SCC News


If you have ever wanted to see some of the stars and planets in the night sky up close and personal, then Friday, Oct. 8 is your next chance.
Thanks to Astronomy Professor Liam McDaid, the Hulbe Observatory on top of Rodda Hall South will be open to the public beginning at 8 p.m. The large telescope inside the observatory will be set on the Moon, Neptune, M11 (Wild Duck Cluster), M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) and M13 (a Globular Cluster in Hercules).
The event is free of charge.
Learn more about the astronomy program by visiting its page on our website.


With a quick 3-set sweep of Modesto Junior College on Oct. 5 in the North Gym, the Sac City Volleyball team upped its undefeated record to 14-0 and 6-0 in Big 8 conference play. The Panthers beat the Pirates 25-17, 25-15, 25-17 and cemented their position as the No. 3 team in Northern California and No. 6 in the state.

Sophomore Outside Hitter Keeley Franz leads the Big 8 Conference in kills per set, and is second in total kills, hitting percentage and service aces per set. Sophomore setter Kassidy Rauh leads the Big 8 in assists per set.

The Panthers take the court next at Sierra College on Oct. 12 to end the first half of conference play.

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!

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The U.S. Department of Education awarded Sacramento City College $3.85 million in grant funds on Sept. 29 to further our commitment to assist Hispanic/Latino and low-income students in their studies of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) over the next five years.

SCC will use the money to develop the “STEM Equity and Success Initiative” (SESI) as a comprehensive, multifaceted program to increase the participation and success rates of Hispanic/Latino and low-income students in STEM-related fields and careers. These fields of study are historically underrepresented by Hispanic and low-income students, despite their ability to do well in them. The ultimate objective is to see more students complete associate-level degrees in these majors and transfer to four-year institutions in STEM fields.

Key to the SESI program will be a comprehensive student focus that begins with the first time we come into contact with him/her all the way through graduation or transfer.  Among SESI’s many features are:  targeted outreach within the Hispanic community, a variety of instruments used to assess each student’s current level of STEM expertise, a summer transition program, proactive counseling, individualized education plans for participants, hands-on STEM-related assignments in all courses (including general education), and peer mentors.

“We are proud that the government sees our STEM Equity and Success Initiative as worthy of investment, because it’s an investment in our students,” said Jim Collins, SCC’s Dean of Science and Allied Health and the college’s SESI project director. “We know that degrees and careers in science-related fields can provide financial and career stability for many people. Now we have a mechanism to reach even more of them.”

Sacramento City College is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) because more than 25-percent of its student body self-identify as Hispanic/Latino. In 2015, SCC received a $2.65 million HSI grant to develop a program known as “Students in a Global Economy” (SAGE). With this grant, more than $6.5 million has been provided to SCC in the last 18 months for programs targeting Hispanic/Latino and low-income students.


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.

Cyber Security

Attention all Gamers.

The SCC Games Club will be hosting a Video Game Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Student Center. The tournament is FREE to enter.

The planned games are Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart.

Come and test your skills against the best that SCC has to offer.




Sac City’s Volleyball team is the last undefeated team in the state with an impressive 11-0 record, including a 3-0 record in the Big 8 Conference.
The Panthers put their undefeated season on the line when they play host to Cosumnes River on Sept. 28 t 6:30 p.m. in the North Gym.
Come out and support one of the best volleyball teams in the state. Go Panthers!


Join Sacramento City College on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the main quad, and all around campus as we celebrate the 100th birthday of the institution.

There will be many events to see and do during the day. Here is a partial list:

  • Car show with 100 cars for 100 years – a First for Sacramento
  • Chemistry show, with explosions galore
  • Jazz Band, Choir and Drama performances
  • Real-life Panther exhibit,
  • SCC Sports Open Practices
  • Sac City Talks
  • English Department Readings
  • Art exhibits in the Kondos, Solomon and Library 3rd floor galleries
  • Free blood pressure screenings
  • Fingernails polished and buffed for Free
  • Much more

And to top it all off, stick around for the SCC vs. Sierra football game at Hughes Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

Help us celebrate SCC’s Centennial!

For more information on the Oct. 15 event, please visit



The Sacramento City College Art Department is pleased to present, as part of the campus-wide Centennial Celebration, an exhibition featuring the works from 100 living artists who have attended Sacramento City College’s Art Department. These artists represent the diversity and accomplishment of City College over the last seven decades.

The Kondos is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m., and by appointment.


If you have ever considered taking college courses in another country – and have them fully apply to your course of study here – then plan on attending an informational meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20, from Noon to 1 p.m. in Rodda Hall North (RHN 264).

Learn how you can go to Florence, Italy in Spring 2017 and Barcelona, Spain in Fall 2017.

All questions, including how you can apply financial aid to the trip, will be explained by our Sac City representatives and faculty advisers.

Study Abroad Planning Meeting
Tuesday, 9/20
Noon – 1 p.m.
RHN 264

For more information,

Italy: Emily Wilson

Spain: Steve James

Or students can send an email to for general Study Abroad program information.