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College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Miguel Manzano Bishop

English Department  

Major: English Education with minor in Linguistics and TESOL certificate 

Hometown: I was born in Manila, but have lived in Chico for approximately 16 years and consider Chico to be my hometown 

When are you expecting to graduate?

Spring 2021 

Campus involvement: I work as an Instructional Student Aid for the English Department; I am a tutor for the ESL Support Services; and I'm an student in the Holmes Honors Program 

What’s it like to be a student at Chico State?  

It has been a rich and rewarding experience. I'm constantly faced with fulfilling challenges both within the classrooms and outside of them. Faculty and staff within my department have not been less than an advocate and support for me as a student. Though, while no college is without any problems, I constantly feel empowered to voice my position within the university. 

What’s been your favorite class at Chico State and why?  

At the risk of sounding like I'm avoiding the question, they all have been. Each class that I've enrolled in so far has been illuminating and each professor has brought their own unique style of teaching which gives me plenty of opportunity to reflect on my educational experiences. 

What would be your most important advice for incoming freshman?  

Don't be afraid to reach out for help, whether that be from your professors, staff, or your own peers. Creating community during your time in university is what will keep you supported and motivated to see the challenges through. Remember that this is a learning environment and moments of failure only serve to offer further opportunities to grow.  

What do you plan on doing when you graduate from Chico State?  

I plan on enrolling in the CLASS Graduate Program to attain my teaching credential as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching. 

Miguel Manzano Bishop HFA Ambassador