College of Business Supporters
Thank you for your support of the Idaho State University College of Business. As a first generation college student myself, I saw first-hand the positive impact that the scholarships you provide have on a students ability to succeed and graduate. A week never goes by when I do not hear a story about how your gifts are having an extraordinarily positive impact on the lives of our students. Your support is also critical in providing the technological resources our students need to succeed in the classroom and online and funding endowed chairs and professorships so that we can always recruit and retain the best faculty for our courses. Every part of the Idaho State University College of Business is better because of your help and all of us are forever thankful for the opportunities your donations provide. Thank you for everything you do and Go Bengals!
- Dr. Shane Hunt, Dean & Michael C. Ruettgers Professor of Marketing
As an Idaho State University alumna, Catherine Rider experienced the life-changing impact of philanthropy first-hand. It was due to the generosity of others that Catherine was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of earning a college degree through a generous academic scholarship award. In her current role with the College of Business, Catherine works to help fulfill the philanthropic wishes of College of Business graduates and friends who want to show their support of the College and its students. If you would like to learn more about how you can invest in the future of Idaho State University, please fill out this form to request more information about giving, or contact Catherine directly with the information below.
Thank you for helping the next generation of Bengals find their ROAR!
Director of Development
College of Business alumnus, David Hill, Senior made it a priority to give back and was proud of the endowment he established at Idaho State University. He wanted these funds to help future business people empower themselves with an education they can take into their future.
Gary Campbell, a 1972 finance graduate and his wife Susan established the Dr. Bill Phillips Memorial Endowed Professorship in Finance in honor of the late finance professor and department chair. Dr. Phillips had a profound impact on the career and life of Gary and many other finance graduates.
College of Business Alumnus Dr. Bob Cutler graduated from Idaho State in 1966, a first-generation college student and the only one of seven children to attend college. The impact left upon him by past professor and dean Dr. Frank D. Seelye was so profound that Cutler chose to honor that mentorship and his time at Idaho State with the first-ever professorship in marketing.
The Portneuf Medical Center Endowed Professorship is the University's first-ever corporate-sponsored professorship thanks to a generous gift by Portneuf Medical Center. This Professorship will benefit the College of Business's Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program indefinitely as an honor given to the MHA program director. The MHA program was the first and only MHA program launched in the state.
Idaho Central Credit Union established the first-ever professorship in the management department. This professorship will go toward providing signature, real-world, and research experiences to students through the dedication of a deserving, tenured faculty member in management.
Mike Ruettgers, a 1964 marketing graduate, established this new professorship in honor of the education he received at Idaho State University. College of Business Dean and Marketing Professor, Dr. Shane Hunt, was honored with the professorship.
This gift from the Michael C. Ruettgers Endowment established the state's first named Sales Center. The Walter P. Brown Center for Sales Excellence in the College of Business will provide students and sales professionals an area to develop their sales skills, enhance their personal brand, as well as construct, practice, and train for individual and team sales presentations, interviews and proposals. The Center serves as a base for the College's sales program.
The third gift of a transformational contribution by the Michael C. Ruettgers Endowment, the Orin C. Smith Global Finance Lab was named after Ruettgers's Harvard roommate and former Starbucks CEO. This space will feature a trading room feel for students and faculty to apply what they are learning in finance. The space will include a Bloomberg Terminal and modern design.
This scholarship was created by College of Business Dean, Dr. Shane Hunt. Dr. Hunt dedicated the scholarship to his parents because of all the sacrifices they made so he could attend school. Hunt was a first-generation college student and wanted his parents to be honored through this endowment.
As an Idaho State University graduate, healthcare administration professor, Joshua Thompson had the goal to help future Bengals with the financial burden of attending College. He and his wife Amy were able to fulfill that goal and honor the impact Idaho State has had on their lives.
College of Business alumnus, Don Zebe and his wife Cyndee established the first endowed sales scholarship in University history. The scholarship will benefit full-time, junior or senior-level students pursuing the College of Business’s Sales Certificate.
Finance alumnus Gary Campbell and his wife Susan established this scholarship to aid finance majors in their educational investment. The Campbells chose to donate so that "others may experience opportunities to learn, grow, prosper and give back to their communities."
The Billy D. Vickers Memorial Endowment was established as a way to give back to the community, honor Bill’s memory in perpetuity, and contribute to the Vickers legacy. The scholarship benefits marketing and MBA students and especially those that have participated in rodeo.
This scholarship was established by accounting alumnus, Kelly Hirning, his wife Kimberly and his father, Art Hirning, the owners of Hirning Buick GMC in Pocatello. The family founded the “Hirning Family Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Endowment” to help support students pursuing the accounting major.
The Aflac Excellence in Sales Scholarship Endowment supports students pursuing the Professional Selling Certificate program at Idaho State. "Aflac is committed to fostering leadership and development in our sales program and to the future of the sales profession."
