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‘Cats in the Community give back

Nicole Beal, sophomore pre-nursing major, and Jenna Fletcher, junior health science administration major, are full of excitement as they prepare to head to Bidwell Park. Photo credit: Dominique Diaz

Dominique Diaz

March 31, 2016

Watch video at end of story for student involvement. "We're helping the community!" could be heard throughout downtown Chico as several students yelled at passers-by on their way to lower Bidwell Park. Hundreds of students gathered at the Wildcat Recreation Center March 31 to participate in 'Cats...

A.S. hosts service day dedicated to Cesar Chavez

Students and community members will be able to give back in honor of Cesar Chavez Day on March 31. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Hannah Suzuki

March 27, 2015

Chico State's Associated Students is hosting a day of service during which hundreds of students can give back to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, according to a press release. Cats in the Community will take place 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wildcat Recreation Center and other locati...

Volunteer discovers meaning through charitable work

Emily Hilbers, a sophomore business management major, volunteers in the Dominican Republic during a summer trip. During those four weeks she spent time repairing homes and teaching local schoolchildren. Photo courtesy of Emily Hilbers.

Alisa Thorsen

February 24, 2015

Whether it's exploring the mysteries of a sunken ship, horseback riding through caves or making a difference in impoverished cities, Emily Hilbers' adventures never seemed to cease while volunteering abroad. Last summer, the sophomore business management major signed up for a four-week intern...

Student Spotlight: Dustin Anderson

Photograph courtesy of Dustin Anderson
ustin Anderson, center, spent the summer volunteering in Guatemalan clinics.

Sharon Martin

November 30, 2013

One Chico State student plans to spend his upcoming winter break volunteering in medical clinics and experiencing the unpredictability of traveling to Guatemala. Dustin Anderson, a senior microbiology major, has been to Guatemala three times already, but is heading back to work on his honors thesis. He will be comparing the health goals of different volunteer org...

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