COBE students from Idaho and around the world share their stories.
We turn the spotlight on some of our outstanding students whose talents and contributions enrich our college.
Emily Valla – Boise
Local News 8 reporter sparks interest in becoming an active member in the Boise business community. Read more about Emily.
Maya Duratovic – Bosnia
Because she is unable to travel all over the world, she is trying to bring the world to Boise. Read more about Maya.
McK Schroeder – New Plymouth, Idaho
Fluent in the Japanese, McK will work in Japan once she graduates. Read more about McK.
Steven Bennett -Saskatchewan, Canada
“My mom always told me that I had an eye for accounting—I probably should’ve listened to her because now I’m here at Boise State getting my master in accountancy.” Read more about Steven.
Lauren Butler – Sacramento, California
From a hairdresser to a profession in public policy, Lauren’s new career goal is to help disenfranchised people in Boise. Read more about Lauren.
Nitya Nukala – India
Nitya has enjoyed statistic and analyzing data from a young age. She hopes to return home to India and help farmers earn better wages by connecting them with businesses. Read more about Nitya.
Mark Kondratyuk – Portland, Oregon
Mark was raised in Idaho by his parents who emigrated form Ukraine. He believes that by sharing our own opinions, we all can learn from each other. Read more about Mark.
Nam Do – Vietnam
Nam urges everyone to take advantages of every opportunity because they may not always be there. Read more about Nam.
Michael Simpson – Kalispell, Montana
Michael will pursue a master of accountancy – taxation while raising his two children. Read more about Michael.
Rebekah Grad -Cascade, Idaho
Rebekah is a finance major with intention of fighting crime from the business side with the Department of Justice. Read more about Rebekah.
Misty Kivett – Meridian, Idaho
Misty came back to school after raising three kids. Read more about Misty.
Aram Kim – South Korea
A strong work ethic has allowed Aram to be successful in her endeavors in a country far away from home. Read more about Aram.
Tuan Nguyen – Vietnam
Tuan learned coding by watching YouTube videos. He has coded a handful of apps and games. Read more about Tuan.
Ali Almurairi – Kuwait
Ali enjoys the bike trails in Boise and competes in air riflery.” Read more about Ali.
Eldar Sakebaev – Kyrgyzstan
Eldar is fluent in Kyrgyz (his home language), Russian and English. Read more about Eldar.
Busayo Apampa – Lagos, Nigeria
Busayo loves the friendly people in the Boise community and the big city/small city feel. Read more about Busayo.
Emmanuel Eze – Nigeria
Emman wants to take his fun-loving personality and infuse it into the structure and order of accounting. Read more about Emmanuel.
Hazem Binsulaiman – Saudi Arabia
A supply chain major, Hazem looks forward to dealing with shipments and cultures around the world. Read more about Hazem.
Adam Ramsey – Boise, Idaho
Adam defines himself as a “non-traditional student.” He has a 10-year-old daughter and enjoys studying psychology and philosophy alongside marketing. Read more about Adam.
Vincent Nguyen – San Jose, California
Vincent is an IT management major interested in the security and networking side of the field. He grew up in a household with high expectations. Read more about Vincent.