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College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

College Awards

                                        Congratulations Award Recipients 

                                                                                                   

                                                        Award Recipients

Jessica Ramirez
2020 Valene Smith Outstanding Student Leader & 2020 Chico State Outstanding Student LeaderBSS Student Jessica Ramirez


"Being a leader means understanding and acknowledging the privilege that I hold and using such privilege to create space and opportunity for others to have an equitable chance at life and self-autonomy."

Emily Lees
2020 Sol Narad Memorial Student BSS Student Emily Lees
Leadership Award


"We fight for justice because justice is the fundamental bedrock of civilization: an unjust civilization is build upon sand. It does not long survive a storm."-Mace Windu

Caitlyn Patterson
Gerontology AwardBSS Student Caitlyn Patterson


"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." - Edward Everett Hale

Manuel Alexis Bautista Lua
Professional Attire Fund AwardBSS Award Recipient Manual Bautista
Autumn Brock
Professional Attire Fund AwardBSS Student Autumn Brock


"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller

Cristian Castro
Professional Attire Fund Award
Susie Fernandez
Professional Attire Fund Award
BSS Student Susie Fernandez


"Gratitude opens the door to... the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude." - Deepak Chopra

Kimberly Gomez
Professional Attire Fund AwardBSS Student Kimberly Gomez


"our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry." -rupi kaur (women of colour)

Briana Guerrero-Vega
Professional Attire Fund AwardBSS Student Briana Guerrero Vega


Briana Guerrero-Vega is a double major in social work and multicultural gender studies. She is a first-generation Chicana student who been accepted into the MSW graduate program here at Chico State this coming school year. 

Elsa Itzel Lopez Montano
Professional Attire Fund AwardBSS Student Else Lopez Montana


"I'm grateful for all the support to help me succeed."

Gustavo Martir Luna
Professional Attire Fund AwardBSS Student Gustavo Martir


"A leader is someone who progresses towards a worthy ideal, while motivating and inspiring others to do the same. I believe in you to be that leader."

Kathryn Palmer
Professional Attire Fund Award
Arely Saldana
Professional Attire Fund AwardBSS Student Arely Saldana


"Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.” - Dan Brown