TBT: Commencement on campus
May 5, 2016 by Laurie Hall
May signals the start of the Commencement season and Sac State is in the thick of the many receptions and awards banquets that lead up to the big celebration at Sleep Train Arena. Keep an eye on this space for images and stories about our graduates and special honorees.
But before there was a Sleep Train Arena (and before that an Arco) Arena, Commencement celebrations took place on campus. This image from the '50s depicts a History Commencement at the Outdoor Theatre. Spring Commencement briefly moved back to campus in the early 2000s.
It is anticipated that a new campus Event Center will be the go-to location for Commencement ceremonies in the future, as well as concerts, lectures, athletics events and more. Find out more about the effort and the fundraising behind it at Power of 1,000 Hornets.
Peace Corps names Sac State a top volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institution
May, 3 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh
More than a dozen Sac State alumni are currently lending their talents and education around the world as Peace Corps volunteers. As a result, Sac State ranks seventh of the top 13 Peace Corps volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide.
"Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions come to Peace Corps with a strong educational background and the flexibility and curiosity needed to make an impact to communities around the world," says Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps director.
The announcement comes as Sacramento State emphasizes the importance of international travel and service, as well as the unique skills graduates bring to the Peace Corps. #HornetProud
April 29, 2016 By Sam Churich
Alumni Month has been jam packed with events. Guests attended Classes without Quizzes to learn about the programs involved with the proposed downtown Capital School of Public Affairs. The Business Alumni Chapter hosted author Jessica Kriegel to speak on ways to overcome generational stereotypes. And it all started with the Open House, where alumni and friends made new connections and enjoyed delicious fare from the Harper Alumni Center's preferred caterers.
Check back next week for photos from more festivities including David Mering's '81 (Communication Studies) presentation to students on the world of advertising, the Hornets Policy and Politics' Capitol Swarm Photo and the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. #HornetProud
Students from near and far reach higher at Sac State
April 28, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh
Sac State celebrated this week's National College Signing Day by recognizing local students excited for the University to become their alma mater. The event is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to celebrate high school students taking charge of their future by pursuing higher education.
But it's not just local students boosting the University's recent record-breaking enrollment. More and more aspiring Hornets hail from outside the six-county Sacramento region. Read more about how and why Sac State is becoming the college of choice for students across California.