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Economics Major Named Top Ten Scholar for 2011

Debra BonkoskiBusiness Economics major Debra Bonkoski has been selected as one of the 2011 Top Ten Scholars by the Boise State Alumni Association. In 2009, Bonkoski won a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department in cooperation with the Council of American Overseas Research and spent the summer in an intensive Arabic study program in Tunis, Tunisia. She has interned with the Area VI Agency on Aging in Idaho Falls and with the Intermountain Fair Housing Council in Boise. Her tutoring roles include English for adult refugees, Arabic and math at the campus Math Drop-in Center, where she teaches basic algebra through calculus III. Bonkoski serves on the Student Advisory Committee for the College of Business and Economics and is co-president of Boise State’s Arabic Club. In June, she plans to move to Ghana, West Africa, to be a junior high school math teacher for the Peace Corps.

Honored Faculty: Dr. Donald Holley, professor, Department of Economics

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