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SCC Career Center is hosting a “Careers with California” event where students can learn about the various career opportunities at the State level on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center.
Representatives from various departments will be available to answer questions and help students discover if a career with the State is right for you!
Also, workshops on the State Hiring Process, State Application & Resume Tips, and Acing State Interviews will be offered during the event!
Contact the Career Center for more information at 916-558-2565


Faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to meet and chat with Los Rios Chancellor Brian King on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 12-1 p.m. in the Student Center.

“Brown Bag with Brian” is an informal conversation with Chancellor King on topics related to the present and future of SCC and the District.

Participants are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch. Lemonade, iced tea and cookies will be provided. Questions or comments may be sent to the Chancellor at

Climate change for homepage

The Sacramento City College community is invited to take part in a day-long Town Hall meeting “Climate Change; Creating our Future” on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the SCC Student Center.

Topics at the event include:

  • Model Sacramento: What a Renewable Sacramento Looks Like
  • Keep it in the Ground: Stop Fossil Fuel Extraction
  • Ecologically-Sound and Fair Economies for all
  • It’s Our right of Way: Transportation
  • The Future: student & Youth Power

Award-winning author Kim Stanley Robinson will be the keynote speaker, radio host Kat Maudru will serve as the MC, and Sacramento Assemblymember Kevin McCarty will open the event.

The Town Hall is free for students who register before Saturday, Nov. 7, and will include lunch. Community members will be asked to pay between $10 and $40 on sliding scale through Nov. 7. Those who register after Nov. 7, including students, will be asked to pay between $20 and $50.

Register at
For more information, please call 916-284-1627

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SCC’s Wrestling Team is ranked No. 4 in California, and recently won the Cuesta College Tournament, outperforming No. 2 Mount San Antonio and No. 5 Palomar in the process.

Freshman Kaleio Romero continued his perfect season with 4 wins – all by pin – in the 157-pound division to win the championship. Kaleio was named Outstanding Lightweight of the tournament, and moved to 16-0 on the season.

Also winning the championship was 165 pounder Dylan Forzani, a sophomore from Salinas. Forzani improved his record to 16-2 after his four wins at Cuesta. He has been in the finals of all four tournaments this year.

The wrestling team will host Lassen College in a Big 8 conference match at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the North Gymnasium.

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Darby Vickery is spending his hours before Halloween creating a 50-foot banner in honor of his mother’s 100th birthday. Darby is a 1974 graduate of Sacramento City College, who is now retired and taking a Friday art class on the main campus.

His mother’s name is Barbara, and as a young woman in 1936, she too graduated from Sacramento Junior College (as it was named at the time). Her diploma has the unmistakable signature of President Jeremiah Lillard on it. Her maiden name was Clement.

According to Darby, his mother Barbara was found on the doorstep of the San Francisco Children’s Orphanage on October 31, 1915, and no one ever discovered who her birth parents were. She was quickly adopted by a Sacramento family and moved here. She graduated from Sacramento High School and then Sacramento Junior College. Her children all graduated from local colleges and universities and have had distinguished careers in various scientific fields.

Barbara’s family is preparing a big party for her 100th birthday on Halloween afternoon in Carmichael. Darby said she still is living independently.

Congratulations from Sacramento City College to Barbara on her 100th birthday, and likewise to her son’s gift.

For more pictures of this artwork in progress, please visit our slide show page.

Regan Bradley, City College outside hitter diggs for the ball in the fourth set against Santa Rosa Junior College at the North Gym on Oct. 21st.  Photos by Dianne Rose

The 25th-ranked Sacramento City College Women’s Volleyball team defeated 16th-ranked Santa Rosa 3 games to 1 last week for their third straight Big 8 conference win. The Panthers (14-6 overall, 4-3 in Big 8 play) were led by sophomore Middle Hitter Adrian Fuentes with 14 kills, freshman Setter Kassidy Rauh with 43 assists, and sophomore Middle/Outside Hitter Madyson Taylor with 12 digs.

The Panthers will play 12th-ranked Delta College October 28 in Stockton. Sac City returns home for another Big 8 conference match against No. 9 American River on Friday, October 30.

Day of the dead

El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. Its focus is on gatherings family and friends to pray for loved ones who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

A celebratory area has been set up in the LRC lobby. Everyone is invited to participate by bringing photos of loved ones, signing the memory book and/or providing prayers in the blessing box.


August 2015 marked the one year anniversary of SCC’s implementation of designated smoking areas (DSAs). The Smoking Subcommittee of the Campus Safety Committee provided the opportunity for all students, staff and faculty to contribute feedback on the smoking issue via online surveys both pre- and post- implementation (February 2014 and April 2015).

Significant findings include:

  • Efforts to communicate the new smoking standard on campus appear to be very effective, as 90% of respondents were aware of the current policy.
  • There is a significant decrease (21%) between 2014 and 2015 in those who feel they are negatively affected by smoking on campus.
  • There is a significant increase (20%) between 2014 and 2015 of respondents indicating that they are not affected by smoking on campus.
  • Both the 2014 and 2015 surveys indicate support for a smoke-free campus: 49% in 2014, 50% in 2015 (with an additional 7% indicating a desire for a completely tobacco free campus.)

In the interim, the Los Rios Board of Trustees changed District smoking policy to allow campuses to become smoke free. American River College will be doing so beginning January 2016.

As an institution of higher learning, SCC recognizes its responsibility to promote and model healthy lifestyle choices that will contribute to the success of students as they move on to either their next educational institution or a work place where smoking will likely not be permitted.

Therefore, the Smoking Subcommittee of the Safety Committee recommends that SCC begin its next century as a smoke-free campus.

Joint is jumpin

Begin planning for the Spring 2016 Semester at Sacramento City College. The online schedule is now available. Click on the Spring 2016 link under “Upcoming Semesters.”

Remember that continuing students have priority registration from Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. So please make sure you are enrolled for Spring 2016 to get an early registration appointment. The earlier you get an appointment, the better chance you have of getting all your needed and wanted classes.