Category Archives: Student Leadership & Development

Husham Haroun unveiled a student mural on Dec. 12 created thanks to one of the SCC Centennial mini-grants. Husham and Henry Fisk were the main contributors to the mural that saw about 10 students of the SCC Art Club spend the better part of a year working on the project, both on campus and off.
One portion of the mural depicts the early years of SCC, in black, white and gray, with the original administration building and Hughes Stadium. Another portion, including the current LRC, was colored in sepia tones to show the college’s building years. The last portion is in full color and shows two recent graduates, including a first-generation college student and several on-campus programs, such as Rise, Puente and EOPS.
Congratulations – and thank you! – to these dedicated students. The mural will be on display after the new year on campus.

During a lunchtime assembly in the main quad on Monday, Nov. 14, Interim President Michael Poindexter, Student Trustee Marianna Sousa and about 150 members of the college community discussed the 2016 election during an event entitled: “Campus Civility in Time of Discord: Reflection of our 2016 Election.”

The event was staged by the Cultural Awareness Center and Student Leadership and Development.

For more photos from the event, please see the SCC Slide Show  page on our website.

Thanks to one of the newest clubs on campus, the Model U.N., U.S. Diplomat Dorothy Ngutter will speak at SCC on Oct. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. in LRC 105.
Ms. Ngutter will speak about the opportunities for internships and employment within the U.S. State Department and U.S. Foreign Service.
She is one of 16 Diplomats in Residence throughout the U.S., and provides career guidance to people throughout Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
We hope you have an opportunity to attend this informative presentation.

Student Leadership and Development will host its annual Welcome Day festivities in the main campus quad on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Spend part of your day getting to know many things about campus, maybe make a new friend or two, get a free mani-pedi and eat some free BBQ.

Welcome Day attempts to thank new and returning students for coming to SCC. Check out programs and services, enjoy free entertainment, and partake in the lunch time barbecue.

Student Leadership and Development offers campus resources and services, barbecue and live musical entertainment from noon to 1 p.m., then again from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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!

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.


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.

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 to safety 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.