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Connie Wyzard Remembered for Scholarship, Leadership

Connie Wyzard, emeritus professor in the Department of Educational Technology, died Dec. 7 at her home after a long illness. She resigned from the department this summer.

WyzRD designed and managed the undergraduate classroom technology course, which serves about 700 pre-service teachers every year. In addition to teaching graduate courses, Wyzard until recently managed the department’s adjunct instructors.

Wyzard won national awards in 1996 for service to adjudicated youth with disabilities and for work in alternative school networking. In 2005, Boise State students recognized her for her inspirational and impactful teaching.

She also was a prolific writer. She co-wrote three textbooks, plus five editions of an introductory technology textbook for pre-service teachers. In addition, she wrote several book chapters and numerous journal articles. Wyzard was a reviewer for an international technology journal and also served on the editorial board for a national college textbook publisher. She was also an indefatigable researcher and conference presenter.

Wyzard requested to be remembered through contributions to the Boise State University Foundation scholarship fund. Visit and select the drop down titled Constance Wyzard Memorial Gifts.