School of Education students joined educators from across Butte County to Color a Classroom with Love, providing Paradise teachers who lost their classrooms in the Camp Fire with a start on the supplies they need to resume teaching.
When a group of Chico State students found a Camp Fire evacuation shelter in need of aid to track those in its care who were displaced, establish a medical records system, and help with filling prescriptions, they launched into action.
After decades working in K-12 education, Dorothy Kennedy embraced a second career at Chico State to make sure the next generation of teachers was equipped to be effective, compassionate, and excellent educators.
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Kent Wooldridge was a pioneer in leading Chico State into the latest programming languages before other early adopters, making sure students would be marketable by staying connected with his field.
While colleagues and students Mike Murphy worked with remember his expertise in the world of IT, they say those traits were equally matched by his genuine spirit, sense of humor, zeal for life, and passion for music.
While the work may be dirty, the goal is more glamorous. Chico State virologist Troy Cline and students are identifying avian influenza viruses in waterfowl in hopes of preventing threats to human health and the US poultry industry.
The Butte County Promise ensures that all students meeting enrollment criteria for Butte College and Chico State will be provided the opportunity to earn certification or a degree. In addition to affording them an exceptional education, the hope is to better develop a well-educated workforce to sustain the economy of the county and the North State.
Olympics qualifier, top-secret military coder, oldest female US veteran—Lynne Balmer had a lot to be proud of but little made her smile more than recognition as Chico State's oldest alum. She passed away this month at age 110.
Journalism alums and reporters Malaika Fraley, Rick Hurd, and Katrina Cameron earned a Pulitzer Prize for their team coverage of the devastation and aftermath of the "Ghost Ship" fire in Oakland in 2016.
After a 2016 report showed nearly one in four students in the California State University system is going hungry, Chico State aims to ensure no student faces food or housing insecurity while in pursuit of an education.
This week, the nation's first thin-film photovoltaic charging station opened on the Chico State campus, offering campus and the community eight traditional power outlets and four USB portals from the comfort of a shaded table.
Working as a custodian at Chico State is just one chapter in Esteban Duran's diverse work history. He faces each of life’s victories and challenges with zen-like acceptance and a penchant for reinvention.
Ashley Gebb (BA, Journalism, '08) is publications editor at CSU, Chico. She produces the University's signature magazine, Chico Statements, the campus newsletter, Inside Chico State, and the annual pride point booklet, Experience Excellence.