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Current Edition: April 2014

Alumni News

April is Alumni Month

The month of April marks Alumni Month! We have so much in store for you this month to celebrate our alumni. Be sure to take advantage of your alumni discounts offered at multiple places throughout the month in honor of alumni.

 Alumni Open House—Thursday, April 3, 5-7 p.m. Calling all alumni and friends—join us for great food and lots of fun. Go Hornets! 
• Downtown Networking Mixer—Tuesday, April 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come for the networking, celebrate the latest issue of Sac State Magazine and hear from Cheryl Dell ’82 (Communication Studies). 
• Sac State Festival of the Arts—April 9-13
• Career Buzz Mentoring Dinner—Tuesday, April 15, 6 p.m. Share your professional expertise with our Student Alumni Association members.
• Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Mixer—Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m. Network with fellow alumni working in and around the Capitol. 
• The Distinguished Alumni Awards—Thursday, April 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Join emcee Kitty O’Neal ’79 (Communication Studies) and your fellow alumni for an evening of elegance and celebration.
• March for Babies—Saturday, April 26 (see below)
• Sac State 5K Fun Run—Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m. Join alumni and students on a 5K course through the campus. 
• Hornet Club Wine & Food Classic—Friday, May 2, 6 p.m. Enjoy offerings from alumni-owned wineries and restaurants while supporting student athletes.
• Plus MORE–like Margarita Mondays, Roxie Thursday, Kings tickets—
check it out!

Member appreciation

Visit the Alumni Center during the month of April, show your alumni membership card and drop off a business card for a free gift. Hope to see you soon! 

Alumni input welcomed

In 2013, students, faculty and staff began creating a new Strategic Plan for our University. This document will guide all aspects of Sacramento State for the next several years. To best prepare the University for the future, we are seeking input from everyone in the Sacramento State community. 
We want to hear from you.

2014 Alumni Chapter of the Year

Who won? If you can't attend the Alumni Open House on April 3, find out the winner of this year's Chapter Challenge by following us on Twitter @SacStateAlumni. Funds raised during the Challenge help to support specified chapters in the form of scholarships, speaker series, networking events, and more!

Festival of the Arts—April 9-13

All alumni are invited to participate in Festival of the Arts! Whether you are an artist, performer, fan or simply curious, there is something for you to enjoy. Opportunities include:

• U-Nite—Thursday, April 10, 5-9 p.m., Crocker Art Museum
• Performances of Gypsy—April 9-20, University Theatre
• Art History Symposium—April 12, 1-5 p.m., Mariposa Hall
• Debate Team Alumni Reunion—Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m., University Union
• Author readings, design exhibits, film presentations, music performances . . .and MORE!

Baritone alumnus plays Sac State

Renowned baritone Eugene Villanueva ’06 (Vocal Performance) will perform with the Sac State Symphony Orchestra on April 15. An avid recitalist, Villanueva made his Carnegie Hall debut in January 2008. Learn more

Donor Support

Private support boosts scholarships, student programs

Sacramento State received more than $1.7 million in private financial support in the second quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013).
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Alumni Profile

Maureen Bauman, MSW '81 (Social Work), MPA '86 (Public Administration)

“Sometimes careers are planned and sometimes there are just opportunities where you go,” says Maureen Bauman. Bauman didn’t plan to become one of the Northern California’s foremost advocates for de-stigmatizing mental illness. Read profile