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A young woman hugs the SCC panther mascot in front of the step-and-repeat backdrop at the college's 100th anniversary Open Hous and Fair

Sacramento City College extends a huge THANK YOU to the community for making the college’s 100th anniversary Open House & Fair a great success!

An estimated 3,000 people attended the Oct. 15 event throughout the day. Notable attendees included an alumni owner of one of the food trucks brought on campus for the event, the SCC’s 1951 student body president, Los Rios trustees Pamela Haynes and Ruth Scribner, and Chancellor Brian King.

The “Cats on Campus” presentation, which featured live wildcats and an educational lecture, drew a standing room only crowd in the Performing Arts Center. Additionally, more than 300 people watched the opening of a time capsule from 1991, and both showings of the Chemistry Department’s demonstration of chemical explosions were full. The night ended with a thrilling homecoming football game against Sierra College that the SCC Panthers won, 21-20, in overtime in a driving rain storm! Go, Panthers!

Grill cook Christina Taylor is at work behind the counter in the college cafeteria and flashing a big smile for the camera.

SCC grill cook Christina Taylor and her husband, Jeff, recently competed and snagged the $10,000 grand prize on an episode of the Cooking Channel’s “Sugar Showdown.”
The show is a dessert cooking competition, where chefs go head to head in different rounds where they must cook tantalizing desserts of using a different unusual ingredient in each challenge. Congratulations, Christina and Jeff!

ITT Tech

Sacramento City College offers a variety of courses and programs that may be of interest to students who were formerly enrolled at ITT Technical Institute.

Programs include Administration of Justice (AS),  Software Development (AS), Business Management (AS), and Accounting (AS). Explore Sacramento City College classes and programs in the catalog and schedule.

Additionally, SCC offers a number of resources to support our students in achieving their academic goals, including a Veterans Resource Center, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS), tutoring and more.

To apply and enroll in classes, go to

For assistance, contact SCC outreach specialist Courtney Heidelberg at (916) 558-2051 or


SCC’s Umoja- SBA program held an orientation for about 50 new students who were ready to connect with counselors, faculty and college staff as they began moving toward reaching their academic goals.

Interim President Michael Poindexter welcomed the students with some encouraging words. The students also honored counselor Gerri Scott for her hard work and continued effort to inspire students to reach their goals while teaching them about their African American heritage.

Umoja is a statewide grassroots community organization of faculty and administrators within the California Community College system who are focused on African American student achievement.

Photo of seven smiling male and female Pacific Islander and Native American Students who participated in the summer residential program at UCLA.

Sacramento City College counselors recently took Pacific Islander and Native American students on a trip they will never forget. The group visited UCLA for the Native and Pacific Islander Site Program and returned to SCC with a newfound sense of motivation to transfer and a desire to pass on what they have learned to the college community.

The week-long program gave students an understanding of the transfer process, team/community building, Native American and Pacific Islander history, and presentations from Native and Pacific Islander community leaders.

From the UCLA NPI Site Program website: “Native and Pacific Islander Summer Intensive Transfer Experience Program is a 6 day residential program at UCLA. Students learn to navigate the community college system with the goal of transferring and making a smooth transition to a University of California campus. The program focuses on the history, educational pipeline, and resources available to Native American and Pacific Islander communities.


Freshmen Welcome is a great opportunity for new students to learn how to be successful in college, meet their peers and connect with the campus.

The event is held on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. There will be workshops on topics such as study skills, time management, and college expectations. Students may attend one day or both.

Incoming freshmen can register for the event at

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Student Center at the SCC main campus.


Colorful bounce house in blue, green, red and yellow

SCC’s annual People’s Day event is Thursday, May 5 all day long in the Quad.

Stop by and see various musical groups, shop at local vendor booths and enjoy the activities scheduled for throughout the day, like the car show and a fashion show.

There will be a free pancake breakfast in the Quad from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. to help get everyone fired up for finals.

West Sac Veterans

The West Sacramento Center has partnered with YoloArts and the Yolo County Veterans Service Office to host a three-city traveling art exhibit celebrating veterans.

“Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community” showcases works inspired and created by veterans.

The goal of the exhibition is to contribute to the public understanding of veterans’ experiences and honor them as they reintegrate from combat to civilian life.

On opening day at the West Sacramento Center, there was a Veterans Resource Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., accompanied by blues music by Joe Lev and Friends. An artists reception was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and featured a reading of “Positive Reflections,” a commissioned poem by Davis Poet Laureate Andy Jones.

The project is funded by a Veterans in the Arts grant award to YoloArts from the California Arts Council.

Please check out some photos from the event on our SCC slide show page.


Join us on Tuesday, March 8 for “Quilts of Many Colors,” a celebration of quilts, and meet the women of the Sisters Quilting Collective.

The reception will be held from noon to 1:30 in the Cultural Awareness Center.

For more information, contact the CAC at 558-2575. Students requiring additional accommodations, please contact the DSPS office at 558-2087. Faculty/staff requiring sign language interpreter service should contact Chris Iwata at 558-2552.