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College of Communication & Education

Melissa Mache

Melissa Mache is one of four Chico State faculty to receive the University’s Professional Achievement Honors. 

A passionate supporter of her students, Melissa Mache’s student-centered teaching philosophy is exemplified by her accessibility and responsiveness. She stimulates her students with her dynamic teaching style, and as a mentor for both undergraduate and graduate students, she works to communicate scientific, methods, discoveries, theories and concepts. Mache has also served as the committee chair for five theses. Additionally, Mache is dedicated to advancing her field, with four refereed paper publications, as well as four national and four international presentations. Mache served as President of the Western Society for Physical Education of College Women in 2016, after serving on the WSPESW’s executive board in 2014. And, in 2014-15, Mache secured nearly $70,000 in internal funding for the purchase of cutting-edge lab equipment to enhance the learning and application of biomechanical analysis.

“These outstanding professors are an inspiration to students and colleagues alike,” said CSU, Chico President Gayle E. Hutchinson. “They embody the teacher-scholar model and it is my great pleasure to recognize them and their work.”

Melissa Mache