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ISU-Boise to confer more than 100 degrees at May 3 graduation

April 21, 2008
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University-Boise will award more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees at commencement May 3, 2 p.m., in the Centennial Performing Arts Center, 12400 McMillan, in Boise.

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd is guest speaker. ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D., will confer the degrees.

Also recognized will be ISU-Boise’s 2008 Student Excellence nominees:

•    Tracy Lynn Adkins, nursing, graduate

•    Robert Warrick, nursing, undergraduate

•    Barbara Nelson, counseling

•    Anne Marie Searcy, speech-language pathology

•    Stephanie Frey, communication sciences and disorders

•    Sharon Wong, pharmacy

•    Renae Bieri, public health

•    Valicity Marshall, paramedic science

•    Deby Kumasaka, clinical laboratory science.

The nine students were nominated by their department faculty for excellence, dedication to academic and professional goals, and community involvement.  ISU-Boise Dean Bessie Katsilometes will announce the top honoree at graduation.

Degrees include two Doctor of Audiology, 23 Doctor of Pharmacy, 40 master’s, 48 bachelor’s, and six associate degrees. Graduate and undergraduate disciplines include counseling, nursing, athletic administration, public health, clinical laboratory science, speech-language pathology and paramedic science.


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