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July 13, 2017

The Buzz

Public art, by Hornet alumni and others, challenges our regional identity.

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July 13, 2017

Painting the town

“Imagination: the Catalyst of Dreams” by alumnus Luis Campos-Garcia ’12 and other public art spark community conversation.

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July 13, 2017

Greetings from Ghana

Private support helps send students around the world.

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July 13, 2017

Distinguished Alumni Awards:

Meet this year's outstanding honorees.

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July 13, 2017

Keep America Beautiful campus:

Sacramento State has long been recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability, and now the University has added to its long list of distinctions: the first college campus in the nation to be an official Keep America Beautiful affiliate.

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July 13, 2017

Contents

Your complete list of stories for the Summer 2017 issue.

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July 13, 2017

First Take

On Saturday, May 20, President Nelsen named one of our graduates, Nancy Nguyen from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the 2017 President’s Medal honoree.

President Nelsen Photo
July 13, 2017

President's Message

AT our 2017 Spring Commencement, Sacramento State celebrated our largest graduating class ever—more than 5,300 students.

Class notes
July 13, 2017

Class Notes

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

Hyperloop
May 17, 2017

The Fast and the Curious

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

Baseball
May 1, 2017

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

Records and milestones highlight a successful season in athletics.

Tokmakoff
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.

Williams-Angelo
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.

Williams-Angelo
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.

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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.

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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.

Herdt-Gilbert
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).

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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.

Class Notes

Alumni

1960s

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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Alumni

1970s

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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Alumni

1980s

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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Alumni

1990s

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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Alumni

2000s

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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Alumni

2010s

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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Previous Issues

Awards

Bronze Case Award 2016
Bronze Case Award 2015