Category Archives: Campus News

Kinders to college

More than 80 kindergarten students from Stonegate Elementary School attended their first day of college on May 20, thanks to a great partnership between SCC, Washington Unified School District and the Yolo County Office of Education.
The students were treated to lessons in health, art, ecology, fire science, police science and robotics during the morning-long event. In addition, they met Hughie the Panther, and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.
This is the second straight year SCC has hosted this event.

For more photos from the event, please visit our Slide Show page.

Jack Kent Cooke

Ty Perez, a Chemical Biology major at SCC, was awarded one of the nation’s highest community college scholarships on May 18 – the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, named for the former owner of the San Diego Chargers, Chrysler Building and Washington Redskins.

The award comes with up to $40,000 per year for three years to fully fund Ty’s education at U.C. Berkeley, where he will continue his studies in the fall. It can also be used to fund graduate degrees in the future.

“I was honestly pretty worried about how I was going to pay for everything, ” Ty said after meeting with Interim President Michael Poindexter. “This will make it like the red carpet.”

Ty (right in the photo above) joins 2014 Jack Kent Cooke winner Jason Liu, a former SCC student who has been attending Cal for two years, as recipients of this prestigious award.

Congratulations to them both!

Priority 1

Summer classes begin June 6, and there are still plenty of open classes available. Look online to find which one or two may fit within your educational plan.

Fall 2016 classes begin August 20, and the enrollment period is also open. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up for classes in the fall and find the one you want is unavailable. Register now.

Check the Class Schedules page to find out what classes are open.

Goff Final

Congratulations to SCC Admissions and Records Supervisor Kim Goff, who was named one of four California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office State Classified Employees of the Year.

Kim, whose many hats include running the commencement ceremony each year, has been an employee in the Los Rios District since 1993, and at SCC since 2002.

The following is the biography sent in as Kim’s nomination for this prestigious annual award.

Kim Goff is an Admissions and Records Supervisor and has served the district for 22 years. Kim is a highly-motivated and committed individual who has consistently dedicated her time and career efforts to help both current and past students reach their academic goals. Her outstanding leadership skills and high level of knowledge has allowed her to perform the duties of her primary area of responsibility at Sacramento City College and has contributed to the leadership of major projects benefiting the four colleges of the Los Rios Community College District. Kim played a large role in the development of the Sacramento City College’s Veteran Resource Center, along with many other student based projects within the district. She began her career with the Los Rios College District in 1993 and her career with Sacramento City College in 1998 as a Clerk II in the Student Services division. She later advanced to positions that allowed a higher level of engagement in college services and operations, and later accepted her current position in Admissions and Records in 2002. Kim is committed in providing a diverse work environment, along with opportunities for students to develop skills that will aid them in the transition from college to employment. Kim has been recognized as an exceptional role model by her colleagues and has been labeled as a go-to person to resolve a variety of issues.

To learn more about the award and the other three winners, please visit the CCCCO website.

smoke-free at SCC - fresh air - sky and grass

Beginning on August 20, 2016, the first day of the Fall 2016 semester, Sacramento City College will become a smoke-, tobacco- and vape-fee college at all three campuses.

At that time, SCC will join American River College and most other universities in the area by becoming smoke/tobacco/vape free.  This decision follows, by about two years, the college’s effort to designate smoking areas around campus. It also closely follows surveys about one year ago that indicated going smoke/tobacco/vape free was favored by a majority of students and employees.

Soon you will begin to see posters, fliers and banners around the college reminding you to prepare for this change in college atmosphere.

Fashion Show

SCC’s Fashion Club will hold its annual show, “When Fashion Speaks”  at 6 p.m. on May 12 in the Student Center.
The club is made up of students in the Fashion Program who are passionate about fashion and endeavor to enrich their knowledge through the support and experience of their SCC instructors.
Guest judges include Peggy Schwar, Kathy Dana and Cheryl Holben.

At least seven student designers will showcase their work. They include:

  • Sheena Tu – apparel and jewelry
  • Zinnia Brooks – swimwear
  • Jeremy Reiche – menswear
  • Ariel Jensen – women’s wear
  • Sendy Lao – plus-sized fashion
  • Quynhnhu Nguyen – women’s wear
  • Bongi Crane – various styles

Congratulations to the Fashion Club!

Honors Students

Approximately 20 Honors Scholars graduating this semester were honored by SCC in a special ceremony on Friday, May 6, in the Student Center. Each of the graduates completed at least five honors courses throughout his or her tenure at SCC, presented original research at one or more conference throughout the state of California, and maintained a grade point average above 3.5. Many of the students will be transferring to four-year colleges and universities in the fall.

This year’s list of graduating Honors Scholars includes:

  • Maricela Anguiano
  • Taylor Buck
  • Erika Cota
  • Mehroze Khan
  • Kimberly Le
  • Khan Nguyen
  • Amaka Okwuosa
  • Siena Overstreet
  • Shrivika Prakash
  • David Renda
  • Brian Sharp
  • Tatymn Snider
  • Raelyn Torngren
  • Brian Vogel
  • Alexandra Volmensky
  • Clarisha Ware
  • Carmel Wright

Congratulations to this year’s SCC Honor Scholars!


Students interested in taking American Sign Language classes this summer and beyond will find that the name of the courses has changed to ASL-DEAF.

For example this summer, the following classes will be offered:

  • DEAF 310 – American Sign Language I
  • DEAF 312 – American Sign Language II

This is a change from past semesters, when the courses were offered as SILA. Please note the change, and if interested in either of the above courses, you may find more information about them on the Los Rios website.

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.