Category University News – CHICO

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CSU, Chico Industry Partners Gift $400,000 to Major Lab Renovation Project

A substantial gift is helping to pave the way for improvements to begin inside California State University, Chico’s College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management (ECC) buildings. Last month, Chico Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Patrons founder and chair Doug Guerrero, presented University leaders with a donation of $400,000. The gift includes $200,000 in funds

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Guerrero Receives Honorary Degree

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday, May 21, Doug Guerrero was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) during the commencement ceremony at CSU Chico on Sunday, May 21. This degree recognizes Guerrero’s extraordinary dedication and service to the CIM program and its students, as well as his leadership on the University

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Nineteen CSU – Chico Students Honored with Rawlins Merit Awards

Nineteen California State University, Chico students with major achievements in the classroom and in the community were honored at the 35th annual Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award reception on Nov. 7. The award, one of the largest and most prestigious at CSU, Chico, celebrates scholarship, extracurricular activities and outstanding academic and professional accomplishments. Awards

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A Perfect Mix: Unprecedented industry support equals 100% job placement for concrete industry grads

Recent alumna Jaymi Hills (’15), center, who works as a sales representative for BASF Corporation, advises current students at the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) annual networking event Sept. 24. Through even the toughest economic times, Chico State’s Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has maintained a 100 percent job-placement rate for its graduates since it was

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Dr. Komas to present at ACI Fall Convention

Dr. Tanya Komas, Director and Professor at the CIM program at California State University, will be giving a presentation titled “Concrete Evaluation, Preservation, and Repair at Two Important Historic Sites: Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, and Alcatraz Island, San Francisco” at the ACI Fall Convention in Washington, D.C. This lunch is free to students who register

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CSU-CIM students work for Habitat for Humanity

The Concrete Industry Management students of California State University, Chico volunteer every year with the Habitat for Humanity. While volunteering, the student gain first hand knowledge of concrete construction that benefits their studies and their industry know-how, all while volunteering with a great non-profit like Habitat for Humanity. See below to view a short video of

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Concrete Preservation and Research at Alcatraz Island Continues

California State University, Chico Concrete Industry Management students continue to conduct research at Alcatraz Island. Recent findings have revealed an old network of underground tunnels and fortifications. The program is set to expand from a 10-week summer experience for undergraduates to a year-round operation that will also offer research opportunities for graduate students and job

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CSU-CIM Program Proud of Our Volunteer Service

California State – Chico’s CIM students are very involved in community service programs, including: National Park Service – concrete repair and underserved youth mentoring Habitat for Humanity – formed and poured sidewalks and patios – involved entire Applications & Methods class Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco – concrete repair and repair aesthetics Kershner Wildlife

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