friend of the College of Business Tamela Gates May, a bench was dedicated to signify that the College of Business has a place for every student seeking to brighten their future through higher education.

Honoring Vision and Celebrating Success: Idaho Business Leader of the Year

AKPsi honorably awarded Amy Kawahara Rhoads, President and CEO of Citizens Community Bank (CCB) as the 2023 Idaho Business Leader of the Year. Rhoads’ contributions have been paving the business landscape not only for her company, but for Idaho citizens.

First Annual Financial Literacy Week

During the first week of April, students and community members were invited to the College of Business’ first annual Financial Literacy Week. The event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, included a panel discussion with local finance experts, games and a variety of speakers, including Keynote Speaker, College of Business alumnus and Private Wealth Advisor for Ameriprise Financial, Ken Franklin.


Record-Breaking Sales Competition

Held twice a year, the Sales Competition, sponsored by Aflac, is an opportunity for any student in the University to gain invaluable experience by diving into the principles of sales for a chance to win cash prizes. This year’s spring semester competition had a record-breaking 18 teams compete.


Second Annual Circle of Excellence Honors High Achieving Students, Faculty and Staff

The College of Business hosted over 125 students, alumni and business professionals at this year’s Circle of Excellence.

The Dancing Dean: Dr. Shane Hunt Competes in Local Fundraising Competition

College of Business Dean and Michael C. Ruettgers Professor of Marketing Dr. Shane Hunt and his dancing partner, MBA and MAcc student Lynnea Dale, took the stage in April with other prominent community members to help raise funds for veteran services.

Recognizing Retiring and Emeritus Faculty

Four faculty members start their journey of retirement and the College recognizes four emeritus faculty. 

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Writing Contributors:

Dr. Shane Hunt
Nicole Hulse
RyLee Priest
Catherine Rider


Presley Arrowood






Nicole Hulse



Shane Hunt, Ph.D. Dean


College of Business Development:

Catherine Rider, Director of Development 

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