(MERIDIAN) Significant campus project involvement, perfect attendance, and a 4.0 grade point average—the combination has earned yet another Broadview University student a very distinguishing award. William “Dan” Gray, a student in the Business Administration program, has been selected as the Boise campus’s second “Student of the Quarter” recipient. Dan’s ongoing support for the campus and achievements during the spring quarter are what lead to his nomination and ultimate selection.
“Dan is AWESOME,” Debra Schmidt, the Business Program Chair at Broadview University, said. “I have worked with him over the past year and have seen him grow in so many ways—personally and professionally. He is someone who could change the business world.”
Gray, who works full time as a construction painting company manager, is one of those students who quietly blends into the background. A man of few words, he uses actions to deliver results. Last year, he and a fellow student were instrumental in managing a campus wide project to help our community’s less fortunate. As part of a service-learning project for their Supervisory Management course, the duo came up with three separate plans: host a food drive for the Idaho Foodbank, collect toys for Toys for Tots, and organize a group of 20 campus volunteers to assist at the Boise Rescue Mission’s annual holiday dinner.
“I really like that Broadview is so involved with community events,” Gray said. “The school is so much more interactive than others, and I really like the hands-on learning opportunities.”
Gray is currently playing an instrumental role in helping to establish the campus’s latest student group—DECA. He is working closely with Schmidt, the school’s DECA chapter advisor.
“I don’t want to paint my entire life,” Gray said. “Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about business and I really enjoy it. This is just one more opportunity to learn more.” His advice for fellow students: study and be involved.
Gray will receive a Broadview University sweat suit, the honorary “Student of the Quarter” parking spot (which is designated near the campus’s front door), and free books for his next quarter.