For the fourth year, Sacramento City College has participated in the Mexican Consulate “Steps to College” event.
This year brought increased campus participation in the event from planning to counseling and advising. Financial Aid Officer, Javier Arguello, was the SCC representative on the planning committee ensuring event communication on campus.
SCC was well represented throughout the event. In the tent housing the College Fair, well over 700 potential college students and their families received information about SCC’s programs and services. There were 23 faculty, interns, classified staff, supervisors, student ambassadors, managers, President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services Victoria Rosario answering questions.
In the Consulate building, three SCC financial aid officers assisted in the “Cash for College” section. Jeanette, Jonathan, and Javier assisted approximately 25 students and their families complete the FAFSA/CA Dream Act application.
At the Counseling Station, Irma Rodriguez, SCC EOPS Counselor, assisted 26 people while sharing a table with a high school counselor from Roseville and an EAOP student advisor from UC Davis. Mauricio Gonzalez, SCC Counselor, was also kept busy assisting approximately 20 families with counseling questions.
Sandi Ruedas, SCC EOPS/CARE Counselor, assisted approximately 30 students and families in advising and after the college workshops. Only a couple of students attended advising without a parent.
The photo above is of the Ruedas family, who played a vital role in the event’s success. They all also have deep ties to Sac City and the Los Rios District.
Pictured from left to right: Sandi Ruedas SCC EOPS/CARE Counselor, Manuel Ruedas ARC Counselor, Marcos Ruedas and Lorena Ruedas. Marcos graduated from ARC; he took classes at all Los Rios campuses starting in high school. He transferred to UCLA and went on to earn his Master’s degree at USC. Lorena was an adjunct HCD instructor at ARC and has worked in SCC matric/outreach, and as an SCC adjunct counselor.