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Worth Sharing: Model UN Shines in Washington, DC

A footbridge extends over a creek and is engulfed by trees of varying colors
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Small instances of the fall season color change are seen along Big Chico Creek on Monday, October 31, 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

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

Chico State recently found great success at the National Model United Nations-DC conference. Representing the State of Sudan, the Chico State squad earned the “Outstanding Delegation” award (limited to 10 percent of the countries represented), two Outstanding Position Paper awards, and an Outstanding Delegates award in one of the committees. Led by Head delegate Tommy Hubbard and comprising of Maia Hendershot, Tarren McNally, Paul Miranda, and Eyad Malsen, these student officers excelled at both preparing this delegation and additionally preparing the larger Chico State team for the upcoming annual fall conference in Seattle with the Northwest MUN organization. Other team members include Justus Kusumoto, Emir Hamzic, Casey Hulls, Charles Scott, and Chase Shears

Women’s volleyball player Brooke Ono was named to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association Honorable Mention list. In in 2022, Ono collected a team-high 623 assists and ranked second on the Wildcats with 17 service aces and 293 digs, while adding 33 kills and 23 blocks.

Gary Towne has been named the CCAA Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year after guiding the men to the Wildcats’ 20th consecutive conference championship. This marks the 14th consecutive time Towne has earned coach of the year honors for the men (and the 19th overall), adding to the 15 such honors for the women harriers.