Alicia Garza receives the Martha Torres Humanitarian Award

Dr. Alicia Garza, a professor of Spanish in the Boise State Department of World Languages has been at Boise State for 24 years. In that time, she has received numerous awards and founded Casita Nepantla at Boise State University, a space devoted to Latinx life and culture, in the Student Union Building.

Last week, she was awarded the Martha Torres Humanitarian Award from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs and earlier this year she was awarded the 2020 Esto Perpetua Award from the Idaho State Historical Society. The award – the state’s highest for history – honors those who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Idaho history through professional accomplishments, public service, volunteerism or philanthropy.

In 2003, she was the recipient of the Carnegie Idaho Professor of the Year Award. Garza is also a special advisor to Boise State President Marlene Tromp.

Thank you for your commitment to Boise State, its students and the Latinx community, profesora Garza!

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