Alumni Association News

Alumni Association News

Jimmy Reed

As I write this, we are just finishing up a very successful fifth annual Chico Experience Week. During this 10-day period, the Chico State Alumni Association (CSAA) hosted seven different events, both on campus and around the state, including three alumni mixers in one night—in Chico, Sacramento, and Berkeley. We’d love to grow this program for next year and hold up to six events for our chapters and networks during Chico Experience Week, so stay tuned for more details. Other highlights of the week included the unveiling of the fifth and final print in Jake Early’s Chico Experience series, a young-alumni mixer sponsored by Build.com in Chico, and a celebration of the Class of 1964 at the Golden Grad reunion.

I’d like to do a special shout-out to the Chico Experience Week sponsors and preferred partners—without your support, we could not do what we do! Thank you to Mercer, Liberty Mutual, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Italian Cottage, Spice Creek Café, Mom’s Restaurant, Madison Bear Garden, Oxford Suites, and our media partners at Deer Creek Broadcasting: The Blaze 103.5, Mix 95.1, KPAY 1290, and Radio Mexico. Also a big “thank you” to Chico Paper Company for their collaboration over the past five years with the Chico Experience series.

Nearly two dozen alums from Build.com attended the Young Alumni Network event in Chico.

Nearly two dozen alums from Build.com attended the Young Alumni Network event in Chico.

We have several exciting projects coming up, including the possibility of partnering with Associated Students and Chico State Athletics to erect a bronze Wildcat statue on campus. The CSAA board of directors has recently set aside an allocation to assist with this project. In addition to our scholarship program and alumni outreach, the CSAA also focuses on campus beautification projects—you may remember that several years ago we raised the funds to revitalize Alumni Glen, which is used by students and alumni alike. We believe that the Wildcat statue project will stand the test of time for generations to come. From Summer O tours to Wildcat Welcome to Commencement and alumni reunions, the statue will be an iconic reminder of the Chico Experience.

Greg (’91) and Jana Strong (’92), owners of Chico Paper Company, with artist Jake Early (’94) and the final print in the Chico Experience series. Early also received a proclamation from Chico mayor Scott Gruendl (’86) declaring Oct. 10, 2014, “Jake Early Day.”

Greg (’91) and Jana Strong (’92), owners of Chico Paper Company, with artist Jake Early (’94) and the final print in the Chico Experience series. Early also received a proclamation from Chico mayor Scott Gruendl (’86) declaring Oct. 10, 2014, “Jake Early Day.”

Celebrating Chico, 

Jimmy Reed (‘03, ’08), President

Chico State Alumni Association

Upcoming Reunions and Events

Saturday | Jan. 31
Alumni Association Annual Board Meeting Chico Chapter Basketball Reception

Saturday | Feb. 28
Bay Area Chapter: Sharks vs. Senators

Thursday | March 12
CSU NYC/Tri-State Alumni Reception

Friday | April 10
Distinguished Alumni Dinner

Monday | April 13
CSU Alumni Seattle Reception

Golden Grads from the Class of 1964 celebrated their 50-year reunion during Chico Experience Week.

Golden Grads from the Class of 1964 celebrated their 50-year reunion during Chico Experience Week.

Wednesday | April 15
Bay Area Chapter Warriors Game

Tuesday | April 28
Senior Send-Off

Thursday | April 30
Chico Chapter Tri-Tip BBQ

May 14–17
2015 Commencement

Saturday | June 13
San Diego Alumni Event at Petco Park: Padres vs. Dodgers

October 9–18
6th Annual Chico Experience Week

Oct. 15–17
Golden Grad Reunion: The Class of 1965

For more information, visit www.csuchico.edu/alumni or call 530-898-6472.

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