Student Academic Success DayThousands of students participated in this year's Student Academic Success Day. (Sacramento State/Steve McKay)

Photos from Student Academic Success Day

Sacramento State put a clear path to a degree in the spotlight for thousands of students on Monday, Sept. 21, during Student Academic Success Day. The theme was “Taking Graduation by Storm.”

The event brought together the entire campus for the common cause of student success. It began at 10 a.m. with a session for faculty and staff in the University Union, Redwood Room, on strategies the campus can employ to improve graduation rates.

A keynote speech by internationally renowned author and motivational speaker Eric Thomas at noon in the University Union Ballroom highlighted the event. Thomas’ energetic and heartfelt messages of hope, perseverance, upward mobility, and success in the midst of obstacles have inspired people of all age groups and demographics to live up to their fullest potential and peak performance levels by breaking the cycles of un-productivity, defeatist mind-sets, crime, hopelessness, and despair that many face daily.

The day also included success workshops for students, inspirational talks on graduation success, college sessions for success in the major, and a resource fair.

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