Chico State Alums Giving Back

Chico State Alums Giving Back

photo of Daniel Phelangroup of alums who attended Chico State decades ago have not forgotten their alma mater. In fact, the founders and members of a former chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (Sig Ep) have been busy finding a way to help others and give back to the University. They decided to create a scholarship fund for qualified students.

The first Sigma Phi Epsilon President Scholarship has been awarded to Daniel Phelan of Chico. At Chico High School, Phelan (in photo, right), achieved a 4.0 GPA and also excelled in cross country, track, and community service through Rotary InterAct.

Phelan’s childhood dream of becoming a civil engineer is being given a big boost by the $3,000 per year for the next four years.

“This childhood dream came from a love of trains, and I decided I did not want to build them, just plan where they would go,” wrote Phelan in his scholarship application. 

The Sig Ep alums (some of them in photo below) will continue to raise funds with the goal of awarding one new four-year scholarship each year and creating a fund large enough to be self-sustaining.

Current members of the committee launching the scholarship are Barry Behr (’72), Jim Bremer (’68), Jim Mattos (attended), Randy Slade (’68), Jay Rosenthal (’71), Bob Koch (’70, ’72), Jim Veit (’67), and Tom Bone (’68).

Anyone may contribute to this fund. For more information, contact Shari Anderson, University Advancement, at 530-898-4796 or slanderson@csuchico.edu.

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Alum Notes

SHIRLEE ZANE

SHIRLEE ZANE

(’82) is third district Sonoma County supervisor.

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ADAM HENIG

ADAM HENIG

(BA, Political Science, ’02) published an ebook titled Alex Haley’s Roots: An Author’s Odyssey.

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JADE MILBURN

JADE MILBURN

(’12) is a volunteer with Sacramento’s City Year program.

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