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Connected, The Alumni E-Newsletter of California State University Chico
Distinguished Alumni 2013

The Chico State Alumni Association invites you to celebrate the 20th annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 5, 2013.  This event brings alumni back to campus, inviting them to share their stories of success and honoring their achievements at the alumni panel discussion on Thursday, April 4 and the Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 5.

Please join us as we recognize the accomplishments of the following alumni:

Ray Griffin - BS Agriculture Business, '86
Rear Admiral Robert Toney -  BA Social Sciences, '57
Rand Hutchinson - BA Economics, '73
Lance Lew - BA Speech Pathology and Audiology, '79
Mark Fitzpatrick - BS Computer Science, '85
Kelli Chipponeri - BA English, '98
K. Darwin Murrell, PhD - BS Biology, '62
Tim Colbie - Distinguished Alumni Service Award, BS Business '92

For more information or to sponsor a student at the event, call 530-898-6472 or go online to purchase tickets.
Order Your Wildcat Cruiser

Want to cruise around in style like Willie the Wildcat? Order your limited-edition 125th Anniversary Wildcat Cruiser today! There are only 55 left for sale, so if you or a loved one are interested in owning one, now is the time to buy!

All the information you need to know about the cruiser, including price, how to order and shipping is available on our website: If you have questions, please review our FAQs. If your question is not answered in our FAQs, please send us an email at wildcatcruiser@csuchico.edu
Chico State Students Support St. Jude
Up 'til Dawn is just one of the campus events organized and managed by Chico State students. This fundraising event is held each year in November as part of a coordinated effort by students to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Currently, Chico State has raised more money than 180 other colleges campuses all over the country for five out of the past six years. Each year, thousands of students head to Acker Gym and write letters to family, friends and neighbors asking for donations on behalf of St. Jude.

As part of the 125th anniversary celebration and the 12th consecutive year of Up 'til Dawn, students are hoping to raise $125,000 for St. Jude. Alumni can help students in this effort by donating on behalf of Chico State at www.stjude.org/chicostate. Any amount is meaningful, no matter how small, and makes a difference in the lives of children and their families. The top fundraising school will be announced in April, so all donations must be submitted by March 31, 2013. Thank you for your support of students and their efforts to make a difference.
Student Spotlight
Student Spotlight: Jodi Bloom Jodi is a senior at Chico State majoring in recreation administration. Originally from the Bay Area, Jodi currently works as an intern for the Alumni Association and has been actively involved in raising money for St. Jude through Up 'til Dawn since she first stepped on campus four years ago.  Jodi has served on the executive board the past two years and was appointed one of the head event and logistics coordinators in 2012.

"Helping plan such an amazing event for such a great cause has been the highlight of my time here at Chico," said Bloom. "Through Up 'til Dawn, I had the opportunity to save lives, get involved on campus, and meet some very incredible people."  Jodi will graduate on Saturday, May 25 in the spring commencement ceremonies.



April 5, 2013
Distinguished Alumni Dinner, BMU Auditorium


April 28, 2013
Chico State vs. Sonoma State Baseball at Raley Field, Sacramento


May 2, 2013
Chico Alumni Chapter Tri-Tip BBQ, Canyon Oaks Country Club, Chico


July 6, 2013
Alumni Day at AT&T Park, Giants/Dodgers



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Alumni Profile
Michelle Kalberer

Michelle Kalberer has helped make the Klean Kanteen brand the success it is today, building on the theme of sustainable, BPA-free reusable drink containers. She currently is co-owner and CFO of Klean Kanteen and in 2010 was awarded the Breast Cancer Fund Hero Award for her efforts to remove BPA from food and beverage containers.

Kalberer graduated from Chico State in 1996 with a degree in business/accounting.  View Michelle's full profile on the CSU website.

  Tim Colbie  

Chico State alum Michelle Kalberer (with her brother and Klean Kanteen co-owner Jeff Cresswell)
'96 - BS Business/Accounting

University News
  Campus Sustainability Day  

Women's Basketball Team Advances in CCAA Tournament!

Chico State captured its first conference crown in five years with a 84-75 overtime victory over Cal State Monterey Bay. The Wildcats finished their season 22-4 overall and 18-4 in CCAA play.


President Zingg's Notes on the Community Action Summit

The Community Action Summit was held on the Chico State campus at the BMU on Friday, Feb. 22. More than 400 people attended this event, designed to address issues facing the campus and community related to drinking. Read President Zingg's notes here.

  Campus Sustainability Day  
Get Your Professional Wildcat Attire at the Wildcat Store

Do you have an interview coming up? The Chico State Wildcat Store is now offering professional dress apparel. Come check out the stylish button-down shirt with Chico State embroidery.  They are now offering a tie that will complement any professional outfit. Look professional and support your Wildcats at the same time!

Alumni Association members receive 10 percent discount on clothing at the Wildcat Store. Visit www.chicostatewildcatstore.com to order Wildcat gear today.

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