Category Archives: Campus News

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City Council Honors SCC Professor

The Sacramento City Council, including Council Members Jay Schenirer and Steve Hansen, paid tribute to Sac City Professor Dr. Gayle Pitman Tuesday in recognition of the national and international awards her children’s book “This Day in June” has recently received. This includes the “Stonewall Award” by the American Library Association.

Thanks to the Sacramento Public Library and city staff, Professor Pitman was treated to a video of students and professionals congratulating her on the awards. She was then presented with an official commendation from the City of Sacramento.

Once again, congratulations Dr. Pitman!

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Get Assessed at West Sac Center

If you are considering coming to Sac City as a new student, one step to successful admission here is an assessment of your academic skills in math and English.

The West Sacramento Center, 1115 W. Capitol Ave., offers assessment testing by appointment. The list below shows what you will need to know for upcoming assessments.

1. Call (916) 375-5511 or visit the Main Office Front Counter to make an appointment.
2. Have your student ID number ready when making an appointment.
3. Bring a picture ID when coming for the assessment test.

Assessment Test Schedule:
March 7, 2015 (Saturday) 9:00 am ESL
10:00 am English, Math, & Reading
11:30 am English Essay
March 13, 2015 (Friday) 9:00 am ESL
10:00 am English, Math, & Reading
12:30 pm English Essay
April 11, 2015 (Saturday) 9:00 am ESL
10:00 am English, Math, & Reading
11:30 am English Essay

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Hughes Stadium Fills Up for Sac Republic FC

Professional soccer team Sacramento Republic FC played host to the New York Cosmos before a sellout crowd of 20,000-plus on Saturday at Hughes Stadium.

In addition to the game, which the Cosmos won 3-1, Sac Republic put on a show. Epsilona, a local band played in the hour leading up to the game’s start, and several food-truck and sports paraphernalia vendors set up just outside the stadium.

It was simply great to see Sac City’s venerable stadium shown in such a positive light for the college, city and team. Congratulations and thanks to all who were involved.


Club Day is Thursday

SCC student clubs will be 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. Come join the festivities!

Applications for club participation are now available in the Student Leadership and Development Office, SOG 226. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 27.

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


Pro Soccer Champs Visit SCC

Sacramento Republic FC, the 2014 USL Pro Champion, brought its trophy to the Sac City quad on Thursday, Feb. 26 during the College Hour to drum up further support for its upcoming season.

Midfielder Augie Cazarez signed autographs for several students and SCC staff members, and took pictures with others near the championship trophy. Several students were wearing Sac Republic FC T-shirts and hoodies stopped by to say hello, take selfies with the trophy and talk about the upcoming season.

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Sac Republic will take on the New York Cosmos of the MLS in a friendly at Hughes Stadium. About 20,000 fans are expected for the game.

Cradle Will Rock

City Theatre Performing Depression Era Musical

The Cradle Will Rock is the new play to be debuted on Friday, Feb. 27 in the newly remodeled Performing Arts Center at Sacramento City College.

This was the last play funded by the Federal Theatre Project of 1937, and celebrates the hard working men and women of the 1930s. It shows the efforts and struggles of people trying to organize unions.

It is historically rich, brutally funny and musically glorious. City Theatre’s production includes a cast of 30 with a six-piece musical ensemble.

Performance dates are: Feb. 27, 28, March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from $10 to $18 each.

For more information, call (916) 558-2228 or visit citytheatre,net


Student Speaker Wanted for Commencement

The Student Leadership and Development Office and the SCC Commencement Committee are looking for one student speaker to address the graduating classes that will walk the stage on May 20, 2015.

Selection criteria will be based on the following: 1) 3.0 GPA minimum, 2) Graduating by the end of Spring semester 2015, and 3) ability to address the graduating class, parents and campus community.

Candidates will need to complete an application form, which can be picked up in the SLD Office, located in South Gym 226.

The deadline to apply is March 27. Candidates will then be asked to present their speech before an auditioning committee, which will then select the student speaker. Good luck!

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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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Sac City Sports Unveils New Website

The Sac City Athletics Department has just released an brand new website, filled with the latest scores, standings, player profiles, staff biographies and more.

Built in consultation with the SCC IT Department and webmaster, Presto Sports developed the site to be constantly updated with the latest information concerning Sac City sports and our 200+ student athletes. In addition, it was built to reflect the main SCC Website in look and feel, while still celebrating the nearly 20 intercollegiate sports here on campus.

Check it out at