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Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Sofia Lepore, a senior in the Department of Geography and Planning, was a speaker at the joint University of California and California State University Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Summit last week.

Chico State’s Model United Nations team competed at the Northwest Model United Nations Conference on November 22-24 and took home eight of the 37 total awards given, including four of the six possible awards in the challenging Security Council and Reformed Security Council. Of note were Natalie Hanson, Natalie Litvak and McKenna Woodward. The officer corps, led by the Head Delegate Danie O’Donnell and Secretary General Fernando Salas helped prepare the students for the conference. And as a team, Chico State was recognized as a Distinguished Delegation. 

Jeremy Olguin, Office of Accessible Technology Services, appeared on the ThinkUDL podcast, in an episode titled, “From Accessibility into Inclusivity.”

Awards and Activities

The Associated Students Child Development Lab received an Excellence in Quality Rating of 5, the highest rating given to local early care and education providers. in the Butte County Steps to Quality for Early Learning assessment.

Senior volleyball player Kim Wright was named to the Division II All-America team. Wright, who was also selected to the 2019 American Volleyball Coaches Association’s All-West Region team, recorded a career-high 360 kills in 2019 and led the Wildcats in service aces (39), solo blocks (19), block assists (66), and points per set (4.25).

For the second consecutive year, volleyball’s Bekah Boyle was recognized as an Academic All-American by College Sports Information Directors of America. Boyle, an outside hitter for the Wildcats, was a Third-Team selection.

Jordan Doukakis and Sarah Emigh both were named United Soccer Coaches All-West Region selections. Doukakis, a junior defender, and Emigh, a junior midfielder, were both named to the Third Team.

Jacob Chong, Jose Paredes, and Garrett Hogbin all received United Soccer Coaches All-West Region honors. Chong, a freshman forward, was named to the Second Team; Parades, a junior goalkeeper, and Hogbin, a junior defender, were both named to the Third Team.

Additionally, Hogbin was named to the Division II Conference Commission Association All-America team, listed as a Third Team All-American.

Chico State Computer Science students were ranked No. 1 nationally in the Cyber Rankings created by Cyber Skyline in partnership with the National Cyber League (NCL). Every year, over 10,000 students from more than 300 colleges and universities across the US participate in the NCL competitions, and these rankings represent the ability of students from these schools to perform real-world cybersecurity tasks on the Cyber Skyline platform. 

In its 2019 Nursing School Rankings, Nursing Schools Almanac listed Chico State’s School of Nursing at No. 27 in the state and No. 58 in the West Region. Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on more than 3,000 institutions, and just 20 percent made the list of best nursing schools in each geographic region.