This scholarship endowment was established by Jake and Grace Jones, owners of Jakers Bar & Grill. The “Jake and Grace Jones Scholarship Endowment” will benefit junior and senior-level students enrolled full-time in the College with a good academic standing.
Peter C. Kole is one of the College of Business’s most generous alumni. Since his graduation in 1963, Kole and his wife Nancy have established nine endowments within the College in addition to numerous other contributions to other campus programs. The College is proud to announce Kole's latest endowment in the name of the College of Business dean.
The “Bill Byrne (’67 & 71’) MBA/Athletic Administration Scholarship Endowment” was established by well-known athletic director Bill Byrne and his wife Dr. Marylin Byrne, Idaho State Alumni. The scholarship will benefit graduate students pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the College of Business with an emphasis in Athletic Administration from the College of Education.
College of Business Professor Emeritus, Dr. Gary Wells established this scholarship in honor of his late wife, Lola. Dr. Wells retired from the College's finance department in 2009 and therefore set the scholarship to benefit finance students who graduated from Aberdeen High School. Gary and Lola were high school sweethearts, both graduating from Aberdeen High School and later graduating from Idaho State.
The Kerry P. Heintz Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by Mike and Tamra Hill in memory of Mike's college roommate and fellow College of Business alumnus, Kerry Heintz. The Hills chose to honor Kerry's memory and the significant work he put into attaining his education at Idaho State University with the lasting gift of a student scholarship. Kerry passed away at 63 in January 2021.
One year after its launch, the College of Business’s Financial Literacy Certificate Program received its first corporate endowed scholarship thanks to the support of Citizens Community Bank, a division of Glacier Bank. The Citizens Community Bank Financial Literacy Scholarship Endowment is aimed at fostering the education of students who have financial need and may not have been able to afford their education without assistance. The scholarship is also open to any Idaho State student pursuing the certificate.
The College of Business received its second scholarship endowment for the Walter P. Brown Sales Certificate thanks to the support of the Bailey Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual in Boise, Idaho. The Northwestern Mutual Sales Scholarship Endowment is a $25,000 gift that will benefit any business student pursuing the Sales Certificate offered by the College of Business.
Idaho State University alumni Joshua and Sandee Gehrke have established their third scholarship endowment at Idaho State University. The new Josh and Sandee Gehrke PharmD/MBA Scholarship Endowment will benefit students pursuing the joint Doctorate of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degree offered through the College of Business and College of Pharmacy.
Boyd Hodson, previous faculty member and department chair at the College of Business, established the Boyd Hodson Memorial Scholarship Endowment along with his wife, Fern for students who are majoring in business.
World War II veterans Clarence Byrne and Velma Drolet raised five successful children, with four of them graduating from Idaho State University. Their children established this endowment as an expression of gratitude for the parents' love and support.
David Hill was active in his community and served on the College of Business advisory council. The David A. Hill Endowment for the College of Business provides unrestricted support for faculty, staff, students, and programs.
Dr. James M. Kelly was dean for the College of Business from 1969 to 1982. Jim and his wife, Betty, established the James M. and Betty Kelly Endowment to provide unrestricted assistance to the College of Business.
Earl C. Carlson owned and operated five retail stores along with his wife Isabel, who both had a commitment to downtown Pocatello and the community. The Earl C. Carlson Scholarship Endowment was established to honor Earl and to give back to the community that gave so much to them.
Frank and Carol Thomas grew up in Pocatello, attended ISC, then transferred to the University of Idaho and the University of California at Berkeley. Aware of hardships suffered by Native Americans, their endowed scholarship provides opportunities for Shoshone and Bannock students.
J. Kenneth Ewer, born in 1905, married Marion in 1928 and lived most of his life in Pocatello. The Kenneth and Marion Ewer Marketing and Management Scholarship Endowment was established through a bequest from the Ewers in 1991
Ken and Rachael Franklin met at ISU, where Ken graduated with degrees in finance and management and Rachael graduated with degrees in biology and German. They are donors to a number of charities. The Franklin began their generous endowment for unrestricted use in the College of Business in 2006.
Peter C. and Nancy Kole are among the most generous benefactors ever to support Idaho State University. His success as an entrepreneur and businessman earned him the 1998 ISU Distinguished Alumnus Award. Peter and Nancy established this endowment in 1998 in recognition of the Koles' lives and loving attention.
The Larry and Janie Bird Scholarship Endowment provides financial assistance to senior and graduate accounting students at ISU. Larry and Janie are natives of southeastern Idaho, are active in their community and church, and enjoy their six children and several grandchildren.
Lud and Linnea Pollak married and moved to Pocatello in 1923. Both he and Linnea felt a deep commitment to the American dream, to their community, and to the importance of education. The scholarship provides scholarships for students in the College of Business.
