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Nicole Santos says farewell to her last four years at Chico State. Photo courtesy of Annie Page

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos // May 12, 2015
Graduating senior Nicole Santos highlights three student organizations that made her four years in college unforgettable.
Chase Palmieri, a senior entrepreneurship and small business management major, plans to change the way people donate through a simple app he created called SlideSocial. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Senior Spotlight: Entrepreneur creates app to transform how people donate

Nicole Santos // May 6, 2015
Chase Palmieri, creator of SlideSocial, hopes the mobile app will be successful in empowering people to donate in measurable ways.
Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Nicole Santos // April 29, 2015
Caitlyn Albright and Julie Ann Van Buskirk discuss how they went about securing dietetic internships in Texas and North Carolina.
Michelle Brathovd, senior liberal studies major. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with future teachers

Nicole Santos // April 23, 2015
Michelle Brathovd and Kelsey Larson reflect on how Chico State has prepared them for the credential program, their next step in the process of becoming educators.
Victoria Goernert, a senior civil engineering major (fifth from the right), has participated in the Steel Bridge Competition for the past two years. Photo courtesy of Victoria Goernert.

Senior Spotlight: Student engineers promising future

Nicole Santos // April 12, 2015
Victoria Goernert's passion for engineering has allowed her to compete in various competitions during her time at Chico State.
Vanessa Ricketson, senior business administration major with an option in accounting, shows off her moves with lethal weapons at the Freak Show hosted at The Down Lo on Main Street. Photo (Credit to Chuck Spotts)

Senior Spotlight: Belly dancer twirls onto center stage

Nicole Santos // April 6, 2015
Vanessa Ricketson has been belly dancing for 22 years on and off with her daughter.
Angel Huracha, a senior public relations major, is inspired by artists such as David Bowie and Bob Dylan while he works as KCSCs music director. Photo courtesy of Angel Huracha.

Senior Spotlight: Student keeps radio music philosophy in tune

Nicole Santos // April 2, 2015
Angel Huracha has dedicated five semesters to helping manage the Associated Students station KCSC.
Natalie Holmberg-Douglas,  a senior biochemistry and animal science major, is working with multiple colleges at Chico State to work with animals and research cures for cancer. Photo courtesy of Natalie Holmberg-Douglas.

Senior Spotlight: Scientist pursues passion for cancer research, animal care

Nicole Santos // March 24, 2015
Natalie Holmberg-Douglas is an active participant within the science community on campus.
Caleb Meyer, a senior liberal studies major, has lived in a dorm throughout his entire college career. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Senior Spotlight: Livin’ la vida dorm life

Nicole Santos // March 20, 2015
After his first year in the dorms, Caleb Meyer moved on to become a resident adviser and has lived and worked on campus for the past three years.
Nicollette Singleton, senior nursing major, is dedicating her summer to social work in Nicaragua. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Strong faith enables student to succeed

Nicole Santos // March 13, 2015
Nicollette Singleton's belief in God allows her to balance work and school and she will travel to Nicaragua this summer to extend her faith.
Amanda Lincoln, a senior criminal justice major, wants to follow in her familys footsteps and has been taking steps toward becoming a law enforcement officer. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Senior Spotlight: Inspired to protect and serve

Nicole Santos // March 6, 2015
Amanda Lincoln's family has a history in law enforcement and upon graduating this May she hopes to continue the tradition.
Mitch Hayes, a senior business project management major and managing for sustainability minor, has used his passion for nature to aid his five semesters of success in sustainability programs at Chico State. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Senior Spotlight: Student won’t let environment go to waste

Nicole Santos // February 26, 2015
Mitchell Hayes has devoted five semesters at Chico State to the Associated Students Sustainability program to ensure that events on campus generate as little waste as possible.
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