College of Business

Giving Outcomes

Sunset over Big Chico Creek.

Your contributions to the College of Business improve the student experience, the caliber of our programs, and the accomplishments of our faculty. The case studies below demonstrate how your private support can make a difference on campus—turning great ideas into realities.

Student volunteers assist community members with free tax-preparation services.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Has Meaningful Impact on Accounting Students

April 30, 2019

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is well known for its large impact on the Chico community, but also has a meaningful impact on the students that volunteer for its services.

Students work at the temporary Bloomberg Terminal in the Meriam Library.

Center for Excellence in Finance Seeks Permanent Access to Bloomberg Terminals

April 23, 2019

The Center for Excellence in Finance has already had an incredible impact on the Chico State campus, with its next objective to offer permanent Bloomberg Terminals.

Miliah Haslerig

With Alumni Donations, Business Students Dress the Part

March 29, 2019

Dressing to impress can be a struggle for qualified but cash-strapped business students seeking jobs. That's where the Professional Attire Fund comes in.

Debra Cannon

Debra Cannon to be Honored with Honorary Doctorate

March 22, 2019

Lulus cofounder Debra Cannon ('77) has a legacy of entrepreneurial success, while also giving back to Chico State and mentoring business students.

Professional Attire Fund recipient Rodaisha James

Professional Attire Fund Helps Students to Dress for Success

February 18, 2019

A generous donation from alumna Marti Sutton ('92) helps recipients of the Professional Attire Fund dress for success.

Josh and Aaron Leavy smiling during their Camp Fire relief fundraiser in San Francisco. Click to read more.

Alumnus Josh Leavy, Founder of San Francisco Brewing Co., Joins Sierra Nevada's Resilience IPA Camp Fire Relief Efforts

January 2, 2019

Josh Leavy (Business, '03) has joined more than 1,400 breweries across the nation to participate in the Resilience IPA Camp Fire relief efforts.

College of Business Receives $50,000 Gift to Establish Scholarship for Accounting Students

 January 31, 2018

 The College of Business has received an endowment of $50,000 to establish the Fred and June Lucchesi Memorial Accounting Scholarship.

Next-Gen Wildcat team

Next-Gen Wildcats Helps High School Students Discover Business Information Systems

November 30, 2017

Nearly 70 high school students visited Chico State, giving them the opportunity to discover and experience first-hand business majors and careers in the information systems field.

Kyungmin Yeo (left) tutors student Mohammed Khan (right) in the Business Student Success Center. Click to read more.

New Offerings from the Business Student Success Center

September 14, 2017

Three specially designed programs have been incorporated into the center this fall, bolstering student support with an emphasis on supporting low-income students, students involved in business clubs and organizations, and international students.

Alumna Leslie Thole teaching in the classroom as part of Executives on Campus.

College of Business Alumni Inspire Students in the Classroom

May 12, 2017

Executives on Campus gave students a chance to meet and network directly with CEOs, vice presidents, partners, and other high-profile alumni who have grown to be experts in their field since graduating from Chico State.

Alumnus Jeff Gutsch (left) and accounting professor Jeff Decker (right)

Endowment to Student Organization Enables Career Success

March 25, 2016

Alumnus Jeff Gutsch ('87), along with his firm Moss Adams, recently made an endowment toward international honors organization for accounting students and professionals Beta Alpha Psi (BAP).

Andrew Gazdecki in mid-conversation at the Center for Entrepreneurship with director Peter Straus in the background intently listening.

Bizness Apps Helps Student Entrepreneurs Build Mobile Apps For Free

February 22, 2016

Alumnus Andrew Gazdecki ('10) of Bizness Apps offers free access to its app builder for Chico State students interested in mobile app development.

Glen and Joyce Thomas

Endowment to Support Accounting Program Is First of Its Kind

October 5, 2015

Establishing the first faculty endowment in the College of Business is one way Glen Thomas (’83) and Joyce Densmore-Thomas (’82) are repaying CSU, Chico for all the good it has brought to their lives. 

Chuck and Luke Seufferlein posing for a photo.

Seufferlein Sales Program: New name, even bigger results

March 9, 2015

A recent major gift from the Seufferlein family has helped raise our capacity for delivering this signature program and maximizing results.

Glenn Hall

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