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107-year-old Chico State alumna is CSU’s oldest

Sisters and alumnae Jeanie Shaw, Lynn Balmer — Chico State's oldest alumna at 107 years old — and Thea Parker wave pennants after being recognized at the 2015 spring convocation address by Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Blaine Ball

February 3, 2015

Lynn Balmer, an alumna of Chico State, holds the title of the California State University system's oldest graduate at 107 years and counting. Balmer graduated from the university in 1927 when it was known as Chico State Teachers College. Balmer was introduced with her two youngest sisters, ...

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