Valene L. Smith

Department of Anthropology
1967–1999

Helped create Museum of Anthropology for CSU, Chico students and for the Chico community.

Has made gifts and testaments of commitment to the museum totaling more than $4.6 million.

Founded lecture series “Anthro Looks at….”

Established annual alumni newsletter Clan Destiny.

Founded tourism curriculum and internships – 1980.

Member, Enloe Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Founding president, Chico Museum Association.

Endowed scholarship for Outstanding Student in BSS for Soroptimists International.