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Alumna hired as marketing director for Vacaville Outlets

September 20, 2016 by Sam Churich

The Premium Outlet Center in Vacaville named Bianca Bacy '10 (Marketing) director of marketing and business development. She will be tasked with overseeing the marketing team to drive traffic and sales to the outlets which consist of 120 retail stores. Additionally, Bacy will serve as the primary contact for on-site advertising. 

Bacy has seven years of experience in marketing and sales, including leadership positions with two senior living providers. 

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Emergency Grant Fund a Safety Net for Students

September 13, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh

An unexpected crisis or financial hardship can be difficult for anyone to manage. For students, the experience can become even more stressful when faced with the need to continue paying for tuition, books and other expenses. Fortunately, there is a safety net in place at Sac State called the Student Emergency Grant Fund. 

Also known as the Hornet Proud Fund, the emergency grants support undergraduate students who have exhausted all other resources and are in need of financial assistance in order to continue their studies. The grants are made to reimburse students for expenses, with a maximum award of $1,500 each. The idea for the fund came from members in the Student Advancement Council which helps build a culture of philanthropy on campus. The fund also is one of the priorities identified by President Robert S. Nelsen in supporting students and creating a stronger campus community. 

Read about the benefits of joining the President's Circle and the impact you can make by supporting special programs, including the Student Emergency Grant Fund

Pantry

Sac State Food Pantry accepting donations

September 1, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh

With students back on campus for the new academic year, volunteers at the ASI Food Pantry are busy stocking shelves to make sure no Hornets go hungry. 

Sac State is one of 11 CSU campuses with a program or pantry in place to help provide hunger relief to students in need. Last year, the Food Pantry served nearly 850 students and received more than $17,000 in donations. And just this week, Sunsweet donated 68 cases of prunes with plans to give more in the coming months. 

"We are always in need of toiletries, peanut butter, dried pasta, rice and dry beans as those items are often in demand," says Davin Brown, director of student engagement and outreach.

The Food Pantry is one of the priorities identified by the President's Circle giving society, a growing number of community members dedicated to joining President Robert S. Nelsen in supporting students and creating a stronger campus community. 

Read about the benefits of joining the President's Circle and the impact you can make by supporting special programs, including the ASI Food Pantry. Donations to the Food Pantry can be dropped off at the ASI Hot Spot on the first floor of the University Union weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Carnahan

Spotlight shines on alumnus

August 25, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh

When it comes to creating the latest big screen blockbusters, Hollywood is turning to Joe Carnahan '95 (English Literature and Film Studies).

Carnahan is slated to write a film adaptation of popular PlayStation video game "Uncharted," and will write and direct, Bad Boys 3 starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. As Carnahan tells CinemaBlend, "Unless you're Toy Story 3, usually third ones aren't the strongest, but I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far." The sequel comes 15 years after the last Bad Boys franchise release and is scheduled to hit multiplexes in 2018. 

The accomplished director of The Grey, Smokin' Aces and The A-Team recently sat down with Sac State Magazine to share how he got his start at Sac State: 

http://www.csus.edu/sacstatemagazine/stories/entertainment.html

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