Category Archives: Campus News

Volleyball 2

The Sacramento City College Panthers (18-9) women’s volleyball team begins its climb in the state playoffs with a road match at Santa Rosa (20-8) on Nov. 24 The Panthers are seeded 9th and the Bear Cubs 8th.

Meanwhile, Sophomore Madyson Taylor (pictured above) was named a 1st team Big 8 All-Conference selection and an All-NorCal Regional choice for her great play this season. Congratulations Madyson!

Covered California homepage

Covered California is the state’s Affordable Health Care  Act provider. Students who may wish to discover what is available to them may do so with representatives of Gender Health Center on the following dates:

  • Nov. 25 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Dec. 2 ( 4 – 6 p.m.)
  • Dec. 9 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Dec. 16 (4 -6 p.m.)

They will be in City Cafe to help any student who wants to know his or her health care options.

Wrestling champs

Sacramento City College Wrestling took another step in the Championship category by defeating Delta College 53-0 to go undefeated in BIG 8 competition and rap up their 5th consecutive Conference title in a row.

The Panthers dominated in all meets this year scoring 2 shut outs and winning 37 of the 40 individual matches wrestled against the BIG 8 teams. SCC should score a number of awards for All Conference when the results are tabulated the first week of December.

In the match with Delta, SCC was led by falls by Josh Ploke – 125 and Chris Vaughan – 157. The Panthers used 16 different wrestlers in the duals this year and 14 of them went undefeated, led by Dylan Forzani, Chris Vaughan and Trevor Wright who all went 4-0 on the season.

The Panthers head to Foothill HS in Palo Cedro to take on the NJCAA teams of the Northwest in the California vs NJCAA Challenge on Saturday, November 14. Simpson University of Redding is the host team. Sacramento City College (#4 in State), Fresno City College (#1 in State) and Cerritos College (#3 in State) will go against Clackamas College (OR) (#4 in NJCAA), Highline College (WA) (#17 in the NJCAA) and Southwest Oregon College (Unranked). Also competing will be Frosh/Soph teams from Southern Oregon and Simpson University.

Express reading 2

The Sacramento City College photography and journalism departments will honor the memory of Emma Foley, student photographer, tutor and photo editor of The Express newspaper, with a show of her work opening Nov. 12.

The show opens with a 5:30 p.m. reception of Foley’s work on the second floor landing of the new Student Services building on campus, the new home to the college’s photo and journalism departments. It will run through 7:30 p.m. and feature 50 of Foley’s photographs as well as multimedia presentations about her work and written memories by her mother.

Foley, who died in an accident in July at age 20, was a City College student for two years. An accomplished photographer, she served as a tutor in photography classes and helped the department move into its new location over the summer. She was the photo editor of the Express newspaper for three semesters.

The photography and journalism departments hope to raise $5,000 to endow a scholarship in the name of Emma Foley. Those who donate $50 or more to the Emma Foley Memorial Scholarship will receive a print of their choice from the show.

The show will be on display on the second floor landing of the Student Services building through Dec. 17.

Sac City Express

The Sacramento City College Express newspapers won eight awards at the annual Northern California conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Nov. 7.

The staff of, the online newspaper, took second place general excellence among all Northern California community college newspaper websites.

Tamara Knox won first place for her video journalism piece about Steven Roller, a cycle surfer who does elegant, hands-free moves on his bicycle. The video can be viewed here:

“We are very proud of our Express students who, once again, demonstrated their capabilities as good journalists using words and images in print and online,” said Journalism Department Chair Jan Haag.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • 1st Place Video Journalism — Tamara Knox
  • 2nd Place General Excellence Online — staff
  • 2nd Place Illustration — Ethan Powell
  • 3rd Place Illustration — Alex Buell
  • 4th Place Sports Game Story — Kris Hooks
  • 4th Place Opinion Story — Linda Huizar
  • 4th Place Video Journalism —  Elizabeth Ramirez
  • 4th Place Photo Illustration —  Gabrielle Smith

The online Express is advised by journalism professors Dianne Heimer and Randy Allen. The print Express is advised by journalism professors Jan Haag and Rachel Leibrock.

For more information about the journalism department, contact Jan Haag, journalism department chair, at

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Darby Vickery is spending his hours before Halloween creating a 50-foot banner in honor of his mother’s 100th birthday. Darby is a 1974 graduate of Sacramento City College, who is now retired and taking a Friday art class on the main campus.

His mother’s name is Barbara, and as a young woman in 1936, she too graduated from Sacramento Junior College (as it was named at the time). Her diploma has the unmistakable signature of President Jeremiah Lillard on it. Her maiden name was Clement.

According to Darby, his mother Barbara was found on the doorstep of the San Francisco Children’s Orphanage on October 31, 1915, and no one ever discovered who her birth parents were. She was quickly adopted by a Sacramento family and moved here. She graduated from Sacramento High School and then Sacramento Junior College. Her children all graduated from local colleges and universities and have had distinguished careers in various scientific fields.

Barbara’s family is preparing a big party for her 100th birthday on Halloween afternoon in Carmichael. Darby said she still is living independently.

Congratulations from Sacramento City College to Barbara on her 100th birthday, and likewise to her son’s gift.

For more pictures of this artwork in progress, please visit our slide show page.

Joint is jumpin

Begin planning for the Spring 2016 Semester at Sacramento City College. The online schedule is now available. Click on the Spring 2016 link under “Upcoming Semesters.”

Remember that continuing students have priority registration from Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. So please make sure you are enrolled for Spring 2016 to get an early registration appointment. The earlier you get an appointment, the better chance you have of getting all your needed and wanted classes.