May 15, 2017Vol. 47, Issue 6

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Finding a Voice in Speech Therapy

Andrea Avina’s accomplishments during her years at Chico State speak volumes, but they tell only part of her harrowing story. Moving beyond the depths of abuse, hostile environments, and health challenges, she found her calling in the world of speech therapy, where she could help not only those closest to her but countless others.

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Scholarship Strikes Chord with Music Major

Driven by his devotion to music and his dream of becoming a music teacher, Phillip Drange has demonstrated great discipline and passion for his major. In April, he led a 25-member choir and 30-member orchestra in the debut of one of his original compositions at the Symphonic Wind Orchestra's spring concert.

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Grad Stories

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Earning Her Degree, Virtually

Yesenia Jones earned her sociology degree entirely online while working a full-time job and balancing her life as a wife and mother.

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Grad Stories

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Bringing Code to Life for Girls

Computer science major Kylee Davis wants girls to believe they can do anything they set their minds to.

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Grad Stories

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Passion Drives Propensity to Do It All

Nick Howell decided that two majors weren’t enough, adding two minors and more to make things interesting.

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Grad Stories

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Student Drives Diversity in Agriculture

First-generation college student Kaeli McCarther wants to inspire young children to aspire to higher education.

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127th Commencement

Four days of commencement ceremonies begin Wednesday, May 17. Search #Chico2017 on social media for a live chronicle of events.  See schedule.

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Voice of a Graduate

Graduate Kyleen Bromley reflects on her time at Chico State and how it helped pull her out of a dark time in her life. Read more.

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