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Connected, The Alumni E-Newsletter of California State University Chico
San Diego Alumni: Upcoming Alumni Events in Your Area

The Alumni Association is hosting two events in the San Diego area:

Old Town Mexican Cafe On Saturday, August 2, there will be a mixer at the Old Town Mexican Cafe from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, iced tea, and no-host bar.

Old Town Mexican Cafe
2489 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
Restaurant website

Purchase tickets online or call 530-898-6472 for more information.

On Saturday, September 20, join Chico State alumni on the newly opened Third Base Porch as the San Diego Padres host the San Francisco Giants in Petco Park (in San Diego). Tickets are $75 each and include:

  • A pre-game buffetSan Diego Padres
  • Ballpark snacks served in the third inning
  • Beverage service through the seventh inning
  • A seat at the top of section 110, adjacent to the Third Base Porch
Purchase tickets online, or call
530-898-6472 for more information.


Ready, Set, Chico 2014

Ready Set Chico LogoAugust 1-14, we will be traveling to 10 locations throughout California, providing new students, their families, returning students, and Chico State alumni with the opportunity to come together and share the amazing phenomenon called the Chico Experience.

Alumni provide new students and their families with a unique perspective on life in Chico. We invite you to come to one (or more) of these events, and share what the Chico Experience meant to you.

The full calendar, locations, and the rsvp form are available online. We hope you will be able to join us.

Chico Experience Week: October 10-19, 2014
Class of 1963 at the Golden Grad Reunion

The fifth annual Chico Experience Week kicks off October 10-19!

The Chico Experience Week aims to bring Chico State students, alumni, parents, and friends together for 10 days of fun, education, and reconnection with friends, the campus, and the wonderful City of Chico. Whether you already live in Chico or haven't been back in a while, you are sure to enjoy The Chico Experience!

Sponsored by the Chico State Alumni Association, The Chico Experience Week will tie together the campus and local organizations and businesses in order to create a menu of activities for a wide range of audiences.To learn more about The Chico Experience Week, please sign up for our e-newsletter and join The Chico Experience fan page on Facebook



July 27, 2014
SF Giants at LA Dodgers
This game is SOLD OUT!

Game time has changed - this game is now the ESPN Sunday Night Game of the Week.

Park opens at 3:05 p.m., food will be served starting at 3:30 p.m. on Anchor Plaza, and the game starts at 5:05 p.m. Tickets include lunch on Anchor Plaza and two beverage tickets.

August 1-14, 2014
Ready, Set, Chico
Events take place in 10 cities throughout California and bring together alumni, new students, and their families as new students embark on their Chico State adventure
Rsvp Here!

August 22, 2014
Wildcat Welcome
Volunteers Needed!
Sign-up here!

September 20, 2014
SF Giants at SD Padres
Game at Petco Park in San Diego. Tickets are $75 each and include private viewing on the Third Base Porch, food, and beverage.
Rsvp Here!

October 10-19, 2014
Chico Experience Week
Events and reunions galore. Come to Chico this October!
Find out more here!

Mercer Logo

Health coverage for alumni!

Call 877–249–7868


Alumni Association New Alumni Engagement Coordinator: Welcome Kaitlin Tillett

Kaitlin Tillett joined the CSU, Chico Alumni and Parent Relations staff this month as our new Alumni Engagement Coordinator. She received her B.A. in International Development Studies from the University of California Los Angeles. After graduating, she spenta year traveling and teaching English in Cheonan, South Korea.

Upon returning to California in 2012, Tillett moved to Chico to work as a development team member for Butte Humane Society (BHS). While at BHS, she developed major giving programs and served on the committees for the two largest BHS fundraising events. In addition, she created the BHS Supper Club fundraiser series which partners with 12 local restaurants each year in hosting benefit nights for shelter animals.

Now a part of the CSU, Chico team, Tillett's main responsibilities include the alumni membership program, chapter support, and event management. She is especially looking forward to developing networking events and mixers targeted toward young alumni. You will likely see her around this fall during The Chico Experience Week and our many other events!

In her spare time, Tillett enjoys exploring Northern California with her husband and two dogs. She also enjoys volunteering as a coach for the local non-profit organization Girls on the Run.



Kaitlin Tillett






University News

  Chico State 1965 Football team  

Calling all Former Chico State Footballers
Former Chico State football players are organizing a reunion for anyone who played one season or more of football for Chico State, coached football at Chico State, was associated with any Chico State football team, and all significant others. The reunion is scheduled for July 10-12 in Chico and includes reunion events at the Graduate (7/10 at 5 p.m.) and Madison Bear (7/11 at 3 p.m.), the Bob Vickney Memorial Golf Tournament at Bidwell Golf Course (7/11 at 8:30 a.m.), an informal BBQ at the home of an alum (7/11 at 5 p.m.), and a banquet at Quackers (7/12 at 6 p.m.)

Rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn, rate is $89 per night, use code CSF (Chico State Football). Contact Carlos Jacobo (707-888-4894, cdjacobo@gmail.com) or Carl Chapin (916-730-3638, carlchapin@comcast.net) for more information.

 Wildcat Welcome

Volunteers Needed to Help with Wildcat Welcome Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23
Volunteer opportunities for Wildcat Welcome Week, 2014 are now open! We need help with opening ceremonies, department meetings, Rock the Block, and other activities. This is your opportunity to come help out your alma mater, get in some fun and excitement, and meet the newest members of the Chico State family!

Sign up here

Get Your Chico State Gear at the Wildcat Store  
Alumni Association members receive a 10 percent discount on select merchandise at the Wildcat Store. Visit www.chicostatewildcatstore.com to order your Wildcat gear today.

Alumni Association Scholarships
The Chico State Alumni Association offers four $1,000 scholarships, ($500 awarded for two semesters). Applicants must be the dependent of an Alumni Association member. For more information and application deadlines, visit our website.

Join the Alumni Association
The generous support from alumni is instrumental in our mission of advancing Chico State and directly supports alumni programming and services for nearly 118,000 alumni around the world. Visit our website to join the Alumni Association and stay connected to Chico.

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