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Worth Sharing: UPD Names Officer of the Year

Hundreds of Chico State graduates sit and wait as Commencement ceremonies prepare to get underway.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Graduating students were honored during their College Of Business (COB) and College Of Humanities And Fine Arts (HFA) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Natalya Shkoda (Department of Music and Theatre) led the seventh annual “88 Keys in Chico,” a piano recital that is also a fundraiser for the University’s Keyboard Program. The event featured performances by Shkoda’s piano students Kevin Anderson, Brooklyn Becker, alum Jack Belton, Valdis Birznieks, Jeffrey Garcia, Nicholas Gomez, Zoe Gunther, Jacob McDonald, Jasmine Saechao, Daniel Rosales, Christian Stathopoulos, and Ellie Flynn.

Awards and Activities

Durl White was named the University Police Department’s 2018 Police Officer of the Year. Employed with UPD since January 2016, White was also recognized at the Northern California Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Law Enforcement Recognition Event for making 40 DUI arrests during the 2018 calendar year.

The Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA) received two Emmy Award nominations. “Mr. Tanimoto’s Journey” tells the story of Japanese incarceration, and “Stolen Paradise” explores how water was diverted from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles. Both films were directed by Jesse Dizard (Department of Anthropology).

Junior Chico State relief pitcher Alex Kent was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Pitcher of the Week, after collecting three saves in as many opportunities over the weekend.

The Chico State baseball team captured four All-CCAA awards. Andrew Lopez and Alex DeVito were named First-Team All-CCAA, JT Navarro earned Second Team honors, and Grant Larson earned honorable mention.

Concrete Industry Management major Eliana Aguilar and Psychology major Silas Zelny both placed second at the 33rd annual Statewide CSU Student Research Competition in Fullerton April 26-27.