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Awards and Activities

University Advancement’s University Photographer Jason Halley has been honored with one of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) most prestigious awards—an International Platinum Award for Excellence in Photography for his series on the Camp Fire. The Platinum Award is CASE’s highest honor, and Halley’s work was selected from 17 best-of-the-best finalists from 11 regions around the world.

The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators awarded the Chico State men’s and women’s basketball teams the gold for its 2019–20 Best Revenue-Producing Video. The spot was produced by Wildcat Athletics Marketing Coordinator Jeff Kragel and Chico State’s Creative Media and Technology department.

Tyler Stofiel, catcher for the Chico State baseball team, was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. Stofiel sported a 3.94 grade point average, the highest mark of any Division II catcher in the nation.

Runner Wyatt Baxter was honored with the Division II Track and Field/Cross Country Academic All-America award. This is the second such award for the junior from Simi Valley.

Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Nick Lynch, Department of Accounting, co-authored an article titled, “Managing the Going Concern Risk in an Uncertain Environment,” appearing on the website The CPA Journal. The article explores the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, as well as the responsibility of business owners and auditors and where and how to find financial help and relief.

Richard Ray and Nora Bouqayes, both from the Department of Accounting, co-authored an article titled “Cost recovery changes in the TCJA” which appeared on the website, The Tax Advisor.

Mike Magliari, Department of History, authored an article for the summer 2020 issue of California History titled, “Masters, Apprentices, and Kidnappers: Indian Servitude and Slave Trafficking in Humboldt County, California, 1860-1863.” The article provides a detailed case study of unfree Indian labor that focuses on Indian indentured servitude and forced “apprenticeship” in Humboldt County.