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Worth Sharing: Pike Pens Piece Exploring Benefits of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Students walk to and from student housing on a college campus
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Whitney Hall (WHIT) (left) and Sutter Hall (SUTR) on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/Chico State)

The following is a listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students. Submit your professional achievements to

Publications, Presentations, and Exhibits

Sarah Pike (Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities) penned a piece for titled “Decolonizing California’s Wildfire Zone” for the website Yes! Pike explores how Traditional Ecological Knowledge can help reduce future catastrophic wildfires.

Awards and Activities

The US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recognized 11 Chico State track and field athletes with All-Region honors for the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Season. The male athletes receiving All-West Region honors were Cristian Brady (pole vault), Jack Emanuel (5,000- and 10,000-meter run), Brayden McLaughlin (10,000-meter run), Matthew Rodriguez (pole vault), Conor Wells (800- and 1,500-meter runs), and Parker Williams (110-meter hurdles). Five women’s athletes received honors, including Amy Bell (pole vault), Marissa D’Atri (3,000-meter steeplechase), Hannah Ryan (10,000-meter run), Chloe Taylor (400-meter hurdles), and Nadia Torkman (high jump).

Chico State softball first baseman Reilani Peleti received a 2022–23 NCAA Degree Completion Award, a program established in 2001 to provide deserving student-athletes financial assistance for them to complete their first baccalaureate degree. Peleti is one of 75 student-athletes to receive the organization’s financial award for the upcoming academic year.

Chico State cross country athlete Dylan White was recognized for his work in the classroom by being named an Academic All-American. Boasting a perfect 4.0 grade point average, White was one of only seven cross country student-athletes to earn Academic All-America honors and NCAA Division II Cross Country All-America honors in 2021–22.

Nursing School Almanac recognized Chico State’s School of Nursing for its excellence. The University was honored at No. 29 in California and No. 55 in the West Region.