Called to Serve
Basketball star Damario Sims has left an indelible mark on Chico State athletics history over the past four years. But beyond the buzzer-beating shots is his most defining aspect: the obligation he feels to be a role model for young people from his hometown of West Oakland. Sims, along with fellow graduating political science major Swan Toma, is responding to an indisputable call on his life to give back.
Spreading the Word
Graduating psychology major Ariel Ellis has spent much of her time at Chico State working to change people’s perceptions about depression and suicide. In like manner, fellow graduating communications design major Dee Thao uses documentary films she creates to shed light on social issues. These two young adults are changing the world through activism and compassion.