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Worth Sharing: Chico State Students Awarded at 32nd Annual CSU Student Research Competition

Kendall Hall is flanked with colorful pink flowers and other green vegetation.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Spring flowers are seen in front of Kendall Hall on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Chico, Calif. (Jessica Bartlett, University Photographer)

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

Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Michael Kotar, professor emeritus from the School of Education, and Julie Monet from the Department of Science Education, presented their paper titled, “The Collective Instructional Leadership System,” at the Critical Questions in Education Conference in Portland, Oregon in March 2018.

Cris Guenter, School of Education, and Kotar presented a hands-on workshop titled, “Art and Science Together: Observing and Drawing Nature’s Evidence,” at the 5th annual California STEAM Symposium in San Francisco in December 2017.

Jason Clower, Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities, published the article, “Gun Rights Are Rights, Too” on the website The American Moderate. Read more here.

Awards and Activities

Paula Selvester, School of Education, won the Inclusive Educator Award, recognizing inclusive pedagogical practices promote equity across race, gender, sexuality, language, class, and ability and create conditions where all students can thrive.

Students participated in the 32nd annual CSU Student Research Competition. Graduate student Jeannette Adame (history) placed first, and graduate student Sommer Casady (geology) and undergraduate student Emily Egusa (cellular and molecular biology) placed second. Read more here.

Ellie Ertle, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, was named the Director of First-Year Experience.

Elizabeth Castillo, an alumna from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, was selected to participate in the Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Program. Read more here.

Ashira Solomon, a graduate student pursuing her degree in Public Administration, was awarded the Boren Fellowship. Read more here. She was also selected for the Running Start Star Congressional Fellowship. Read more here.

Clare Roby, associate dean of Regional and Continuing Education, received the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Award for Administrator Excellence and Innovation.