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March 1, 2004
Boise State University
Selects Leadership Quest Award Winners
Chris Mathias, Judy
Torres and Mari Cruz Martinez have been selected as recipients
of the 2004 Leadership Quest Awards at Boise State. Awards were
announced at a Feb. 26 ceremony in the Student Union.
- The President�s Award, presented to Mathias by Boise
State President Bob Kustra, is given each year to a student
who has contributed to the general welfare of Boise State
University through outstanding leadership and service
without regard for recognition, but only for the worthiness
of the causes or events at hand.
- Judy Torres received The Director�s Award from Leah
Barrett, director of the Student Union. This award is
presented annually to a student who has demonstrated
outstanding leadership, commitment and service towards the
betterment of student organizations, student activities and
student programs at Boise State.
- The Larry Selland Scholarship Award, given to an emerging
student leader, is presented to Mari Cruz Martinez by Pam
Selland Brown, daughter of the late Larry Selland.
Mathias, a native of Lyndon Center, Vt., is a criminal
justice major at Boise State with an emphasis in courts and law.
In his time as a student he has served as both senator and
president in the student government. He is a former
telecommunications specialist in the U. S. Coast Guard, as well
as a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honors and Service Society.
Mathias is also the recipient of multiple scholarships,
including the Hewlett-Packard Scholarship for Distinguished
Leadership in Human Rights.
Torres, an international student from Saipan, is a political
science major at Boise State. She is former chairperson for the
student Martin Luther King celebratory essay contest and a
volunteer for Boise Samaritan Village and Saint Alphonsus
Children�s Walk. Torres is currently the diversity affairs
director for the student government and plans to return home to
and improve the lives of her people.
Martinez is a first-year student at Boise State and is actively
involved in the Organizacion de Estudiates Latino-Americanos (OELA).
She was a part of the spring semester Ethnic Student Retreat
hosted at Idaho State University, and is widely regarded as
having a bright future of leadership at Boise State.
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