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5-Year Anniversary at West Sac Center

WEST SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City College, the Los Rios Community College District and the city of West Sacramento honored the five-year anniversary of the SCC West Sacramento Educational Center on Jan. 29 with a short celebration outside the three-story facility that houses nearly 2,500 students.

The event got off to a rousing start with a local group of dragon dancers and other displays of Eastern martial arts and dancing. This included a Tai Chi demonstration and some weapons displays. Then, West Sac Center Dean Art Pimentel opened the formal celebration by giving a short history of the center and those who shepherded SCC’s commitment to West Sacramento in the years leading up to the center’s construction.

Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, president of Sacramento City College, remarked that the SCC West Sac Center is located in the new downtown of the city, near the library, civic center and City Hall. She also publicly thanked West Sacramento Center’s Supervisor Janet Lake, who has announced her retirement after 24 years with the college. Los Rios Chancellor Brian King said his dream is to see the next phase of the West Sac Center built to house even more students and classes.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon related a story about how Sacramento City College and the Los Rios District have helped transform West Sacramento into a more thriving, educated community because of the partnership they have developed with the city. Mary Leland, a member of the West Sacramento Unified School District Board of Trustees and the Director of Advancement at SCC, also spoke about how education has improved in the city since the decision was made to build the West Sac Center.

Currently, 30% of the 2,500 students at the center are West Sacramento residents.

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SCC Faculty Author Earns International Award

Dr. Gayle Pitman, has been awarded the 2015 Notable Book for a Global Society Award by the International Reading Association for her children’s book “This Day in June.”

Pitman is a Psychology and Women’s Studies Professor at Sacramento City College whose book was published last year. “This Day in June” is illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Magination Press, the publishing arm of the American Psychological Association.

The colorful book celebrates a Pride Parade, and is a “whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community. This Day in June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.”

“Also included is a Reading Guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a Note to Parents and Caregivers with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways. “This Day in June” is an excellent tool for teaching respect, acceptance, and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”

“This Day in June” is now available at Barnes & Noble,, and locally at The Avid Reader.

Congratulations, Dr. Pitman!


Kondos ‘Exchange Show’ Now Open

The Kondos Gallery hosted an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 29 for “The Exchange Show,” featuring the works of recent graduates from the Sacramento State University Master of Arts program.

The reception was held from in the gallery, which is on the Sacramento City College main campus.

Featured artists are Phillip Altstatt, Jeff Carter, Afsaneh Dehbozorg, Jeff Mayry, Roberta Rousos, Brad Starkey and Minh Tran.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 20. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 12-4 p.m; Friday, 12-3 p.m.. Individual appointment may be made as well by contacting or calling 558-2559.

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Sac City Parking Tips

With Spring Semester back in full swing, we know that parking can be a bit of a hassle, especially during the first two or three weeks of class.
So, here are some tips that should help you avoid the problem of not being able to find one of our coveted parking spaces.

1) Arrive early – give yourself enough time to find a space in the parking structure or on street level. An extra 30 to 45 minutes will help you make it to class on time.
2) Use Light Rail, if possible. The station right behind the main campus is an economical and environmentally friendly way of getting to the campus with minutes to spare (plus, you have no need to worry about a parking space).
3) Carpool, if possible. Every extra person inside a car means that many less cars fighting for the limited spaces.
4) Use the South Lot – located on the Sutterville Bypass a couple of blocks from campus, this overflow lot does not often fill up.
5) Be Patient and Drive Safely – everyone understands the early-semester crunch, so please be careful out there.

Remember, parking rules will be strictly enforced, so use these tips to be successful.

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Sacramento City College: A Look Back at 2014

It’s a new year and a new semester! We’re excited for what lies ahead, but let’s take a moment to reflect on some highlights from the past year at Sacramento City College.

The SCC Public Information Office compiled some major student achievements, college milestones and more in the slideshow below. You can also view it here.

The presentation captures only a small piece of the many accomplishments from students, faculty and staff at SCC. We thank everyone at the college for making 2014 a great year!

For best results, start presentation, then click the icon at the bottom right corner of the video to enable “Fullscreen” mode. You can manually click through each slide or select “Autoplay” (next to “Fullscreen” icon).

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Find West Sac Center on Social Media

Have classes at the Sac City West Sac Center? Then you may wish to follow the center on social media. SCC’s West Sacramento Educational Center has both a Facebook page and Twitter feed.

These social media platforms will help all students who have classes at the West Sac Center keep up-to-date on the latest news and information pertinent to this college location. That includes open classes, counseling sessions, test dates and other important items.

Become a friend to the West Sac Facebook page and follow the Twitter feed today.

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Student IDs and Transit Stickers Now Available

Happy New Year students!

You are now able to pick up Spring semester Access cards (student IDs) and UTP stickers (transit stickers). Pick-up locations include the main campus and at the Davis and West Sacramento educational centers.

View the calendar for specific dates, times and locations between now and the Jan. 17 start to the Spring 2015 semester.

For more information on Access cards and UTP stickers, visit the Los Rios Community College District website.


Pedestrian Bridge Construction Continues through Spring Semester

Construction of a pedestrian bridge linking the Light Rail station at Sacramento City College and the Curtis Park II subdivision will continue through the spring semester.

The construction requires the closure of the road behind the SCC parking structure and around the back of the campus. Please plan your travels accordingly to bypass the closed road into or out of the campus.

The pedestrian bridge is a City of Sacramento project. It has been in the planning stages for many years, and will enhance access to SCC’s main campus and the Light Rail station.

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SCC Coach Talks Strategy on Brink of New Season

As the Sac City Panthers prepare for the beginning of the new baseball season, coach Derek Sullivan was recently interviewed by

According to the website, Top Coach is an “interview podcast with baseball coaches, about baseball coaches, and aimed at baseball coaches. … Quite often, the coaches will also tackle some of the hot issues of the day.”

Coach Sullivan is the third Sac City head coach to be interviewed by Top Coach, following former coaches Rob Cooper and Jerry Weinstein.

To listen to the podcast with Coach Sullivan, click here