Graduate Studies

Unintended Hero: Susan Carpenter

Suzanne Carpenter graduated from the MSW program in May 2017. She has since become employed full time with Remi Vista, Inc. as a Resource Family Agency (RFA) social worker in both the foster care and transitional housing programs, working with youth ages 16 to 25.

CSU, Chico graduate programs have an unrivaled reputation for offering our graduate students unique opportunities that other graduate programs across the state cannot provide. But the opportunity that Suzanne Carpenter, a graduate student in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, would receive on the night of February 12, was an accidental, unintended opportunity—a real life and death situation. Winston Churchill wrote that “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Carpenter, who in addition to being a graduate student also works with a local foster family agency as a social worker, represents just how high our graduate students can fly despite gale winds. Read more...