Category Archives: Student Leadership & Development

Mariana Sousa

Marianna Sousa, SCC’s current Student Senate President, has won election to the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees as the student representative for the 2016-17 academic year. Marianna will be sworn in at the June 8 board meeting.

Marianna is a communications major, and has served as the Student Senate President this academic year. Among her many accomplishments are creating the college’s first Safety Day event.

Congratulations, Marianna!

Mariana Sousa

Those campaigning for student office will participate in candidate forums in the quad during lunchtime on Tuesday and Thursday this week, and student voting will take place on April 12 and 13.

All students are encouraged to vote online (it’s really easy).  Information on the candidates and how to vote can be found at the Los Rios Student Election webpage. The online polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. both days and can be accessed via your individual eServices account.

Login to your eServices, click on the “Elections & Surveys” tab on the top right and then click on “VOTE!”  It’s that easy!

All positions that require a vote will be downloaded to your personal account at that time. This includes those running for the Los Rios Community College student trustee and all other SCC student officers.


Sac City Talks

Are you dreaming of a great future … and have what it takes to stand out from the crowd?

This April, Sac City Talks will be a platform for you to test your public speaking skills on a real stage with a real audience.

8 minutes – Your stage – Your audience

Q: Who can be a speaker? A: Auditions are open to all college students from any institution AND community members or faculty. In other words: ANYONE!*

Q: How do I apply to be a speaker? A: Send an email today to: or You will be sent instructions and a link to upload your VIDEO SUBMISSION.

THEME: The Next 100 Years of Progress

*A certain number of spaces will be reserved for Sac City students.


Carmel Wright, a sophomore at SCC, has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The soft drink company provides $200,000 annually in scholarships to community college students throughout the nation. Fifty are named Gold Scholars, 50 Silver Scholars and 50 Bronze Scholars. The program is administered through Phi Theta Kappa, the community college honor society.
Carmel will receive a $1,250 stipend and a medallion.

Safety Day

The SCC Student Senate and Clubs and Events Board (CAEB) are hosting “Safety Day” in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28.

It is a special event dedicated tosafety awareness and crisis prevention for students in school, home and community. There will be informative presentations and resources available that could one day be a life saver.

Take time during your schedule on Thursday to take part in this important student-sponsored and student-run activity.

Writing Center

Becoming a writing tutor is a great way to help other students while strengthening your own communication skills and gaining employment experience.

Writing tutors help students improve their writing through one-on-one sessions based on the students’ writing assignments. Tutors promote an understanding of the writing process and encourage students to solve problems and think critically, as well as help students learn specific writing and grammar concepts. They work with students from any SCC course at any stage of the writing process.

The Writing Center is looking for applicants who:

  • possess good writing abilities,
  • have completed English Writing 300 or ESL Writing 340 with an A or B,
  • want to help other students become better writers,
  • are students taking at least six (6) units at SCC,
  • have a faculty recommendation, and
  • are available to attend regular tutor training sessions.

Students who are hired must also sign up for a one-unit tutor training course.

Come to the Writing Center in LR-144 to pick up an application!

Or call with questions:

  • Meghan Facciuto 916-650-2987
  • Writing Center Front Desk 916-558-2126
Welcome Day

The SCC Quad was filled with students and employees Thursday as the college celebrated its annual “Welcome Day” festivities with music, dance, cheer, table demonstrations, a free barbecue lunch, and free manicures.

The line for free hamburgers and hot dogs stretched out as several hundred students waited for their lunch. Meanwhile, the manicure tables were filled with students, and music filled the air.

The event is put on by Student Leadership and Development. Vice President of Student Services Michael Poindexter, and Student Senate President Marianna Sousa addressed the crowd during the lunch hour, encouraging students to get involved in the myriad activities and organizations here on campus.

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Nearly 250 incoming Freshmen took part in the 4th annual Freshman Welcome event on Tuesday at Sacramento City College. After a rousing introduction to the college by Vice President Michael Poindexter and Student Body President Marianna Souza, the students were treated to several seminars on what it takes to be a successful student here at SCC.
Another 250 students are expected to attend Day 2 on Wednesday.
Welcome Freshmen!