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Worth Sharing: Nenadal Explores Community Post-Camp Fire

A sky is filled with clouds during a late afternoon sunset above a glass-facade academic building.
Matt Bates / University Photographer

The late afternoon sun lights up clouds over the Science Building on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Chico, Calif. (Matt Bates/University Photographer/Chico State)

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Publications, Presentations, and Exhibits

Lindsay Nenadal (Department of Child Development) penned a piece in Psychology Today. The article, titled, “Finding a Way to Help After a Disaster,” explores the ways the Camp Fire impacted our community and the ways the community came together in a time of need.

Awards and Activities

University Communications recently won 11 “Best of” CASE District VII Awards (representing Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah). The team had two winners in the Marketing and Branding categories for the Do and Dare campaign and the Chico Performances Identity Refresh. On the editorial side, Ashley Gebb’s story “Unearthing California’s Prehistoric Past” won in the Science and Research category; Sean Murphy’s story “Where Education Meets the Land” won in the Longform Feature category; and Murphy’s story “A Degree of Determination” won in the Story Series category. For fundraising, Chico State Giving Day 2021 won in the Flash Giving Day Campaigns category, University Foundation Endowment Match Challenge Program won in the Targeted Campaign and Appeals category; and Transform Tomorrow | The Campaign for Chico State in Multiyear Campaigns. Finally, photographer Jason Halley captured a trio of honors—for A Place for a Performance, A Place to Perform, and for the photo series Teaching in Virtual Environments.

Six Chico State women’s soccer players were named to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) team. Defender Nicole Fairbanks was a First Team selection, forward Susanna Garcia, midfielder Brynn Howard, and goalkeeper Emma Hofmann were named to the Second Team, and forwards Piper Matson and Mackenzie Gill were named Honorable Mention.

Gill was also honored by the CCAA with its Elite 13 Award, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average at each CCAA-sponsored Championship site.

Four Chico State men’s soccer players were named to the All-CCAA team. Midfielder Adrian Fontanelli was a Second Team selection, and goalkeeper Luis Albarran, defender Trevor Fritz, and forward Miles Rice were all named as honorable mention.

After a stellar performance at the NCAA D2 Pre-Nationals, Chico State cross country athlete Rory Abberton was named as the CCAA Runner of the Week. Abberton led the Wildcats to a second-place finish in a stacked field.