Colorado Springs, Colo. - April 15, 2011 - This afternoon California
State University at Chico will recognize CodeBaby CEO Patrick Bultema,
along with other former graduates as distinguished alumni. Patrick
received a BA in religious studies from the university’s college of
humanities and fine arts.
The event is an interactive panel and
will attended by many current and past students. It will be hosted by
university president Paul Zingg and takes place at the Rowland Taylor
Recital Hall from 2:00 - 3:15 PM PT.
During the function
honorees will share thoughts on several topics including the work it
took to shape their career paths. Additionally, the panel will discuss
what they look for when hiring college graduates as well as reflections
on how the university prepared them for their current professional
"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized at this
fantastic event,” said Bultema "I have extremely fond memories of being a
student at Cal State Chico and look forward to sharing my experiences
with several peers and the next generation of graduates.”
Additionally, honorees will share their thoughts on these topics: Why they chose to attend California State University at Chico Which people had the biggest influence on them during college What their fondest memories where while on campus
About Patrick Bultema: Patrick
is recognized as an industry and company maker. He has served as an
executive, investor, board member, and advisor to tens of
venture-financed startups. He was most recently a Venture Partner with
vSpring Capital. He was previously CEO of XAware and of FrontRange
Solutions, a global CRM software company. He was founder and Executive
Chairman of Knowlix, as well as Chairman/General Manager of the Help
Desk Institute, then a Ziff-Davis company.
A noted author and
speaker, Patrick is recognized as one of leading experts in the customer
management industry. He was founding Executive Editor of Customer
Support Management Magazine, and has been an industry maker in the CRM
space. Patrick holds a Bachelor's degree from California State
University and a Master's from Princeton.
About CodeBaby: CodeBaby
is a privately held Internet software company whose leading-edge
technology enables companies to quickly and easily create high-quality,
realistic digital character conversations that engage online customers
and eLearners to optimize results. These customized and interactive
conversations are creating value for a rapidly growing number of Fortune
1000 companies as well as mid-sized clients. With extensive analytics,
CodeBaby allows clients to track and tune Conversations to achieve
dramatic results that include lead capture, cross-sell / upsell,
customer service, online learning, and other web tasks. For more
About California State University at Chico: In
1887 the California Legislature approved the creation of the Northern
Branch of the State Normal School for the purpose of training and
educating teachers. After much debate over which city would be selected
for the new school site, Chico was chosen and construction began on the
Chico Normal School, which opened its doors to 90 students in 1889.
Throughout the years, the college grew and its name changed to reflect
that growth—from Chico Normal School to Chico State Teachers College to
Chico State College. In 1972, we became known as California State
University, Chico. The University, commonly called "Chico State," now
offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and options.
campus is situated on 119 acres in downtown Chico, but Chico State also
owns a 1,050–acre farm and five acres of off-campus dorms about one mile
from the main campus. The University also manages 3,950–acre Big Chico
Creek Ecological Reserve, the 300–acre Butte Creek Ecological Reserve.