Working for California

The Chico State Alumni Association is proud to introduce you to 10 of our graduates, selected from more than 130,000 Chico State alumni worldwide, who are featured on the California State University’s “Working for California” website.  These 10 are just a few of the 2.6 million remarkable California State University alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people of California and the world. The alumni highlighted here provide leadership to every major industry in the state and attribute one common element to their success: getting an education at the California State University.

Working for California website:

CSU, Chico Alumni on Website

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Christian Friedland

1999, Political Science.

Founder & CEO, Build.Com

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Scott Hanson*

1990, Business Administration; 1990, Finance.

Senior Partner, Founding Principal,
Hanson McClain

2010 Distinguished Alumni (profile)

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Michelle Kalberer

1996, Business Administration/Accounting.

Co-Owner & CFO, Klean Kanteen

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Andy Keller

1997, Business Administration; 1990, Finance.

Founder and President, ChicoBagTM

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Lance Lew*

1979, Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Director, Community Marketing, NBC Bay Area

2013 Distinguished Alumni (profile)

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H. Kit Miyamoto*

1989, Civil Engineering.

President and CEO, Miyamoto International

2011 Distinguished Alumni (profile)

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Suzanna Nye*

1990, Nutrition and Food Sciences.

Chief Monitor and Manager of Field Service, Child Nutrition Programs, State of California

2008 Distinguished Alumni (profile)

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Matt S. Petersen

1990, Political Science.

President and CEO, Global Green USA

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John Strisower*

1987, Computer Science.

CEO, PathoLase, Inc.

2012 Distinguished Alumni (profile)

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Farhang (Frank) Zamani*

1994, Computer Science.

Founder, CEO and President, Caspio

2006 Distinguished Alumni (profile)

* = Honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award by CSU, Chico