Chico News & Review: A different route ~ Nontraditional students find success at Chico State

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A different route

Nontraditional students find success at Chico State

By Josh Cozine
This article was published (in the Chico News & Review) on 08.17.17.
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Ashley Whitehead didn’t take the typical route to earning a college degree. During a recent interview, the 34-year-old single mother detailed her on-again, off-again academic journey that culminated last spring in a bachelor’s in philosophy.

Chico ER: Re-entry student comes back to school to help others thrive

Friday, January 27, 2017

Article By Dani Anguiano, Chico Enterprise Record

January 3, 2017. danguiano@chicoer.com


CHICO >> Daniel Caravez was helping his girlfriend with her homework one evening when he started thinking that maybe he should go back to school.

“I remember her coming ba ck home with homework and I thought, ‘If I’m helping her, maybe I should be in school’,” Caravez said.

OLLI at CSU, Chico Awarded Second $1 Million Endowment

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, ChicoThe Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded California State University, Chico a second $1 million endowment for its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The announcement was made by CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg, Wednesday during OLLI’s annual holiday luncheon.

Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarship Application Period is Now Open

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher
Reentry Scholarships

California State University, Chico Regional and Continuing Education invites reentry students to apply for $50,000 in scholarships from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

OLLI Open Houses To Showcase 86 Spring Classes For Adults 50+

Thursday, January 9, 2014

OLLI at CSU, ChicoThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico is excited to announce spring class line up at a pair of Open House & Class Preview events in Chico and Oroville. Hear from OLLI peer leaders about class content for more than 85 courses ranging from arts and literature, history, banking, social issues and current events to science, meditation, foreign languages, birding, walking, and special interest groups.

A Gym Membership for the Mind

Friday, December 13, 2013

OLLI at CSU, Chico Keeps Lifelong Learners Sharp

It’s the time of year for making New Year resolutions. Unfortunately, we all know how those typically turn out.  Within a week, or even 24 hours, we’ve abandoned goals to get fit, master a skill, save money, or volunteer to help others. Old habits are hard to break and creating new ones can take much time and effort.

Lifelong Learning Organization Awarded $50,000 Grant

Friday, November 8, 2013

OLLI Chico LogoCHICO, CA — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico has been awarded a $50,000 operating grant by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at CSU, Chico was invited to apply for the grant after demonstrating significant progress over the past year toward improving fiscal stability, increasing volunteer participation, and expanding campus and community partnerships.

OLLI Announces Summer Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OLLI LogoThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), celebrating 25 years at CSU, Chico is now taking reservations for its first Summer Lecture Series featuring community experts in art, psychology, theology, financial health, and communication. Attendees can sign up for individual lectures or series of topics.

There are five topics scheduled during the months of June and August:

Application Period Now Open - Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarships

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The application period for the Bernard Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarship in now open.

Scholarships are awarded to reentry students whose studies were interrupted for at least five years by circumstances beyond their control, and who now want to resume their studies at CSU, Chico. The deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, May 13, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Scholarship details and an online application are available at: rce.csuchico.edu/osherscholarship.

OLLI Coming to Oroville

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico is expanding its program to Oroville in the spring. Lynndee Caput, a community volunteer, has been instrumental in recruiting members of the community to establish an OLLI presence in Oroville. A second planning session is open to the public and set for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Oroville Branch Library Conference Room. All interested in participating are encouraged to attend.