List of Boise State University people

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This list of Boise State University people includes notable graduates, non-graduate former students, and administrators affiliated with Boise State University, a public, coeducational research university located in Boise, Idaho. As of 2010, the university has approximately 20,000 current students and over 75,000 living alumni.[citation needed]

University alumni include the current Governor of Idaho, former members of the United States Congress, judges on the United States Federal Courts and the Idaho Supreme Court, members of the Idaho Legislature, leaders of Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood actors and directors, best-selling authors, Rhodes Scholars, and numerous professional athletes.[examples needed]

Bachelor's degrees were first awarded in the late 1960s; degrees granted prior are associates only.

Business and finance[edit]

Name Class year(s) Notability Reference
Appleton, SteveSteve Appleton 1983 Chairman and CEO of Micron Technology [1]
Cathey, JimJim Cathey 1992 Vice President of Qualcomm Inc. [2]
Carley, JohnJohn Carley 1955 Former President and chief operating officer of Albertsons Inc. [3]
Knapp, KarlKarl Knapp 1981 Rhodes Scholar; Vice chairman and managing director at United Bank of Switzerland (UBS) [4]
Peterson, RalphRalph Peterson 1965 President of CH2M HILL; former advisor to President Bill Clinton [5]
Glynn, WilliamWilliam Glynn 1979 President of Intermountain Industries (Intermountain Gas Co., Petroglyph Energy, and InterWest Capital) [6]
Agee, WilliamWilliam Agee 1958 Former President and CEO of Bendix Corporation and Morrison Knudsen Corporation [7]
Packwood, JanJan Packwood 1984 President and CEO of Idaho Power Company and IDACORP, Inc. [8]
Kissler, JimJim Kissler 1984 Owner and CEO of Norco, Inc. [9]
Kane, JackJack Kane 1970 managing director of Duff & Phelps Corp. in New York; former Major General in the U.S. Army [10]
McClary, JamesJames McClary 1959 Former President of the Morrison Knudsen Corporation [11]
Elorriaga, JohnJohn Elorriaga 1949 Former chairman of the board and CEO of U.S. Bancorp [12]
Otter, ButchButch Otter 1964 Former President of Simplot International [13]
Williams, LarryLarry Williams 1964 Founder and President of Idaho Timber Corp. [14]
Krueger, LouannLouann Krueger 1978 Pacific Northwest Regional Director for Wells Fargo Bank [15]
Ilett, BillBill Ilett 1965 President of TransCorp Inc.; founder of the Idaho Stampede [16]

Government and public policy[edit]

Name Class year(s) Notability Reference
Otter, ButchButch Otter 1964 Current Governor of Idaho; former U.S. Congressman and four-term Lieutenant Governor of Idaho [17]
O'Callaghan, MikeMike O'Callaghan 1950 Former Governor of Nevada and Executive Director of The Las Vegas Sun; won the Bronze Star in Korea [18]
Luna, TomTom Luna 1985 Current Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Idaho [19]
Sali, BillBill Sali 1981 Former U.S. Congressman and eight-term Representative in the Idaho Legislature [20]
Lodge, EdwardEdward Lodge 1955 Federal Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Idaho [21]
Bakes, RobertRobert Bakes 1952 Former Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court [22]
Gutierrez, SergioSergio Gutierrez 1980 Judge on the Idaho Court of Appeals [23]
Gould, CeliaCelia Gould 1979 Director of the Idaho Department of Agriculture; former eight-term Idaho State Legislator [24]
Kane, JackJack Kane 1970 Former Major General in the United States Army and Commander of the Idaho National Guard [25]
Kelly, KateKate Kelly 1991 Senate Minority Leader in the Idaho Legislature [26]
Pearson, MaryMary Pearson 1979 Former Chief Judge of the Northwest Intertribal Court System; Chief Judge of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe [27]
Zapp, JohnJohn Zapp 1957 Former Director, American Dental Association and American Medical Association [28]
Shuler, MarilynMarilyn Shuler 1977 Director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission; President of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center [29]
Stadler, Betty DeddochBetty Deddoch Stadler 1941 Founder of Idaho Mothers Against Drunk Driving; developer and owner of the Shadow Valley Golf Course [30]
Church, BethineBethine Church 1943 Widow of U.S. Senator Frank Church; Democratic political organizer; winner of the Lawrence O'Brien Award [31]

Arts, media, and entertainment[edit]

Name Class year(s) Notability Reference
Hoffman, MichaelMichael Hoffman 1974 Rhodes Scholar; Hollywood director of 13 movies, including several Oscar-winning titles [32]
Boen, EarlEarl Boen 1961 Hollywood actor with roles in over 50 films and 400 televisions appearances, including Naked Gun, the Terminator series, Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, LA Law, and The Wonder Years [33]
Hannifin, JerryJerry Hannifin 1938 Former Time Magazine and United Press bureau chief in Brazil and Washington, D.C. [34]
Anderson, WilliamWilliam Anderson 1939 Best-selling author of 22 books; his book BAT-21 sold a million copies and became a Hollywood movie [35]
Green, GaryGary Green 1968 Award-winning conductor; Music Department chairman at the University of Miami [36]
Holloway, VictoriaVictoria Holloway 1978 Co-founder of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival; professor of theatre performance at Arizona State University [37]
Willis, MichelleMichelle Willis 1996 Popular composer of LDS and Christian music [38]
Patrick, TeraTera Patrick 1995 Award-winning adult entertainment actress; she was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2009
Powers, TrevorTrevor Powers[39] Musician; Youth Lagoon[40]

