Category Archives: Campus News

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The Los Rios Community College District has just announced that students may now use a payment plan to pay for class fees for the spring 2017 semester and future semesters as well.
The service is provided by CashNet, and is similar to a layaway plan. Students may divide their fees by the number of months between registration and the first day of class. There is $15 handling fee to use the service.
Sacramento City College believes this payment plan will be useful particularly for students with high priority registration who may be waiting until after the holidays to register for spring classes. With this option, students can keep their priority registration and pay off the fees over time.
For more information on the new payment plan options, please see this Los Rios webpage.

 

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Brenda Navarrete is a sophomore majoring in Chicano and Latino Studies with an eventual hope to become a lawyer. She is also a “Dreamer” or AB 540 student, which means that she is an undocumented student. Brenda moved to the U.S. when she was just 3, and has worked steadily to become a successful student. She is involved with the Extended Opportunities and Programs for Students (EOPS) on campus and receives some financial assistance through the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.

“We came here to do, not just to sit and watch,” she said.

Brenda was one of three students recently interviewed by Telemundo Channel 33, for a story about what President-elect Donald Trump has stated his administration’s policy toward undocumented students will entail.

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A team of faculty, classified staff and administrators worked with a group of community college peers Dec. 7 and 8 to develop an Institutional Effectiveness Plan that will help steer guided pathways for students for the foreseeable future. It’s all part of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, or IEPI, a statewide grant for community colleges through the state chancellor’s office.
About six weeks ago, a team of professional peers came to Sac City and spent a day listening to a variety of people about the needs and desires to incorporate better student pathways. The outside team then developed a series of options from other institutions that have been successful in this area for Sac City to discuss and possibly try to emulate.
From that menu of options, Sac City will develop its Institutional Effectiveness Plan and apply for a $200,000 implementation grant from the state.

life-saver

Sacramento Police officer Beth Glynn is being hailed as a hero for helping provide CPR and reviving a young man shot in Oak Park over the Memorial Day holidays last May.

Beth is Sac City alumna, who played softball on the 1992 State Championship team under coach Tim Kiernan. Her maiden name was Beth Gerkwen.

According to KOVR Channel 13, Beth was the first of three officers to find Marcellis Caldwell on the ground with bullet wounds to his head and spine. She began CPR immediately until a pulse returned. Marcellis was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for extensive surgeries and physical therapy.

Beth has continued to stay in touch with Marcellis and his family.

For more information on this story, please see the KOVR 13 report.

 

tree-lighting

On the evening before Thanksgiving, the Sacramento City College Choir had the honor of singing at the Old Sacramento Tree Lighting Event.

More than 2,000 people attended the annual event, including Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg and Councilwoman Angelique Ashby. Sixty SCC students and faculty were present and handed out carol books and encouraged the audience to join in singing carols.

Camille Cobbs, Old Sacramento events and merchants coordinator, was thrilled to have the choir help set the festive mood.

“You all were definitely the stars of the show and we hope to host you again in the future!” she told the choir.

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The Sac City Panthers Football team forced four turnovers and won a hard-fought defensive struggle 20-16 over Diablo Valley to earn the State Center Bowl championship on Nov. 19 at Hughes Stadium.

Sac City closed out the season with with a record of 6-5. The defense was led by So DL (#99) Josh Johnson who finished with 12 tackles (8 solo) with 2 sacks which earned him MVP honors for the game. Other standouts on defense were So DL (#23) Sai Taamu with 6 tackles (3 solo), 2 sacks, and a fumble recovery. So LB (#22) Cameron Calderhad 7 tackles (3 solos) with 1 sack and 1 forced fumble in the game. So DB (#25) Elijah Jones had 3 tackles with 1 interception.  The Panthers defense had six sacks on the day, forced 2 fumbles and had 1 interception.

On offense, Sac City had multiple players rush for 40 yards or better led by So RB (#4) Braylon White 10 carries for 48 yards with 2 touchdowns. Fr (#7) (WR/RB) Jordan Moore had 9 carries for 52 yards and So RB (#2) Tyree Hanson finished with 15 rushes for 42 yards. So WR (#5) Keylan Mack led the team with 5 receptions for 56 yards and 1 touchdown. Fr TE (#87) Ryan Bant-Cogburn had 1 big catch for 39 yards in the game. Fr QB (#11) Justin Yeaton went 13-30 for 107 yards with 1 touchdown pass.

Congratulations to Coach Dannie Walker, his staff and all players for a great win to cap the season!

volleyball-ends

With a trip to the state tournament on the line, the Sac City Panthers women’s volleyball team forced a fifth and deciding game with Sierra College before falling 15-9 in the decisive set to end their season. Sierra won 31-29, 18-25, 21-25, 25-19,15-9) on Nov. 26 in the second round of the CCCAA Nor-Cal Regional Playoffs.

The No. 6 Panthers finished a great season with a 22-4 overall record. The Panthers got strong performances from So OH (#10) Keeley Franz who had 20 digs, 14 kills with 2 blocks and 66 total attacks. So OH (#4) Sam Kepler had 18 kills with 14 digs and 47 total attacks. So OH (#2) AJ Woo finished with 13 kills, 10 digs and 44 total attacks. So S (#5) Kassidy Rauh led team with 50 assists, 12 digs, 3 kills, and 3 blocks with 15 total attacks. Fr MH (#9) Jalyn Jones had 6 kills with 22 total attacks. So LB (#3) Halee Parnell led the team with 28 digs.

Congratulations to the Sac City volleyball team and its coaching staff on their many achievements earned this season!  Sac City sophomores OH (#10) Keeley Franz and So S (#5) Kassidy Rauh earned 1st team All-Conference selections in the Big 8 this season. So OH (#4) Sam Kepler earned a second team All-Conference selection in the Big 8 as well. City So OH (#10) Keeley Franz was also named an All Northern California selection.  Coach Laurie Nash surpassed 300 career wins this season.

mortarboard graduation cap on top of a stack of hundred dollar bills

Students who are awarded financial aid may receive a notification in their eServices account regarding courses that are ineligible for financial aid.

This means that one or more courses have been flagged because they are not part of the your major, general education, transfer or certificate program. Only courses that are part of the your major, general education, transfer or certificate program can receive financial aid.

The BOG Fee Waiver is not affected. If a student has been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver, it will cover the enrollment fees for all courses, even those not required for the student’s major.

Log in to eServices and review the “View Course Eligibility” screen to check for ineligible courses you have enrolled in. If anything is marked as ineligible, follow the decision tree to determine your next steps.