Category Archives: Events


Club Day is March 5

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.

Cradle Will Rock

City Theatre to Open 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!

HSI Student Panel

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.


Mexican Consulate

SCC Well Represented at ‘Steps to College’

For the fourth year, Sacramento City College has participated in the Mexican Consulate “Steps to College” event.

This year brought increased campus participation in the event from planning to counseling and advising. Financial Aid Officer, Javier Arguello, was the SCC representative on the planning committee ensuring event communication on campus.

SCC was well represented throughout the event. In the tent housing the College Fair, well over 700 potential college students and their families received information about SCC’s programs and services. There were 23 faculty, interns, classified staff, supervisors, student ambassadors, managers, President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services Victoria Rosario answering questions.

In the Consulate building, three SCC financial aid officers assisted in the “Cash for College” section. Jeanette, Jonathan, and Javier assisted approximately 25 students and their families complete the FAFSA/CA Dream Act application.

At the Counseling Station, Irma Rodriguez, SCC EOPS Counselor, assisted 26 people while sharing a table with a high school counselor from Roseville and an EAOP student advisor from UC Davis. Mauricio Gonzalez, SCC Counselor, was also kept busy assisting approximately 20 families with counseling questions.

Sandi Ruedas, SCC EOPS/CARE Counselor, assisted approximately 30 students and families in advising and after the college workshops. Only a couple of students attended advising without a parent.

The photo above is of the Ruedas family, who played a vital role in the event’s success. They all also have deep ties to Sac City and the Los Rios District.

Pictured from left to right: Sandi Ruedas SCC EOPS/CARE Counselor, Manuel Ruedas ARC Counselor, Marcos Ruedas and Lorena Ruedas. Marcos graduated from ARC; he took classes at all Los Rios campuses starting in high school. He transferred to UCLA and went on to earn his Master’s degree at USC. Lorena was an adjunct HCD instructor at ARC and has worked in SCC matric/outreach, and as an SCC adjunct counselor.

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Gung Hay Fat Choy

Over the past week, the Eastern Way Martial Arts studio has provided SCC students and faculty at the educational centers in Davis and West Sacramento with a spirited celebration of Chinese New Year. They have provided Lion and Dragon dancing, Tai Chi exhibitions and traditional weapons demonstrations.

This is the Year of the Sheep/Goat, and Sac City wishes to extended a warm Chinese New Year to all who celebrate this occasion.

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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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West Sacramento Center Celebrates 5 Years

The Sacramento City College West Sacramento Center is celebrating its 5-year birthday on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the celebration at the center, which will include a short program led by SCC President Kathryn Jeffery and an open house.


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.