Alumni Association News

Alumni Association News

Jimmy Reed

Great news—I am proud to introduce the new Chico State Alumni Association, an all-inclusive program aimed at linking alumni, students, and the University. As one of our graduates, you are now a member of the Chico State Alumni Association! 

The new Chico State Alumni Association is even better than before. True to the Chico Experience, the new association is different from what many other universities offer and ensures a lasting connection to the beautiful Chico State campus and the students whose lives were changed there.

The traditional idea of a members-only club no longer fits at Chico State, and we know alumni are hardly alone as passionate supporters of the University. So we’ve decided to go all in, expand the association, and focus on providing services of true value to our members.

One of the biggest changes is that there are no dues. Everyone is now a member. We are channeling our efforts to provide you with valuable programming. Even better, members still receive special benefits and communications. While we no longer charge dues, we will accept tax-deductible gifts to the association to support our scholarships and alumni programming efforts.

From left, Cameron Kelly and Kaliahna Baxter enjoy the Chico Young Alumni Mixer at Wine Time in Chico March 19.

From left, Cameron Kelly and Kaliahna Baxter enjoy the Chico Young Alumni Mixer at Wine Time in Chico March 19.

Another difference is that our association is all-inclusive. It isn’t just for alumni anymore; it’s for the whole Chico State family—alumni, students, faculty, and staff. We enthusiastically welcome students, our future alumni, as a part of our family on their first day on campus!

Chico State Alumni Association programs will focus on

• strengthening our connections with each other.

showcasing pride for Chico State.

• spreading support of Chico State through volunteering, advocating, and giving.

On campus, we’ve already reorganized and refocused our efforts to support this new association. New programs are in the works. There are new and enhanced benefits, career resources, opportunities to connect with Wildcats regionally, and so much more. To learn more about the new Chico State Alumni Association, please visit our website at www.csuchico.edu/alumni.

More than 100 alums who work on campus took part in the inaugural Faculty-Staff Alumni Appreciation Reception April 15.

More than 100 alums who work on campus took part in the inaugural Faculty-Staff Alumni Appreciation Reception April 15.

Celebrating Chico, 

Jimmy Reed (‘03, ’08), President

Chico State Alumni Association

Upcoming Reunions and Events

Sunday | July 26 Bay Area Alumni Event at AT&T Park: Giants vs. A’s

Saturday | Aug. 15
San Diego Alumni Network Alumni Picnic Day

Oct. 9–18
6th Annual Chico Experience Week

Monday | Oct. 19
UHFS Residence Life Reunion

Alumni Association President Jimmy Reed, left, congratulates Farshad Azad April 10 as the association’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Service Award recipient.

Alumni Association President Jimmy Reed, left, congratulates Farshad Azad April 10 as the association’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Service Award recipient.

Sunday | Oct. 11
Family Weekend BBQ

Thursday | Oct. 15
Chico Alumni Chapter Fall Mixer

Oct. 15–17
Golden Grad Reunion Celebrating the Class of 1965

Oct. 17–18
Associated Students Alumni Reunion

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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