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Freshmen Welcome Event August 6 – 7

Beginning Wednesday, August 6 all first-time students are invited to attend exciting workshops, meet new friends and connect to the campus community.

Check in begins every day at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center. Workshops will run August 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics will focus on strategies for college success, including study skills, motivation and time management. Students are invited to attend one or both days.

Read workshops descriptions and enroll now!

Basketball

Student Athletes Top Priority for SCC’s New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Julia Allender started June 9 as the new head women’s basketball coach at Sacramento City College.

Allender comes from Ohlone Community College in Fremont, where she served as head coach for the past five years. Previous to that, she was an assistant coach for three years at the college.

As an alumna of San Jose City College, Allender is no stranger to the community college system. In fact, found that her experience as a student led her to prefer coaching at the community college level over other higher education institutions.

“I got into coaching to help people,” Allender said. “From my experiences coaching at the community college level, I saw and realized that there is a large opportunity to positively affect and help players who may have been overlooked or need specific areas of development in order to go on and play at the next level.

“It’s a development level and that’s really what I enjoy about community college and working with these athletes. They have this goal in mind that you’re really helping them go achieve.”

Allender said she was “very much” one of those athletes who needed to be challenged and nudged to reach her performance goals.

“I didn’t really get much better in high school. I was always better than the vast majority of my peers,” Allender said. “So when I began playing at the community college, that gave me an opportunity to get better and add skills that I didn’t have before. It gave me an opportunity to really compete on a daily basis and physically be able to be stronger and move better and be quicker.”

From San Jose City College, Allender went on to play at Southern Utah University with a full Division I basketball scholarship.

“That was my goal; that was my dream,” Allender said. “It was what I wanted to achieve because I knew I wanted to coach.”

Allender said she knew she wanted to coach from a very young age, although she had opportunities to pursue a career as a professional athlete.

“Growing up as a kid, I just loved to help people and I also loved sports,” she said. “I saw how my coaches at that age affected me positively.”

Alllender has a 95 percent transfer rate in her five years as Ohlone’s head coach (100 percent in the last three years), which means she has helped nearly all her athletes transfer to the colleges where they want to play.

While Allender’s first priority is her athletes’ well-being and development, that certainly does not preclude winning games. And she has the track record to back that up — she has won three conference championships in five years at Ohlone and won 105 games in five years.

“I am very highly competitive,” Allender said. “But more than winning, I’m in it to help my athletes in many aspects — educationally, morally, in building leadership skills, giving them tools to live a very successful life.”

To learn more about Panther Athletics, visit the official website.

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Enroll in Honors Courses this Fall

Sacramento City College’s Honors Program offers many benefits for students.

Honors courses are:

  • University transferable
  • Smaller than regular classes (usually limited to fifteen students)
  • Dependent upon student participation and research

Students who complete four Honors courses with a 3.0 GPA receive:

  • A certificate celebrating the accomplishment
  • A cash award
  • An “Honors Scholar” notation on their transcript

If you are eligible to enroll, check out the Fall semester’s Honors course offerings:

  • ANTH 480 Honors Physical Anthropology
  • ARTH 486 Medieval Art-Honors
  • ENGLT 480 World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern World – Honors
  • ENGWR 480 Honors College Composition
  • HIST 483 History of the United States – Honors
  • MUFHL 481 Survey of Music History and Literature – Honors
  • PHIL 480 History of Classical Philosophy – Honors
  • STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics – Honors

For more information, go to: www.scc.losrios.edu/honors

West Sacramento Center

SCC Welcomes New West Sac Center Dean

Art Pimentel, a former city councilman and mayor of Woodland, is the new dean of Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center.

Pimentel, who begins his new post on July 1, brings more than 14 years of experience in higher education and community-based organizations. He was most recently the interim executive director of Yuba College’s Clear Lake Campus.

During his time with the Yuba Community College District, Pimentel held positions as the director of TRIO programs and the public information officer at Woodland Community College. He has also served on the Woodland City Council as a councilman and mayor.

Pimentel earned his B.A. in Social Sciences and M.A. in Educational Leadership from Sacramento State University.

He said he is excited to serve SCC’s students and the community of West Sacramento.

“We have a wonderful educational facility and the community is taking full advantage of the services and courses we offer,” Pimentel said. “In the coming years, I hope to continue to expand the course offerings and programs to maximize our space and plan for Phase 2 of construction.  Also, I want to strengthen our community partnerships with our local educational institutions, business, and community leaders to develop programs and services that mirror the needs of the community.”

