Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Communication and Education

Kinesiology professor Rebecca Lytle.
Rebecca Lytle

Sensory Motor Clinic is Unique in Northern California

Kinesiology professor Rebecca Lytle, right, founded the Sensory Motor Clinic in 2003. The clinic is operated by students in the adaptive physical education teacher training program with the help of graduate students in related disciplines. It is the only clinic of its kind in Northern California and has been honored by the Autism Society of Northern California.

Prize-Winning Book Designs

Students Lucy Redoglia and Daisuke Nozaki, Communication Design, won prizes in the 2006 Bookbuilders West competition. Redoglia won a $1,000 scholarship for her design of “Books Grow with Us.” Nozaki won the $500 Steve Renick Memorial Award for “Soul.” The books were produced in the Publication Design class taught by Professor Barbara Sudick.

Professor is Guest of International Paralympics

Laura McLachlin, Recreation and Parks Management, attended the 2006 International Paralympics in Torino, Italy, as a guest of the International Paralympic Committee. McLachlin also received the Exemplary Program Award from the California Assoc. for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and the State Council on Adapted Physical Education for her involvement in the Ability First Sports Camp at CSU, Chico.

Industry Connections

The Department of Communication Design places 120 students annually in mediated communication businesses from TV, radio, film, and the Internet. Disney, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Pinnacle Systems, and Turner Broadcasting have all employed Communication Design interns.

Student Receives Tourism Scholarship

Katy Rea, Resort and Lodging Management, was awarded the California Scholarship by Tourism Cares for Tomorrow. Rea began the Hyatt Corporate Management Training program in fall 2006.

Head Coach for Special Olympics World Games

Instructor Debbie Doman, Kinesiology, was selected as the Team USA head swim coach for Special Olympics for the World Games, to be held in Beijing, China, in October 2007. Doman will be responsible for 14 assistant coaches and 52 swimmers.

Special Education Scholarships

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services renewed three grants and approved one new project for the Special Education Teacher Preparation Program, making over $500,000 available this year for scholarships.

Sharon YepAward-Winning Journalists

Sophomore Sharon Yep, fall 2006 managing editor of The Orion, received the $10,000 Scripp’s Howard Top Ten Student Journalist’s award. Brea Jones of The Orion took second place in the National Sport News writing competition at the Hearst Journalism Awards program.


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