Academia and the sciences[edit]

Name Class year(s) Notability Reference
Dasa, Radhika RamanaRadhika Ramana Dasa 1999 Professor at The College of William & Mary and Bhaktivedanta College [41]
Jayne, BenBen Jayne 1948 Former Dean of Duke's School of Forestry; professor at Yale and the University of Washington [42]
Bishop, KeithKeith Bishop 1982 Cellular immunologist specializing in organ transplants at the University of Michigan School of Medicine [43]
Adcox, MichaelMichael Adcox 1981 Medical director of the Saint Alphonsus Nephrology Center [44]
Bennett, Gary L.Gary L. Bennett 1960 Former manager at NASA; worked on the Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and New Horizons missions [45]
Courtright, PaulPaul Courtright 1978 Renowned epidemiologist fighting leprosy and ocular diseases in Africa; clinic director at Tumaini University [46]
Green, GaryGary Green 1968 Award-winning conductor; Music Department chairman at the University of Miami [47]
Wells, MerleMerle Wells 1939 Founder of the Idaho State Archives; the Wells State Archives Building was named in his honor [48]
Russell, Diane HaddockDiane Haddock Russell 1961 Former department chair at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; pioneer in cell growth research [49]
Bryant, MarvinMarvin Bryant 1947 Former bacteriologist at the University of Illinois; inducted into the National Academy of the Sciences [50]
Luo, JayJay Luo 1982 Former professor at Johns Hopkins University; graduated with a B.S. in math at the age of 12 [51]
Vance, Justin W.Justin W. Vance 2000 Interim Dean, Military Campus Programs and Assistant Professor of History at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). HPU is one of the top ranked schools in the country for military and Veterans. [52]

Sports[edit]

Name Class year(s) Notability Reference
DeLaet, GrahamGraham DeLaet 2004 Professional golfer on the PGA Tour [53]
Clady, RyanRyan Clady 2007 Two-time NFL All-Pro left tackle for the Denver Broncos; first Pro Bowl appearance in 2009 [54]
Childs, ChrisChris Childs 1989 Former NBA player with the New Jersey Nets, the New York Knicks, and the Toronto Raptors [55]
Crawford, TyroneTyrone Crawford 2011 NFL defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys;
Johnson, GusGus Johnson 1962 Five-time NBA All-Star player with the Baltimore Bullets [56]
Jackson, LarryLarry Jackson 1952 All-Star Major League pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies [57]
Jorgensen, ScottScott Jorgensen (Psychology) three-time NCAA Wrestling Qualifier; current mixed martial artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship [58]
Liles, AlvaAlva Liles Super Bowl XV champion Oakland Raiders
Wilcox, DaveDave Wilcox 1962 Former NFL lineman for the San Francisco 49ers; inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame [59]
Summers, DonDon Summers 1983 Former NFL tight end for the Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos
Colledge, DarynDaryn Colledge 2005 NFL offensive guard for the Arizona Cardinals
Compton, ChuckChuck Compton 1986 Former NFL defensive back for the Green Bay Packers
Hall, KoreyKorey Hall 2006 NFL fullback for the Arizona Cardinals
McClellin, SheaShea McClellin 2011 NFL defensive end for the Chicago Bears
Minter, CedricCedric Minter 1985 Former NFL running back for the New York Jets; also CFL [60]
Oelhoffen, Kimo vonKimo von Oelhoffen 1994 Former NFL defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals and Super Bowl XL champion [61]
Elliott, ElaineElaine Elliott 1977 Head coach of the University of Utah's Women's Basketball team [62]
Wells, RenwardRenward Wells Olympic runner in the 1996 and 2000 summer Olympic Games [63]
Burton, CharlesCharles Burton 1996 Competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Men's Wrestling; wrestling coach at Nebraska [64]
Martin, DougDoug Martin 2011 NFL running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Stasiak, ShawnShawn Stasiak 1994 Former WWE wrestler and three-time World Tag Team Champion [65]
Scandrick, OrlandoOrlando Scandrick 2007 NFL cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys
Pickett, DeeDee Pickett 1978 Former professional rodeo rider; Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association national and world champion [66]
Pulver, JensJens Pulver (Criminal Justice) Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Ultimate Fighting Champsionship (UFC) lightweight champion, and former featherweight with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) [67]
Putzier, JebJeb Putzier 2007 Former NFL tight end for the Denver Broncos
Wilson, KyleKyle Wilson 2009 NFL cornerback for the NY Jets
Woolsey, RolandRoland Woolsey 1974 Former NFL safety for the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns
McInelly, ArdieArdie McInelly 1982 Former NCAA Women's Basketball Head Coach for the Air Force Falcons

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Karl Knapp Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  5. ^ "Ralph Peterson Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  6. ^ "William Glynn Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  7. ^ "William Agee Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
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  9. ^ "Jim Kissler Profile". Norco. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
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  14. ^ "Larry Williams Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
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  41. ^ "Radhika Ramana Dasa Profile". Bhaktivedanta College. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  42. ^ "Ben Jayne Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  43. ^ "Keith Bishop Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  44. ^ "Michael Adcox Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
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  46. ^ "Paul Courtright Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  47. ^ "Gary Green Profile". Music For All. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  48. ^ "Merle Wells Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  49. ^ "Diane Haddock Russell Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
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  62. ^ "Elaine Elliott Profile". Utah Athletics. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  63. ^ "Renward Wells Profile". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  64. ^ "Charles Burton Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  65. ^ "Shawn Stasiak Profile". Wrestling World. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  66. ^ "Dee Pickett Profile". Boise State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
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