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Boise State University Celebrates Homecoming Oct. 30-Nov. 4

By: Brady W Moore   Published 11:10 am / October 25, 2017

Boise State University will celebrate Homecoming Week Oct. 30-Nov. 4 with activities for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community.

The Boise State Alumni Association, celebrating 50 years this year, will honor the 2017 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Alumni Service Award recipients during Homecoming week at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 3, and at halftime during the game on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors those with outstanding professional and personal accomplishments within their chosen profession. This year’s honorees are:

  • Bob Bertheau (’84, BS, chemistry). Bertheau is head winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.
  • Kelly Buckland (’78, BA, social work). Buckland is the executive director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) in Washington D.C.
  • Autumn Kersey (’01, BA, communication, ’05, M.Ed., curriculum and instruction). Kersey is the founder and executive director of the Treasure Valley Children’s Theater.
  • Tamara Pascoe (’90, BS, athletic training,’99, MS, kinesiology). Pascoe is the medical director of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Tacoma Street Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award honors inspirational recipients for their professional achievements and extraordinary dedication and commitment to volunteer service for the university and the Boise State Alumni Association. This year’s honorees are:

  • Yvette Barrios (’03, BSM, mechanical engineering). Barrios is a future product marketing program manager at Hewlett Packard.
  • Ron Crouch (’77, BBA, accountancy). Crouch is a retired program manager for the State of Idaho Division of Building Safety. He is the current president of the Intercollegiate Knights Alumni Chapter.

Learn more about the Distinguished Alumni Awards and purchase tickets to the gala online at:

In addition to the awards gala, all are invited to visit campus for the annual Homecoming parade, getting under way at 2 p.m. Nov. 4. The parade begins at University Drive and Brady Street and wraps up at University Drive and Denver Street. Join in on the fun, and don’t forget to wear blue and orange.

Homecoming week wraps up on Nov. 4, as the Broncos take on the Nevada Wolfpack at Albertsons Stadium. Kickoff is at 5 p.m.

For more information about Homecoming activities planned throughout the week, visit: