Knowledge On the Rise
Over 250,000 Sacramento State graduates have been part of our growing economy in California – the fifth-largest in the world.
Over 60 percent of our graduates stay in the greater Sacramento region and power the state’s top industries from government and technology, engineering and business, to health and the arts. For this reason, a gift to support the advancement of student and faculty knowledge will have a tremendous influence on ensuring the Sacramento region can thrive.
Inspired by Sacramento State’s teaching mission, our students have a thirst for knowledge. They learn by doing through our hands-on approach to teaching, which keeps our students motivated and reinforces the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need to be successful no matter where life takes them. We are preparing our students to use knowledge, innovation, and discovery to transform the workplace, their community, and the world.
Knowledge is not contained in the four walls of classrooms; it is all around us. That is why, at Sac State, we create learning spaces that are outdoor, tactical, and applicable so we can provide our students with important knowledge that boosts their resumes prior to graduation.
As an example of how knowledge is changing lives at Sac State, Microbiology major Yomira Palacios will be pursuing a career as a genetic counselor thanks to the helping hands of faculty mentors, a multitude of hard-earned scholarships, and because of the leadership experience she gained being a Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) mentor and a member of the Science Educational Equity (SEE) programs. These extra hands-on opportunities have deepened her knowledge outside the classroom and have been pivotal for the first-generation college student.
When I was in high school, I didn’t even know if I would go to college. I liked science, but nobody around me had gone to college.
There are numerous ways you can advance knowledge at Sac State. Here are just a few:
- The Center for Small Business encourages students to put marketing principles they learn in the classroom to use by assisting local business owners;
- The School of Nursing’s simulation labs gives nursing majors opportunities to train in hospital-like environments;
- Biology classes expand students' scientific knowledge while improving our environment as they investigate the health of the American River;
- College of Engineering and the Sustainable Technologies Optimization Research Center (STORC) program allows a deeper investigation into cutting-edge technologies and materials used in building critical infrastructure throughout the globe;
… and the list goes on.