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SSM Fall 2016

In this issue:


Big Ideas

Pull up a seat at our alumni roundtable for a look at the art and science of entrepreneurism.

Lisa and Tiffany

Game Changers

Sac State alumni entrepreneurs are changing lives and our region, tackling societal shortcomings with business prowess and a punch of passion.


Sacramento Rising

New construction and a growing creative class have the region on the rise. Read as our alumni experts reflect on the Sacramento “renaissance.”

students forefront

On the Forefront of Discovery

Beyond-the-classroom experiences give students hands-on expertise that gets them job ready.


Spotlight on: Center for Small Business

When small-business owners need advice, they call on Sac State.

Off to work

Off to Work They Go

Flipped classes and other teaching methods prepare students for workforce trends.

Also in this issue:


Hornets to Watch

With the fall season underway, here are five student-athletes to pay attention to in 2016-17.


First Take: Entrepreneurship

Sac State alumni are game-changers with a common Hornet heritage. Find out what Metro Chamber CEO Peter Tateishi and others are saying about their alma mater.

Mike Baad

Good Natured

With the loving care of an emeritus biology professor, the University Arboretum offers a welcoming respite from the campus hubbub. 

President Robert Nelsen

A Message from President Nelsen

“Our alumni are not only changing the landscape of the Sacramento region, but they are shaping the world.”

Vocal jazz

The Buzz

Musical ensembles are hitting high notes with both students and community and more quick takes on campus happenings.


Notes from Beyond the Hive

Meet Hornet alumni business owners who’ve found their niche outside the nest.

Class notes

Class Notes

Find out the latest news on your fellow Hornets, and your chance to let us know what you're up to.

Fall 2016 SSM Cover


Your complete list of stories for the Fall 2016 issue.

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