Learning to fail

What are the keys to innovation? At Sac State, relationships, nurturing and a safe haven to make mistakes are the mother of invention.

joshua wood

Insights on innovation

There are infinite routes to achieving your goals. See how Sac State alumni made the most of their Sac State educations and share their secrets for success.

Speech pathology student with client

Expanding the dialogue

A new home for Speech Pathology and Audiology will expand clinic space in the Maryjane Reese Language, Speech and Hearing Center, boosting opportunities for students and the community.

Chris Higdon

Trash to treasure

With fish emulsion feeding vegetable plants and used kitchen oil fueling vehicles, the Sustainability Technology Outdoor Research Center is turning "eew!" into "aha!"

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Learning to fail and other unexpected keys to innovation

Quick, name three things a successful entrepreneur needs. Chances are you didn’t say nurturing, cheerleaders and second chances. But at Sac State, relationships trump ruthlessness and providing a safe haven to make mistakes is crucial to sparking innovation.

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Insights on innovation

There are infinite routes to achieving your goals and Sac State alumni prove the point. Each Hornet has a unique take on the keys to making it. But they also share the benefits of a Sac State degree. Find out the secrets to success from alumni at Five Star Bank and more.

speech pathology student with client
Expanding the dialogue

A new space for Speech Pathology and Audiology will boost opportunities for student and the community. It's one of the ways the University is working to provide the region's skilled healthcare workers.

kalliah mccarthy
Hornets to watch

As the Hornet sports season gets underway, there are some student-athletes, like Kalliah McCarthy, you'll want to keep an especially close eye on.

group from STORC program
Trash to treasure

New Sustainablty Technology Outdoor Research Center is turning "eew!" into "aha!" 

In business

Sac State alumni are venturing out in the world of small business. Meet five Hornet entrepreneurs who have found their niche beyond the nest.

Also in this issue

Farm-to-Fork: A second helping

In Sacramento, the homegrown "farm-to-fork" movement is putting down roots. Catch up with some of our alumni experts from our Fall 2013 roundtable.

robotics club studentsReady to rumble

In addition to the chance to stage regular robot battles, students in the Compettive Robttics Club gain skills like project management.

joy salvetti and ciara martinezNew program builds bridges

Preparing students for college and beyond is the goal of the College and Career Readiness Program. See how it's also helping fulfil the University's Strategic Plan. 

President Gonzalez
A message from President Gonzalez

"I have confidence and pride knowing that Sacramento State is poised to take on the next level of excellence, prominence and success."

The Buzz

Find out how Herky Heartsaver classes are promoting CPR, see how faculty are getting artsy in the community, meet our new campus leadership and more quick takes on campus happenings.

placer county group First Take: The Placer Campus 

Alumna Holly Tiche '89 shares her thoughts on the proposed Placer Campus and what it means for the region, an the University.

Class Notes

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


Your complete list of stories for the Fall 2014 issue.