University Awards

Recipients of the following awards will be honored at the University Awards Reception on March 28, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.  

Award for the Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding

Faculty, staff, and students of California State University, Chico are invited to nominate individual students or recognized student organizations for campus recognition and a $500 award. The program is designed to honor students on our campus who have significantly contributed to the development of a positive multicultural environment at California State University, Chico.

Selection Criteria:

This award will be granted to an individual student or recognized student organization and may be in the form of leadership, programs and events, or other noteworthy activities they were engaged in. In your proposal please indicate the following:

  • The extent to which the activity increased multicultural understanding
  • Enhancing multicultural understanding: creating, developing, or fostering opportunities to educate the campus and/or community about multicultural communities.
  • The number of people who were affected
  • The quality of the program activity
  • Demonstrate sustained ongoing commitment to project or initiative that increased multicultural understanding

Scholarship Amount: $500

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee composed of current faculty, staff and students. To nominate a candidate please submit the form below. 

Nomination Form

Due Date:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Chris Hilbert Outstanding Chico State Friend Award 2017

Christopher Edward Hilbert was a well-loved, down-to-earth young man who lived a very full nineteen years. The last few months before he died in 1994 were strongly associated with CSU, Chico. His time here was short, but he quickly appreciated and personified the best aspects of the Chico experience. He did this through genuine love for the many new friends he made, the faculty who taught him and aided his learning, and the total experience of the University and the community. He expressed this joy to his family by saying, "I'm so happy here that I just smile all the time." His family generously endowed this award to honor Chris's memory by acknowledging a student who exemplifies the qualities of a true friend to fellow students and the entire University.

Scholarship Amount: $3,500

To nominate a candidate please submit the form below.

Nomination From

Due Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Glenn Kendall Public Service Award

Faculty, chairs, directors, and deans are invited to nominate candidates for the 2016-2017 Glenn Kendall Public Service Award. Each year the prestigious award recognizes an outstanding graduating senior with exemplary scholarship and public service to the University and community. It is a President's award, available to candidates from all fields of study and service who graduated in fall 2016 or will graduate in spring 2017.

Scholarship Amount: $600

Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding graduating senior (graduated December 2016 or graduating May 2017)
  • Record of outstanding scholarship, including special studies, projects, and fieldwork in courses involving public service/service learning
  • Record of outstanding public service within the University and the community
  • Record of proven ability to work effectively with others, and
  • Evidence of traits indicating a dedication to the well-being of people

Nomination Format

  • 8.5 x 11 paper, stapled, with no binders or folders

Nomination packet needs to include

  • A letter of nomination on behalf of your candidate
  • The candidate's resume
  • Supporting letters and materials

Submit Nomination Packets to:

The Glenn Kendall Public Service Award Committee
Office of the Provost
Campus Zip 110
Or drop off in Kendall Hall 106
Due Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Jackie Faris-Rees Student Leadership Award  

Chico State Alumna Jackie Faris-Rees was President of Associated Students at Chico State in the late 1970's, a member of the Chico Unified District school board, a participant in the Chamber of Commerce and Butte Community Action Agency, and in many other ways dedicated her life to public service and education. She was dedicated to coaching and mentoring students and was a leading advocate for Associated Students. Sadly, Jackie passed away from breast cancer in April 2000. This award was established to honor Jackie, and to continue her legacy of developing and acknowledging excellent leadership in our students.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000
To nominate a candidate please submit the form below.

Nomination Form

Due Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Mac Martin Excellence in Leadership Award

This award acknowledges an outstanding student leader and an outstanding student athlete leader each year who reflect the values and commitment of Mac Martin. Mac Martin was one of Chico State's most respected and appreciated former staff and alumni members. During his many years of service, Mac assisted in countless student extracurricular activities, helped rebuild the alumni association and started the first food service on campus. Mac was also known for the annual Mac Martin Invitational Basketball Tournament. This award is funded by the Mac Martin Student Leadership Endowment.

Scholarship Amount: 2 recipients of $1,000

To nominate a candidate please submit the form below.

