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Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons

Rachel develops and implements the marketing and public relations strategy for University Public Engagement, with a focus on Chico Performances and Commencement.

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Tarana Burke gestures with one arm while speaking on a stage.

‘Me Too’ Movement Founder Tarana Burke to Speak at Laxson Auditorium

Activist Tarana Burke's commitment to sharing the stories of individuals affected by sexual assault and misconduct have upended industries and started a worldwide conversation.

Tim O'Shea sprays water on a cylinder of concrete over a metal grate in the concrete lab.

Engineering Student Finds His Footing

From guiding his construction team to a national first-place finish to rebuilding a historic children's playground, double major Tim O'Shea left his mark at Chico State.

Jason Alhumaidi stands in front of a sculpture of steel in front of Langdon Hall.

Creating Community Brings Comfort to International Student

Civil engineering major Jasem Alhumaidi moved half a world away from home when he came to Chico from Kuwait four years ago but he found comfort in creating his own community here through campus clubs.