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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


ICYMI Fridays

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

Watson signing day

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. 


Mark your calendar for events to connect and give back

April 26, 2016 by Anita Fitzhugh

Still looking for a few opportunities to connect with fellow Hornets during Alumni Month? We've got you covered with two exciting events this week, plus a special opportunity to give back in May.

Alumni Night at Hornet Baseball: Come cheer on the Hornets on April 27 at 6 p.m., as they take on the Fresno State Bulldogs at Raley Field. Tickets on sale now.

Gala Celebrando el Éxito Latino Recognition Gala: On April 30 from 6-9 p.m., the Sac State Latino Alumni Chapter presents its first gala with food, entertainment and awards to exceptional alumni. Reserve your spot today.

Big Day of Giving: Help the Sac State Alumni Association raise funds during this year's regional day of giving on May 3. Donors may choose to support the Student Emergency Grant Fund and/or the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

For a look at all the upcoming Alumni Association events and how to get involved, visit

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