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Counselor Gerri Scott stands at a podium with a young African American female student wearing a patterned head wrap.

SCC’s Umoja- SBA program held an orientation for about 50 new students who were ready to connect with counselors, faculty and college staff as they began moving toward reaching their academic goals.

Interim President Michael Poindexter welcomed the students with some encouraging words. The students also honored counselor Gerri Scott for her hard work and continued effort to inspire students to reach their goals while teaching them about their African American heritage.

Umoja is a statewide grassroots community organization of faculty and administrators within the California Community College system who are focused on African American student achievement.


With the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, SCC is now officially 100 years old.


The first students attended Sacramento Junior College (as it was then known) in the fall of 1916. Thanks to the forward thinking of Belle Cooledge and Jeremiah Lillard, the college has grown from a small institution with 46 students to a bustling college with three campuses and close to 23,000 students every semester.

For information on all things relative to the 100th anniversary celebration, please visit

photo of Sacramento City College Quad

Fall Flex will be held on Aug. 17th and 18th, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Aug. 19th.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, at the City Cafe from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Flex Week Resources

Flex Booklet


Wednesday Aug 17th Workshop Schedule

Wednesday highlights include:

Thursday Aug 18th Workshop Schedule

Thursday highlights include:


Friday Aug 16th Convocation Schedule

Convocation highlights include:

  • SCC Service Awards
  • “A Year to Recognize 100” panel with students and community leaders past and present
  • “100 Years, 100 Objects” presentation
  • 100 Year Recognition by Jack Halligan, Librarian & Historian.

There will also be a BBQ after Convocation, including music and theatre student performances.

Summer Shakespeare

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival features Love’s Labour’s Lost and A Midsummer Night’s Dream between now and July 31.

Pictured above are from left to right:
(Row 1) Christi van Eyken , Shenandoah Kehoe,
(Row 2) Sean Olivares, Ryan Canfield, Jonathan Plon, Tony Brisson, and Fiona Nies. Thanks to Bruce Clarke for the photo.

For information on ticket prices and performance dates/times, please visit the Shakespeare Festival website.

Cyber Security

Eight teams of high school students from throughout the state took part in the first California Cyber Security Challenge in SCC’s City Cafe on June 29.
The students represented schools from San Diego, North Hollywood, the Bay Area and Sacramento. Their challenge was to prevent hackers from disrupting computer code through various means.
Thanks to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for sponsoring the event and bringing it to Sacramento City College.

HRC headshot

Former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a rally at Sacramento City College’s North Gym on Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Please note the time change. Again, the rally will be held:

  • Sunday, June 5
  • SCC North Gym
  • Doors open: 4 p.m.
  • Rally 6 p.m.

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

Got your 6

Got Your Six is a vet-to-vet mentoring program at SCC.

In the military, “Got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” The saying originated with World War I fighter pilots referencing a pilot’s backside as being the six o’clock position. It is now a ubiquitous term in the military that highlights the loyalty and cooperation found in military culture. At Sacramento City College we carry on this commitment of helping veterans by providing a support system that allows veteran students to move forward in accomplishing their personal and academic goals.

A Vet to Vet mentoring program is key to helping new veteran students overcome challenges such as meeting academic expectations, establishing balances between academic and life responsibilities, relating to non-veteran students, and coping with service-related injuries.

Bridge dedication

Interim President Michael Poindexter helped inaugurate, dedicate and celebrate the opening of the $11-million bike/pedestrian bridge behind SCC on May 25 during an evening ceremony with the City of Sacramento and project engineers.
The bridge spans over the Sacramento RT Light Rail station immediately east of campus and the Union Pacific railroad tracks, and it links the Curtis Park neighborhood with the college and Land Park.
About 300 people, many on various forms of bicycle, participated in the opening, and they walked or rode across the bridge for the first time.