Staff Council

Staff Academic Award

Submissions for Fall 2022 are Open

Purpose:  To assist a Chico State staff* employee in furthering their educational goals.

Award:  An academic award of $1,000** will be given each spring and fall to a staff employee.  The award will be presented during a Staff Council meeting at the beginning of each semester for which it is granted.  The award is sponsored by Chico State Administration.

Eligibility:  An applicant must be:  1) Currently employed on a half-time or greater basis as a staff* member of Chico State, Associated Students, University Foundation or Chico State Enterprises.  2) Attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education and enrolled in classes for the semester in which they are applying.

The following are NOT ELIGIBLE for the staff academic award:  1) A student employee.  2) A MPP or Faculty Member.  3) A current member of the Staff Council Executive Committee.  4) A current member of the Staff Council Recognition Screening Committee.  5) A recipient within the past 24 months.

Application Submission Period: September 7, 2022 - October 8, 2022 at 5:00PM

Application Deadline: on Thursday October 8, 2022 at 5:00PM

It is the applicant's responsibility to follow instructions and submit the completed application by the deadline listed above.

*“Staff” employee is defined by Title 5, 42700, page 540 (o). “Nonacademic employees" means an employee who provides non- instructional and non-administrative supporting services such as secretarial, clerical, and maintenance services. A nonacademic employee may have lead responsibility, but normally does not have responsibility for major decisions. Higher academic degrees are not an essential qualification for service as a nonacademic employee.

** Award may be subject to taxes.

Staff Academic Award

The Staff Academic Award is designed to assist a staff employee who is furthering their educational goals. An academic award of $1000 will be given each spring and fall to a staff employee. The award will be presented during a Staff Council meeting at the beginning of each semester for which it is granted. The award is sponsored by Chico State Administration and the University Foundation Board of Governors. 

Staff Academic Award Winners 2021-2022

Man standing with award in frame

Pictured: Spring 2022 Award Recipient, Brian Wunsch, Facilities Management and Services

Photo: Jason Hailey, University Photographer

 man holding certificate standing in front of wood grain background

Pictured: Fall 2021 Award Recipient, Taylor Hinchcliff, Arts & Art History Department

Photo: Jason Hailey, University Photographer

Past Staff Academic Award Winners

 Christine Ponce standing next to purple flowers blooming

Pictured: Spring 2021 Award Recipient, Christine Ponce, Business Student Advising & Services

Melissa standing outside of Kendall Hall

Pictured: Fall 2020 Award Recipient, Melissa Cheatham, School of Social Work

Winner standing outside of brick building holding a sign

Pictured: Spring 2020 Award Recipient, Amanda Taylor, School of Education

Winner holding certificate surrounded by staff members 

Pictured: Fall 2019 Award Recipient, Amber Noel-Camacho, Tribal Relations
Photo:  Jason Halley; University Photographer