The Boise State University Student IMPACT Board recently was honored at the 2018 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Affiliated Student Advancement Programs conference for outstanding student program in university advancement. Also at the conference, Hayden Rogers, political science major and past-president of the IMPACT Board, was honored as the Outstanding Student Leader, and the IMPACT Board was recognized as the Outstanding Emerging Organization in the district.
The IMPACT Board is a two-year-old organization resulting from the merger of the FAN (Future Alumni Network) Club and the Student Foundation and is advised and supported by Lauren Hamilton, assistant director of student and recent graduate programs, and Cara Walker, senior director of annual giving. These student leaders provide networking opportunities with alumni, an alumni leadership speaker series, social media campaigns and serve as project managers for PonyUp campaigns, where they get hands-on experience in web design, videography, writing and marketing. They also are ambassadors for University Advancement assisting with Easter Egg Hunt on The Blue, Bronco Day, the Scholarship Dinner and commencement. Current plans in the works are developing a Bronco professional development day, participating in the annual graduate fair to engage new and soon-to-be alumni, and activities for Parent and Family Weekend.