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We Are Broncos

What Does Being a Bronco Mean to You? 

We are distinctive. We are a community – and there are many reasons to be proud of being a Bronco. At Boise State University, there is a campus-wide willingness to change for the better. What does being a Bronco mean to you?  Share your story using #BoiseState #WeAreBroncos in social media. 


Juliet Black


Meet Juliet Black

Juliet is a marketing major, a member of the Tri Delta sorority and a co-president of Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“It means having an open mind and an open heart. Boise State is a diverse environment where everyone can engage, learn and interact.”

Nathan Carroll

Meet Nathan Carroll

Nathan is an economics major, president of The Corral and a member of the Honors College.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“It’s about embracing my community. It’s discovering who I am and what I am passionate about.”


Tanisha Newton

Meet Tanisha Newton

Tanisha is a history/secondary education major with an emphasis in sociology and political science. She is an inaugural member of the Inclusive Excellence Student Council and a member of Afro-Black Student Alliance.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“Being a Bronco inspires me to be a better person. It means playing a role here on campus for educational purposes and for building college experiences.”

Taylor Reeves

Meet Taylor Reeves

Taylor is a communication major involved in Alpha Sigma Alpha, Relay for Life and the Public Relations Student Society of America.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“It means breaking out of my comfort zone, to network with employers, and build relationships that will last beyond my time as a student.”


Alexander Mattison

Meet Alexander Mattison

Alexander is a communications major and a student-athlete.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“It means to be a person with class, integrity and passion. To be an individual who cares about everything they do and to help uplift the community.”

Darby McBride

Meet Darby McBride

Darby is a gaming, interactive media, and mobile technology (GIMM) major in the College of Innovation and Design. She is involved with the GIMM community and the Gender Equity Center.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“To me, it means being a part of a diverse community, striving to make the world a better place. Being accepting, open-minded and hard working.”

Alex Lakatos

Meet Alex Lakatos

Alex is a computer science major and a member of the Honors College. 

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“Broncos do things that set themselves apart. They give back. An example of that is a 17 hour dance marathon at Campus Rec to raise money for children in need.”

Olivia Bates

Meet Olivia Bates

Olivia is an elementary education major with focused studies in literacy. She’s involved with the Teacher Education Ambassadors and the TRIO Teacher Prep Program.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“It means that I am intentionally focused and passionate about my education. I feel most like a Bronco when I am able to share with others the valuable experiences that Boise State has offered me.”