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Explore Job Opportunities May 6 at SCC

Career Day is Wednesday, May 6, at Sacramento City College. Stop by the main campus Quad between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to meet employers and see what job opportunities are out there.

Bring your current resume to leave with employers. Some employers may conduct on-the-spot interviews, so come dressed for success and keep the weather in mind!

For more information, contact the Career Center at 916-558-2665.

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24 Women Students Recognized for ‘Outstanding’ Perseverance

Twenty-four of Sacramento City College’s women students have been recognized for their perseverance in continuing their education despite personal challenges.

The “Outstanding Women Student” award recipients and their friends, families, counselors and others who have supported them were treated to a lunch on Friday, March 27 at the SCC campus. The recipients were called to the stage to receive their certificates get their photos taken.

The award recipients are: Juanita Alvarado, Claudia Bravo, Amy Chan, Jhermaine DeMayo, Caroline D’Souza, Vanessa Duenas, Rebecca Dutra, Hubbis Fabian, Monserrat Vazquez-Fonseca, Elke Gomez, Joanna Gross, Melanya Gudzeva, Arlene Lopez, Diane Mitchell, Saleema Muhammad, Christina Parra, Juanita Patlan, Rayelle Ross, Stephanie Thompson, Marianna Sousa, Christine Wiebe, Lauren Winkler, Fama Rahima Ziyarmal, and Mee Xiong.

They were selected for their outstanding academic achievement, maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, while excelling in community service, venturing into traditionally male-dominated careers or gaining recognition in athletics — all while overcoming personal obstacles.

“Instead of disability, they demonstrated the ability to face challenges head on–they are truly risk-takers,” said Dr. Debra Luff, SCC’s Associate Vice President of Enrollment/Student Services. “As I look into the eyes of the future, it looks, very, very bright.”

Since the program’s inception in 1997, more than 700 women have been awarded.

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Sac City Walks for Breast Cancer Awareness

Dozens of staff, managers, students and even little ones from Sac City’s Child Development Center turned out to walk for breast cancer awareness at Hughes Stadium on Thursday, March 19.

“Come Walk With Us!” was organized by the Cultural Awareness Center as a Women’s History Month event.

Members of the SCC community were encouraged to “wear pink” and walk with college President Kathryn Jeffery and Los Rios Community College District Trustee Pamela Haynes to raise awareness for breast cancer research, prevention and care.

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Jesus Debate Draws Big Crowd

Wednesday night’s forum in the Student Center, entitled “The Jesus Debate: Lord or Legend” drew a standing room only crowd of more than 200 people, who listened to two noted authors debate the authenticity of the New Testament Gospels, and ultimately if Jesus of Nazareth ever truly existed.

Author and filmmaker John Christy presented the Christian side of the debate, while author David Fitzgerald argued on behalf of atheists. Sacramento City College’s student clubs, SSA-SCC and the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, presented the lively debate.

It was broadcast live on www.dogmadebate.com and videotaped for future broadcast on cable channels 15 and 16, through the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium.

 

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Club Day was Thursday

SCC student clubs were on the Quad on March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to answer questions and provide information on what they have to offer. Hundreds of students joined in the festivities!

Applications for club participation continue to be available in the Student Leadership and Development Office, SOG 226.

For more information, contact SL&D at 558-2381.

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SCC Reps Attend Summit on Hispanic Serving Institutions

More than 20 representatives from SCC attended the HSI (Hispanic Serving Institutions) Summit at UC Davis on Feb. 17 and 18.

SCC faculty, staff and administrators convened with educational leaders from throughout the state to share and refine ideas about advocating for student success at HSI designated colleges.

Activities included hearing from various speakers, as well as listening to panel discussions and attending workshops.

Additionally, SCC students and alums starred in one of the discussion panels, co-moderated by SCC Economics Professor Sandra Camarena. The panelists were Angelica Garcia, Ermelinda Garfia, Jose Limon, Maria Medina, Veronica Orozco (CSUS) and Antonio Rios.

SCC has been recognized as an HSI by the US Department of Agriculture and is deemed eligible to apply for US Department of Education HSI grants. To be eligible for HSI designation, an institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. As of the Fall 2014 fourth week census date, SCC had 28 percent Hispanic students.

 

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Fast-Track Classes Start Feb. 17

Have you heard? Fast-Track classes are beginning soon!

Fast-Track classes are an opportunity for students to start certain full-credit classes halfway or later into the semester. They’re a great option for students who prefer an alternative to the 16-week full semester class offerings.

Here are some important dates to remember regarding Fast-Track classes this spring semester*:

  • Week of Feb. 26: Second 5-week classes begin
  • Week of March 17: Second 8-week classes begin
  • Week of April 9: Third 5-week classes begin

To enroll or learn more about the Los Rios Steps to Success, visit success.losrios.edu. Find your success today!

*Deadlines

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West Sacramento Center Celebrates 5 Years

The Sacramento City College West Sacramento Center is celebrating its 5-year birthday on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the celebration at the center, which will include a short program led by SCC President Kathryn Jeffery and an open house.