More than 5,000 students are expected to graduate from Sacramento
State this academic year. They’ll be honored at commencement
ceremonies at Arco Arena in December and on campus in May.
One in 26 residents of the Capital Region has a degree from
Sacramento State. And in a recent survey of the region, 90 percent
said Sacramento State is vital to the region’s prosperity
and 84 percent agreed the University provides an excellent education.
Jack O’Connell, California’s Superintendent of Public
Instruction, will be the guest speaker at the next Alumni Breakfast
Club gathering, 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Alumni Center.
This popular program is free to association members, and others
may attend for $15. Reservations are required.
Details: 278-6295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distinguished Service Awards
Alumni Association banquet honoring outstanding alumni will be held
on Thursday, April 14 at the Alumni Center. This annual event recognizes
alumni who have made a difference in their communities, their profession
and to Sacramento State. It is one of the University’s most
prestigious honors. Recipients will be named in January.
or (916) 278-6295.
Sacramento State is among three Northern California universities
launching a new doctoral program to help meet the need for leadership
in California's schools and community colleges. The program in educational
leadership, geared to working professionals, is offered in conjunction
with Sonoma State University and UC Davis.
Space Center funding
A significant funding boost of $500,000 for a Space Science Center
on the Sacramento State campus is on its way as part of the Congressional
Consolidated Appropriations Act passed at the end of November. The
funds will augment an initial $500,000 donation primarily from the
estate of the late physics professor, Chien Hu.
Coaches who tout clichés like “team player” and
“knows how to win” to brag about their players are revealing
more than you might think. They may actually value those traits
as more important to success than physical ability, says kinesiology
and health science professor Gloria Solomon.
Like clockwork, Thanksgiving has ushered in the happiest season
of all—Commencement season. Winter commencement ceremonies
are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18 at Arco
Arena. Doors open and candidates assemble one-half hour prior.
rare and varied collection of some of Mexico’s most cherished
and historic works of art, miniature religious paintings known
as retablos, will be on display in Sacramento State’s University
Library Gallery from Dec. 3 through Feb. 18.
State head coach Debby Colberg was once again selected Big Sky Conference
Volleyball Coach of the Year after guiding the Hornets to their
10th-consecutive 20-win season and third-straight Big Sky Tournament
championship. The award is Colberg’s fifth-straight and seventh
in the last eight years. She led the Hornets to a 25-7 overall record
and an 11-3 mark in the Big Sky this year. Sacramento State has
now won the Big Sky’s regular season and/or tournament championship
each of the last eight years, and competed in the NCAA Tournament
for the seventh time in eight seasons.
Senior receiver Fred Amey was among 13 Sacramento State football
players recently recognized with Big Sky Conference honors. He closes
his career with 4,049 receiving yards, 248 catches and 27 receiving
touchdowns. His career yardage is the fourth-best in the history
of Div. I-AA and his reception total ranks 10th.