Category Archives: Campus News

LRCCD Scholarships

Six SCC Students were honored on June 22 for receiving the prestigious North State BIA (Building Industry Association) and the Sutter Health scholarships at a special awards luncheon, held at American River College.
Shown in the photo (from left to right) are students Jessica Wilkinson-Hurst, Michael Harden, Thoedore Frye, Diana Tom, and Nicholas Bradford, with SCC Interim President Michael Poindexter. Komeyla Amini Noghondar was unable to attend the event.
Harden, Frye, Bradford, and Noghander each received the BIA scholarship, while Wilkinson-Hurst and Tom were presented with the Sutter Health award.
Congratulations students!

Cyber Challenge

As part of California’s continued leadership in cybersecurity, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is supporting the first-ever California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC) at Sacramento City College.
In this demonstration event, eight teams of high school students will complete a series of timed cybersecurity challenges, defend the integrity of computer networks and crack complex codes.

“California students will be on the front lines of defending our state’s cybersecurity,” said GO-Biz director Panorea Avdis. “This challenge showcases California’s commitment to proactively addressing the global cybersecurity skills gap.”

The challenge will take place all day June 29, and the agenda
is as follows:

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Morning competition w/ Cyber Patriot Challenge (Cafeteria)
12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Facebook Capture the Flag Cyber Challenge (Cafeteria)
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony (PAC 106)

Good luck to all participants.

State fair

SCC student Carlos Vasquez, won three first place awards, including Best of Class, in Commercial Print Design at the 2016 California State Fair Student Showcase. Carlos led six SCC students who won awards in the competition.

Here is the list of other SCC winners:

  • Loren Roberts, 1st place, electronics
  • Michelle Zamora, 1st place, Creative Arts “X Factor”
  • Andrea Vallejo, 1st place, Commercial Graphics
  • Aaron Louie, 1st place, Commercial Print Design
  • Jeffrey Pittman, 2nd place, electronics
  • Jim Ruff, 2nd place, electronics

Congratulations to all participants and winners!


Wrestling champs

The Sacramento City Council honored the Sac City Wrestling team on June 16 for winning the state championship.
In this video link, Coach Dave Pacheco thanks the council for the recognition and team members stand for a photo with Mayor Kevin Johnson and other council members.
Afterward, Mayor Johnson jokes that he could “take” one of the wrestlers down, and a mini match takes place.
Congratulations once again to the SCC Wrestling Team on their second state title in three years.

Native American Lunch

A group of Native American students and adviser Molly Springer, the Dean of Student Equity and Student Support, met with Interim President Michael Poindexter on June 9 to discuss issues of mutual interest.

President Poindexter has taken time to meet with students and advisers of various nationalities and cultures during the past several weeks. This gives him an opportunity to hear from students about their experiences here at the college, and look for ways to improve student success from their viewpoints.


SCC invites eligible first-time-to-college Latino/a students to apply to the “Students in A Global Economy” (SAGE) program.

SAGE begins with two (2) exciting weeks on the main campus beginning August 1, 2016.

A cohort of at least 60 Latino/a students will be selected. They will join a learning community of like-minded students with similar career interests. Mentoring, one-on-one counseling and all the academic direction to be a successful student will be part of the SAGE experience!

To learn more and apply, visit

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.

Summer Transit Pass

The 2016 Summer RTD passes for SCC students will be available in the LRC beginning June 1 except Fridays. All students taking a summer class are eligible to receive a transit pass (or sticker for returning students) good between June 1 and July 31 for $10. You can also come by the West Sacramento or Davis centers on June 3rd by 4pm to pick yours up.

Note: The LRC is closed on Fridays. Passes may be picked up each Monday through Thursday.

Softball state

Congratulations to the SCC Softball team, which finished its season in second place at the state tournament, losing to Santiago Canyon in the finals.

In addition, pitchers Kali Sargent and Jostyn Bebout, infielder Katie Lopez, catcher Kaitlyn Leffle, and first baseman Gabby Ortiz were named to the California Community College Athletic Association all-tournament team.

SCC finished 36-10-1 on the season. Way to go, Panthers!