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Holt to lead first Presidential Debate

September 26, 2016 by Sam Churich

Lester Holt will moderate the first presidential debate tonight at Hofstra University from 6 to 7:30 p.m. PST. 

The debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be divided into six segments of 15 minutes each. The first two will touch on "America's Direction." The following two segments will highlight "Achieving Prosperity" and the final pair will focus on "Securing America."

The anchor of NBC Nightly News and award-winning journalist studied government at Sacramento State and was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters during the University's Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies. 

"I am honored, and I certainly accept this degree with deep gratitude," said Holt, who noted that his father also attended—and graduated from—Sacramento State. "I am so proud to be and (to) have been associated with this University."

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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

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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. 

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