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Corina Yetter leans against a shelf of books in the Meriam Library.

No Room for Error

Corina Yetter has waited more than 20 years to finish her bachelor's degree, and faced incredible odds along the way.

Grant Morgan (left) and Matt Hall (right) build concrete forms as part of a competition that was timed and measured for quality during a demonstration for more than 1,500 prospective students and their families visit the campus and engage directly with faculty, staff and current students at the 20th annual Chico Preview Day Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

Industry Benefactor Establishes Faculty Endowment

The Beavers, Inc., a professional construction organization, has a long history of honoring the leaders of today’s heavy construction industry and supporting the people who will shape its future—our students.

Students play a game at the Chico Student Success Center's REACH program dinner.

New Leadership Gift is Changing Lives

"Study jams," peer mentoring, faculty support: Chico State's REACH program uses them all to ensure first-generation, low-income, and under-represented minority students excel.

Katie Whitlock and student cast member Louis Fuentes (right), during the 2015 performance, "The Rover."

Scholarship Honors Professor’s Magic

The Dr. Katie Whitlock Memorial Scholarship was established to celebrate a "magical" teacher.

An old black and white photo of Jacki Headley using a calculator.

Honoring Creativity: Jacki Headley’s Memory Lives through ARTS

Jacki Headley is remembered for her for love of Chico, creative drive, and commitment to the community.

student works with the state-of-the-art Red camera

Capturing Student Potential

A new program turns donor dollars into real-world opportunities for students. The University’s Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA) was one of 19 programs to receive more than $250,000 in support.

Four people stand, smiling in the recently renovated concrete lab, an industrial brick room with buckets and machines in the background.

Ribbon Cut on Major Lab Renovation

Alumnus Dennis Murphy and industry partners invest in students with a revitalized concrete laboratory.

students gathered together, smiling and celebrating reaching their goal

‘Cats Give Back

Student and Wildcats across the country are coming together to build a culture of giving back at Chico State.

To convey a team effort, students lock arms in a circle to showcase their red watches, which signal they can intervene in risky situations related to drugs and alcohol.

Power in Numbers

Alumna honors her daughter's memory by supporting education programs that teach students to look out for one another on the social scene.

Photo of the four 2015 Bell Presidential Scholars, pictured together, smiling, in front of the College of Agriculture.

Sowing the Seeds of Philanthropy

To honor the generosity of his second family, one donor established a $2 million scholarship fund to attract and support the brightest agriculture students at Chico State.

Maifeng Yang teaches students to prepare nutritious good.

Feeding Ambition

Scholarship shows nutrition and food science senior Maifeng Yang that someone believes in her.

Program founder Edward Bronson with students who run the legal clinic, pictured behind legal text books.

Breaking Barriers

Students help more than 16,000 people every year through the Community Legal Information Center (CLIC). Most clients are low-income, with no access to legal resources. A legal studies scholarship supports students who gain one-of-a-kind legal training at the undergraduate level.

Alumnus Adam Vazquez pictured with recent alumni he helped recruit in front of a classic brick building at Chico State

A Winning Partnership

Alum recruits students to Hewlett-Packard (HP) and drives the company's support of Chico State's computer science and computer engineering programs. He says Wildcats graduate ready to solve real problems and mentors interns and young professionals like Naomi Miller ('14).

group of alumni pictured with scholarship recipients, smiling and looking proud

Alumni Back Today’s Scholars

As recipients of the California Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon President’s Scholarship, freshman Brian Harris and junior Daniel Phelan each carry not one, but two Wildcat legacies: their family’s and that of Chico State’s earliest and proudest Sigma Phi Epsilon alumni.

The Thomas/Densmore-Thomas family of three pose together on a sunny day on one of Chico States classic bridges

Past, Present, Future

Alumni can connect all the good in their lives back to Chico State, including their successful careers and most important relationships. Their son is also a proud Wildcat. To honor their family's Chico Experience, they established the first faculty fellowship in the College of Business to attract top accounting professors.

Professor Emeritus Dolores Mitchell (center) leads an Arts and Eats Class class for fellow OLLI members at the Chico Art Center

A Wise Investment

Education, at any age, has the power to uplift and transform. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Chico State provides a community of exploration to more than 1,000 North State residents who are 50 years and older. Because of its impact, OLLI was awarded a second $1 million grant by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

softball players embrace to show support

Wildcat Family Supports Player’s Dream

Before becoming the first Wildcat to receive the NCAA Degree Completion Award, a family's scholarship helped star softball player Emily McEnaney overcome the financial obstacles she faced after mom passed away suddenly during her first semester at Chico State.

Three men's soccer players embrace in celebration after a game-winning goal.

Soccer Heroes—On and Off the Field

Mike and Robyn Prime say their lives would have been "totally different" without the Chico State men’s soccer team, whose players have, for more than 25 years, befriended and helped care for their son David, who has autism.