The Sacramento State Leader

  May 2012

Sac State alumnus Mark Otero: Global entrepreneur
A 1999 Sacramento State graduate, Mark Otero has achieved stardom as a video game entrepreneur. He founded KlickNation and later sold the company to Electronic Arts for $35 million. He's now general manager of BioWare, a division of EA. Though his enterprises have global reach, they also directly enrich and infuse Sacramento's regional economy. In our video, Otero tells how his Sacramento State education positioned him for success.

The program, which places students in full-time staff positions in the State Legislature, executive branch and court system, was evaluated and honored by, a career management research and information website.


MPPA grad students present theses at State Capitol

Graduate students from Sacramento State's Public Policy and Administration Department had the honor of presenting their theses during a May symposium at the State Capitol. The students presented their theses and supporting evidence in Assembly Room 126, which typically hosts committee hearings. Assemblyman Roger Dickinson welcomed the group.


Teaching, Learning and Service

Student profile: You might say Jeffrey Jordan's story has wings. The Air Force ROTC Class of 2012 graduate is a winner of the prestigious Scholarship for Outstanding Airman to ROTC, and he will be commissioned June 1 as a second lieutenant on the State Capitol steps.


Faculty profile: Business Professor Seung Bach has put fingerprints all over his college as a director, mentor and volunteer. It's no wonder, then, that the head of Sacramento State's Center for Entrepreneurship just won an Outstanding Service Award from the University.  

3,900 grads get diplomas, Cruz Reynoso honored at Commencement

Model U.N. delegation earns national honors for third year in a row

String Project celebrates the spring with youth concert

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Campus Events

Hornet Baseball Camps will conduct a series of instructional camps divided by age group for players ages 5 to 20, June 11-29 at John Smith Field.
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Water-sports programs for ages 7 to 17 will be offered at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, Lake Natoma, June 4-29. A series of camps on kayaking, rowing, wakeboarding, personal watercraft and more will be held in age divisions. More information can be found at the Aquatic Center website.


The annual Alumni Art Show is a free, juried show of works in Kadema Hall's Else Gallery, June 4-29. A reception and awards ceremony will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 8. Gallery hours are
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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Take a whitewater rafting trip along the Upper South Fork of the American River courtesy of Sac State's Peak Adventures, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, and Saturday, July 7.
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The 33rd annual Moonlight Classic Drum Corps International show has moved to Sacramento State and will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Hornet Stadium. Drum corps teams will come from Denver, Boston, Santa Clara and many other locations. The Moonlight Classic is the oldest continuing drum and bugle corps show in the West.
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