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CodeBaby CEO Patrick Bultema Named A California State University Distinguished Alumni

Monday, April 18, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joshua Steinfeld
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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 endeavors.

"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 information:

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.

The main 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.

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