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2016 News



Wallace Leese (center) teaches in his Cost Management Accounting  (ACCT 320) class after recognition for Outstanding Professor from the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee (FRAS) on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Chico, Calif.  (Jason Halley/University Photographer)
College of Business Professors Featured in CSU, Chico's 2016-'17 Outstanding Faculty Awards

December 15, 2016

Two College of Business professors were winners among the recently announced 2016-2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards, which were selected by the University's Faculty Recognition and Support Committee. Read more...


Mallory Winston chatting with a representative during the Sales Sweet 16 Mixer on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Chico, Calif. (Haley Traynor/Student Photographer)
CSU, Chico College of Business Students Take Top Prizes at Sweet 16 Sales Challenge

December 9, 2016

Showcasing their ability to excel in high-level professional sales, four CSU, Chico College of Business students walked away with cash prizes for following last week's Sweet 16 Sales Challenge, a student sales competition. Read more...


Student David Chalem gives his 90-second business pitch. Click photo to read more.
From Networking Bracelets and Virtual Reality Apps to Shark Resistant Wetsuits, Entrepreneurshsip Students Present Their Best Business Pitches

November 29, 2016

Entrepreneurship students competed in the Chico State Elevator Pitch Contest, which challenged students to present their best business concept in under 90 seconds. Read more...


Students competing in the Sweet 16 pose for a photo. Click the photo to read more.
Local Sales Competition Challenges Chico State Students

November 14, 2016

A group of Chico State students are gaining valuable real-world sales experience preparing for the Sweet 16 Sales Challenge, an annual local competition hosted by Chico State's Seufferlein Sales Program. Read more...


Students line up to give their 90-second elevator pitch. Click the photo to read more.
CSU, Chico Student Business Ideas on Display at Elevator Pitch Competition

November 7, 2016

About 35 students from a variety of disciplines across CSU, Chico and Butte College will present business concepts at the Chico State TBar Elevator Pitch Contest held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-8 in Colusa Hall, Room 100. Read more...


Students from Project Management Group pose for a photo. Click the photo to read more.
Business Student Organizations Compete for Their Community

November 7, 2016

The College of Business' Project Management Group (PMG) hosted its semiannual student organization competition as a way to connect business student organizations, and strengthen their sense of community and purpose. Read more...


Chris Small jumps from a 60 foot telephone pole. Click the photo to read more.
Taking MBA Student Leadership Abilities to New Heights

November 3, 2016

A group of about 25 Chico State MBA students gathered together for a leadership training course in Paradise, California, on September 16, 2016. The MBA students faced daring heights as their leadership and team-building skills were challenged. Read more...


Hannah Hubbard studies for her finals on the second floor of Meriam Library. Click the photo to read more.
California State University, Chico's CPA Exam Pass Rate Ranks Among the Best in the State

October 18, 2016

A month after U.S. News named CSU, Chico one of the top public schools in the West Region, the Northern California institution's academic reputation has received another boost. Read more...


Students applaud their peer in the classroom. Click the photo to read more.
Student Entrepreneurs Envision Changing Their World

August 4, 2016

African students attending Chico State's boot camp for social entrepreneurs "sees things in the world that aren't right, and they want to do something about it, rather than just complain about it." Read more...


Matt McLaughlin. Click the photo to read more.
MBA Instructor Matt McLaughlin Granted Enloe Leadership Award

July 25, 2016

The College of Business' Matt McLaughlin, who teaches in the California State University, Chico MBA program, was recently awarded the Enloe Leadership Award for financial performance in 2016. Read more...


A shot of espresso sits next to a keyboard. Click the photo to read more.
CSU, Chico Alumni and Entrepreneurs Build Connections with Coffee

June 1, 2016

Thanks to alumni Kris Rudeegraap ('08) and Braydan Young ('09) companies can now easily send a cup of coffee to clients, partners, and employees through their San Francisco-based startup business CoffeeSender. Read more...


CSU, Chico students Jorge Alvarado and Angelina Teel-Jonson discuss their concept at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016. Click the photo to read more,
Students Win First-Place Award at Collegiate Wind Competition 2016

May 25, 2016

Students enrolled in engineering capstone design or social entrepreneurship came together to solve a real-world energy problem as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016. Read more...


Kiran Badial, Cheyenne Havens, Cayden Harrington, Tim Heinze, Haley Romstad, and Bill McGowan (left to right) learn how to excel in the lucrative and rewarding field of professional sales. Click the photo to read more.
CSU, Chico Named Among "Top Universities for Professional Sales Education"

May 6, 2016

The Seufferlein Sales Program at California State University, Chico has been recognized by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) as one of several “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” in its 2016 listing. Read more...