Nomination Form

Due Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Myles Tracy Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award

Student organization members are invited to nominate their faculty/staff advisor for campus recognition and a $500 award.  The program is designed to honor those advisors who have consistently demonstrated their dedication and skill in service to their respective student organizations.

One letter of nomination from the student organization is required and you may submit up to five additional letters of support from individual students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Nomination materials will NOT be returned, so please make a copy before submitting.  Supporting documentation should address, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstration of a caring attitude toward students in the organization
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Availability to students
  • Frequency of contact with students
  • Demonstrated strong relationships with students
  • Knowledge of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Use of appropriate information sources
  • Ability to make effective referrals
  • Ability to engage in developmental advising (career and life planning)
  • Participation in activities designed to strengthen advising skills and knowledge
  • Perception by colleagues of nominee’s involvement with student organizations
  • Evidence of student organization success rate

Other outstanding nominees will receive appropriate campus recognition, based on evidence of effective advising qualities and practices which distinguish the nominee as an outstanding student organization advisor.

Scholarship Amount: $500

To nominate a candidate please submit the form below.

Nomination Form

Due Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Outstanding Student Leader Award

Each of the academic colleges, schools, and interdisciplinary programs will nominate students who have illustrated excellence in academic endeavors, community service, leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The overall winner will be chosen from this group. This $500 scholarship, sponsored by Interwest Insurance Services Inc., will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant student leadership and has made a substantial contribution to the enrichment of student life at CSU, Chico.  

Scholarship Amount: $500

To nominate a student, please submit a nomination letter to your College Dean.  The individual college will then select one candidate to be nominated for this award. The college must submit the candidate’s nomination letter and candidates resume to:

Student Life and Leadership
Attention: Rocio Leal
BMU 220 or Zip 755

Due Date:  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Outstanding Student Service Awards

Deans, chairs, directors, faculty and staff of CSU, Chico and members of the Chico community and North State are invited to nominate candidates for the spring 2017 Outstanding Student Service Award, sponsored by the California State University, Chico University Advisory Board.  This is the 11th year for conferring the award and in the first ten years we have recognized and funded 42 students for their outstanding service to the campus and community.

The University Advisory Board is comprised of local and regional friends and supporters of CSU, Chico.  The Board acts as an important liaison between the University and the communities it serves.  Ten years ago, the Board unanimously supported the initiation of this special award to recognize outstanding students who are academically sound and who have provided exemplary service to the community. 

About the Award

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding enrolled students from CSU, Chico who are in good standing both academically and in student conduct and have demonstrated exemplary acts of altruism/service in the local or regional community.  Our outstanding students are defined as those who provide exceptional volunteer service to better a situation, organization, and/or individual or are noted for an act or acts of heroism.  An example of the latter would be an act of placing your life ‘in harm’s way’ to help someone else.

Selection Criteria

  • An enrolled student in good standing, both academically and in student conduct
  • Demonstrated exemplary acts of altruism/service in the community (and/or) noted for an act or acts of heroism
  • Evidence of traits indicating a dedication to the well-being of people

Scholarship Amount: A monetary stipend

To nominate a student please include the following in the nomination packet:

  • Format – 8 ½ x 11 paper, stapled, no binders or folders
  • Your name, organization’s name, address, and phone number
  • The nominee’s full name; academic year at CSU, Chico
  • A letter of nomination on behalf of your candidate, which includes a clear description of the individual’s contribution to the community and/or acts of heroism
  • Candidate’s resume (if available)
  • Supporting letters and materials (if available)

Send Nomination Packets to:

Electronically: The Office of the President, attention Kathleen Hassig (, 530-898-5201, Fax 530-898-5077

Or mail to:

                        CSU, Chico University Advisory Board
                        Outstanding Student Service Award 2017
                        Office of the President
                        Kendall Hall – Room 105
                        Chico, CA  95929-0150
                        898-5077 (FAX)
Due Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Other Awards Presented

Bud Hanna Scholar Athlete

Richard Dahl Scholar Athlete

Ron Rohde Memorial CAVE Scholarship  Nominatin Form

Outstanding CAVE Volunteer Award   Nomination Form

Outstanding Student Leader Awards for Each College

President's Academic Excellence Award