Outstanding Student Achievement Awards

Each year, in partnership with the Idaho State University colleges and divisions, the Office of Alumni Relations hosts a ceremony to recognizes deserving, graduating seniors as Outstanding Student Achievement Award recipients. Next year the reception and ceremony will be held on April 26th, 2017 from 6-9 pm, in the Marshall Rotunda and the Bistline Theater in the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello, Idaho.


Nominate

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to nominate senior students who meet the selection criteria. Nomination packets are due to the dean of the college no later than Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Nominate a student today that meets the criteria listed below.
Download Outstanding Student Awards Nomination Form

Qualifications:

For undergraduate nominees:
Selection of graduating seniors is based on three areas: academic achievements/honors; career-related experience, and extra-curricular activities. An Outstanding Student Achievement Award nominee should be a well-rounded and successful member of our campus and community. Areas of selection can include leadership activities and strength of class load as it pertains to each student's major.

For graduate nominees:
Selection of graduating graduate students is based on three areas: academic achievements/honors; career-related experience, and extra-curricular activities. An Outstanding Student Achievement Award nominee from the graduate school should be a well-rounded and successful member of our campus and community. As all graduate degrees differ in the completion requirements, each candidate will likely come with different degrees will discuss and weigh the importance of research, published materials and/or the amount of time spent teaching.

Criteria and materials reviewed by selection committees for all awards include:

  • Completed nomination form.
  • GPA: high academic achievement.
  • 1-3 Letters of Recommendation (academic, professional & personal).
  • Academic achievements and honors.
  • ISU course work (transcripts will be requested/reviewed).
  • Career-related experience.
  • Extra-curricular activities.
  • Leadership experience.

Awards Areas

Students are honored with the Outstanding Student Awards from the following colleges and divisions:

College of Arts & Letters - 2 honorees

  • Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

College of Science & Engineering - 2 honorees

  • Natural & Physical Sciences
  • Engineering

Division of Health Sciences - 3 honorees

  • Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy

College of Business - 1 honoree

College of Education - 1 honoree

College of Technology - 1 honoree

School of Graduate Studies - 2 honorees

  • Master's Honoree
  • Doctoral Honoree

Most Recent Recipients (2016)

Katie M. Nicholls
College of Arts and Letters - Fine Arts & Humanities

Laticia Joyce Herkshan
College of Arts and Letters - Social & Behavioral Sciences

Christian T. Borg
College of Science and Engineering - Natural & Physical Sciences

Emerald Dawn Ryan
College of Science and Engineering - Engineering


Amanda S. Poitevin
Graduate School - Master's

Deepesh Poudel
Graduate School - Doctorate

Hope Elizabeth Gibson
College of Education

Jenna L. Larson
College of Business


Chandra Anne Price
College of Technology

Michelle Wilkin
College of Pharmacy

Jordan Withers
Division of Health Sciences

Danielle Zander
School of Nursing


2016 OSA Award Recipients Group Photo


Pictured from left to right: Hope Gibson (College of Education), Chandra Price (College of Technology), Danielle Zander (School of Nursing), Emerald Ryan (College of Engineering-Engineering), Chris Borg (College of Science and Engineering-Natural & Physical Sciences, Katie Nicholls (College of Arts and Letters-Fine Arts & Humanities) Laticia Herkshan (College of Arts and Letters-Social & Behavior Sciences), Jordan Withers (Division of Health Sciences) Amanda Poitevin (Graduate School-Masters), Michelle Wilkin (College of Pharmacy), Jenna Larson (College of Business) and Deepesh Poudel (Graduate School-Doctorate

Archive of Past Recipients

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