Scott Sales, COBE, ’82, was elected Montana State Senate President for the 2017 legislature. His election was made formal on Jan. 2, the first day of the 2017 session.
Ashley Carlson, COAS, ’16, was awarded first place at the Idaho Triennial Artists awards at the Boise Art Museum. Her piece titled “Hollister, ID, 83301” explores her experience of growing up in rural isolation in southern Idaho.
Mark Heil, COBE, ’85, joined Boise State University as vice president and chief financial officer. Heil earned a BA in accounting and computer information systems from Boise State University in 1985. He is a member of the audit committee for the Idaho State Board of Education, an active member of the advisory board for the Department of Accountancy in the College of Business and Economics, a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Idaho State Board of Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Sonia Galaviz, COED, ’02, ’05, who teaches at Garfield Elementary School, received the NEA Foundation’s Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence, along with a $25,000 prize. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boise State University and plans to put her award winnings toward pursuing her doctorate.
Meghan Kenny, COAS, ’02, will publish her first collection of short stories titled “Love Is No Small Thing.” The book explores love in all its various iterations – romantic, familial, elusive. In 2002, she was among the first graduates of the university’s new MFA in Creative Writing.
Matthew May, SPS, ’10, ’12, ’16, has joined the university’s new Idaho Policy Institute as a post-doctoral associate. May was part of the Public Policy and Administration program’s inaugural Ph.D. cohort and the first to complete this degree at Boise State. May also holds a bachelor of arts in political science and a master of public administration, both from Boise State University.