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On Wednesday, October 26, SCC hosted its first visit from the Partnership Resource Team (PRT) through the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI). This group of colleagues will be working with Sac City on enrollment management strategies, focusing particularly on course scheduling and pathways.

The PRT website has the meeting schedule, PRT bios, and the documentation that the college has provided the team on current practices.

The PRT will be back on campus Dec. 13 to provide the college a range of ideas and options to consider in relation to those scheduling and pathway issues. Sac City will then decide which option/s may be best for the college and apply for a grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to help put the ideas into motion.

A young woman hugs the SCC panther mascot in front of the step-and-repeat backdrop at the college's 100th anniversary Open Hous and Fair

Sacramento City College extends a huge THANK YOU to the community for making the college’s 100th anniversary Open House & Fair a great success!

An estimated 3,000 people attended the Oct. 15 event throughout the day. Notable attendees included an alumni owner of one of the food trucks brought on campus for the event, the SCC’s 1951 student body president, Los Rios trustees Pamela Haynes and Ruth Scribner, and Chancellor Brian King.

The “Cats on Campus” presentation, which featured live wildcats and an educational lecture, drew a standing room only crowd in the Performing Arts Center. Additionally, more than 300 people watched the opening of a time capsule from 1991, and both showings of the Chemistry Department’s demonstration of chemical explosions were full. The night ended with a thrilling homecoming football game against Sierra College that the SCC Panthers won, 21-20, in overtime in a driving rain storm! Go, Panthers!

Grill cook Christina Taylor is at work behind the counter in the college cafeteria and flashing a big smile for the camera.

SCC grill cook Christina Taylor and her husband, Jeff, recently competed and snagged the $10,000 grand prize on an episode of the Cooking Channel’s “Sugar Showdown.”
The show is a dessert cooking competition, where chefs go head to head in different rounds where they must cook tantalizing desserts of using a different unusual ingredient in each challenge. Congratulations, Christina and Jeff!


Patty Blomberg, a longtime Psychology professor at Sac City, was remembered by her family, friends, students and colleagues during a noontime memorial Sept. 29 as a caring instructor with indefatigable energy and a tireless advocate for those battling HIV/AIDS.
Blomberg, who taught at SCC for 40 years, passed away on Sept. 17. She was chiefly responsible for bringing the now famous “Condom Cart” to campus, which she used to promote safe sexual relations and health.
Near the end of the memorial, those in attendance blew bubbles as a way to send their personal thoughts of Patty into the cosmos.

Honor guard

Got Your Six is the Sacramento City College Veteran Student Mentoring Program.

A Got Your Six Veteran Mentor can help veteran students transition from service to school as well as help connect new veteran students to campus resources. The Veterans Resource Center encourages any veteran student interested in becoming a mentor, or in requesting a mentor, to stop by the office at our new location in the Performing Arts Center, PAC 101.

To request a mentor for fall semester contact the VRC by calling 916-650-2951 or stop by the VRC in PAC 101.

Want to become a mentor? Stop by the VRC or complete the online form that is now available.

Open Classes

Numerous seats in numerous classes remain throughout the college.

Please check the Open Class list by clicking on the “Open Classes” link at the top of the student essentials list. There are three ways to check current class availability, and all are there on that link.

If your schedule allows, and it fits within your education plan please consider taking one more class. There are still plenty of openings.

New Home Page

Four new elements have been added to the SCC Website home page. We hope you will find them filled with important information.

You should notice the first one. It is the blue “Apply Now” box/button on the main site navigation bar. Like many colleges, we want our website to be a place where potential students can apply and register. This button will direct anyone to the Los Rios application webpage.

The other three are a bit less noticeable, but still important. On the same navigation bar as “Apply Now” are two new buttons as well. The first is “Campus Life” and is filled with important information of programs, events and services for students outside the classroom. This section of the website will be updated frequently so everyone will know what is happening on campus. The second one is called “SCC at 100” and is a link to our special 100th anniversary website. In case you did not know, SCC turns 100 this year. There are a lot of events and special activities planned to help us celebrate this milestone.

Finally, on the very top line of the homepage is a new link called “Bienvenidos”. This links to a special section of the website that has been translated into Spanish. SCC is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and it is important for us to provide access to the Spanish speaking in this way.

Once again, we hope you take advantage of these new tools on the SCC Home Page!