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

Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

The collaborative research labs of Carolynn Arpin (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and David Stachura (Department of Biological Sciences) recently had their work published in PLOS ONE in an article titled “NHD2-15, a novel antagonist of Growth Factor Receptor-Bound Protein-2 (GRB2), inhibits leukemic proliferation.” Additionally, all of the work was performed by Chico State undergraduate and master’s students. Natalie Holmberg-Douglas and Ellen Sampson worked as undergraduate students in Arpin’s laboratory, and Stachura’s master’s students (Tina Lewis, Jesse Smith, and Stephanie Aguiar) and undergraduates (Kallie Griffin, Kristen Rueb, Sophia Rodriguez, and Skylar Tomasetti) also contributed.

Claudia Bertolone-Smith (School of Education) penned an opinion column for the Reno Gazette Journal titled, “A time for educators to be tenaciously optimistic.”

Awards and Activities

Chico State’s TRIO Student Support Services program received a federal grant of more than $294,000 to work to increase the number of students succeed in and graduate from college. This is just part of a federal Student Support Services grant from the US Department of Education, totaling more than $1.4 million over the next five years.

Men’s golfer Nicholas Caputo earned the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar Award. To be eligible for the award, a Division II athlete must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average of 78 or better, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2.