SCC President Kathryn Jeffery is pleased to welcome Pimentel as the West Sacramento Center dean.

“Mr. Pimentel’s experiences, both in education and public service, will enable him to connect with community partners, build relationships with our educational colleagues in the West Sacramento community, and further position the SCC West Sacramento Center to be a more integral higher education presence and partner,” Jeffery said. “He is known for his commitment and dedication to higher education, serving his community, and passion for helping students.”

Jeffery expresses gratitude to Don Palm, who held his position as SCC’s Davis Center dean, while also providing leadership as interim dean for the West Sacramento Center throughout the 2013-14 academic year.

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Daily Parking Fee Increases to $2 on July 1

The daily parking fee at Los Rios Community College District campuses is increasing Tuesday, July 1, 2014, from $1 to $2 per day, the first student and general parking fee increases since 1997.

Since the District last increased parking fees 17 years ago, the number of parking stalls and District land dedicated to parking has increased dramatically, including the construction of three parking structures – at American River College, Cosumnes River College and Sacramento City College – in the past decade.

Student fees associated with parking are restricted and can be spent only on parking-related services.  These fees have been used to maintain existing parking and to cover personnel costs related to monitoring parking areas to help ensure the safety of our college communities.

Other student parking fees will be increasing in January and June 2015. More information about those fees will be provided later in the year.

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Live Music, Poetry this Summer at SCC

Walk by the Sacramento City College main campus Quad on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon this summer and your ears may be treated to a symphony of music and poetry.

Student Leadership and Development has teamed up with the Cultural Awareness Center to bring the “Summer Concert Series” to SCC through June and July, 12-1 p.m.

Acts that have been booked include locals names like Blaquelisted, Ancient Astronaut and the Carla Fleming Band, as well as a spoken word segment.

For more information, contact Student Leadership and Development at 916-558-2381.

West Sacramento Center

West Sac Center Receives Civic Leadership Award

Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center has been honored with West Sacramento’s Civic Leadership Award for Prosperity.

Interim Dean Don Palm accepted the award at the annual West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce “State of the City” event on May 21, where Mayor Christopher Cabaldon provided an overview of the city’s accomplishments, challenges and opportunities ahead.

SCC President Kathryn Jeffery said being selected for the award speaks volumes about the city’s perspective on the relationship between higher education and prosperity.

“Receiving the Civic Leadership Award for Prosperity from Mayor Christopher Cabaldon is a strong acknowledgement of the value the city of West Sacramento places on having a higher education presence and partner in the city center,” said Dr. Jeffery.

“We’re proud of the accomplishments of these West Sacramento leaders,” said Chamber CEO Denice Seals. “They are a large part in the continued growth and prosperity of the West Sacramento community. Congratulations to them for all of their hard work and dedication.”

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Summer Classes Start June 9

Get a head start on the school year, find classes you need or make new friends and learn something new — whatever the reason, summer a great time to enroll in courses at Sacramento City College!

Summer session starts on June 9, and it’s not too late to enroll. Check out the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Explore course offerings in the class schedule.

It is also open enrollment season for the fall semester. Information about the application and enrollment process is available online at success.losrios.edu. Find your success today!

Fix 50 Construction

Fix 50 Westbound Closures: May 27-June 25

Caltrans will begin construction May 27 on the westbound portion of the Highway 50 Viaduct between W and X streets. The rehabilitation project will continue through June 25 and may cause traffic delays of up to one hour along Highway 50, connected freeways and on surface streets near the Sacramento City College main campus and outreach centers.

Information about Fix 50, including project updates and alternate routes, is available at www.fix50.com.

Use of alternate transportation — such as carpooling, bicycling and the RT Light Rail, bus and park-and-ride options — may help ease congestion and be more convenient for the rider. For public transit information, visit the Sacramento Regional Transit site, www.sacrt.com.

Eastbound construction began April 22 and was completed May 2, ahead of the target completion date of May 21.

The Fix 50 construction schedule overlaps with the SCC’s Spring 2014 semester and summer session.  It also coincides with some key dates and events for the college:

  • April 14-18: Spring Recess
  • April 26: Sacramento Republic FC soccer game
  • May 15-21: Finals Week
  • May 21: Commencement (at Hughes Stadium) and end of Spring 2014 semester
  • May 26: Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 9-Aug. 6: Summer Session