College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Department of Child Development

                                        Congratulations Award Recipients 


                                                        Award Recipients

Andrea Arellano
Child DevelopmentChild Development Student Andrea Arellano
Outstanding Inquiry Investigation

"Adults are just outdated children." -Dr. Seuss

Paige Badstubner
Honors in the Major
Desiray Bradley
Summa Cum LaudeChild Development Student Desiray Bradley

"Being a first generation college student is not for the faint of heart, however with strength and dedication you can make the best of any situation and make your dreams come true."

Heidi Davis
Magna Cum Laude
Ilana Freidman
Magna Cum Laude Child Development Student Ilana Friedman
Honors in the Major

"Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.” -Bruce D. Perry
"Thank you to my professors, family and friends!"

Mary Freitas
Child DevelopmentChild Development Student Mary Freitas
Outstanding Inquiry Investigation

"Thank you to the Child Development Department. Special thanks to the Magnolia Room staff and all of the students.”

Chelsea Hickison
Honors in the MajorChild Development Student Chelsea Hickison

"I know I'm going to miss that beautiful campus of ours. It gave me some of the best years of my life." 

Nyssa Hubbell
Honors in the MajorChild Development Student Nyssa Hubbell

"It was all worth it!”

Kayla Hufty
Honors in the MajorChild Development Student Kayla Hufty

"Thanks Mom & Dad for all of the love and support! You give me the courage and confidence to chase my dreams. I love you more than words can express."

Tatum Lopez
Child Development 
Academic Achievement Award 
Magna Cum Laude
Honors in the Major
Christina Lucido
Honors in the MajorChristina Lucido

"Thank you Mom and Dad! I made it!! Love you guys."

Leah McClendon
Child Development Exemplary Research PaperChild Development Student Leah McClendon

"In omnia paratus."

Hannah McDowell
Cum LaudeChild Development Student Hannah McDowell

"Thank you, faculty and staff, of the Child Development department for every learning opportunity, every helping hand, and for positively shaping my future. You all hold a special place in my heart."

Cara McIntyre
Child Development Exemplary Research Paper
Stephanie Mitchell
Honors in the MajorChild Development Stephanie Mitchell

"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Mr. Rogers

Madeline Olwert
Child Development OutstandingChild Development Student Madeline Olwert
Student Award of 2020
Summa Cum Laude, Honors in Major, 
and Honors in General Education

"So grateful to be a Wildcat-- Thank you to Chico State faculty and staff for their commitment to this campus and its students. And thank you to my family for their limitless love and support."

Karina Romero
Cum LaudeChild Development Student Karina Romero

"A veces lloré, a veces dudé, pero nunca me rajé. Ahora soy la primera con diploma pero no seré la última."

Tia Semmes
Child Development Child Development Student Tia Semmes
Outstanding Student Leader

"Deeply thankful for all the incredible people who have helped me along the way! Including my friends and family. As well as, the amazing Child Development faculty!"

Miranda Stearns
Child Development Child Development Student Miranda Stearns
Outstanding Inquiry Investigation

After graduation, I plan on achieving my masters in social work, then pursing my MFT license to be a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with at-risk children. I am incredibly thankful to have been a part of the child development program and work with such amazing professors.”

Viridiana Vaquera
Cum Laude
Vicky Wong
Honors in the MajorChild Development Student Vicky Wong

"I want to thank my parents and the Child Development and Psychology faculty for supporting me throughout my years here. Thank you for believing in me!”

Seng Yang
Child Development Tenacity Award