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The mission of the College of Communication and Education is to prepare our students to be effective, educated, engaged, and ethical leaders in their relationships, communities, and professions. We do so by building a student- centered learning environment that focuses on the innovative pairing of disciplinary knowledge and applied professional practice to meet the needs of a diverse society. 

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CME Spotlight:

Kinesiology Grad Student And Former Marine Honored With CSU Trustees' Award

Isaiah Armond Jamal Henderson tries to live by a motto he picked up from his undergraduate mentor and kinesiology professor: “Whenever you have an opportunity, say yes and figure out the details later.”

That led Henderson to apply for a Training in Interdisciplinary Education and Research (TIER) Project scholarship at Chico State even though he’d never heard of the community or University.

This week, he will receive the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award, which comes with a $7,000 grant, is one of the most prestigious in the entire CSU system. It is given each year to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service, and financial need.

Henderson has maintained a 3.9 GPA while participating in various volunteer activities for individuals with disabilities. He also serves as a peer advisor for Chico State student veterans transitioning to civilian life and is the treasurer of the Student Veteran Organization.   

As he nears the finish line, he finds himself both enjoying his time in Chico and reflecting on the details of his long journey. Having gone from growing up in a single-parent household, to five years in the Marines to being on the cusp of a master’s degree, he’s ready to say “yes” to the next opportunity (confident he’ll figure out the details later).

“Getting a master’s feels like such a moment of triumph—like the underdog coming out on top,” he said. “I can’t wait to get started uplifting students and showing them that they can do what I did.”