The Luella M. Hopkins Briick Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by Luella's daughter and son-in-law, Richard "Ham '' and Ellie Hamilton, in her memory. After several years of working, Luella had returned to college.
Robert F. Molinelli graduated from Idaho State College in 1956. With majors in business and pre-law, he was the first ROTC graduate from the state of Idaho and was commissioned as second lieutenant. His family and friends honor him with the memorial scholarship in the College of Business.
The M.T. and Jennie Deaton Scholarship Endowment for the College of Business was established by Jennie as a memorial to her husband. Jennie and M.T. were longtime residents of Pocatello, where they raised their family.
Mildred C. Ames labored through textbooks with a thick magnifying glass for 11 years before she died a few credits short of becoming Idaho State University's oldest ever graduate. In 2002, Ron Carlson, Mildred's nephew, endowed a scholarship as an everlasting memorial and tribute to this remarkable woman.
Michael C. Ruettgers graduated from ISU in 1964 with a BBA in marketing. Mr. Ruettgers demonstrated his gratitude for his ISU education in 2000 by making a $5 million gift to the College of Business and a $1 million gift to the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Nile Boyle, 1956 College of Pharmacy graduate, and daughter, Julie Boyle Lindquist, 1984 College of Business graduate, recently established the Nile Boyle and Julie Boyle Lindquist Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarships for underprivileged or minority undergraduate students in the College of Business or the College of Pharmacy.
In 1999, Peter and Nancy established the Kole-Stratton Scholarship Endowment in recognition of their friendship with Dr. William E. Stratton, who joined the ISU faculty as professor of management in 1974 and became dean of the College of Business in 1997.
Peter C. and Nancy Kole are among the most generous benefactors ever to support Idaho State University. In honor of the quality education and positive experience Peter gained at ISU, the Koles established the Peter C. Kole College of Business Scholarship Endowment to assist students majoring in Computer Information Systems.
Dr. Frank D. Seelye was a professor at the Idaho State University College of Business for 10 years, and served as dean of the college from 1963 until his retirement in 1968. One of his students, Peter C. Kole (class of '63) and his wife, Nancy, established this endowment to help students in the College of Business in Dr. Seelye's honor.
Dr. Junius Larsen came to Pocatello in 1928 to teach chemistry at what was then known as the University of Idaho, Southern Branch. In 1999, Peter C. Kole, a 1963 graduate of the College of Business, and his wife, Nancy, established the Kole - Larsen Endowment in recognition of Dr. Junius Larsen's kindness and attention to students at ISU.
The Rodney D. Lind Scholarship Endowment supports ISU accounting students. He was the partner-in-charge of tax function with Deloitte & Touch in Portland, Oregon. Rod is active in his community and served on the ISU College of Business Advisory Council.
The Ramona Strahan Henderson Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Ramona by her children. Ramona was always proud of her association with ISU, and was an active supporter and friend. She was honored as a "Golden Bengal" in 1975.
Susan completed her Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Idaho State University in 1978. She enjoyed her studies and valued the opportunities that her education in business provided. In memory of Susan, the Harry and Susan Bruestle Endowment in the College of Business for the MBA program was established.
Stephen graduated from Ricks Academy in 1917 and began his banking career in Victor, Idaho, with the only bank in Teton Valley to survive the depression in 1932. The Stephen M. Meikle Endowed Scholarship was established in his memory by his family.
The Steven J. Skaggs Endowed Scholarship supports ISU accounting students. Steve, a 1982 alumnus from the accounting department, began his career with Deloitte & Touche and became an audit partner for the firm in 1997. Steve is now the Chief Audit Officer for St. Luke's
T. Kim Allen, a 1974 graduate from the Idaho State University College of Business, built upon his education to establish a successful career in banking with First Security Bank. His sister, Sandra Allen, endowed this scholarship to celebrate his memory and to encourage others seeking to establish careers in business administration and management.
