College of Communication and Education

The College of Communication and Education (CME) 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.

The College of Communication and Education, led by Dean Angela Trethewey, has a rich history of excellence, and includes the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management, the School of Communication, and the School of Education.

CME Mission and Strategic Plan

Feature Articles

Ability First Sports Camp Celebrates 30 Years

See full article here.

Chico State's Kasey Barnett Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Chico State track and field star Kasey Barnett was named as the University's nominee for 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year.  Click here to read more!

Better Together California Teachers Summit 2015

Join us July 31 for a free day of learning by teachers, for teachers!  Click here for more details.

College of Communication and Education Alum, Lain Hensley, Delivers Alumni Address at 2015 Commencement

Click here to watch the full video of Lain Hensley's speech.

Italian Communication Design Professor Becomes Citizen at Capitol Ceremony

See the full article here.

The Orion Honored at State and National Competitions

Chico State's student-run newspaper, The Orion, was awarded multiple honors at two annual major collegiate newspaper competitions.

Click here for the full list of awards.

Patton & Wiesinger receive 14-15 Professional Achievement Honors

Dr. Kevin Patton, Department of Kinesiology, and Dr. Susan Wiesinger, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, have been selected to receive the 2014-2015 Professional Achievement Honors.

To see all 2014-2015 Professional Achievement Honors Awardees click here

Justus Outstanding Teacher

Dr. Zachary Justus, Department of Communications Arts & Sciences, has been selected for the 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award.

To see all 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award Winners click here.

CME Kudos

CME Kudos


Prior Feature Articles

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Tehama Group Communications

Tehama Group Communications (housed in Journalim & PR) students are partnering with the Chico Arts Commission to support public art in our community!  Check it out here.

Congratulations! The Orion Student Newspaper Wins Award

For the 12th time The Orion has received the Associated College Press' (ACP) Newspaper Pacemaker Award.  Full Story

Speech and Debate Students Win Bid to National Contest

Due to their outstanding performances at the 2014 Golden Gate Opener, Colby Knox and Kassandra Bednarski will compete in the National Forensics Association tournament in 2015.

Full Story

COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

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