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Library Staff Honors Colleague with Memorial Scholarship

By: Brady W Moore   Published 12:22 pm / July 19, 2016

Photo of Susan Henggeler at Albertsons Library. A dear friend and colleague passed away this past spring and the Boise State family is gathering together to honor her memory.

Born July 19, 1950, Susan Henggeler had perhaps the longest tenure of any Boise State employee, working at the library from the time she was a student in 1968 until she passed away at age 65. Her career spanned nearly 48 years, the entirety of which was spent serving the library. Henggeler was a devoted employee, a die-hard Bronco fan, a faithful community servant, a generous supporter and a true friend of Boise State. In a 2009 interview about why she donated to Boise State through ongoing payroll deductions, Henggeler said, “I don’t have the resources to help everyone, so it’s important for me to help locally and with causes I care deeply about. Boise State is one of those.” Her kind spirit and giving nature are missed by all that knew her.

It is in this spirit of selflessness and generosity that Henggeler’s colleagues at Albertsons Library have gathered together to create the Susan Henggeler Memorial Scholarship, an endowed fund that will go to support scholarships for library student assistants, hard-working and dedicated student employees with whom Henggeler often worked side-by-side. It is the hope of her family at the library that Henggeler’s Boise State legacy will live on through this scholarship and those it helps to support.

When asked about her career at the library, Henggeler once said, “the people are what made me stay. It has always been the people.”

If you would like to make a tribute gift to honor her memory and to establish this legacy for her at Boise State, please visit the Albertsons Library website or contact Perrine Blakley, associate director of development for Albertsons Library, at 426-4314 or

Read more about Henggeler and her time at Boise State: Albertsons Library Staff Remember Susan Henggeler.