Remember that feeling you had when you were at Boise State — the feeling of being part of something you could be proud of? Two alumni, Matthew Broomhead (BA, communications, ’95) and Sam Lowder (BBA, economics, ’99), prove that you never have to lose that feeling, no matter where you are.
Missing that connection he felt as a student, Broomhead reached out to the Boise State Alumni Association and became a charter member of the Puget Sound Alumni Chapter. As current president, Broomhead helps Broncos in the Seattle metro area connect by way of viewing parties, local meet-ups at Sounders or Mariners games, and “Welcome to Bronco Nation” events for admitted students.
The Alumni Association honored Broomhead in 2013 with a Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
“The true highlights have come in meeting and association with great alumni (and hardcore Bronco fans) over the years at chapter events,” he says.
Broomhead is just one of many alumni chapter leaders helping Bronco nation reconnect. Currently there are seven chapters,
with several more in the works.
Experiencing the first Fiesta Bowl win, Lowder had an epiphany.
“Being at the first Fiesta Bowl win, and then the game at Virginia Tech in 2010, I began to realize that there are actual Boise State fans, not just alumni.” Soon after, Lowder reached out to the Alumni Association wishing to not only meet other alumni, but also to
connect these new passionate fans to the university that he loves.
Lowder now serves as a Bronco Contact for the Denver area. Bronco Contacts are individuals who volunteer — often hosting Bronco activities and assisting Admissions with recruitment events in their area. Lowder is one of 21 Bronco Contacts who live in 12 states.
With passionate Boise State alumni like Broomhead and Lowder, Boise State alumni across the globe can reconnect with one another and with their university.
To find a chapter or serve as a Bronco Contact in your area, visit alumni.boisestate.edu/get-involved.