CSU, Chico News

University’s Distinguished Alumni to Discuss Success at Interactive Panel

Date: 03-29-2013

Kacey Gardner, editorial assistant
Public Affairs
Joe Wills, director
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg will present an interactive discussion panel with the University’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Thursday, April 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Harlen Adams Theatre, located in Performing Arts Center Room 144.

The eight honorees will share how they achieved success after graduating from CSU, Chico and what they look for when hiring recent college graduates. The discussion, titled “Navigating Your Road to Professional Success: How the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Honorees Made It From Here to There,” is free and open to the public.

This year’s distinguished alumni are

College of Agriculture
Ray Griffin, founding partner and general manager, FoodSource

College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management
Mark Fitzpatrick, co-founder, CEO and managing partner, FitzForm; co-founder and CEO, YOUnite Inc.; co-founder and CTO, BlueChipExec

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Robert L. Toney, retired rear admiral, U.S. Navy

College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Kelli Chipponeri, executive editor, Chronicle Books

College of Business
Rand Hutchison, president emeritus, Wanderful Media; lecturer, CSU, Chico

College of Natural Sciences
K. Darwin Murrell, honorary professor, Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology, University of Copenhagen

College of Communication and Education
Lance Lew, community marketing director, NBC Bay Area

Distinguished Service
Tim Colbie, owner and operator, Great Escape Travel

Profiles of the Distinguished Alumni are on the CSU, Chico Alumni Association website at http://www.csuchico.edu/alumni/distinguished/year/2013_DAD.shtml. For more information, contact Polly Crabtree, associate director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 530-898-6472.