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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.

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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.

Student Olicia Johnson smiles as she looks away from the camera while she's wearing a blue blouse in front of a beige studio background.

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.

Emma Pham poses on a stool in a blue business suit.

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.

Portrait of Gary Towne

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.

Rosemary White stands with an arm around the Wildcat Statue in Wildcat Plaza

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.

Streamers fall over a large group of college graduates during a commencement ceremony.

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.

Kendall Hall is photographed at dusk, illuminated by soft lights against a cobalt blue sky.

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.

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Worth Sharing: Chase Selected as a Fulbright US Scholar

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

We are looking at headshots of all of the Lt. Rawlins Merit Award recipients for 2023. Top row: Chloe Koschnick, Delaney Sarantopulos, Hannah Scholzen, Josephine Hernandez, Kristen Chatham, Kyle Mason Bottom row: Madeline Litman, Manraj Randhawa, Peyton Arnold, Stephanie Gaito, Theodore Greenfield, Yanetli Navarro-Hernandez

Celebrating Our Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients

From aspiring educators and future doctors to those currently serving rural communities, these are the 2022-23 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipients—the best of the best at Chico State.

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Worth Sharing: Kimball Publishes Book No. 22

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

Animal Science Student Josephine Hernandez

Introducing Josephine Hernandez: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient

Animal science major Josephine Hernandez is an empathetic leader committed to inspiring future agricultural students and giving back to her field.

Madeline Litman, one of the 2022-2023 recipients of the Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award, is photographed.

Introducing Madeline Litman: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient

While at Chico State, Madeline Litman's work ethic, perseverance, and maturity have led to leadership roles in student clubs, a stellar academic career, and now a prestigious Rawlins Merit Scholarship.     

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Chico State Announces 2023 Faculty and Staff Hall of Honor Inductees

Chico State announced tickets are now available for its 2023 Hall of Honors ceremony. The Hall of Honor recognizes the “best of the best” of the University’s retired faculty and staff.

Distinguished Alumni Thomas Butler, Marti Sutton, Kimate Richards, Haley Willis, Rick Callender, Armando Ibarra Jr., Melanie Mello, and Roy Beck (left to right) take a group photo on Friday, March 3, 2023 in Chico, Calif.

Celebrating Our 2023 Distinguished Alumni

From working on cancer treatments to advocating for farmworkers to teaching human kindness through language, the 2023 Distinguished Alumni have chosen to "Do and Dare" in a big way.

Hannah Hull photographed standing with trees and a rainbow structure in the background.

‘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.

A pair of signs of designation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Pollinator Habitat on a brick facade

Worth Sharing: Stone Lends Expertise to Multiple Publications

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

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Worth Sharing: Cross Country Student-Athletes Honored for Work in the Classroom

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