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Alumni Spotlight – Jon Munkers

Executive MBA Graduate Jon Munkers Honored by the Idaho Business Review

munkersgradfamilyTerraGraphics’ Environmental Scientist and Boise Office Manager Jon Munkers is featured as an honoree for the Idaho Business Review’s 2009 “Accomplished Under Forty” Awards.

This year, the program’s 10th, was the most competitive to date. More than 140 young movers and shakers across the state were nominated for the distinction. Judges, all former Accomplished Under 40 honorees, ranked applicants in the areas of professional accomplishments, leadership, community involvement and long-term goals.  The top 40 achievers will be recognized at a June 23 awards dinner at the Boise Centre on the Grove and profiled in a magazine publishing June 22 in the Idaho Business Review. (Idaho Business Review)

See the complete article on the Idaho Business Review.

Munkers graduated with his MBA from the Boise State Executive MBA program in the Spring of 2008. The Executive MBA program is geared towards experienced professionals and facilitates the completion of an MBA in 21 months with a schedule that minimizes disruption of work and personal pursuits.

The Executive MBA program is currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2009. The next informational open house will be held on June 22. See EMBA Open House for more information.

2009 Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding graduates are selected by faculty members in each area of study within the college.

This year’s honorees are:


  • Denise Buske, Human Resource Management
  • Amanda Clausen, Accountancy Taxation
  • Jon Daley, Master of Business Administration
  • Maria Shimel, Management
  • Daniel Simenc, Management
  • Erin Taylor, Information Technology
  • Steve Wargo, Accountancy
  • Mark Woychick, Master of Business Administration

Bonners Ferry

  • Johanna Farrell, International Business


  • Melissa Warwick, Finance

Idaho Falls

  • Jake Davis, Entrepreneurship
  • Jason Davis, Supply Chain Management


  • Jennifer Stemple, Marketing

Twin Falls

  • Jeff Woods, Master of Science in Accountancy

Meredith Taylor Presents

Meredith A. Taylor, a special lecturer with the College of Business and Economics, presented the International Law Section of the Idaho State Bar Association’s April continuing legal education lecture on “US-Upland Cotton: Lessons in the Political and Legal Frameworks of the World Trade Organization.” Taylor now plans to attend the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s World Trade Organization Conference May 20-21 in London. The annual conference is recognized as the most significant forum for international scholarship and policy discussion.

COBE Helps 600+ Businesses During Spring Semester

More than 600 Treasure Valley businesses and organizations turned to Boise State University this spring to help them improve practices and combat an ailing economy. (more…)

MBA Team Wins at Global Business Plan Competition

Boise State MBA team wins at the 2009 Global Moot Corp Business Plan Competition beating teams from Germany, France and China. Heat 2 Optimize (H2O), the Boise State MBA team competing in the 2009 Global Moot Corp Business Plan Competition, bested teams from Germany, France and China. The team, led by David Rush (MBA candidate Boise State, B.S. MIT) won the Benchmark Capital Challenge.  (more…)

Faculty Spotlight: Dusty Bodie

Bodie Chosen as Faculty of the Year for Service-Learning

Dusty Bodie, Managment

Dusty Bodie was honored as the Boise State Service-Learning Faculty of the Year at the Celebration of Service on April 30. Bodie has taught with service-learning for six years in four different courses: Nonprofit Management (MBA), Human Resource Management, Managing in the Nonprofit Sector, and Leadership Skills.

Students consistently report that Bodie’s expert content knowledge, enthusiasm and mentoring made their service-learning experience exceptionally valuable for professional and personal development. Bodie has served on the Service-Learning Advisory Board and has been involved with several nonprofit organizations for years. Other service-learning honorees include Boise Rescue Mission (Community Partner of the Year) and Cristina Bistricean (Student of the Year).

Dusty Bodie’s Recent Publications

Baughn, C., Bodie, N. (2009) Socio-Political and Economic Influences on Corporate Environmental Responsibility in Europe. Revista de Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa.

Kaupins, G., Bodie, N. (2008) Live case options for human resource management classes.. Western Journal of Human Resource Management.

Quddus, M., Bell, R. L., Bodie, N. (2009). Faculty Perceptions and Encounters with Disrespectful Student Behavior. To appear in Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (AELJ).

COBE Launches New Web Site

Welcome to the new web site for the College of Business and Economics. We hope this new database-driven site will better serve your needs. Because we are still in the process of migrating content to the new site, some needed pages, forms, etc. may not yet be here. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, please call 426-1120.

We welcome your ideas and feedback as we continue to make improvements to this site. Feel free to make comments about the site on this post. If you have an any issues with the site, please report them on our Bug Report page. Thank you for your patience as we go forward with the web site migration.