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SSM Fall 2016
May 17, 2017

The Fast and the Curious

Sac State’s Hornet Hyperloop team among finalists in international competition.

May 1, 2017

The year that was: Top five athletics stories in 2016-17

Records and milestones highlight a successful season in athletics.

April 20, 2017

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Andrei Tokmakoff ’89

Water is known as an essential property for living. Andrei Tokmakoff ’89 (Chemistry) sees it as much more.

April 20, 2017

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Carol Garcia ’80

Hometown and Hornet pride run deep for fifth generation Roseville native Carol Garcia ’80 (Family and Consumer Sciences). The Distinguished Service Award recipient is joined by her mother, husband, sister and daughter as proud Sacramento State alumni and active community volunteers.

April 18, 2017

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Angelo Williams, MA ’06, MA ’07, EdD ’10

Growing up as the son of a civil rights activist, Angelo Williams, MA ’06 (Education), MA ’07 (Higher Education Leadership), EdD ’10 can’t remember a time when he wasn’t interested in social justice.

April 18, 2017

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Kraig Clark ’91

When it comes to creating successful high-tech companies, Kraig Clark ’91 (Accountancy) has the Midas touch.

April 18, 2017

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Kimo Ah Yun ’90

“It’s crazy.” Ask Kimo Ah Yun to describe his journey from someone who had never considered attending college to his current role as dean at a respected liberal arts university and you’ll find he can’t quite believe it himself.

April 18, 2017

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Gilbert Herdt, MA ’72

When it comes to scholars and experts in anthropology, few can match the accomplishments of Gilbert Herdt ’71, MA ’72 (Anthropology).

April  18, 2017

Distinguished Alumni Awards Rising Star: Ryan Harrison, MS ’11

“A labor and employment Swiss Army knife.” That’s how Ryan Harrison, MS ’11 (Criminal Justice) describes his role as principal human resources consultant for the California Senate Rules Committee.

November 12, 2016

Big Ideas

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

Lisa and Tiffany
November 12, 2016

Game Changers

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

November 12, 2016

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
November 12, 2016

On the Forefront of Discovery

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

November 12, 2016

Spotlight on: Center for Small Business

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

Off to work
November 12, 2016

Off to Work They Go

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

November 12, 2016

Hornets to Watch

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

November 12, 2016

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
November 12, 2016

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
November 12, 2016

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
November 12, 2016

The Buzz

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

November 12, 2016

Notes from Beyond the Hive

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

Class notes
November 12, 2016

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
November 12, 2016


Your complete list of stories for the Fall 2016 issue.

Class Notes



Ronald Russo ’65 (Recreation Administration) has two new insect species named after him: a honeysuckle bud gall midge named Lonicerae russoi and a boxthorn stem gall moth named S. russoi. Plant galls are plant tumors induced by invading organisms that serve as nurseries for insects and mites or reproductive organs for fungi. Before his retirement in 2003, Russo spent more than 40 years as a naturalist at the East Bay Regional Park District.

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Carlos Gutierrez ’79 (Criminal Justice) has been named as Solano County’s newest superior court judge. Gutierrez has been an attorney in private practice at Bernheim, Gutierrez and McCready since 1994.

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Caroline Winn ’85 (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)has been announced as the chief operating officer of San Diego Gas & Electric. She previously served as the as the chief energy delivery officer. She also serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Western Energy Institute and the Classroom of the Future Foundation.

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Jamillah Moore ’92, MA ’95 (Communication Studies) Annual Member was named the 11th president of Cañada College in Redwood City. She previously served as the interim vice chancellor of educational services and planning for the San Mateo County Community College District.

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Andrew Kotko ’01 (Physics) has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the country’s highest recognition for math and science teachers. Kotko was twice a finalist for the award.

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Keith Boyd ’16 (Criminal Justice) has been hired as the new deputy police chief in Woodburn, Ore. Boyd previously worked for the Marin County Sherriff’s Office. He has worked in a variety of areas including the patrol division, the coroner division, detention services and as a field training officer.

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