Category Archives: Events

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.

Kinders to college

More than 80 kindergarten students from Stonegate Elementary School attended their first day of college on May 20, thanks to a great partnership between SCC, Washington Unified School District and the Yolo County Office of Education.
The students were treated to lessons in health, art, ecology, fire science, police science and robotics during the morning-long event. In addition, they met Hughie the Panther, and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.
This is the second straight year SCC has hosted this event.

For more photos from the event, please visit our Slide Show page.

McCarty Puente

Sacramento’s Assemblymember, Kevin McCarty, stopped by the SCC Puente class on Thursday, May 12, to help honor Latino/a students – and pick up an honor himself.

McCarty was presented with the Del Mero Corazon Award from Jane Allsop of U.C. Berkeley’s Puente Project office, for his contribution to state education policy. MCcarty told the students that education – from preschool through college – is his most important issue and the issue he believes is most important for the future of Sacramento and California.

In addition, SCC student Francisca Garcia was presented with a $500 scholarship from the statewide Puente Project. Congratulations!

SCC’s annual commencement exercises will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in Hughes Stadium.

Come and celebrate the 2016 class of 1,800 Associate degree graduates as they walk the stage to receive their diplomas.

This is always one of the highlights of the academic year, and a fare sendoff to some of our hard-working students.

Money Monday

Students – want to learn how to get, make, save and spend more money?

We all do, right!

Come to the first “Money Monday” event in the SCC Student Center and be exposed to various money-related topics.

It all happens on Monday, May 16 in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Topics may include: scholarships, credit/debt, home ownership, budgeting basics, investing basics, insurance, starting a business and what to do when in a financial crisis.

Plus, there will be a Jeopardy! style game at the end.


Fashion Show

SCC’s Fashion Club will hold its annual show, “When Fashion Speaks”  at 6 p.m. on May 12 in the Student Center.
The club is made up of students in the Fashion Program who are passionate about fashion and endeavor to enrich their knowledge through the support and experience of their SCC instructors.
Guest judges include Peggy Schwar, Kathy Dana and Cheryl Holben.

At least seven student designers will showcase their work. They include:

  • Sheena Tu – apparel and jewelry
  • Zinnia Brooks – swimwear
  • Jeremy Reiche – menswear
  • Ariel Jensen – women’s wear
  • Sendy Lao – plus-sized fashion
  • Quynhnhu Nguyen – women’s wear
  • Bongi Crane – various styles

Congratulations to the Fashion Club!

Colorful bounce house in blue, green, red and yellow

SCC’s annual People’s Day event is Thursday, May 5 all day long in the Quad.

Stop by and see various musical groups, shop at local vendor booths and enjoy the activities scheduled for throughout the day, like the car show and a fashion show.

There will be a free pancake breakfast in the Quad from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. to help get everyone fired up for finals.

Career Day

Approximately 40 companies participated in SCC’s 45th annual Career Day in the Quad on May 3.

Students took the opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of businesses, including PepsiCo, Cal Recycle, Sacramento Job Corp, and Elk Grove Unified School District among many others.

In addition, several SCC departments were out showing students what types of majors are available and how they can help land one of the jobs being offered.

For more photos of the event, visit our SCC Slide Shows page.