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Worth Sharing: Feder-Sawyer Lends Expertise to Documentary

A brass plaque is affixed to a brick pillar with a building and trees in the background.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

The university seal at the west entrance to campus on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

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

Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Mandy Feder-Sawyer, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, was assistant producer for “Fire in the Sky,” a collaborative documentary from PBS Frontline and BBC that debuted last week.

Awards and Activities

Lindsay Briggs, Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration, was named Best Instructor / Professor in the Chico News & Review’s annual Best of Chico voting.

Sanjay Dev, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, placed second in the Chico News & Review’s annual Best of Chico voting for Best Instructor / Professor.

Four Chico State computer science students competed in the National Cyber League’s biannual cybersecurity competition November 1-3. Jacob Pawek (a first-time competitor) placed sixth; Conor Moening placed 17th; Ryan Hathaway (a first-time competitor) placed 34th; and Lennard Vanderspek (a first-time competitor) placed 60th.

College Factual recognized Chico State on its 2020 Best Colleges for Veterans Rankings, placing the University at No. 208 out of 1,751 schools for veteran friendliness.

Freshman Jacob Chong was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. In the Wildcats’ 6-0 win over Sonoma State last week, Chong became the 18th player in Chico State history—and the seventh freshman—to register a hat trick.

Junior Sara Emigh was selected for College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District honors, one of only three women’s soccer players to be recognized.