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Sac City Holds 95th Commencement

Nearly 400 of the 2,100-plus members of the 2015 Sacramento City College graduating class walked in Wednesday night’s commencement ceremony to end the 2014-15 academic year.

Alison Barnard and Jennifer Hacker were named Distinguished Alumni and Jazmine Harris provided the student speech in front of nearly 3,000 attendees in windy Hughes Stadium.

Dr. Kathryn Jeffery noted in her address that sac City has been a pioneering institution of higher ed for nearly 100 years. The college is now in its 99th year, and will begin a centennial celebration as 2016 rolls around.

Congratulations to all 2015 graduates. And good luck as you use your degrees and certificates for furthering your education or applying for employment.

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EOPS Celebrates Year-End with Luau

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services department at Sacramento City College took time out Thursday to honor students who graduated through the program and the outgoing Vice President of Student Services by holding a luau in the Student Center.

In addition to a feast of barbecue chicken, roast, potato salad and beans, the nearly 100 people who attended the event were treated to several performances by SCC’s Pacific Islanders dance team.

Congratulations to all students who use this vital service, which is designed to provide opportunities for students with academic potential who, historically, would not have attended college. We are proud of you.

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Student Services celebrate “Red Nose Day”

Staffers and administrators in the Student Services department are wearing red noses in support of National Red Nose Day, the first of its kind.

According to, today is a day “dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh.”

People are asked to have fun while raising funds and awareness. Today’s events culminate in a three-hour TV special on NBC featuring some favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars.

People are encouraged to make donations by phone, or online.

Thanks SS Team for bringing this awareness to campus.

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Panther Wins TWO State Titles

Congratulations to Lovina Akauola, who won two events at the California Community College Athletic Association’s State Track and Field meet on Saturday at College of San Mateo. Lovina won the women’s shot put and discus competitions, besting the other state finalists in the process.

Lovina threw the shot 14.36 meters, or 47 feet, 11 1/4 inches to beat Sisilla Puaka of Cerritos College by exactly one meter. She then heaved the discus 42.28 meters (138 feet 1 inch) on her first throw and waited as others came close but never overtook her. She beat Imani Bierly of Yuba College by 0.13 meters (4 inches) to claim her second gold medal.

In addition, SCC’s Henry Sharoyan placed third in the men’s shot put, Amanda Rodriguez took fourth in the women’s 1,500 meters, and the men’s 4 x 400 relay placed eighth.

Congratulations to all Panthers on a job well done!

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Students Display Talents & Accomplishments

Students in the Graphic Communications, Fine Arts, Fashion Design departments showed off their year-end designs on Thursday afternoon/evening throughout the SCC Main Campus.

Graphic Communications students displayed a variety of web and print-based designs, while art students presented both two- and three-dimensional pieces and fashion students held a runway show featuring clothes made throughout the semester.

Congratulations to all our student artists and their professors for creating such beautiful work. You should all be proud.

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Student Leaders Congratulated & Thanked

Congratulations and thanks to the 2014-15 team of Student Leaders, including outgoing President Sandeep Singh. The group of students and advisers was honored at a special celebration on Wednesday afternoon.

Sandeep leaves office after two years as Student Senate President. He will be followed by Marianna Sousa beginning in Fall 2015. Marianna was also introduced to the gathering.

In addition to student officers, Club leaders and advisers were also recognized for their hard work during the year.

Again, we congratulate the student leadership and development team at Sac City!


Congratulations Graduates!

Commencement is now just a week away (6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 in Hughes Stadium) and Sacramento City College is excited to honor all of our degree completions.

In addition to the main ceremony, there are also numerous special graduation events happening throughout the next few days. We hope you will get an opportunity to attend one or more of these special graduation celebrations, as either a recipient or spectator.

Here is the list:

  • ADN Graduation, May 14, 11 a.m., PAC
  • Vocational Nursing Graduation, May 14, 1:30 p.m., PAC
  • Cosmetology Graduation, May 19, 6 p.m., PAC
  • College2Career Ceremony of Achievement, May 22, 10:30 a.m.

Once again, congratulations to all degree qualifying students.

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4 Panthers and a Relay Make State

Congratulations to a group of Sac City Panthers who have qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association State Track and Field Meet, to be held this Friday and Saturday at College of San Mateo.

Lovina Akaoula was the lone SCC winner at the Nor Cal regional meet at American River College. Lovina won the women’s shot put competition, and placed second in the discus. She will compete in both events at the state meet.

Others to advance include Henry Sharoyan in the men’s shot put, Amanda Rodriguez in the women’s 1,500 meters, and Detrice Adams in the women’s triple jump.

Also advancing to the state meet is the men’s 4 x 400 relay team.

Good luck Panthers!


Help a Pet and Let a Pet Help You

The LRC is collecting pet supplies to donate to the Front Street Animal Shelter.  Help our four-legged friends and donate items big or small!

Look for donation boxes located in the LRC 1st and 2nd floor lobbies. Now through Monday, May 18.

Accepted items include:

  • Dry and canned cat food
  • Dry and canned dog food
  • Cat litter
  • Collars and leashes
  • Cat & dog beds
  • Blankets
  • Cat and dog toys
  • Newspapers

Unaccepted items:

  • Open bags of pet food
  • Expired cans or bags of pet food

This LRC donation drive is in partnership with the LGBTQIA Program Committee’s Front Street Animal Shelter fundraising event.

Then, let the animals help you!

Stress relief pets will be on campus on May 14 and 18 from 10 am to 2 pm. Kittens will be available to hold and pet in the Student Center, and puppies will be in the quad!


Event to Showcase Best Student Design Work

Designers of the future will be sharing their work at the Graphic Communication department’s Year End Show.

YES 15 will feature the best GCOM student designs from the 2014-15 academic year — including print, typography, user interface and web, 3D modeling and animation, motion, and video game design work. 

The showcase is Thursday, May 14th, from 4 to 7pm in the Cosmetology Building, in rooms COS 108 & 110.

The event is free and open to the entire campus community and general public. Enjoy music and snacks as well. 

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