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Sac State celebrates alumni with a month of activities


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April is Alumni Month at Sacramento State. This year’s slate of programming is so packed, it couldn’t fit into one month, stretching from March 29 to May 4. For more details on specific items, visit the Alumni Month website.

Alumni Month activities are designed to celebrate the contributions of Sacramento State alumni by bringing them together for events both on and off campus. One of the annual highlights, the Distinguished Alumni Awards, will honor alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the community, including Sac State Provost Joseph Sheley.

Alumni Month activities for family and friends of Sac State include:

Alumni Center Open House, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Alumni Center. Kick off Alumni Month with a free event featuring delicious fare from the center’s preferred caterers.

Grad Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, University Union. Everything soon-to-be alumni need for graduation, including info from the Criminal Justice Alumni Chapter.

Policy and Politics Chapter Kick-off Reception, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Cafeteria 15L. A forum for networking, speakers and fun open to all alumni interested in politics and policy, especially members of the former Government and MPPA Chapters.

Festival of the Arts, April 14-21, various locations. The campus’ celebration of the interdisciplinary arts across campus and at select sites around the region.

2012 Football Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, Alumni Center. Relive memories as new honorees are inducted into the Hornet Football Hall of Fame.

Career Buzz: Alumni Volunteer Sign-Up, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Alumni Center. Alumni volunteers are encouraged to share their professional expertise and knowledge with current students. Hosted by the Student Alumni Association.

Spring Football, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, Hornet Field.

Distinguished Alumni Awards, reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner and awards program begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Alumni Center. Celebrate the accomplishments of Sac State alumni.

Sac State Night at the River Cats, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, Raley Field. Show your Hornet Pride and support for the Sacramento River Cats at this fun-filled night at the ballgame.

Stinger Wine and Food Classic, Friday, May 4, Alumni Center. Enjoy offerings from alumni-owned wineries and restaurants while raising funds for athletic scholarships.

For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho