Chico State animal science student passes away

An animal science major from Chico State died May 4. Photo credit: Sean Martens

An animal science major from Chico State died May 4. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Alejandra Fraga

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Monica Gonzalez,19, a Chico State sophomore majoring in animal science died May 4.

Monica came to Chico State from Long Beach.

Professor Cindy Daley stated in a news release that Monica was a city girl, who was now in a rural community to pursue her lifelong passion of becoming a small-animal veterinarian.

Daley described Monica as a well-organized incoming freshman.

“She was a self-starter, one of the few incoming freshmen to bring me a well thought-out list of classes she needed,” said Daley.

The cause death is not known at this time. The University flag will be lowered May 11, in her honor.

Services will be private.

Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on Twitter.

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