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Chico State Volleyball Legends Erica Brick and Lindsay Macias Enter the Wildcat Hall of Fame Together

Chico State volleyball legends Erica Brick and Lindsay Macias Headline the Wildcat Hall of Fame class of 2024.

Matt Meuter

From the Early Internet to AI, Marketing Professor Cited for Expertise in How Firms Adapt to the Modern Age

Matthew Meuter is elevating the research of the profile of the College of Business through his individual publications and their staggering volume of citations.

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Child Development Professor Gains Growing Recognition Addressing Children’s Wildfire Trauma

Lindsey Nenadal's research has focused on the cornerstones of disaster response for organizations that serve children and youth, ways to help after a disaster, and ways to support children both during and after a wildfire.

Tatevik Avetisyan Artoonisan works with student members of the Food Marketing Challenge Team.

Agriculture Professor Grows Grants and Research Opportunities Related to Supply Chains and Food Hubs

When not in the classroom, Tatevik Avetisyan Artoonian is hard at work developing powerful collaborations within Chico State and with colleagues around the world.

Let's Play Wildcat Trivia

Wildcat Trivia: Sustainability

Test your knowledge of sustainability at Chico State and why we're known for our green thumb.

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Chico State to Celebrate Class of 2024 at 134th Commencement 

Chico State will celebrate more than 3,200 students walking across the stage to receive their degrees at its 2024 Commencement.

From left to right, Natalie Bourn, Kristen Chatham, and Finn Blacker pose in front of a Wildcat statue. Chatham holds a small trophy in her hand.

Worth Sharing: Cybersecurity and Marketing Clubs Excel on National Stage

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Jon Krabbenschmidt

Distinguished Alumnus and Business Professional Jon Krabbenschmidt

After 30 years working in the tax, accounting, and affordable housing industries, Jon Krabbenschmidt manages a real estate and development business.

Distinguished Alumna Kimberly Bacigalupo

Distinguished Alumna and Sierra Nevada Brewery Quality Manager Kimberly Bacigalupo

Chemistry alumna Kimberly Bacigalupo is diversifying the brewing industry from the inside out.

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Distinguished Alum, Entrepreneur, and CEO Norman Tu

In 1982, a motivational seminar inspired Norman Tu to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Today, his company employs over 350 people and has facilities in several states.

Taylor Anderson Rawlins Award winner

A Second Chance: Mathematics Alumna Calculates Her Own Path to Success

For recent graduate and future high school math teacher Taylor Anderson, the journey is the destination.

Black and white photo illustration of Alycia Anderson with the words: 2024 Distinguished Alumni Honoree

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.

Student India Starr smiles as she looks away from the camera and poses with her arms crossed in a black button-up blouse against a beige studio background.

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.

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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.

Jackson Webster dips a sampling container into Butte Creek.

Research in the Aftermath of the Camp Fire Reveals the Threat of Wildfires on Water Quality

Critical research by faculty at Chico State, UC Boulder, and USGS aims to identify preventative insight during future wildfires.

Jorge Munguia Ramos poses for a photo wearing a blue shirt with a small white pattern.

Perseverance and Push from Professors Propel Future History Teacher

Tempted to return home during his first week at Chico State, Jorge Munguia Ramos not only stayed, but he found community and encouragement that helped him thrive.

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Navigating International Paths and Markets: A Business Student’s Journey to a Rawlins Award

Nhung (Emma) Pham earned the Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins award for her achievements and leadership in Chico State's College of Business.

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Worth Sharing: Chico State Honored for Online Excellence

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Worth Sharing: UCOMM Snares Six CASE Awards

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Chico State cross country student-athlete Dylan White raises his hands in triumph as he crosses the finish line as the 2023 CCAA individual champion

Legends Rising and Records Falling: Chico State Athletics off to Scorching Start

Another fantastic fall for the Chico State Department of Athletics is ending, culminating in two more California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles, several NCAA Championship berths, and excitement for what’s still to come. Records have fallen and legends have risen, and the year has only just begun! Here are some of the highlights.

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Worth Sharing: Towne Named Men’s and Women’s CCAA Cross Country Coach of the Year

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Don Hankins leans on a shovel while he smiles and stands beneath a tree during a prescribed fire exercise

Worth Sharing: Hankins Honored for His Work with Cultural Burning

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Worth Sharing: Kruger Pens a Pair of Chapters

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Rankings Season: A Roundup

Chico State received numerous rankings from top-tier magazines and international organizations over the last couple of months—here is a rundown.

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Worth Sharing: Chico State Named One of the Top Colleges for Indigenous Students

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Worth Sharing: Goodsell, Ellis Co-Author Piece on the Benefits of Nature-Based Therapy

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Worth Sharing: Edwards and Schleiger Co-Author Book on Firescaping

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Worth Sharing: Computer Science Associate Professor Recognized With International Wildcat Award

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Celebrating Rosemary White: 2022’s Wildcat Spirit Award Winner

Known across campus as "Ms. Positive Attitude," Rosemary White has spent over twenty years making Chico State a better place to learn, teach, and grow.

Mary Bowman wears a pink top and holds an award certificate with her right hand and a trophy with her left hand as she poses for a photo.

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.

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Worth Sharing: Chico State Recognized in Slew of Rankings

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Celebrating the Class of 2023 (Photos + Video)

We revisit the magic of the 2023 Commencement through photos.

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Worth Sharing: Spring-Season Student Athletes Earn All-West Academic Honors

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Melania Raygoza looks at the flow test stand she and her group created

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.

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Worth Sharing: Chico State Trio Acknowledged as ‘Women of Distinction’

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Class Notes: Spring 2023

Whether it's starting a new business, writing a book, or achieving a lifelong dream, the Wildcat family continues to reach milestones. Alumni share professional and personal updates for spring 2023.

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Worth Sharing: Health Services Administration College Bowl Team Scores Wins

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

Public relations major Skylar Trostinsky is photographed on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in Chico, Calif. Originally from the East Coast, Skylar is president of Chico State’s Envy dance team, works as a copy editor at the NorCal Design Center, and is general manager of Tehama Group Communications (TGC).

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.

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Worth Sharing: Chico State Model UN Wins Outstanding Delegation Award

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.

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Worth Sharing: University Enjoys Trio of Rankings

A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.