CSU, Chico News

University Housing Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Date: 02-11-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Chad Disharoon
University Housing and Food Service

University Housing and Food Service will host a banquet on Tuesday, March 2, in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium honoring mainly first-year University Housing students for their high academic achievement for the fall 2009 semester.

More than 200 students will be honored for their high academic achievement. Eleven students will be recognized for receiving a 4.0 GPA, and 198 students will be awarded for receiving a 3.5 GPA or higher. Ten resident advisors will be presented with gifts for making the dean’s list (3.5 GPA or higher), and 455 University Housing students who received a GPA between 3.0 and 3.499 will receive a personal congratulatory letter from the director and associate director of residential life.

This year’s speakers will be CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg; David Stephen, director of University Housing and Food Service; Micki Lennon, faculty in residence and professor of Religious Studies; Chad Disharoon, coordinator for Residential Life Programming; and Noelle Jahn, the keynote student speaker.

The annual banquet began in the 1970s and is designed to recognize academic success for resident hall students in their first semester at CSU, Chico.

“The rigor of university-level study is often times daunting, especially given the many potential distractions and obligations college students must reconcile,” said Stephen. “The annual University Housing Scholastic Dinner is an occasion to recognize academic achievement at the highest levels and encourage residence hall students in their desire to excel academically. The event is an opportunity to congratulate the scholar-student who has successfully managed these myriad responsibilities while succeeding academically at a level worthy of praise and distinction.”