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2017 Campus Awards Winners Announced

By: Brady W Moore   Published 6:33 am / May 2, 2017

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management recently hosted Boise State University’s annual Campus Awards Ceremony in the Simplot Ballroom. The blue carpet event recognizes students, faculty, staff and student organizations for outstanding achievement, service and campus engagement.

Photo of the 2017 Campus Awards Winners.

The 2017 award winners.

The following people and organizations were recognized:

Commitment to Community
Award winner: Boise Association for the Advancement of Herders
This award is for Broncos who have inspired action in one another to serve and bring about positive change together.

David S. Taylor Service to Students
Award winner: Krishna Pakala, clinical professor for the College of Engineering
This award recognizes an outstanding faculty or staff member who is committed to impacting the lives of students; extending student learning beyond the classroom; inspiring students to see what is possible; and seeking innovative ways to serve students in the 21st century, a whole new chapter of accelerated change.

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year
Award winner: Ahmad Rezaii, outdoor programs, Campus Recreation
This award is for Broncos who approach their employment as paths to make themselves and our institution better.  Student nominees exemplify strong leadership skills, professionalism and a willingness to grow and learn.

Emerging Leader
Award winner: Archie Keeton III
This award is for students who are charting intentional paths where they learn what it means to lead. They show a commitment to personal leadership development and are dedicated to student involvement and learning outside the classroom.

Inclusive Excellence Awards
Award winners: Chandra Reyna, Amy Vecchione and the Housing and Residence Life Inclusive Excellence Task Force
This award is for a student and a staff or faculty member who are action-oriented, equity-minded and committed to creating a campus environment that reflects inclusive excellence at Boise State.

Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Award winner: Melinda Jean Stafford, advisor for the Boise State Bee Team
This award is for an advisor dedicated to changing the lives of students involved in student organizations. Outstanding advisors serve as mentors, resources, teachers and advocates on behalf of their students.

Program of the Year
Award winner: Innovation Day at JUMP, Creative Technologies Association
This award is for students who have created an activity, event or program that made a significant impact on the campus community.

Spirit of Boise State Awards
Award winners: Andrew Stone, Busayo Apampa, Lauren Hosek, Milaun Danclar, Riley Hunt, Sienna George, Travis K. Smith
This award is presented to outstanding students who exemplify the Boise State shared values of academic excellence, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness.