Please join us in congratulating Karan Tucker in receiving the Commitment to Idaho Award! Thank you Karan for all you have done and continue to do for our community! Please see more details in the press release below:
School of Public Service Honors Karan Tucker with Commitment to Idaho Award
Melissa Davlin recognized with Enhancing Public Discourse Award
Contact: Jim Munkres
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Boise State’s School of Public Service is honoring Karan Tucker of Jannus with the 2019 Commitment to Idaho Award. Tucker will be recognized at a reception on Tuesday, May 14 from 4-6 p.m. in the Boise State Alumni and Friends Center Ballroom on the campus of Boise State University. The ceremony is open to the public.
The Commitment to Idaho Award, now in its fourth year, recognizes individuals and organizations committed to improving the lives of Idahoans. Previous winners have been U.S. Representative Mike Simpson for his work securing National Wilderness protection for the Boulder-White Clouds (now known as the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness), former state legislator and educator Bruce Newcomb, and last year’s winner Interfaith Sanctuary.
Tucker was chosen from among dozens of individuals and organizations nominated by the public. “Jannus, under the leadership of Karan Tucker, is making a tremendous positive difference in the lives of thousands of Idahoans every year,” said Corey Cook, Dean of the School of Public Service. “Their focus on community health, suicide prevention, nutrition and housing has an immediate impact. And their work in public policy and economic opportunity has a long-lasting effect. Our value of serving the public is one that Tucker clearly shares and the employees and volunteers of Jannus put into practice every day.”
Melissa Davlin will be recognized with the third annual Enhancing Public Discourse Award at the ceremony. Davlin is perhaps best known as host of Idaho Public Television’s Idaho Reports, but she is also well-respected for her print journalism with the Twin Falls Times-News. Previous Enhancing Public Discourse honorees have been Betsy Russell and Dottie Stimpson.
School of Public Service Dean Corey Cook will present the awards, along with three faculty & staff achievement awards. RSVP’s are encouraged. More information can be found at: boisestate.edu/sps/public/commitment-2019/
Boise State University’s School of Public Service is dedicated to excellence in innovative teaching, cutting edge scholarship and meaningful community outreach, serving the State of Idaho, region, nation and global communities. The School is comprised of rich and diverse academic programs, as well as talented affiliated faculty from departments and programs across the university. The mission of the School also is supported by a variety of centers and institutes that facilitate research and public engagement.