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Portrait of Karen Wilkins-Mickey

Alumna Makes History as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Seattle Seahawks

In January 2021, alumna Karen Wilkins-Mickey joined the Seattle Seahawks as their director of diversity, equity, and inclusion—the first such hire at the team level in NFL history.

Erika Muniz

CAGD Student Models Success for Those Underserved in Her Field

First-generation student of color finds inspiration in close-knit family and campus CAGD community as she sets off for a new adventure after graduation.

Alycia Anderson sitting in wheelchair and smiling, holding up a denim jacket that reads, "See Me," on the back.

5 Questions with Alumna and Motivational Speaker Alycia Anderson

Alycia Anderson has used a wheelchair all her life. After a successful career in technology sales, she's pursuing a more personal passion—inspiring people to believe in their limitless potential.

Alum Leads STAR Center to Support Underserved Students

Led by Malcolm McLemore, the STAR Center offers services and resources to try to ensure the success of first-gen, historically underserved, and marginalized students.

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Chico State Strongly Supports Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

President Hutchinson applauds the decision by the US Supreme Court to reject the rescission of the DACA program.

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Modifications to University Police Chief Recruitment

President Hutchinson modifies new police chief appointment to an interim assignment, strengthens focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion

Cecilia Apolinar smiles for a photo.

César Chávez’s Legacy: Reflections From the Field

Senior Cecilia Apolinar, who worked in the fields and interned with United Farm Workers, feels the impact of César Chávez’s advocacy.

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From the President: Facing Security Concerns and Racism on Campus

A message from President Hutchinson on ensuring a safe learning community for all after the behavior of a community member left campus feeling unsettled.

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President Hutchinson’s End-of-Semester Message

As the semester draws to a close, President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on highlights and achievements since January.