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October 17, 2017

Two College of Business students named Rawlins Award Recipients

Max Dickstein (left) and Timothy Goebel (right), recipients of the Rawlins Award, pose together for a photo

Twelve students with major achievements in the classroom and in the community were honored in a special ceremony on October 16 as recipients of the 36th annual Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award. Two of the award winners, come from the College of Business.

The award—one of the largest and most prestigious at Chico State—celebrates scholarship, extracurricular activities, and outstanding academic and professional accomplishments. Awards are also based on evidence of a student’s sincere intent to complete their education, to increase their personal knowledge, and to achieve success in every aspect of life.

The Rawlins merit scholarships are named in honor of Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins, who died piloting a B-29 bomber over Tokyo Bay during World War II. Wishing to leave a legacy in the name of her son, Fern Rawlins established the Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award endowment in 1981.

Since the program’s inception, more than $1 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 800 deserving CSU, Chico students.


Rawlins Award recipient Timothy GoebelTimothy Goebel is senior seeking his bachelor’s degree in business administration, Timothy is working toward his ultimate goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Before his time at Chico State, Timothy worked as part of the Shasta College Gay-Straight Alliance, a collaboration to make campus safe and welcoming for LGBTQ+ students at Shasta College, where he earned his associate’s degree in business administration and accounting clerk and bookkeeping certificate.


Rawlins Award Recipient Max Dickstein Max Dickstein is a senior pursuing his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an option in marketing, along with a minor in management and internal sales, in addition to the professional sales certificate. He is an active participate in the Seufferlein Sales Program, having placed second in the Sweet 16 Sales Challenge in 2016 before placing third nationally out of 60 students in a sales competition at the International Collegiate Conference for the American Marketing Association. 

Travis Souders
Public Affairs

Photos by Jason Halley.

Read more about Timothy, Max, and the rest of the award winners via Chico State Today here.