Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Student Team Successes


Top Award Fifth Year in a Row for Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers team won the Grand Prize for the fifth year in a row in the Western Tool Exposition and Conference Manufacturing Challenge held in March 2009 in Los Angeles. The winning project was the production of a hardwood machinist’s tool chest based on a 100-year-old design. Presenters at WESTEC pictured at right: Tony Arena, lower left; Michael Rincon, lower right; back from left: Grant Douglas, Wesley Brandon, Oliver Hayes, Hobie Stevens, and Scott Vanni.

Health and Community Services Students Win ‘College Bowl’

A team of four CSU, Chico undergraduates beat a team of graduate students from host school University of San Francisco in the inaugural Health Services Administration College Bowl sponsored by the California Association of Healthcare Leaders in April 2009.

Big Wins for the Food Marketing Team

The College of Agriculture’s domestic and international food marketing teams won first places at the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition held in April 2009. The Domestic Team—Haley Hunt, Jillian Kehoe, and Natalie Schallberger—outshone the competition with their idea for organic ice cream. The International Team—Sam Cooley, Kevin Donnelly, and Rebecca Hein—won for marketing organic rice to China.

Marketing and Design Students Produce Winning Campaign

Marketing and graphic design students put together a marketing strategy to encourage healthy drinking behavior that garnered second place at the district level of the American Advertising Federation—National Student Advertising Competition for District 14 in April 2009. Bill McGowan, Finance and Marketing, and Alan Rellaford, Communication Design, coached the teams.

Construction Management Students are Champions

Department of Construction Management students brought home three national championship honors from the 22nd Annual Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition in February 2009. From among 34 universities, Chico’s teams took two second places in the Marine Construction Division and Pre-Construction Division and a third place in Building Information Modeling.

Model UN Delegation in Top Four Percent at National Conference

Students participating in the Model United Nations course, taught by Dr. John Crosby, won the two top awards at the national Model United Nations Conference held in New York in April 2009. The Chico delegation, representing the Republic of Korea, was named an Outstanding Delegation for the third year in a row. The team also won the award for Outstanding Position Papers.


Part of the winning formula is that students live near
enough to campus and each other
to spend extra time preparing
for a competition.

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