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 recognize deserving, graduating seniors as Outstanding Student Achievement Award recipients. This year the reception and ceremony will be held on April 25th, 2018 from 6-9 pm, in the Barbara J. Marshall Rotunda and the Roger's Black Box Theatre 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 16th, 2019 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

Graduate School - 2 honorees

  • Master's Candidate
  • Doctoral Candidate

Most Recent Recipients (2018)

College of Arts & Letters - 2 recipients

  • Fine Arts & Humanities: Casetin Wade Lybbert
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences: Jillian Christiansen

College of Science & Engineering - 2 recipients

  • Natural and Physical Sciences: Benjamin Poulter
  • Engineering: Malcolm Tencate

Division of Health Sciences - 3 recipients

  • Health Sciences: Jessica Downes
  • School of Nursing: Jessalynn Garnett
  • College of Pharmacy: Heather Walser

College of Business: Daniel Ortiz Florez

College of Education: Brianna Gibson

College of Technology: Kenneth "Jake" Powell

Graduate School - 2 Candidates

  • Master's Candidate: Larinda Nichols
  • Doctoral Candidate: Doug Colman

LAST YEAR'S OSA Award Recipients Group Photo (2017)

2017 OSA Group Photo

Pictured from left to right: Claire Jorgensen (College of Education), Andrew Kaler (College of Science & Enginnering-Engineering), Pamela Ropski (College of Science & Enginnering-Natural and Physical Sciences), Krystal Scott (College of Business), Sabrina Sherwood (College of Pharmacy), Emily Holcomb (School of Nursing) Jenifer Reader (Graduate School-Master's Cadidate), Natalie Slagowski (Kasiska Division of Health Sciences) Jeff Howard (Graduate School-Doctoral Candidate), Cierra Johns (College of Technology), Ashley Sondag (College of College of Arts & Letters-Social & Behavioral Sciences) and Kylle Strunk (College of College of Arts & Letters-Fine Arts and Humanities)


Archive of Past Recipients

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