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Distinguished Alumni Awards

2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients Yvette Barrios, Ron Crouch, Autumn Haynes, Dr. Tamara Pascoe and Kelly Buckland with Lisa Gardner, executive director of the alumni association. Not pictured: Bob Bertheau.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards is the highest honor bestowed upon an alumna/alumnus. The Alumni Association established the awards in 1988 to recognize extraordinary alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the university by distinguishing themselves in their careers and have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and civic activities.

Every year, the Alumni Association honors excellence by bestowing a number of awards to alumni with outstanding achievements. These individuals exemplify the loyalty, passion and innovation found in all dedicated Broncos. Honorees are recognized at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala the night before Homecoming.


Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is awarded to extraordinary alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the university by making a difference in the world through daily impact in their companies or chosen profession, communities, and for Boise State University. Presented during Homecoming.

Distinguished Alumni Service Award

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award honors extraordinary and inspirational recipients for their outstanding dedication and commitment to volunteer service for the university and/or the Alumni Association (in addition to achievements in their chosen profession.) The recipient should be an inspiration to the campus community. 



If you would like to nominate an alumnus or alumna for this prestigious award, please submit a nomination form online and help us grow this impressive list of honorees.

PLEASE INCLUDE: A letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and why they should be selected, a resume, bio of the nominee and two letters of reference for the nominee. We accept nominations all year long, but the deadline for fall awards is April 30.


Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala

The Boise State Alumni Association Board of Directors invite you to join them in honoring our Distinguished Alumni award winners. This annual Homecoming celebration honors extraordinary alumni who exemplify the loyalty, passion, and vision found in all dedicated Broncos.