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Your gift to the College of Education will not only support a college student, but all the students impacted by the new educator your gift created as well. Your support helps create strong, compassionate, and knowledgeable future educators. These scholarships exist thanks to contributors like you, and we want to give you a glimpse of the impact your gifts make in the lives of students like Maquencie Oltman, who received the Kole-Hedeen Scholarship in 2022.

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I am honored to be a recipient of the 2022 Kole-Hedeen Scholarship.

Receiving this scholarship helps ensure that I will be able to complete my education at Idaho State University. Your scholarship is instrumental in my pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a major concentration in both American government and health. I am on track to graduate in May of 2023. Upon successful completion of my undergraduate studies, I plan to pursue an online master’s degree in secondary education at ISU. My goal is to work as a substitute teacher in a rural Idaho school district while completing the program.

I believe educating our nation’s youth about the workings of the American government is necessary to shape them into informed citizens and future leaders. Our democracy and our government continue to be evolving entities, and current events help shape American history as well as the American dream. Such events can and should become teachable moments. I believe preparing students to become effective members of American society is an essential part of an educator’s role. It is my sincere desire to be an educator that provides students with the tools needed to help them mature into lifelong engaged citizens.

Words are inadequate to describe the gratitude I feel regarding your generous financial support of my educational goals. I am both humbled and strengthened by your belief in me. I am immensely grateful and am determined to make your investment in my education worthwhile. Thank you.


Maquencie Oltman, secondar education student, photo. 

Maquencie Oltman

 Secondary Education Student, May 2023 

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Gifts to the College of Education can be made in a number of ways. Please contact Tabatha Butler, College of Education Director of Development, to learn more or visit Thank you for your consideration and support of the College of Education!

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College of Education's Radio Show

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Inspiring Educators is a half-hour radio show co-hosted by the Idaho State University College of Education Dean, Jean McGivney-Burelle and Director of Development, Tabatha Butler. Each episode features conversations our alumni, students, friends and supporters of the college about their careers, philanthropy and the future educators they inspire.


Listen to Inspiring Educators for free by visiting or searching "Inspiring Educators" on Spotify.