SCC News

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!

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.