April 2017 Edition of Connected

Study Abroad Alums Stay Connected After 58 Years
Earlier this month, 27 Chico State alumni who studied abroad together in 1959 reunited in Davis. These alumni affectionately call themselves "El Grupo"—the group of 54 students who packed their bags to travel to Europe with Professor Lew Oliver during the 1959–60 school year. Read more


Alumni Win Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage
Three Chico State journalism graduates, all former reporters at The Orion student newspaper, contributed to team coverage that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for the East Bay Times. Rick Hurd ('92), Malaika Fraley ('99), and Katrina Cameron ('14) were part of the team that covered the Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people in Oakland in December. Read more


Doug Guerrero to be Awarded Honorary Degree
Community partner and concrete industry leader Doug Guerrero will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) degree during Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2017. This degree recognizes Guerrero's extraordinary dedication and service to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and its students. Guerrero was instrumental in establishing the first CIM degree program in the Western US—making Chico State home to one of only four CIM programs in the country. Read more here.

Alumni Spotlight: Sean Woulfe ('16)
As a Chico State freshman, Sean Woulfe was laser-focused on getting a business degree but stumped on which business-related specialization to pursue. With some ingenuity, Woulfe found both his specialization—entrepreneurship—and ended up founding a company designed to help other business students determine their professional paths. The company, Biz Talks, hosts an annual event on campus that draws hundreds of Chico State students who are eager to hear influential business alumni express from their hearts why they love what they do. Read more about Biz Talks here.


Chico State Wildcat Store
April showers bring . . . new markdowns at the Chico State Wildcat Store. Shop our sales online here or stop by in-store to take advantage of these great deals. Supply is limited, so get your new favorite tee today! Alumni Association lifetime members receive a 10% discount on select merchandise. 

April 27: Chico Chapter, Annual Spring Barbecue, Chico State University Farm, 
5:30–8 p.m.

May 4: Bay Area Chapter, Napa Alumni Mixer at Compadres Rio Grille, 6–8 p.m.

May 30: Chico Young Alumni Network, Chico Heat Game, Nettleton Stadium, 7 p.m.

June 11: San Diego Network, Padres vs. Royals, Petco Park, 1:40 p.m.

July 23: Bay Area Chapter, Giants vs. Padres, AT&T Park, 1:05 p.m.

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Chico State Hosts American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Pacific Student Conference

Big CCAA Softball Showdown Between Nationally Ranked 'Cats and Otters

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