|Anita and Frank Pirrone Endowment||Frank and Anita Pirrone|
|Arthur Andersen Accounting Scholarship Endowment||Arthur Andersen & Company Foundation|
|Bartlett Family Trust Endowment||None|
|Bert and Lenee Godfrey Scholarship Endowment||Gary & Susan Campbell|
|Beta Alpha Psi Endowment||COB Emeritus Facutly|
|Billy D. Vickers Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Kim Vickers|
|Boyd W. Hodson Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Boyd W. Hodson|
|Burton J. Albertson Memorial Fund||Majorie Albertson, Mrs. Burton Albertson, and Ruth Ann Bennett|
|Carl C. Weaver College of Business Scholarship Endowment||William and Doris Brydon|
|Christopher L. and Rebecca L. Barth Endowment||Christopher Barth|
|Clarence W. and Velma A. Byrne Scholarship Endowment||Michael J. Byrne|
|College of Business Endowment||None|
|College of Business Scholarship Endowment||Don & Lisa Bosworth|
|Danny H. & Pauline Thiros Scholarship Endowment||Peter C. Kole|
|David A. Hill Endowment||David A. Hill|
|Don and Jeanine Sauer Scholarship Endowment||Don I Sauer & Jeanine R. Sauer|
|Don and Cyndee Zebe Scholarship Endowment||Don and Cyndee Zebe|
|Dr. Bill Phillips Professional Development Endowment Fund||Gary and Susan Campbell|
|Earl C. Carlson Scholarship Endowment||Joseph Carlson|
|Ewer Marketing Scholarship Endowment/Business||J. Kenneth Ewer|
|G. Lynn and Judith Kidd Scholarship Endowment||G. Lynn and Judith A. Kidd|
|Gary D. and Susan G. Campbell Scholarship Endowment||Gary and Susan Campbell|
|General R. F. Molinelli Memorial Endowment||Donna Molinelli|
|Harry and Susan Bruestle Endowment||Harry Bruestle|
|Hirning Family Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Endowment||Kelly and Kim Hirning|
|J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation Business Scholarship Endowment||J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation|
|Jake and Grace Jones Scholarship Endowment||Jake and Grace Jones|
|James and Betty Kelly Endowment||None|
|Jay Eggleston Scholarship Endowment||Jay C. Eggleston|
|Jay Glasmann Family Scholarship Endowment||Jay Glasmann|
|Joshua and Amy Thompson Scholarship Endowment||Joshua Thompson|
|Junius Larsen and Peter C. Kole Scholarship Endowment||Peter C. Kole|
|Ken Smith Scholarship Endowment||Michael J. Byrne|
|Kenneth and Rachel Franklin Endowment||Kenneth Franklin|
|Kenneth M. and Linda Jantz Scholarship Endowment||Kenneth and Linda Jantz|
|Klime and Athina Kole Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Peter C. Kole|
|Larry Bird Scholarship Endowment||Larry Bird|
|Larry J. Roberts Endowment||Larry J. Roberts|
|Leland D. Beckman Scholarship Endowment||Leland D. Beckman Foundation|
|Loren & Debbie Pilgrim Business Excellence Scholarship||C. Shane Hunt|
|Lud Pollack Scholarship Endowment||Lud & Linnea Pollack|
|Luella M. Hopkins Briick Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Richard & Edna Hamilton|
|M. Lee Jacobsen and Morgan F. Hyland Endowment||M. Lee Jacobsen|
|M. T. and Jennie H. Deaton Endowment||Jennie Deaton|
|Mahmoud Fouad Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Rosemarie Fouad|
|Masters of Accountancy Endowment||Accounting Alumni|
|Melanie Smith Endowment||None|
|Michael C. Ruettgers Endowment||Mike Ruettgers|
|Michael J. Byrne Scholarship Endowment||Greg and Regina Byrne|
|Michihide D. Totoki Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Michihide D. Totoki|
|Mildred C. Ames Scholarship Endowment||Ronald D. Carlson|
|Nelson Family Charitable Trust Endowed Professorship in Accounting||M. Bruce Nelson|
|Nile Boyle and Julie Boyle Endowment||Julie Boyle Lindquist|
|Peter C. Kole - Dr. Kenneth Smith Scholarship||Peter C. Kole|
|Peter C. Kole - Frank W. Lane Scholarship Endowment||Peter C. Kole|
|Peter C. Kole -- Dr. Frank Seelye Scholarship||Peter C. Kole|
|Peter C. Kole -- William E. Stratton Scholarship Endowment||Peter C. Kole|
|Peter C. Kole College of Business Scholarship Endowment||Peter C. Kole|
|Ramona Strahan Henderson Scholarship Endowment||Geneva Beasley|
|Ray G. and Effie G. Kaufman Endowment||Ray & Effie Kaufman|
|Richard and Peggy Garvin Scholarship Endowment||Richard & Peggy Garvin|
|Richard T. and Julia R. Norman Memorial Endowment||Robert and Diane Johnson|
|Rodney D. Lind Scholarship Endowment||Rodney D. Lind|
|Sheel Pawar Scholarship Endowment||Michael J. Byrne|
|Stephen M. Meikle Scholarship Endowment||R. James Meikle|
|Steven J. Skaggs Scholarship Endowment||Steven J. Skaggs|
|T. Kim Allen Memorial Scholarship Endowment||Sandra Allen|
|Tami Gates Scholarship Endowment Fund for Fearless Pursuit of Personal Success||Tamela Gates May|
|Tom and Genevieve Skaggs Accounting Scholarship||Genevieve M. Skaggs|
|Wilburn J. Adams Scholarship Endowment||Wilburn J. Adams Estate|