A Publication for the faculty, staff, administrators and friends of California State University, Chico
December 9, 2004 Volume 35/Number 4

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$10,000 donation check


Megan Odom, left, Career Planning and Placement, accepts "big" check from Mervyn's Lori Antieau, right, for $10,000. Antieau is the manager of recruitment at Mervyn's. In the center is Jodie Rettinhouse, Career Planning and Placement.



Mervyn's Presents $10,000 Gift to Career Planning and Placement

Mervyn's recently donated the largest gift ever in the five years it has been giving to the California State University, Chico Career Planning and Placement Office. A $10,000 donation will be used to offset budget cuts over the last three years, within the Career Planning and Placement Office. The donation will go toward such operating expenses as training and development, supplies, services, publications and subscriptions that create more opportunities for students.

CSU, Chico is Mervyn's number one school in the nation for recruiting graduates for their entry-level positions. They hire CSU, Chico students for positions in store management, distribution, assets protection and corporate buying and analysis.

"Mervyn's cited the donation as a direct tribute to the quality and number of students they hire from Chico and how much they enjoy working with this department," said Jamie Starmer, director of Career Planning and Placement.

Career Planning and Placement maintains one of the strongest and most respected on-campus corporate recruiting programs on the West Coast. In a 2004 spring survey of employers, recruiters rated 88 percent of Chico students outstanding or above average compared to other universities.



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