Future Four finalists pose for a photo. Click the photo to read more.
Entrepreneurship Students From Across the Country Compete in the Future Four & More Competition

May 2, 2016

Students from aross the country competed in the Future Four & More Business Concept Competition by pitching their new business concepts, ranging from agricultural technology to an online lunch preparation and delivery service. Read more...


CSU, Chico team (left to right) Kayla Sumpter, Dylan Brix, Kristin Minetti (Faculty Coach), and Amanda Zanette. Click the photo to read more.
CSU, Chico Students Continue Domination at Sales Competition

April 28, 2016

The CSU, Chico student team competed against 13 university teams from around the country and for the sixth year in a row came out on top. In addition, CSU, Chico students took three of the four individual performance awards. Read more...


Chico State team xShop pose with their first-place award. Click the photo to read more.
CSU, Chico SAP Students Come in First Place at #innotakeoff Competition

April 26, 2016

Five CSU, Chico students took first place at the SAP #innotakeoff Competition in Palo Alto. Adryan Byrd, Daniela Gonzalez Diaz, Daniel Lau, Nick Armstrong, and Jacob Jones formed the Chico State student team, xShop. Read more...


Students in the Project Management Group pose for a photo. Click the photo to read more.
Business Student Organizations Compete in First-Ever Field Day Challenge

April 20, 2016

Saturday, April 23, four Business student organizations will gather at the Yolo Fields for the first-ever student organization field day competition. Each team will compete in challenges such as an egg toss, a relay race, dodgeball, and tug-of-war. Read more...


Richard Davis presents his business concept for a vertical farm. Click the photo to read more.
CSU, Chico Entrepreneurship Students Advance to Future Four & More Competition

April 15, 2016

CSU, Chico entrepreneurship students Wyatt Hahn and Richard Davis came out on top at the Business Concept Competition, advancing to the Future Four & More Competition being held on Friday, April 22 in Colusa Hall. Read more...


Alumnus Jeff Gustch (left) and accounting professor Jeff Decker. Click the photo to read more.
Endowment to Student Organization Enables Career Success

March 25, 2016

Alumnus Jeff Gutsch ('87), along with his firm Moss Adams, recently made an endowment toward international honors organization for accounting students and professionals Beta Alpha Psi (BAP). Read more...


CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson. Click the photo to read more.
CSU Trustees Appoint Gayle Hutchinson as President of California State University, Chico

March 9, 2016

The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Gayle E. Hutchinson as president of California State University, Chico. Hutchinson succeeds President Paul Zingg, who is retiring in June. Read more...


MBA graduates waiting in line for their graduation ceremony. Click the photo to read more.
MBA Program Selected for CEO Magazine's Tier-One Ranking

March 3, 2016

CSU, Chico's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been ranked a tier-one MBA program in North America by CEO Magazine. Read more...


Marilyn Everett. Click the photo to read more.
K·Coe Isom Principal Marilyn Everett Selected as Distinguished Alumnus

February 25, 2016

Every year the College of Business selects one alumnus to celebrate for their professional accomplishments. This year's distinguished alumnus award winner is K·Coe Isom Principal Marilyn Everett ('78). Read more...


Peter Straus (left) and Andrew Gazdecki have a conversation in the Center for Entrepreneurship. Click the photo to read more.
Bizness Apps Helps Student Entrepreneurs Build Mobile Apps For Free

February 22, 2016

Alumnus Andrew Gazdecki ('10) of Bizness Apps offers free access to its app builder for Chico State students interested in mobile app development. Read more...


Shasta College in Redding, CA. Click the photo to read more.
College of Business Forms Community Advisory Board in Redding

February 18, 2016

CSU, Chico's College of Business has formed a new community advisory board to support an enhanced and more locally relevant bachelor's degree in business administration in Redding. Read more...


Professor Damon Aiken. Click the photo to read more.
College of Business Faculty Members Awarded Professional Achievement Honors

February 16, 2016

College of Business faculty members were awarded Professional Achievement Honors by the CSU, Chico Faculty Recognition and Support Committee. Read more...


A student shakes the hand of a potential employer at Meet the Firms. Click the photo to read more.
Students Offer Free Tax-Preparation Services

January 28, 2016

CSU, Chico's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi partner with the International Revenue Service to provide free tax-preparation services. Read more...


Center for Entrepreneurship Director Peter Straus. Click the photo to read more.
Entrepreneurship at Chico Shines in Forbes

January 6, 2016

In two recent Forbes articles our entrepreneurship program and several alumni are highlighted. Read more...


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