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Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala

Photo of Distinguished Alumni 2016

President Kustra with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients


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

Please join us for an inspirational evening as we celebrate 50 years of creating legacies. This year, the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards theme will be a nostalgic journey back to 1967 where we’ll transform the Simplot Ballroom to an era of 60s glamor style with several surprises.

The campus community, alumni, students and the general public are invited to attend the gala but tickets must be purchased in advance. The honorees will also be honored during the Homecoming football game at half-time. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala is sponsored by our valued partners Liberty Mutual Insurance and Mountain America Credit Union.

About the night

Date: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Simplot Ballroom, Boise State Student Union Building
Attire: Business formal (60s flare encouraged!)

Join us!

Alumni Association members: $65
Non-members: $75
Table of eight guests: $500

RSVP by clicking the orange button below. Please respond by October 25, 2017.


2017 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees will be announced soon.

See the 2016 honorees

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors those with outstanding professional and personal accomplishments within their chosen professions.

Suzanne-Gregg-webSuzanne Gregg ’99
EdD Curriculum and Instruction Education

Retired, former Education Director/Principal, teacher and founding member at Anser Charter School


Minskoff_Royanne-(1)-WebRoyanne Minskoff ’77
BA Theatre Arts

Managing General Partner of 2220 Equities Management LP and President of 211 Manager Corp.



Neil Nelson95
BS Construction Management

President and owner, ESI Construction


Piva,-Gary-WebGary Piva ’69
BBA Accountancy

Retired, former Chief Financial Officer for WinCo Foods



Distinguished Alumni Service Award

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award honors inspirational recipients for their professional achievements and extraordinary dedication and commitment to volunteer service for the university and the Alumni Association.

Tarcy-WebTracy Andrus79 , ’03
BBA Marketing and MBA

President, Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University


arguinchona-webLarry Arguinchona ’63
AS Arts and Sciences

Retired, former Owner of Idaho Financial Associates




Liberty Mutual Insurance is the proud sponsor of the Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala and is a long standing affinity partner with the Boise State Alumni Association. Liberty Mutual has partnered with the Alumni Association to offer alumni exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance. Liberty Mutual offers personalized coverage, Multi-Car and Multi-Policy Discounts, 24-Hour Claims Assistance and more. Liberty Mutual is trusted countrywide for quality coverage and exceptional service.

For alumni who live in the Boise area, please call (208) 323-7755. For alumni outside of Idaho, visit the Liberty Mutual Website directly or call (800) 524-9400 (mention client #4020).



Mountain America Credit Union is a proud title sponsor of the Boise State Alumni Association. Mountain America is a full-service financial institution, founded in 1930s. They are community focused with six branches in the Boise area and more than 80 across the mountain west. Mountain America provides a variety of personal and business financial servicesdesigned to help members achieve their financial dreams including: Auto Loans, Mortgages, SBA Loans, Youth Accounts, and Retirement Planning. Becoming a member is easy – ask how you can join! Learn more at Mountain America Credit Union.

When you take advantage of your alumni membership benefit savings by choosing Liberty Mutual Insurance and Mountain Americe Credit Union, those dollars help fund legacy scholarships, and quality events and programs that ensure the success and enrich the experience that is Boise State University.