SCC News

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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.

Money Monday

Students – want to learn how to get, make, save and spend more money?

We all do, right!

Come to the first “Money Monday” event in the SCC Student Center and be exposed to various money-related topics.

It all happens on Monday, May 16 in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Topics may include: scholarships, credit/debt, home ownership, budgeting basics, investing basics, insurance, starting a business and what to do when in a financial crisis.

Plus, there will be a Jeopardy! style game at the end.


Fashion Show

SCC’s Fashion Club will hold its annual show, “When Fashion Speaks”  at 6 p.m. on May 12 in the Student Center.
The club is made up of students in the Fashion Program who are passionate about fashion and endeavor to enrich their knowledge through the support and experience of their SCC instructors.
Guest judges include Peggy Schwar, Kathy Dana and Cheryl Holben.

At least seven student designers will showcase their work. They include:

  • Sheena Tu – apparel and jewelry
  • Zinnia Brooks – swimwear
  • Jeremy Reiche – menswear
  • Ariel Jensen – women’s wear
  • Sendy Lao – plus-sized fashion
  • Quynhnhu Nguyen – women’s wear
  • Bongi Crane – various styles

Congratulations to the Fashion Club!

Honors Students

Approximately 20 Honors Scholars graduating this semester were honored by SCC in a special ceremony on Friday, May 6, in the Student Center. Each of the graduates completed at least five honors courses throughout his or her tenure at SCC, presented original research at one or more conference throughout the state of California, and maintained a grade point average above 3.5. Many of the students will be transferring to four-year colleges and universities in the fall.

This year’s list of graduating Honors Scholars includes:

  • Maricela Anguiano
  • Taylor Buck
  • Erika Cota
  • Mehroze Khan
  • Kimberly Le
  • Khan Nguyen
  • Amaka Okwuosa
  • Siena Overstreet
  • Shrivika Prakash
  • David Renda
  • Brian Sharp
  • Tatymn Snider
  • Raelyn Torngren
  • Brian Vogel
  • Alexandra Volmensky
  • Clarisha Ware
  • Carmel Wright

Congratulations to this year’s SCC Honor Scholars!


Students interested in taking American Sign Language classes this summer and beyond will find that the name of the courses has changed to ASL-DEAF.

For example this summer, the following classes will be offered:

  • DEAF 310 – American Sign Language I
  • DEAF 312 – American Sign Language II

This is a change from past semesters, when the courses were offered as SILA. Please note the change, and if interested in either of the above courses, you may find more information about them on the Los Rios website.

Colorful bounce house in blue, green, red and yellow

SCC’s annual People’s Day event is Thursday, May 5 all day long in the Quad.

Stop by and see various musical groups, shop at local vendor booths and enjoy the activities scheduled for throughout the day, like the car show and a fashion show.

There will be a free pancake breakfast in the Quad from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. to help get everyone fired up for finals.

Career Day

Approximately 40 companies participated in SCC’s 45th annual Career Day in the Quad on May 3.

Students took the opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of businesses, including PepsiCo, Cal Recycle, Sacramento Job Corp, and Elk Grove Unified School District among many others.

In addition, several SCC departments were out showing students what types of majors are available and how they can help land one of the jobs being offered.

For more photos of the event, visit our SCC Slide Shows page.

Financial Aid

May 3 is the “Big Day of Giving” and the Los Rios Foundation is accepting donations through the BDOG website that will be funneled to SCC.
According to the district, any employee donation made before midnight May 4 will be directed to our respective colleges, so the financial support will do good work where we do good work.
Those funds will be sent to the SCC Foundation to help augment student scholarships, text book vouchers and other programs that help students and the college.
Please consider making a donation today – May 3.