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Current Edition: August 2014

Alumni News

Your summer Sac State Magazine is now online

Go “Around the World with Sac State” as we take a trip to Hong Kong with students from the Honors Program, meet a former Hornet baseball playerwho won over fans in Venezuela, find out how a Sac State-trained opera star is taking Europe by storm and much more. And check back regularly for new features through August including a portable list of summer reads and great stay-cation ideas from Underground Sacramento to local wineries…all with a Sac State tie. 
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Villanueva's voice carries around Europe, and the world

Alumnus Eugene Villanueva ’06 (Vocal Performance) is a rising star in the opera world, and he credits Sac State for helping him define his goals, and for giving him the solid education background to succeed in that musical field.
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You’re invited . . . networking mixer!
Wednesday, Sept. 10 


The Business Alumni Chapter is kicking off the fall season with a networking mixer at Der Biergarten Sacramento on Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Alumni from all majors are invited to participate. Your registration will include a free beer and appetizers. RSVP today!

Coaches Circle inductees to be honored

The Men’s Basketball Alumni & Friends Chapter of the Sac State Alumni Association initiated the Coaches Circle in 2012 to recognize alumni who left Sac State to pursue careers in coaching. They have individually been a positive impact not only on the lives of those they coach, but in promoting the sport of basketball. 
Read about this year’s inductees

Summer reading

A great last minute add to your summer reading list isBlasphemy by Sherman Alexie. Selected as the Sac State OneBook this year, alumni are encouraged to join students, faculty and staff in reading the book and participating in related events. 
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Volunteers needed

The Alumni Association is always in need of volunteers. We are especially looking for volunteers interested in informal mentoring opportunities with our current students. If you are interested, please contact us at alumni@csus.edu for more information. 

Donor Support

Fourth quarter giving summary

Fourth quarter giving summary Sacramento State raised more than $1.3 million in gifts and pledges during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year (April 1 to June 30). Gifts supported students and programs in several areas, including the School of Nursing, Hornet athletics, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, the Veteran’s Success Center and others. 
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Alumni Profile

Keri Thomas, MPPA '96

The lines between Keri Thomas’ professional career and her volunteer activities are often blurred, and that’s just fine with her. Cultivating relationships and building bridges is part of her job as director of community and government relations for Sutter Health. Thomas is also an outgoing advocate for the Sacramento region and she’s eager to get involved any way she can. 
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