Celebrating Chico State Alumni on Campus

On April 12, the Chico State Alumni Association celebrated on-campus Wildcats. Alumni enjoyed coffee and treats in Alumni Glen by the creek. We are so proud that many Chico State alumni have continued their careers on campus as staff and faculty members!

Recognizing Outstanding Alumni
The 23rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner took place April 8 to recognize eight alumni who are leaders in their chosen vocations and professions. Honorees included Keely Martin Bosler (BS, '97), John H. Rivers (BA, '68), Marilyn Everett (BS, '78), Alisha Valavanis (BA, '00; MA, '04), Lisa Dal Gallo (BS, '86), William H. Beezley (BA, '64), Jeanne Ann Conry (BS, '74), and Gage Chrysler (BS, '78). 
Read more about these inspirational alumni.

Meet Chico State's Women Engineers
According to the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee, only 14 percent of engineers in the US are women. At Chico State, female students in engineering are building solidarity and support to increase retention of women in STEM fields by participating in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). "Until we see those numbers come up, we want [SWE] to be a place where those who have managed to stick around have a voice to share with others who are thinking of not sticking around," said Angelina Teel Jonson (senior, Mechanical Engineering). Learn more about SWE.

Thousands Flock to Campus for Choose Chico!
More than 3,500 prospective students and their family members visited Chico State during Choose Chico! on April 9. Hosted by CSU, Chico's Office of Admissions, the open-house event gave students who have been admitted for the fall 2016 semester and their families a chance to explore the campus and town and interact with faculty, staff, and current students.
 Read more about the event.

Alumni Spotlight: Gage Chrysler, '78
Gage Chrysler currently works as one of the three hands-on owners of Modern Building, Inc. in Chico. He started his career in the family business as a carpenter and worked his way up over the years, serving as project manager, vice president, president, and finally CEO of Modern Building. Gage has a long history of giving back both to the campus and the community. He has volunteered his time to serve on numerous boards. His campus contributions include working with the construction management department and the Blitz Build program building homes to support the local Catalyst organization and the Salvation Army.  Read more about Gage.

Chico State Wildcat Store
We have great gifts for the Chico State grad! Check out our alumni and graduation shops at chicostatewildcatstore.com for alumni and class of 2016 gifts. Alumni Association lifetime members receive a 10 percent discount on select merchandise.

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April 28: Chico Alumni Chapter, Annual Spring Barbecue, University Farm, 5:308 p.m.


May 14:  Portland Alumni Network, Alumni Event at Henry's Tavern, 15 p.m.


June 11: Bay Area Chapter, Giants vs. Dodgers at AT&T Park, 2:15 p.m.


July 16: Padres vs. Giants at Petco Park, San Diego, 7:10 p.m.



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