Jessica Gonzalez

Doing Things Differently

Jessica Gonzales knows hardship. The pre-nursing major has endured homelessness, discrimination, and field labor to reach college. But she’s determined to be the first in her family to earn a degree and one day open her own health clinic.
Olivia VanDamme loves surfing and spends time sharing that passion with younger surfers.

Sharing a Love for the Sea

Olivia Van Damme spends her days showing teenagers the depth of inspiration in the deep blue sea working as operations manager at City Surf Project, which serves low-income, underserved students in the San Francisco public school system.
Malaika Fraley, Rick Hurd, Katrina Cameron won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism

Path to a Pulitzer

Journalism alums and reporters Malaika Fraley, Rick Hurd, and Katrina Cameron earned a Pulitzer Prize for their team coverage of the devastation and aftermath of the "Ghost Ship" fire in Oakland in 2016.
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Voice of a Graduate

By Kyleen Bromley, master's degree candidate, English To be honest, I was pretty lost before attending Chico State. And by lost I mean I literally didn’t ...
Estaban Duran, who currently works as a custodian in Kendall Hall, talks about his other jobs learning kung fu and being an artist during an interview on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

Grounded but not Stationary

Working as a custodian at Chico State is just one chapter in Esteban Duran's diverse work history. He faces each of life’s victories and challenges with zen-like acceptance and a penchant for reinvention.

Tearing Down Walls

By Jeff Barron, social media and photography intern What does it mean to study computer science at Chico State? Jennifer Decker explains that it goes far be...
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Legacy of Leaders: College of Natural Sciences

In honor of Founders Week, an outstanding student and alum from each college are rewarded for their success, excellence and leadership. Today’s featured College of Natural Sciences honorees show that when you are following your passion, nearly anything is possible.
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Legacy of Leaders: College of Business

In honor of Founders Week, an outstanding student and alum from each college are rewarded for their success, excellence and leadership. Today is the College of Business alumna Debra Canon and senior Sierra Delorefice-Chicarino.
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Legacy of Leaders: College of Agriculture

In honor of Founders Week, an outstanding student and alum from each college are rewarded for their success, excellence and leadership. Today is the College of Agriculture Trena Kimler-Richards and senior Taylor Herren.
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Watch and Learn

Chico State kinesiology professor Josh Trout has implemented various technology into the classroom, from exer-gaming (like Wii sports) to now motion analysis application technology.