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ISU-Boise to graduate its largest class ever May 2

April 22, 2009
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University-Boise will graduate its largest class ever during commencement exercises at 2 p.m., May 2, at The Grove Hotel in downtown Boise.

The University will award 155 graduate and undergraduate degrees in the health sciences—that’s 36 more than last year.

 “We are very proud of these graduates who are qualified health-care professionals, serving the needs of our communities,” said Bessie Katsilometes, ISU-Boise dean of academic programs.

Dr. Linda Clark, Superintendent of Meridian Joint School District No. 2, is guest speaker. ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D., will confer the degrees.

“The first physician assistant studies class from Boise will also receive degrees this year, which is another exciting moment for ISU-Boise,” said Ali Crane, director of enrollment and student services.

ISU-Boise’s 2009 Student Excellence nominees will be recognized at commencement. They are:

•    Rick Bassett,  nursing, graduate

•    Bush Hamdan, athletic administration

•    Sarah Hollingsworth, communication sciences and disorders

•    Dane Kaster, pharmacy

•    Vivian Lockary, public health

•    Danielle Nestor, speech-language pathology

•    Marta Resler, nursing, undergraduate

The seven students were nominated by their department faculty for academic excellence, research professional achievement and community service. Katsilometes will announce the top honoree at graduation.

Degrees include three Doctor of Audiology, 23 Doctor of Pharmacy, 70 master’s, 49 bachelor’s, and 12 associate degrees. Graduate and undergraduate disciplines include counseling, nursing, athletic administration, public health, clinical laboratory science, speech-language pathology, paramedic science and sign language studies.


Media Contact: Contact: Chris Gabettas, ISU-Boise, University Relations, (208) 373-1806.


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