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ISU Alumni Association Announces 2024 Homecoming Award Recipients

Idaho State University's homecoming parade on Saturday, September 23, 2023
John Roark/Idaho State University
Idaho State University's homecoming parade on Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Idaho State University Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Homecoming Awards. This prestigious recognition honors distinguished alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their professional fields and have made significant contributions to their communities and the university.

The 2024 Homecoming Awards will be presented at the Alumni Recognition Dinner, which will kick off the Homecoming weekend festivities. The formal dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 20, at the ICCU Bengal Alumni Center. This annual event is a highlight of the Homecoming celebration, bringing together alumni, students, faculty, and friends of ISU to honor the achievements and legacy of our esteemed graduates.

The 2024 Homecoming Award recipients are:

Dr. Nicki Chopski ‘97 - ISU Distinguished Alumna

Dr. Linda and Dr. Ronald Hatzenbuehler - President's Medallion

Mr. Wade & Mrs. Karen Tolman ‘75 - William J. Bartz Award

Dr. Christopher DeCou ‘15 - Young Alumnus Award

Dr. Cindy Hill - ISU Achievement Award

Dr. James “Byrd” Yizar Jr. ‘83, ‘90 and ‘11 - ISU Distinguished Service Award

Mrs. Sharon ‘86 and Mr. Park Price, III - Parade Marshals

"We are incredibly proud of this year's Homecoming Award recipients," said Amy Dressel, Interim Alumni Director. "Their dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence embody the true spirit of being a Bengal. We look forward to celebrating their achievements and positive impact on their professions, communities, and alma mater during our Alumni Recognition Dinner."

For more information about the 2024 Homecoming Awards and to RSVP for the Alumni Recognition Dinner, please visit or contact the ISU Alumni Association at (208) 282-3755.

Amy Dressel is currently the Interim Alumni Director at Idaho State University. She began her tenure at ISU in 2017 as a Marketing Coordinator in the College of Education. With over three years of experience in University Advancement, including her role as Director of Advancement Communication and Alumni Engagement, Amy has demonstrated a strong commitment to fostering relationships and enhancing the university's community and alumni engagement.