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109 Students to Graduate From ISU Boise Center May 5

Boise --A total of 109 graduates are scheduled to receive degrees from Idaho State University during the first full ISU Boise Center commencement ceremony, set to begin at 4 p.m. May 5 at The Grove Hotel Grand Ballroom.

In addition to the presentation of degrees, the Student Excellence Award will be given to a student whose life experiences, dedication to their chosen profession, and academic excellence has distinguished them.

The breakdown of graduates includes 21 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees, 37 master’s degrees, 40 bachelor’s degrees, and 11 associate degrees from the College of Technology.

Five students were nominated by faculty for the Student Excellence Award. They are: Heidi Hobbs, Clinical Laboratory Science; David Johns, Counseling; Tayo Onanubosi, Nursing Fast Track; Anita Ortiz, Speech-Language Pathology; Jacob VanVleck, Pharmacy.

Jim Everett, CEO, Treasure Valley YMCA will give the commencement address. The Rev. Tom Katsma, of Valley Life Community Church will give the invocation. Institutional reader will be Don Nelson, news anchor, KIVI Channel 6. ISU President Dr. Michael C Gallagher will welcome the assembly, and confer the degrees.

Presentation of graduates will be by Dr. Robert Wharton, vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Joseph F. Steiner, dean, College of Pharmacy; and Dr. John Knox, dean, Graduate Studies.

A total of 609 students attend the ISU Boise Center, an increase of 84 percent over last year.