Staff Council

Wildcat Sponsorship Award Program

The Wildcat Sponsorship Award was created to assist a CSU, Chico recognized Student Organization, Philanthropic Group, or Club.  A $2000 sponsorship will be given each spring to a chosen Student Organization, Philanthropic Group, or Club. The award will be presented during a Staff Council meeting in the spring semester.

2022 Association for Computing and Machinery-Women Chapter Winners

group of people holding large check for the winners of the Wildcat Sponsorship award

 Photo courtesy of Jason Halley, University Photographer

Congratulations to our 2022 Wildcat Sponsorship Award winners the Association for Computing and Machinery - Women Chapter. Staff Council was joined by President Hutchinson and members of the Association to receive a check for $2,000.

ACM-W's mission is to support, celebrate, and encourage women and persity in computing. Their goal is to help develop professionalism through academic workshops and resources. They also aim to provide an empowering and safe place to advance the contributions of technical women and their successes.

Adequate funding will allow ACM-W to partake in academic and persity related excursions. These include trips to the Intel Museum, the Tech Museum of Innovation and many more that expose inpiduals to the power, capability, and importance of technology. This will ignite passions for technology and its careers within many young generations.

2021 Society of Women Engineers Winners

screen shot of the gallery of people in a Zoom meeting to honor the winner of the Wildcat Sponsorship Award

The Society of Women Engineers were the winners of the 2021 Wildcat Sponsorship Award.  The Society of Women Engineers were honored in a Zoom session in March.  The Society of Women Engineers encourages the study of engineering through outreach to local youth.  They make STEM subjects more interesting to youth through fun hands on activities.  Monies received will be used to cover costs of the Society of Women Engineers virtual Imagineer Day this April.  The group will be sending materials to local students for participation in their hands on experiments that will be guided virtually.  Imagineer Day is an annual event held to encourage hands-on labs for students kindergarten to junior high school. 

2020 American Assembly of Men in Nursing Winners

President Hutchinson pictured with American Assembly in Nursing group members receiving large check

Photo courtesy of Jason Halley, University Photographer

The American Assembly of Men in Nursing Club received funds a few weeks into the university being shut down due to COVID-19.  They plan to use the funds received to purchase hands-on training supplies to teach a bleeding control basics course (partnered with Stop the Bleed), as well as the first traumatic bleeding control kit to be donated to the Meriam Library.  The club is working with President Hutchinson, the Chico State Risk Manager, and the campus UPD on a plan to implement these kits throughout campus.

2019 Native American Club Winners

Native American club receiving check

Photo courtesy of Jason Halley, University Photographer

native American club members at tournament

The Native American Club was able to use funds provided to them to attend the annual Chawse (Cha-say) Big time held at Indian Grinding Rock State Park. This annual gathering is held by the Lone Band of Miwok Indians.  The students of the Native American Club were able to browse Native American Jewelry and crafts.  The students were able to watch Native Dancers from around Northern California inside of a Roundhouse.  A Roundhouse is a special place for many of the tribes in this region because it is a place where Native people can go to pray, heal, and dance.   Two students from the Native American Club came in second out of 15 teams, participating in a hand games tournament.  Hand games is a guessing game of random chance.

2018 PATH Scholar Winners

PATH scholar members pictured with staff council members

Photo courtesy of Jason Halley, University Photographer

The PATH Scholars used funds received for Study Jams during midterms/finals, which included food, snacks, and water.  The scholars were able to use funds for workshops including, Writing a Research Paper, Effective Note Taking, and How to a Keep a Planner.  The Scholars were able to purchase planning calendars and school supplies to help aid in their educational success on campus.  They were also able to use funds to purchase prizes for students attending their events as incentive to attend.