Students Living in University Housing Recognized for Academic Achievement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 02-18-2011

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260

The Department of University Housing and Food Service will host a banquet on Feb. 28 to honor residence hall students for exemplary academic achievement at California State University, Chico. The more than 290 residence hall students who earned, at a minimum, a 3.5 grade-point average (GPA) have received personal invitations to attend.

Twenty-one students will be recognized for earning a perfect 4.0 GPA, which represents a 48 percent increase over last year’s fall semester. Eighty-eight students will be recognized for receiving a 3.7 GPA, which represents a 26 percent increase from the previous fall semester. Additionally, another 184 students attained a 3.50 GPA. Fourteen residential-life staff members will receive special recognition for being named to their respective college’s dean’s list, awarded for a 3.5 GPA or higher. Taken together, these students represent the top 18 percent of all residence hall students.

“The residence hall experience at Chico State is the ‘other half’ of a student’s university education,” said David Stephen, director, University Housing and Food Service. “Providing students a place where they are supported and can thrive academically is the essence of the University Housing mission. In all facets, we take great pride in the success of our students and, in particular, those who excel academically.”

The University Housing annual scholastic banquet tradition began more than 40 years ago and is designed to recognize the academic excellence of residence hall students in their first semester at the University.

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