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December 2016

From the Dean's Desk

Dean Judith Hennessey
College of Business Dean Judith E. Hennessey.

Dear Alumni and Friends,

The spring semester has come and gone in a flash, leaving our beautiful campus calm and quiet while we prepare for a successful fall semester. There are many exciting stories to share with you, as our students and faculty continue to amaze and inspire me.

April has officially been dubbed “eMonth” at Chico State, as the Center for Entrepreneurship continuously brings entrepreneurs onto campus to share their expertise with our students and celebrate all things entrepreneurial. Each week in April, we hosted a different panel of entrepreneurs to share the secrets to their success with nearly 1,000 students across campus.

Among those entrepreneurs include alums Sean Woulfe (BS, Business Administration, ’16) and Kiaya Sabolovic (BS, Business Administration, ’17), cofounders of the popular spring semester event, Biz Talks, where several of our most successful alumni gave inspirational eight-minute talks about their achievements to help inspire students to choose an option that speaks to them.

We asked other alumni to come to campus next April to share stories of their accomplishments (and failures) as part of Executives on Campus, an event that gives students the chance to meet and network directly with CEOs, vice presidents, partners, and other high-profile alumni that have grown to be experts in their fields since graduating. Hearing these stories directly from our alums gives our students the opportunity to see their possible futures.

I would be remiss not to mention that our alumni, friends, and students had the opportunity to see one of Chico State’s most bizarre April storms of the decade—a fierce hailstorm broke out during the event, making it even more memorable.  

Our amazing students always continue to inspire me through their dedication to academia and their passion that drives it. Graduating business administration and political science student Nick Howell was featured in this May’s issue of Inside Chico State as an outstanding graduate. Howell has shown incredible passion in his studies and has been involved with too many student organizations to count. 


Be proud, Wildcats!

With best regards,

Judith E. Hennessey
Dean of Business