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Kit Miyamoto

Alumnus presented President's Award from Department of Commerce

May 25, 2016 By Anita Fitzhugh

Kit Miyamoto, MS '97 (Civil Engineering), CEO of Miyamoto International, a global earthquake structural engineering firm, recently received the President's "E" Award for Exports. The "E" award is the highest recognition in the U.S. for contributing to the expansion of national exports. 

Miyamoto is an internationally recognized expert on earthquake structural engineering and disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction. Based in Sacramento with 20 offices worldwide, Miyamoto International provides global technical knowledge and expertise. Read more about the award or take a look at the Sac State Magazine article on Miyamoto as a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. 

Commencement grad

Thousands of new grads to join Sac State alumni family

May 19, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh

Years of hard work, dedication and perseverance are about to pay off for close to 5,000 Sac State students. Spring Commencement takes place May 20 and 21 at Sleep Train Arena honoring the University's bachelor's, master's, credential and doctoral candidates. 

To help Commencement run smoothly for graduates and attendees, we've compiled some helpful tips to keep in mind. For a full schedule, step-by-step video, FAQs and parking information, visit For those unable to attend, videos of all ceremonies will be posted to the Commencement site on June 1. 

Dean's Award medals

Meet our 2016 Dean's Award recipients

May 18, 2016 by Sam Churich

May is a time of celebration for Sac State. Each spring, the deans of the University's seven Colleges select a student who they feel exemplifies the best of their College. These students demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement and community service, and possess high hopes for the future. We're #HornetProud to welcome them and the rest of the Class of 2016 to the Hornet alumni family. 

Learn more about reach recipient.

Honorary Doctorate

A toast to honorary doctorate recipients Kondos and Lucchetti

May, 13 2016 by Sam Churich

The historic Julia Morgan House played host to a couple of special receptions over the past two weeks. Guests gathered to congratulate Gregory Kondos '51, MA '57 (Art) and David Lucchetti '67 (Physical Education), Credential '68 for their honorary degrees from the California State University Board of Trustees and Sacramento State. 

Kondos (left), who will receive a doctor of fine arts during the College of Arts and Letters Commencement ceremony on May 21, is considered one of America's leading contemporary landscape painters. He has also been a generous supporter of the campus, donating his painting "River Life" to the University Library and has spoken at Alumni Association's artist lecture series. 

Lucchetti (right) will accept a doctor of humane letters degree during the College of Health and Human Services Commencement ceremony also May 21. The president and CEO of Pacific Coast Building Products built the family-owned company to become one of the nation's largest privately held firms. He has been honored as both Businessman of the Year and Sacramentan of the Year. 

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