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Scholarships keep students focused on grades and graduation

July 7, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh

On the surface, the value of a Sac State scholarship may appear purely monetary. They pay for a student's tuition. They buy books and parking pases. But for more than 700 Sac State students who received close to a million dollars in scholarships last year, the funds provide much more than meets the eye. It is a step toward fulfilling a dream of becoming a college graduate. 

Here, we introduce you to four Sac State students, who with the help of private scholarships are proud members of their families and the University. For more information on how you can help make an impact on a student's education, visit

HPPA alumni

Staying connected

July 5, 2016 by Sam Churich

Are you getting the most out of your Alumni Association membership? Alumni chapters provide members the opportunity to develop professional and social relationships, volunteer in the community and reconnect with their alma mater.

Sac State Torchlight spoke with three chapter presidents about their experiences and what they have in store for members going forward. Read more and join a chapter today. 


Sac State Food Pantry a model for fighting student hunger

June 27, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh

A recent CSU conference addressing student hunger and homelessness is leading to the creation of more campus-based intervention programs such as the ASI Food Pantry at Sac State. 

Currently, Sac State is one of 11 CSU campuses with a program or pantry in place to help provide hunger relief to students in need. In fact, the ASI 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

Parish and Herky

The Time is Now: New Power of 1,000 Hornets website

June 17, 2016 by Sam Churich

The buzz is building for a new Event Center at Sac State thanks to The Power of 1,000 Hornets. A website dedicated to the fundraising effort attempting to raise $1 million in seed money for an Event Center debuted this week. Take a look at some exciting renderings, hear testimonials from those already supporting the cause and learn how you can get involved.

Visit for more information. 

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