Chico State Celebrates President Gayle E. Hutchinson's Inauguration
On March 3, Chico State celebrated the official inauguration of President Gayle E. Hutchinson. The fun, inspiring event sent a clear message—"Together, we will transform tomorrow!" The University created a special video to share President's Hutchinson's vision of inclusive excellence. Find the full investiture photos, President Hutchinson's speech, and details on the traditions here. Pictured are seven past Chico State Alumni Association board presidents who came to support President Hutchinson's inauguration. 


Root on the Wildcats in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The Chico State men's basketball team defeated UC San Diego, Western Washington, and Hawai'i Pacific all within the past week. Now the Wildcats are the NCAA Championship Tournament West Regions Champions and headed for the Elite Eight in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on March 22. Read more for more information on how to watch the game live or purchase tickets to the game in Sioux Falls. 


Alumni Board President Takes Part in Caffeinated Cats Podcast
Chico State associate professor Zach Justus had an idea to start a podcast about life in Chico and around campus. He lobbed the idea to Department of English Chair Tracy Butts and Student Life and Leadership Program Coordinator Mary Wallmark. Ideas were shared, a format was workshopped, and the Caffeinated Cats podcast was born. Last month, they invited Alumni Association Board President Aaron Skaggs ('10), to talk about what it means to share the Chico Experience as a Chico State alum. Learn more about the podcast here and listen to Episode 11, "Wildcat Alumni" here.

San Diego Network To Host Launch Event on April 1
The recently reestablished San Diego Alumni Network is hosting its launch event on Saturday, April 1 from noon–2 p.m. at Soda & Swine Liberty Station. The San Diego Network board of directors are eager to connect to fellow Wildcats living in the San Diego area and see the group grow. See their upcoming events here and join their Facebook group to stay in the know about alumni events and activities.

Alumni Spotlight: Gregory Gangnuss
While working in the headquarters of Camp Resolute Support in Kabul one afternoon, Gregory Gangnuss ('88) heard a helicopter crash. For 98 minutes after the crash, Gangnuss and three others worked to save those trapped inside. The US Air force awarded Gangnuss with the Air Force Civilian Award for Valor on February 22, 2017.
 Read more about Gangnuss's life-saving endeavor.


Chico State Wildcat Store
It's Clinique Bonus time! From April 6-23, receive a free 7-piece gift bag with a qualifying purchase of $28 or more at the Chico State Wildcat Store. Stop by or call 530-898-3151 to place your order and receive free shipping. One per customer, while supplies last. Alumni Association lifetime members receive a 10 percent discount on select merchandise. 

April 1: San Diego Network, Fools for Chico Alumni Mixer, Soda & Swine Liberty Station, noon–2 p.m. 

April 9: Sacramento Network, River Cats vs. Rainiers, Raley Field, 1:05 p.m. 

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