Boise State holds 98th commencement

Boise State awarded 2,561 degrees to 2,334 students.
Boise State awarded 2,561 degrees to 2,334 students. | File photo

Boise State University recently held its 98th commencement at the university’s Taco Bell Arena, which saw 2,334 students receive 2,561 degrees, including 13 doctoral students, and several first graduates from newer university programs.

The ceremony featured remarks from university President Bob Kustra, encouraging students to continue learning even as they leave the university. 

“Your education is hardly complete with the degree we confer on you today,” Kustra said.

Author Timothy Egan, who received an honorary doctorate, also spoke at the ceremony, urging students to remember the moment for the rest of their lives and to move forward in their lives by finding their stories. Egan is an award-winning writer of eight books, including "The Worst Hard Time," "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America," and "The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became and American Hero."

This year’s commencement marked the first time students graduated from the doctor of nursing practice program, which five students earning their hoods. It also saw the first doctorate in education graduates in the educational technology program, and the first doctoral graduate in the biomolecular sciences Ph.D. program.

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