Staff Academic Award

Designed to assist a staff employee who is furthering his or her educational goals. To be eligible, employees must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education.

2016 FallAcademic Award Recipient

At the October Staff Council meeting Janet McCue, Administrative Support Coordinator for Child Development, was awarded our fall 2016 $500 Staff Academic Award! Janet is currently working towards her degree in Sociology.   We congratulate Janet on this achievement, and wish her the best as she continues with her educational goals.  Thank you to the our CSU, Chico Administration for sponsoring our fall and spring Staff Academic Awards.

Janet McCue Fall Academic Award 2016
Pictured left to right:  Janet McCue - Staff Academic Award Recipient; Fall 2016
Melissa Cheatham - Service Projects Chair,

Photo Credit:  Melanie O'Connor, CSU, Chico

Staff Employee of the Year Award

Our 2015 Staff Employee of the Year was announced at the 45th Annual Staff Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 26th. This esteemed award is presented to a staff employee of CSU, Chico for his or her outstanding service.  Nominees must be a nonacademic, state, Research Foundation, University Foundation or Associated Student employee working at least half-time or greater. Award recipients are chosen based on personal contributions to the campus, their relationships with people and University-wide service. Past Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year List 1974-2014

2015 Staff Employee of the Year

We congratulate Barb LaRue, University Public Events, for being selected as CSU, Chico's 2015 Outstnading Staff Employee of the Year for 2015!
Thank you, Barb, for all you do for our CSU, Chico campus!

Barb LaRue EOTY 2015

Pictured:  Barb LaRue; University Public Events
*Photo Credit:  Jason Halley; University Photographer

We also congratulate our eight additional Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year Award nominees for 2015.  Your dedication and service to CSU, Chico is so very much appreciated!

2015 EOTY Nominees

Pictured Left to Right: Angela Corral; School of Social Work, Essie Chavez; University Housing & Food Service, Cari Phipps; Degree Audit Program, James Aird; Technology Learning Program, Barb LaRue; University Public Events, Melissa McGowan; Regional & Continuing Education, Laurie Hansen; Kinesiology Department, Catherine Sullivan; Janet Turner Print Museum
Not Pictured:  Steve Santos; Meriam Library Systems
*Photo Credit:  Jason Halley; University Photographer


2015 Wildcat Spirit Award & Customer Service Award

At the encouragement of, and by the generosity of the CSU, Chico Administration, Staff Council is offering two new awards for staff excellence.  The awards were presented at the 45th Annual Staff Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

The Wildcat Spirit Award was created to award a staff employee who displays exceptional Wildcat spirit.

The recipient of our campus' first Wildcat Spirit Award is Mary Wallmark, Program Coordinator from Student Life & Leadership.  Congratulations, Mary!  Your Wildcat Spirit is contagious to all across our Chico State campus.

Wallmark Wildcat Spirit 2015

Pictured:  Mary Wallmark; Student Life & Leadership
*Photo Credit:  Jason Halley; University Photographer

The Customer Service Award will be awarded to a staff member who displays exemplary customer service.

This year's Customer Service Award recipient was Andrew Nichols form the School of Education!  We congratulate Andrew on his outstanding demonstration of fantastic customer service!

Nichols Customer Service 2015

Pictured:  Andrew Nichols; School of Education
*Photo Credit:  Jason Halley; University Photographer

We also congratulate the Customer Service Award nominees for 2015!  Thank you for your incredible customer service for our campus.

Customer Service Nominees 2015

Pictured from Left to Right:  Karen Hansen; Office of Research & Sponsored Programs,
Andrew Nichols; School of Education, Mary Brownell; College of Natural Sciences, 
Johnny Poon; Creative Media & Technology
Not Pictured:  Bev Langston; Risk Management, Jane Sharman; Risk Management
*Photo Credit:  Jason Halley; University Photographer

Staff Council would like to sincerely thank campus Administration for their encouragement of the creation of these awards, as well as the generous funding of them.