Category Archives: Events

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24 Women Students Recognized for ‘Outstanding’ Perseverance

Twenty-four of Sacramento City College’s women students have been recognized for their perseverance in continuing their education despite personal challenges.

The “Outstanding Women Student” award recipients and their friends, families, counselors and others who have supported them were treated to a lunch on Friday, March 27 at the SCC campus. The recipients were called to the stage to receive their certificates get their photos taken.

The award recipients are: Juanita Alvarado, Claudia Bravo, Amy Chan, Jhermaine DeMayo, Caroline D’Souza, Vanessa Duenas, Rebecca Dutra, Hubbis Fabian, Monserrat Vazquez-Fonseca, Elke Gomez, Joanna Gross, Melanya Gudzeva, Arlene Lopez, Diane Mitchell, Saleema Muhammad, Christina Parra, Juanita Patlan, Rayelle Ross, Stephanie Thompson, Marianna Sousa, Christine Wiebe, Lauren Winkler, Fama Rahima Ziyarmal, and Mee Xiong.

They were selected for their outstanding academic achievement, maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, while excelling in community service, venturing into traditionally male-dominated careers or gaining recognition in athletics — all while overcoming personal obstacles.

“Instead of disability, they demonstrated the ability to face challenges head on–they are truly risk-takers,” said Dr. Debra Luff, SCC’s Associate Vice President of Enrollment/Student Services. “As I look into the eyes of the future, it looks, very, very bright.”

Since the program’s inception in 1997, more than 700 women have been awarded.

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Dental Assisting Program to help Provide Free Care

SCC Dental Assisting students and faculty are all participating in the upcoming CDA Cares event where free dental services are provided to the under served for two full days at Cal Expo.

The event is Friday and Saturday March 27 and 28.

Students will be assisting doctors in x-rays, cleanings, extractions, fillings, dentures, and translation services. This is an exciting community service event that could benefit many people who do not have dental insurance.

For more information on the event, visit CDA Cares.

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Sac City Walks for Breast Cancer Awareness

Dozens of staff, managers, students and even little ones from Sac City’s Child Development Center turned out to walk for breast cancer awareness at Hughes Stadium on Thursday, March 19.

“Come Walk With Us!” was organized by the Cultural Awareness Center as a Women’s History Month event.

Members of the SCC community were encouraged to “wear pink” and walk with college President Kathryn Jeffery and Los Rios Community College District Trustee Pamela Haynes to raise awareness for breast cancer research, prevention and care.

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Jesus Debate Draws Big Crowd

Wednesday night’s forum in the Student Center, entitled “The Jesus Debate: Lord or Legend” drew a standing room only crowd of more than 200 people, who listened to two noted authors debate the authenticity of the New Testament Gospels, and ultimately if Jesus of Nazareth ever truly existed.

Author and filmmaker John Christy presented the Christian side of the debate, while author David Fitzgerald argued on behalf of atheists. Sacramento City College’s student clubs, SSA-SCC and the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, presented the lively debate.

It was broadcast live on www.dogmadebate.com and videotaped for future broadcast on cable channels 15 and 16, through the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium.

 

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Enroll at West Sac for Summer/Fall

Enrollment assistance is provided at the West Sacramento Center. All the tools needed to become a full-fledged student can be taken care of right there.

Computers are available in the e-Services Area for potential students to complete their college applications. As soon as a student receives his or her LRCCD ID Number, an appointment can be made to take their assessment tests at the Center.

After the assessment is complete, students can make another appointment to see the counselor at the Center and create an educational plan.

Students may also use computers in the e-Services Area to complete the New Student Orientation and FAFSA application. Staff are available to answer any questions and for any help needed during the registration/enrollment process.

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Workshops Coming in Anticipation of Career Day

May 6 is Career Day, when students will have chances to interact with members of the business community looking for part- and full-time workers. To get ready, the SCC Career Center is putting on a series of workshops aimed at prepping students in various aspects of applying for jobs that could help them get an edge on the competition.

Here is the list of workshops:

Resume Workshop, March 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

How to Find a Job Workshop, April 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 105

Interview Basics Workshop, April 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

Dress for Success Workshop, April 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

Navigating Career Day, April 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in LRC 141

Attend all the workshops, and you will be entered in a prize drawing.

Plus, you will be better prepared for that dream job you’ve always wanted.

For more information, visit the SCC Career Center.

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High School Students Encouraged to Enroll

Sacramento City College hosted an event Friday morning and early afternoon for local high school students who have not, as yet, made a decision to enroll in college. After taking a brief tour of the campus and seeing some of the programs here, the students were treated to a Native American dancing celebration in the quad.

SCC is an open-access campus, which means anyone with a high school diploma, or the equivalent, is eligible to attend. It is our hope that many students coming out of high school, but not necessarily thinking of college right away, will give us a chance to prove that we have the ability and know-how to help any serious student succeed.

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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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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.