SCC News

Softball state

Congratulations to the SCC Softball team, which finished its season in second place at the state tournament, losing to Santiago Canyon in the finals.

In addition, pitchers Kali Sargent and Jostyn Bebout, infielder Katie Lopez, catcher Kaitlyn Leffle, and first baseman Gabby Ortiz were named to the California Community College Athletic Association all-tournament team.

SCC finished 36-10-1 on the season. Way to go, Panthers!

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.

Jack Kent Cooke

Ty Perez, a Chemical Biology major at SCC, was awarded one of the nation’s highest community college scholarships on May 18 – the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, named for the former owner of the San Diego Chargers, Chrysler Building and Washington Redskins.

The award comes with up to $40,000 per year for three years to fully fund Ty’s education at U.C. Berkeley, where he will continue his studies in the fall. It can also be used to fund graduate degrees in the future.

“I was honestly pretty worried about how I was going to pay for everything, ” Ty said after meeting with Interim President Michael Poindexter. “This will make it like the red carpet.”

Ty (right in the photo above) joins 2014 Jack Kent Cooke winner Jason Liu, a former SCC student who has been attending Cal for two years, as recipients of this prestigious award.

Congratulations to them both!

Priority 1

Summer classes begin June 6, and there are still plenty of open classes available. Look online to find which one or two may fit within your educational plan.

Fall 2016 classes begin August 20, and the enrollment period is also open. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up for classes in the fall and find the one you want is unavailable. Register now.

Check the Class Schedules page to find out what classes are open.

Goff Final

Congratulations to SCC Admissions and Records Supervisor Kim Goff, who was named one of four California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office State Classified Employees of the Year.

Kim, whose many hats include running the commencement ceremony each year, has been an employee in the Los Rios District since 1993, and at SCC since 2002.

The following is the biography sent in as Kim’s nomination for this prestigious annual award.

Kim Goff is an Admissions and Records Supervisor and has served the district for 22 years. Kim is a highly-motivated and committed individual who has consistently dedicated her time and career efforts to help both current and past students reach their academic goals. Her outstanding leadership skills and high level of knowledge has allowed her to perform the duties of her primary area of responsibility at Sacramento City College and has contributed to the leadership of major projects benefiting the four colleges of the Los Rios Community College District. Kim played a large role in the development of the Sacramento City College’s Veteran Resource Center, along with many other student based projects within the district. She began her career with the Los Rios College District in 1993 and her career with Sacramento City College in 1998 as a Clerk II in the Student Services division. She later advanced to positions that allowed a higher level of engagement in college services and operations, and later accepted her current position in Admissions and Records in 2002. Kim is committed in providing a diverse work environment, along with opportunities for students to develop skills that will aid them in the transition from college to employment. Kim has been recognized as an exceptional role model by her colleagues and has been labeled as a go-to person to resolve a variety of issues.

To learn more about the award and the other three winners, please visit the CCCCO website.

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!

smoke-free at SCC - fresh air - sky and grass

Beginning on August 20, 2016, the first day of the Fall 2016 semester, Sacramento City College will become a smoke-, tobacco- and vape-fee college at all three campuses.

At that time, SCC will join American River College and most other universities in the area by becoming smoke/tobacco/vape free.  This decision follows, by about two years, the college’s effort to designate smoking areas around campus. It also closely follows surveys about one year ago that indicated going smoke/tobacco/vape free was favored by a majority of students and employees.

Soon you will begin to see posters, fliers and banners around the college reminding you to prepare for this change in college atmosphere.

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.