College of Communication and Education

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CME Vision, Mission, and Guiding Commitments

Led by Dean Angela Trethewey, the College of Communication and Education has a rich history of excellence, and includes the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management, Communication Arts & Sciences, Communication Design, Journalism & Public Relations, and the School of Education.

The College of Communication and Education invites you to explore the many exciting educational programs we offer our students. Our seven departments provide challenging academic programs that integrate disciplinary knowledge and professional practice through internships and a variety of experiences that prepare students for successful and fulfilling careers.

The College of Communication and Education has the largest (3,654) number of majors at Chico State with a diverse array of programs. More than 270 faculty teach the 2,800 full-time students enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate professional programs.


Alumnus Rick Rigsby Commencement Address "Go For It!"

Alumnus Rick Rigsby (photo courtesy of Jason Halley) gave the commencement address during the 2017 College of Communication and Education and College of Natural Sciences student ceremonies, Friday, May 19. Rigsby graduated with degrees in Information and Communications Studies, BA 1979 and Information and Communications Studies, MA 1987


Outstanding Student Leader

Andrea Avina and Dean Angela Trethewey

For the full article visit the Inside Chico State page.

Chico State Wildcats Relay For Life Team Sweeps 1st Place

The Chico State Wildcats Relay For Life team spent this past weekend remembering those we have lost to Cancer, Celebrating those who have survived their Cancer battle and fighting back against cancer.


The Chico Great Debate 2017

The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, along with Butte College and the Chico State First-Year Experience program, hosted more than 1,000 students at the Chico Great Debate on Friday, April 21 in downtown Chico.


Breaking News!

Three Chico State grads were members of the team that won a Pulitzer for breaking news yesterday.

Chico State journalism graduates and The Orion alumni: Rick Hurd (92), Malaika Fraley (99), and Katrina Cameron (41). The East Bay Times reported the 'Ghost Ship' fire that killed 36 people, Dec. 2.

Microgreen Internship Sprouts Student Success

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When Tristen Lake and Anthony Gordon envisioned their senior class 12-unit internship, they thought back to the advice Professor Emeritus John Hooper gave them in an intro to a parks and natural resource management class: “Recreation is not the activity. It’s the emotional response you receive.”  Read more...

Meet the Faculty

Assistant Professor Joshua Moss is teaching the course “The Art of Cinema and Television,” which is currently based on the films by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. Next semester the class will focus on television sitcoms. 


College of Communication and Education Staff Member Caught Being Awesome!

Click here to learn more about School of Education's Roy Dunlap and the awesome work he was recognized for!

Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Managment Professor Turns Love of Traveling Into Career

Assistant Professor, Matt Stone, shares a bit about traveling trends and offers up some travel advice.  Click here to learn more!

Journalism Students Receive Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award

Congratulations to Gabriel Sandoval and Elizabeth Castillo! Click here to read more about the major achievement of these two outstanding students.

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Meet the Faculty

Yumeng Li grew up in Shenyang, China. He received his PhD in biomechanics from the University of Georgia.


COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

The COMM and Education Matters newsletters are available online. Click here to view.