Department of Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management

Support Our Program

The Department of RHPM relies on the support of alumni, industry partners, and individuals who support our program in a variety of ways.

  • Guest speakers come to campus to share their knowledge with our students.
  • Community partners host student visits to their agencies and companies to support student education. For example, the Hyatt Regency Sacramento ( ) hosts an annual field trip and learning experience for our resort and lodging management students
  • Alumni, friends, and foundations designate RHPM as a beneficiary of various fundraising activities.
  • Donors support a variety of programs, including student programs, marketing of RHPM to incoming students, faculty research, and conference participation.
  • Alumni and friends establish scholarships for our students. Our department's annual scholarships include:
  • Edward "Ed" Seagle Scholarship
  • John E. Conner Recreation Scholarship
  • Joie Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
  • Philip Michael Batlin Memorial Scholarship
  • Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management Alumni & Friends Scholarship
  • Recreation Emeriti Faculty Scholarship
  • Robby Paine Memorial Scholarship

For more information about supporting our department, contact our Department Chair.

You may also make a tax-deductible donation through the CSU, Chico University Foundation or by calling the Foundation at 530-898-6811. Designate your gift to support the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management (RHPM).

We thank you for your support!