Distinguished Alumna, Motivational Speaker, and CEO Alycia Anderson
Alycia Anderson believes disability needs to be an important part of the DEI conversation. An international TEDx speaker and advocate, she works with global companies to expand what inclusion means in the workplace.
Former Basketball Player Finds New Team in the Classroom
Basketball brought India Starr to Chico State, but the support she found here made the communication studies major want to stay.
Passion Leads Chico Native to Find Path in Computer Science
A love of coding and her hometown led Olivia Johnson to pursue her degree at Chico State. "I have finally found my path..." she said.
Hands-on Learning Helps Mold Graduate Student into SLP She Wants to Be
What began as Sierra Bowling's teenage interest in public speaking has become a passion for the budding speech-language pathologist.
‘Elevating Black Excellence’ the Focus of Tipping Point Student Success Summit
The event brings together the University community to explore data around student success and learn how innovations in teaching and support services can make a critical difference.
Fond Farewell: English Professor Emeritus Ernst Schoen-Rene
Described as energetic, creative, and inspiring, English Professor Emeritus Ernst Schoen-Rene devoted himself to teaching at Chico State for more than 35 years.
Biology Major’s Grit Strengthened by Faculty and Staff Support
Although Nayellie Barragan-Mejia has faced myriad health issues and social barriers to pursuing her goals, she has found encouragement from a network of support at Chico State.
Celebrating 75 Years of History, Impact in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology
Founded in 1948, the CMSD program has a long history of providing the North State with high quality professionals and critical speech, language and hearing services.
Chico State’s Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Chico State's Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry has become a leader and a model for the rest of the CSU campuses.
To Serve and Protect Our State’s Natural Resources
Jennifer Ikemoto, assistant chief for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, uses her biology degree and position to protect California's habitats and wildlife.
Preparing the next generation of CDCR leaders through the Executive Leadership Institute
Developed in 2017, ELI prepares state corrections executives to be decisive, effective, visionary leaders, and champions of change.
The Growing Pains of AI: Professor to study how tools like ChatGPT affect children
Professor Abbas Attarwala received a grant to study how AI affects children and identify areas where more research is needed.
Fond Farewell: Professor Emeritus Charles “Chuck” Price
Few faculty members have had the wide-reaching influence and reputation that Charles Price enjoyed as a political scientist specializing in California government.
Celebrating Mary Bowman: 2022’s Making a Difference Award Winner
Brimming with compassion and a desire to give back, Mary Bowman is the epitome of an inspiring and engaged campus colleague.
Fond Farewell: Communications Professor Emeritus Robert “Bob” Main
A 22-year Army veteran with an unbounded joy for teaching, Robert “Bob” Main captivated and inspired students for over 50 years at Chico State and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
REACH Students’ Service Projects Extend Support to Community
From mental health awareness to homelessness to animal welfare, 115 students tackle a dozen service projects to help the Chico community on and off campus.
Engineering Success: Students Solve Real-World Problems
From self-cleaning pool robots to a self-stabilizing spoon for Parkinson’s patients, engineering students demonstrate their ingenuity at the ECC Senior Design Capstone Project Expo.
Expanded CalFresh Eligibility Brings Food Access to More Chico State Students
More Chico State students can now qualify for CalFresh benefits to access food, thanks to expanded eligibility requirements.
Mother, Son Turned Classmates Learn From Each Other
Kevin LaCombe and Evone LaCombe were overlapping kinesiology students for two semesters—an experience the mother and son called unique and inspiring.
Five Siblings Fulfill Father’s Dream
Salvador Hernandez left a remarkable legacy as his five children earned college degrees from Chico State, fulfilling his dream.
Journalism Major Finds Career Path to Write Her Own Future
A love of writing led Skylar Trostinsky to journalism and Tehama Group Communications, where she’s honing her skills and paving the way for a successful career in PR.
Construction Management Student Gets Solid Start to Future
Senior construction management major Mateus Avalos went from novice to leader in the program—securing three internships and helping lead community service projects in his hometown of Chico.
Kinesiology Major Finds Groove in Adapted Physical Education
From hating PE to aspiring to change how it is taught, Drew Jones’ passion for adapted physical education has taken her on a journey of service-learning opportunities and to pursue her teaching credential.
Alumna Takes Pride in Identity, Launches ‘Queer Gear’ Business
Sarah Weiss started an e-commerce store that's not just fashionable, but impactful. Queer Gear sells clothing to promote visibility and representation, while giving back to nonprofit organizations focused on LGBTQ+ causes.
Office Hours: Concrete Industry Management Professor Mohammed Albahttiti
CIM Professor Mohammed Albahttiti empowers students through hands-on service-learning projects that connect theory with real-world application.
Office Hours with Journalism and PR Department Chair and Professor Janell Bauer
Fueled by her passion for feminism and gender equity research, Janell Bauer aims to inspire her students to be thoughtful communicators.
Five Questions with Kinesiology Alumna and Adapted Physical Education Teacher Taylor Guy
As an adapted physical education teacher, kinesiology alumna Taylor Guy is passionate about making sports accessible to her students and helping them find an activity they enjoy promoting lifelong physical activity.
Introducing Theodore Greenfield: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Theodore Greenfield, a father of two and elementary school band instructor, hopes to become a high school math teacher to share his love for the subject.
Introducing Yanetli Navarro-Hernandez: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Construction Industry Management student Yanetli Navarro-Hernandez wants to be a role model and encourage more women to pursue careers in construction management.
‘Living my dream’: Chico State Alumna Forges Path in Hollywood
Hannah Hull (Media Arts, '20) shares about her "wild ride" from Chico State to Hollywood, where she's been working on sets of films and television shows.
Chico State Program Encourages Students to Give Back Home
Chico State's Giving Back Home program offers support and resources to students looking to make a difference in their hometowns.
Distinguished Alum and Owner of Advantage Therapy Services Haley Willis
Haley Willis, CEO and founder of Advantage Therapy Services in Chico, is helping advance the field of speech-language pathology. She is being honored as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Communications and Education.
Chico State Helps Pave Way for Alumna Now Living in Israel
In November, alumna Ashira Solomon was invited to be the presenter and moderator for the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Political Leaders in Iceland.
BFA Graduate Drawn to Chico State’s Art Program
Inspired by his culture, BFA graduate Joel Solis dedicated his culminating exhibition to Latino street vendors around Butte County.
5 Questions with Alumna and Vice President of Center Road Solutions Allison Ivie
Inspired by her mother, alumna Allison Ivie has made a career of advocating and empowering organizations that help women and families.
Chico State Professor Helps Reshape How CSUs Teach About Climate Change
Chico State Professor Mark Stemen's Faculty Learning Community earns coveted sustainability award for helping CSUs integrate climate change topics in classrooms.
5 Questions with US Attorney for Oregon Natalie Wight
Alumna Natalie Wight was confirmed as the state of Oregon's new top law enforcement official after being nominated by President Joe Biden.
Fond Farewell: Retired Theatre Professor James “Marty” Gilbert
Retired professor James “Marty” Gilbert is remembered as a gifted set designer who was also a kind, patient, and supportive colleague and teacher.
Fond Farewell: Retired Instructional Media Center Technician Dennis Yarnell
Known for his sense of humor and work ethic, Dennis Yarnell was impactful in his 35 years with the Instructional Media Center.