Alumna Uses International Education, Business Acumen to Build Cascade of Success
After getting her start in business importing zippers while working on her MBA, Linling Gan has thrived in industries ranging from fashion to aerospace, as well as international education and real estate.
Chico State Freshman Impresses Coaches on The Voice
Sophia Hoffman overcame a processing disorder to make it to Chico State—now she is turning heads on international television.
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.
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.
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 Delaney Sarantopulos: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
A "roll-of-the-dice" decision to attend Chico State came up aces for Delaney Sarantopulos and the University, which has benefited greatly from her service-based leadership.
Introducing Chloe Koschnick: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Whether advocating for inclusivity and accessibility in STEM or living her values through community service in education and with animals, computer science major Chloe Koschnick approaches all she does with curiosity and enthusiasm.
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.
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.
Digital Media Classes Cultivate Creativity
Blending stop-motion animation, film, and art, Josh Funk's digital media classes prove to be extremely popular—and fun.
Introducing Hannah Scholzen: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Civil engineering student and soon-to-be graduate, Hannah Scholzen, is a model of perseverance and leadership in her field.
Distinguished Alum and Retired Agriculture Educator Roy Beck
Roy Beck put himself through college by working at the University Farm. He went on to teach agricultural education for 42 years and still advocates on behalf of his beloved discipline.
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 Kyle Mason: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Fueled by a passion for science, first-generation student Kyle Mason is living out his life's dream and earning a college degree.
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.
Distinguished Alum and Nonprofit Chair Marti Sutton
Marti Sutton discovered her advocacy voice as a student at Chico State and has since worked on Capitol Hill and in community nonprofits to support causes dear to her heart.
Introducing Peyton Arnold: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Peyton Arnold has studied the impacts of feeding cover crops to livestock and served as vice president of the Chico State Sheep Association, but she's most passionate about poultry.
‘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.
Distinguished Alumna, Educator, and School Director Melanie Mello
Former exchange student and decorated educator Melanie Mello has been named a Chico State distinguished alumni of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
Introducing Manraj Singh Randhawa: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Nursing student Manraj Singh Randhawa has a grand vision for his life. The Yuba City Sikh community, the Chico State School of Nursing, and more, are reaping the benefits of that vision.
Distinguished Alum, Scientist, and CEO Thomas Butler
Thomas Butler found his passion in a Chico State lab. Today, he's the CEO of a company creating medicines designed to attack cancer and diabetes.
Introducing Kristen Chatham: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Business administration and marketing double major Kristen Chatham aspires to become an officer at a corporation after she graduates.
Introducing Stephanie Gaito: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient
Social work master’s student Stephanie Gaito (Social Work, ’22) is passionate about serving rural areas and giving them the proper representation they deserve.
Office Hours with Multicultural and Gender Studies Assistant Professor Lateasha Meyers
Assistant professor Lateasha Meyers is combining her passion for art and scholarship in leadership in her teaching.
Fond Farewell: Retired Painter Ronald Kohl Sr.
Remembered for his humble spirit and strong work ethic, Ronald Kohl Sr. worked as a painter at Chico State for almost thirty years.
Distinguished Alum and Strategic Architect Kimate Richards
Veteran and alum Kimate Richards designs cutting-edge smart technology while making time to give back to his community.
Fond Farwell: Physical Education Professor Emeritus Betty Best
After more than three decades of teaching and coaching, Betty Best is remembered by her students and peers as a gifted educator, loyal friend, and talented competitor.
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.
5 Questions with Author, Alum, and Superhero While he Sleeps, Narcippa Teague
Chico State graduate and former men's basketball player Narcippa Teague shares about his new children's book and new outlook on life.
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.
Distinguished Alum and Farmworker Rights Advocate Armando Ibarra
Armando Ibarra (Sociology, Spanish, ’99; MA, Public Administration, ’02) is being honored as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Expanding Collaborations in Latin America: Dean of College of Agriculture Visits Chile
College of Agriculture Dean Patricia Stock visited several academic and research institutions to exchange knowledge about the myriad challenges agriculture is facing in Mediterranean climate regions—like those in California and Chile.
Fond Farewell: Marketing Professor Emeritus Kenny Chan
In addition to his passion for teaching and scholarship, Kenny Chan is remembered for his wit, wisdom, and kindness to all.
Distinguished Alum and Valley Water District CEO Rick Callender
Rick Callender (Industrial Technology, ’94) is being honored by Chico State with this year's Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
5 Questions with Alum and Marriage and Family Therapist Chris Park
Marriage and family therapist Chris Park shares his appreciation for his Chico State education and provides a glimpse into his experiences as an MFT.
Wildland Management Master’s Student Driven to Preserve Natural Spaces
Alum and current wildlands management master’s student Ben Chang is dedicating his life to battling climate change and mentoring the next generation of environmental stewards.
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.
5 Questions with Chico State Alumna and Business Owner Ava Moon
Chico State graduate and local artist, Ava Bloom, channels her independent spirit, commitment to sustainability, and love for creating art into new vintage boutique.