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Stephanie Gaito leans on a stool and smiles

Introducing Stephanie Gaito: 2023 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship Recipient

Social work master’s student Stephanie Gaito (Social Work, ’22) is passionate about serving rural areas and giving them the proper representation they deserve.

The cover of the gratitude journal prints out of the printer.

School of Social Work Shares Gifts of Gratitude with Community Partners

With support from a North Valley Community Foundation COVID-19 relief grant, the School of Social Work purchased self-care gifts for area social workers who have supported students' education during the pandemic.

Portrait of Susan Roll and Jennifer Wilking

Cross-Disciplinary Faculty Duo Honored for Innovative Partnership

Combining disciplines into a team-taught course that aspires to change local policy, Susan Roll and Jennifer Wilking have been honored by the California State University for their innovation.

Students sit at a table with a laptop, cell phone, and notebook to work on a presentation.

Student Teams Work to Alleviate Housing Insecurity

The cross-disciplinary course concludes this week with presentations on partnerships and policies to find solutions for students, Camp Fire survivors, and generally unsheltered individuals.

Stars shine above Trinity Hall.

Fond Farewell: Social Work Graduate Student Daphne Kenney

Daphne Kenney's passions for social work and social justice drove her aspirations toward a career helping individuals who had been homeless or incarcerated.

Stars shine above Trinity Hall.

Fond Farewell: Social Work Major Mishayla Hamlett

Whether with her sorority sisters in Upsilon Kappa Delta or mentoring students in the Chico Student Success Center, Mishayla Hamlett helped others be their best selves.

Stars shine above Trinity Hall.

Fond Farewell: Social Work Graduate Student Angela Cannon

Kind and supportive of her classmates, Angela Cannon's greatest passions were social work and social justice.

The Trinity Hall bell tower is seen through a burst of pink petals and bright greenery.

Chico in Love

Campus sweethearts share their stories about what life is like when the one you love also works where you work.

Professor Susan Roll (right) sits on a bench at CSU, Chico with her former student, Mona Kazemi (left).

‘Poverty Scholar’ Susan Roll Sheds Light on Welfare System Flaws

Social work professor Susan Roll’s real-world research into ways to keep low-income families from falling off the "benefits cliff" provides her students with innovative insights.