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Current Edition: Summer 2014

Alumni News

Welcome alumni!

Another 4,900 Sac State graduates walked across the stage May 23-24 to receive their coveted degrees and join the Hornet family of alumni. Congratulations to the newest members of the alumni family! Read more and view commencement videos. You can also click through ourfacebook photo albums.

Rodriguez new Alumni Association President

In July, Marco Rodriguez ’91 (Business Administration) began his term as president of the Sacramento State Alumni Association Board of Directors. A committed leader in the financial advising industry, Rodriguez works as a senior advisor with Principal Financial Group. With over 20 years of experience, Rodriguez is well qualified to take the reins as president. Read article

You’re invited . . . food, wine and more!
Sunday, Aug. 24 


Join us to taste some of the region's best wine and food from vineyards and restaurants owned by our alumni and Sac State friends at our inaugural Vintage '47 event. Proceeds support the newly formed Green & Gold Scholarship, benefiting undergraduate students in any major. Learn more

Hornets put the sting on at USA Track and Field championship

Jesse Elvrom ’13 (Psychology), Ronald Brookins ’11 (Business Administration), Lea Wallace ’11 (Family and Consumer Sciences), and Chris Kirkwood ’08 (Communication Studies) were recently in town for the USA Track and Field championships at Hornet Stadium.Read a roundup of the multi-day event, plus check out highlights and hear from Brookins and Wallace. Wallace shares even more with Yahoo Beauty.

#HiddenCash has roots at Sac State

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, and for the most part that’s true. But, with the help of Jason Buzi ’95 (Business Administration) Sac State’s trees had more than their share as he launched a Hidden Cash treasure hunt on campus. Buzi, an alum and current real estate investor, has been sharing his wealth all over the country with the help of Twitter. Read article

Help us improve your alumni magazine

Sac State would like your opinion and a few minutes of your time to help improve the effectiveness of Sac State Magazine. In case you'd like to reread your favorite stories, take a look at our current issue, as well as back copies of the Fall, Summer and Spring 2013 issues, along with our magazine archive, at csus.edu/sacstatemagazineRead more or begin survey.

Public policy alumna wins top research prize

Jodi Lewis, MPPA '14 won the $5,000 Gloria Rummels Memorial Award for “best quantitative paper” at California State University’s Social Science Research & Instructional Council student research conference. Lewis submitted a 20-page research summary and presented on her thesis, “Improving Bachelor’s Degree Completion Rates: An Examination of First Year Experience at Sacramento State."Read article

Donor Support

Deans' Award winners featured in Torchlight

Troy Miller helped install a solar-powered micro grid to provide electricity for a village in Uganda. Maryam Ahmad honed her diplomatic skills in Model United Nations. And Chinonyerem Kamalu volunteered for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Read more about some of Sac State’s top graduates and how private giving is making a difference for students in the latest issue of Sac State Torchlight, available online at csus.edu/giving.

Alumni Profile

Javed Siddiqui '70, MS '73 (Civil Engineering)

Javed Siddiqui’s work reflects his personality: efficient, hard-working and modest. Though it’s not often in the spotlight, Siddiqui’s craftsmanship can be found throughout Sacramento and all over the Sac State campus. Since starting JTS Engineering Consultants in 1977, Siddiqui and his employees have worked on hundreds of roads, water lines, sewer lines, drainage systems and parking lots. Read profile