Grant Opens Doors for North State Students to Become Teachers
Students interested in a career in teaching are receiving financial assistance at Chico State through a multimillion-dollar grant designed to ease the financial burden of pursuing a teaching credential.
Five Questions with College of Business Alum & Renewable Energy Advocate, Brandon Reinhardt
Brandon Reinhardt's passion for real estate development, as well as fighting climate change was ignited during his time at Chico State. He found a career where he can pursue both.
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.
CSU Trustee Award Honoree Strives to Help Others Claim Their Space
Gerardo “Jerry" Langarica Martinez has overcome significant hurdles over the last 15 years to earn his bachelor's degree, begin the teaching credential program, and achieve numerous honors along the way.
5 Questions with Alumna and Cal State East Bay History Faculty Anna Rose Alexander
As Anna Rose Alexander (History, '06) engages with her history students at Cal State East Bay, she is also providing them with a glimpse of how their worlds have been shaped.
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 Thomas DuSell: Campus Safety Award Winner, and So Much More
When he noticed a thorny traffic issue, Chico State Rose Garden specialist Thomas DuSell lobbied for an important change that would keep students and staff safe.
Inspired by His Parents, Vang Perseveres to Earn Master’s Degree
John Vang faced several challenges as he pursued a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree from Chico State. But when he questioned whether he was up for the task, he only had to look to his parents, Xae Chon and Mai Xiong, for the inspiration he needed to push forward.
Social Work Alumna Finds Way to Give Back
School social worker and therapist Bekah Qualls creates a generous legacy for those following in her footsteps.
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.
Celebrating Dianne Suschil: 2022’s Employee of the Year
For the last 19 years, Dianne Suschil has been an everyday hero on campus, serving in multiple roles.
5 Questions with History Alumna and Author Sonia Robles
As the Mexican workforce moved north into the United States beginning in the 1930s, Mexican-owned radio stations followed—alumna Sonia Robles (History, '05) documented this in her book, "Mexican Waves."
Fond Farewell: Art Professor Emeritus Robert Herhusky
Robert Herhusky, who built the Chico State glass glowing program and mentored and supported countless local artists, is remembered.
Celebrating the Class of 2023 (Photos + Video)
We revisit the magic of the 2023 Commencement through photos.
Fond Farewell: Business Administration Major Jonny Nguyen
With an infectious smile and gregarious nature, Jonny Nguyen made an impression on everyone he met, inspiring them to be the best versions of themselves.
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.
Age and Obstacles Don’t Deter Anthropology Major from Pursuing Her Degree
After overcoming obstacles throughout her life, anthropology major Cecelia Lore is utilizing the CSU's fee waiver to pursue her degree.
Five Faculty Recognized with Professional Achievement Honors
Faculty from across the University are recognized for their research, scholarly contributions, and excellence in academia.
Football Alumni Raise Funds for Athletics Scholarships
The Wildcat Football Alumni Board plans to award five scholarships during its annual summer gathering and fundraiser.
Office Hours: School of Social Work Professor Sue Steiner
With a heart for social justice and a drive to elevate communities. the School of Social Work's Sue Steiner was recognized with the Office of Civic Engagement's Civically Engaged Scholar Award.
Off-Road Vehicle Club Drives Mechanical Engineering Major Toward His Dream Career
Treyton Wood has devoted the last five years of his undergraduate experience to national competition of off-road vehicles. As a real-world, hands-on learning experience, it was foundational for his education.
Grad Student and Horror Fan LEAPs into Editing and Publishing
Horror publisher Benjamin Vandersluis credits Chico State’s “killer” English Department for expanding his view of the genre and sparking his love for literary editing and publishing.
Connecting Generations Through Understanding
On the cusp of receiving her master’s in psychology, Pa Yang (Psychology, ’21) reflects on the value of her work and the ideas behind it: making her community stronger, more connected, and (hopefully) happier.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Grad Student Driven by Social Issues
Graduate student Claire-Marie Kooi loves studying the Earth because "everything impacts something else." Kooi is making quite an impact as well in her work at UC Berkeley, and in the field of environmental justice.
Grad Student Farmer Grows Case for Marrying Agriculture With the Natural World
With her master’s thesis—a collaborative effort to study the effects of agroecology on her almond farm—Chico State graduate student Raquel Krach confirmed what the birds have been telling her. It’s working!
Passport to Self-Discovery
Since 2016, approximately 1,600 Wildcats have studied abroad at one of 200 locations across 35 countries. Students share their stories from both flight paths.
Journeys of Self-Discovery to Uruguay and Cuba
For Victoria Villaseñor, breaking away from routine and predictability was part of the experience she wanted during two experiences abroad.
Bollywood Dance Club Founder Finds a Sense of Home at Chico State
In two years, International student Aishwarya Gowda has already made her mark on campus. To her, the biggest impact has been finding herself and her community here on campus.
Molecular Biology Student Turns ‘Beautiful Disasters’ into Lifelong Call to Service
Hikmat Abou Shahla has spent his formative years stepping up to help during seasons of global crisis. He is set to graduate and continue on the path of service.
International Relations Senior Makes the Most of Debut Trip to South Korea
When Mark Arey's dream of visiting Japan was put on hold during the pandemic, he embraced a year-long journey to Seoul and thrived during his first international trip.
Graduating Senior Follows ‘Role Model’s’ Footsteps to Florence, Italy
Harnessing a long-held desire to travel, political science and international relations major, Humberto Partida, made his own dream come true by studying in Florence, Italy for a semester.
Wildcats’ Triple Threat: Myli Martinez
Basketball player Myli Martinez's three-point bombs have placed her in the program's record books.
Path to Prominence
In 2016, Gayle Hutchinson began her presidential term with an ambitious punch list. Having checked off almost everything during the last seven years, she prepares to begin another chapter.
Fond Farewell: Retired Librarian Joel Leonard
With a strong personality and a lot of joy, Joel Leonard embraced his job as librarian as one with a primary mission of supporting students.
Rooted in Connection: The Wildcat Family Tree
Attending college is a significant milestone for any student, but for many, enrolling at Chico State is both a personal achievement and a family tradition.
Identical Twins Follow Different Dreams
Relying on each other for support, Vanessa and Viviana Mendoza discover their own identity in college.
Thirteen sets of siblings have donned the cardinal and white of the Wildcats, and the men's soccer program’s legacy is becoming intergenerational.
Crossed Paths Lead Back to Chico
Recreation Administration majors Suzy and Paul McCreary fell in love at Chico State, and they built their lives around their shared love for their school and giving back.
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.
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.