A Magazine from California State University, ChicoSpring 2012 Issue

Alumni Association News

Alumni Association News

Michelle Power Dear Alums,

Chico State’s 125th anniversary is a great occasion to celebrate the University’s legacy and achievements. It has reminded me of how proud I am to be a second-generation Chico alum and how honored I am to serve as president of the Alumni Association. I’d like to share a few of our association goals as well as some of the exciting projects planned to commemorate the 125th anniversary.

The board wants to foster an active Alumni Association through strong chapters, advocate for Chico State and the CSU system, and be the point of contact for all alumni. Our goal is to create a lifelong connection to Chico State. We will make this happen through alumni and student engagement as well as growing membership in the Alumni Association. We look to each of you to assist us in making a difference for our campus. To stay current on ways you can get involved, please visit our Alumni Association website at www.csuchico.edu/alumni.

The 125th anniversary committee has established some exciting projects for alumni and the community to participate in. One that I am especially passionate about is the My Service Counts campaign (see below). A scoreboard on the website shows the total hours logged by the campus community as well as by parents and alumni. Check out the websitewww.myservicecounts.com to log on and track your service hours online. To see other key dates, visit www.csuchico.edu/125.

There are many incredible events, such as Family Weekend and the 1880s Party, the Veterans Day Recognition event, and the third annual Chico Experience Week, that you can attend to get involved with the 125th anniversary.

I am pleased to have this opportunity to update you on Alumni Association Board priorities and to encourage you to stay connected to the Chico Experience.

Celebrating Chico,
Michelle Power (’92), President, CSU, Chico Alumni Association

Upcoming Reunions and Events

Sunday | July 29
Alumni Day at AT&T Park Giants vs. Dodgers

Sunday | Aug. 19
Giants vs. Padres at PETCO Park

Friday | Aug. 24
Wildcat Welcome

Oct. 5–14
3rd Annual Chico Experience Week 

Friday | Oct. 5
Unveiling of the Jake Early Chico Experience Print

Saturday | Oct. 6
1880s Party and Family Weekend BBQ

Friday | Oct. 12
Chico Chapter Fall Mixer at the Stansbury House

Oct. 12–13
1955–1965 All-Alumni Reunion www.chicostate1955-1965.com

Oct. 12–13
50th Anniversary of the Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department

For more information on these events, visit the Alumni website or call 530-898-6472.

Making Your Service Count

A significant part of The Chico Experience is a proud and long-standing tradition of community service. Through organizations such as CAVE and CLIC, the Greek system, and athletics, our students, faculty, and staff have positively impacted the lives of countless people throughout our community and region. As part of Chico State’s 125th anniversary celebration, My Service Counts challenges the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) to perform 125,000 hours of service in 2012.

In addition, the University is asking parents of current students and Chico State alumni to match those efforts with an additional 125,000 hours of service this year. To learn more about the My Service Counts program and to log your hours, visit www.myservicecounts.com.

Get Connected! Results

In the fall 2011 issue, we introduced the new Chico State Online Community. Thanks to all of you who got connected! For those who haven’t yet joined, you can still do so by going to the alumni page.

Congratulations to the winners of the drawing:

  • iPad 2: Kellen Livingston (’10)
  • $100 gift card to Wildcat Store: Sherwin Munar (’09)
  • Chico State sweatshirt: Yannick De Alwis (’08)
  • One-year Alumni Association membership and 125th Anniversary portfolio: Krista Urteaga (’91)
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