Soon-to-retire Dr. Bob Kustra oversaw two separate commencement ceremonies May 5 as more than 2,600 students received nearly 3,000 degrees or certificates. 21 doctoral degrees were awarded in Saturdays ceremonies, and honors were awarded to 383 cum laude, 203 magna cum laude and 61 summa cum laude students. A morning ceremony honored graduates from the Business and Economics, Engineering and Health Sciences schools. A second ceremony in the afternoon honored graduates from the College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Public Service.
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- Albertsons CEO Robert Miller was awarded an honorary doctorate.
An honorary doctorate was awarded to Robert Miller, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Albertsons Companies.
“I had no idea that applying for a job at a grocery store would change my life, but it did,” Miller told the graduates. “You work hard, you tell the truth, you believe in others and you have passion for what you do. Find that passion, hang onto it.”
Idaho State Board of Education trustee Andrew Scoggin told the gathering that Kustra’s leadership helped grow the university to the institution it is today.
“President Kustra has led this university as president through an unprecedented era of growth, development and student-centered accomplishment, and his leadership has brought an increase in the national and international recognition of this very excellent institution,” said Scoggin. “Bob Kustra has left an indelible mark on the history of Boise State University.”
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