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A Promise Fulfilled

Congratulations to the first graduating class of the College of Arts & Letters’ Four-Year Promise program. These students accomplished their goal of graduating with a degree in their chosen discipline in four years! This took focus, effort, commitment and sacrifice!

This inaugural group of Four-Year Promise scholars opted into the program in Fall 2016. They stuck with it, trusted us, and now are ready to launch into the next phase of their lives. In doing so, they have achieved a 46% 4-year graduation rate – 2½ times the university’s 4-year graduation rate!

We celebrate their accomplishment and promise for future successes!

4YP first cohort
Some of the graduating students attend a special Zoom session with the deans and their program advisers.

Words from a Few of Our Grads

photo of Jamal Hadayat
"I listened to them and signed up, but I didn't think anything of it. It was to my surprise that I would meet some of the most amazing people in my life through this program, and really build a solid foundation for my future." - Jamal Hadayat

student Haley Georgalos
“I am so grateful to be the first graduating 4YP class. This experience helped me navigate college, create lifelong friendships and excel academically. Thank you to the amazing mentors that helped our cohort succeed in this program. I am honored to be able to help future Sac State students excel in this program. Stingers up!” - Haley Georgalos

student Janessa Tuazon
"Being in the Four-Year Promise class was one of the best decisions I’ve made when coming to Sac State! It helped me build great connections with my peers and have an easy journey throughout my four years. I am so thankful for the mentors who helped us transition from the beginning to the end!" - Janessa Tuazon

student Alyssa Young
"It’s an honor to be a part of the first 4YP group, "The Dream Team". There’s no way I could have graduated in four years without this program. I met some of the most amazing people who I can call my lifelong friends. Thank you to all the advisors who helped make this possible, I highly recommend for everyone to join." - Alyssa Young