A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
April 13, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 7


Up Front

Debbie Doman Chosen Coach for Special Olympics World Games

Debbie Doman will be the head Team USA Swim Coach for Special Olympics in the World Games in Beijing, China, in 2007.

Doman will be responsible for 14 assistant coaches and 52 swimmers.

The swimmers will be picked randomly from participants in the 2006 summer games. Assistant coaches will be selected by regions according to where the swimmers live. A total of 10,000 athletes from all over the world will compete.

Since 1992, Doman has been an instructor with the Department of Kinesiology. She received an MA from CSU, Chico in 1991. She also received a BA in physical education in 1974 and a teaching credential in 1975 from CSU, Chico.

Since 1991, Doman has been Butte County area director for the Special Olympics. She is the aquatics director for the Movement Unlimited Sports Campus, a wheelchair sports camp for disabled youth.

Chico Students Score in Top 10 Percent of National Math Competitors

Eight CSU, Chico students participated in the 65th William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition in December 2005. The team finished 30th of 400 competing universities. The best previous finish was 104th place a few years ago.

Of 3,500 students competing, CSU, Chico’s David Stolp ranked in the top 200, Teresa Jacobson in the top 400, and Gabriel Maybrun in the top 600. Rob Abbott and Sandra Mohammed also scored points within the top 50 percent. The other participants were Alexandra Appel, Hilary Haddorff, and Jungyul Kwon.

The competition was established in honor of William Lowell Putnam, a Harvard graduate who believed in the value of organized team competition in regular college studies. It began in 1938 and is designed to stimulate a healthy rivalry in mathematical studies in the colleges and universities of the United States and Canada.