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photo of arms, one of a patient with blood pressure monitor wrapped around bicep and other of doctor's arms administering the blood pressure test

The annual Health Fair will be held on Thursday, April 24, in the Quad.

There will be health organizations, health screenings and demonstrations, and a diverse range of health-related community resources. See you there!

Adam Erickson prepares to throw a ball during a Panthers Baseball game

Adam Erickson, a baseball player last year, and our 2017-2018 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was named to the CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Honor roll. He is one of only 40 male and female student-athletes (approximately) throughout the state to receive this honor.

There are over 25,000 student-athletes participating in athletics in the state and this is the 9th time in the past 11 years that an SCC student-athlete has been named to the CCCAA scholar-athlete honor roll.

More information about the Erickson and the athletics department

Photo of four high school students, male and female, working together, looking at computer monitors at a long table during the Pathways to Paychecks event
The second annual Pathways to Paychecks event “Program Your Future!” was a great success. We had 85 high school students from 9 schools in 3 districts participate in hands-on breakout sessions featuring The Internet of Things, Coding for the Web and Networking/Cyber Security.
The students enjoyed the program and 92% rated their overall experience as excellent or good thanks to the thoughtful and well-prepared sessions that Abdelaziz Kaina, Sheley Little, and Jim Town who conducted 3 sessions each over the course of the day.
Pathways to Paycheck events open doors to new pathways for local high school students and introduce them to the great programs available at Sacramento City College.
SCC President Michael Gutierrez standing with five members of the PTK program. The three to his right have awards.

Sacramento City College’s very own Michael Gutierrez will receive the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Paragon Award for New Presidents. The award is “given to new college presidents who have shown strong support of student success by recognizing academic achievement, leadership and service among high-achieving students at their campus.”

Presidents are nominated for the award by their campus’ Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Part of President Gutierrez’s nomination reads “President Gutierrez has made himself available to be the featured speaker at our induction ceremony and events on campus. He supported PTK in presenting to the LRCCD Board of Trustees and our SCC campus Senior Leadership Team and faculty to promote our five-star status and our chapter. He is working with our PIO and PTK chapter to develop an outreach and in-reach strategic plan to promote and advertise PTK. He has directly connected with PTK and participates in PTK activities such as he will be a featured speaker at Phi Theta Kappa’s Nevada/California Regional Conference in Spring 2019.”

More than 500 college presidents were eligible and President Gutierrez will be one of only 25 to bring home the award! #iAmSacCity

SCC student helps area high school student learn to put microphones on a drum set during arts, music and entertainment day.

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, 120 high school students from seven schools spent the day at SCC engaged in interactive, hands on career exploration in four programs—Graphic Design, Animation, Game Design and Commercial Music. Students experienced a variety of real-world creative endeavors, among them making a live performance recording in the commercial music studio. Industry representatives provided participants an overview of the wide range of rewarding career paths they will be qualified for with arts, music and entertainment skills.

This event is possible through a close collaboration among SCC faculty, our Career Technical Education Transitions Coordinator, SETA and instructors and staff in the Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified School District, and Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy. Articulation agreements allowing high school students the opportunity to earn college credit in AME programs have been developed with many of the participating instructors, a number that continues to grow as the SCC collaboration promotes a seamless pathway from high school to community college career education programs.


Professor Jesus Limon-Guzman and his wife sit with Congresswoman Matsui at small conference table

Sacramento City College English professor Jesus Limon-Guzman has been invited by Congresswoman Doris Matsui to be her guest at the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Professor Limon-Guzman met Congresswoman Matsui along with current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi last year at CSUS’s #DefendDACA event where he spoke out publicly about his experience as an immigrant from Mexico and a DACA recipient. Aware of the fact that many undocumented individuals fear deportation, and thus avoid enrolling in college for fear of being tracked down, Professor Limon-Guzman has taken action to stand up and serve as a supportive voice for those who are living in silence.

The path to Professor Limon-Guzman’s career at SCC began not with teaching but with sitting in the desks of these classrooms as a student. He showed up to learn, oftentimes tired from working late nights to pay for his own tuition since he didn’t qualify for the BOG fee waiver or Cal Grant. As a community college student, he helped his peers with writing outside of their classes in a small space shared with him by counselors Keith Muraki and Juan LaChica, which fed the early flames of the RISE program at SCC. He later transferred to CSUS where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, all the while volunteering his time at SCC in multiple capacities to help students like himself clear the many confusing hurdles of higher education to arrive at their own goals.

Most recently, Professor Limon-Guzman’s work in the immigrant community has involved leading special Dreamer projects at CSUS, including a creative narrative project, a first-year Dreamer experience, and a transfer Dreamer experience. He’s also supported the Dreamer after-school program at his alma mater, Luther Burbank High School. At SCC, he’s participated in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities trip to Washington, D.C. for the past three years, which empowers Dreamers through federal government advocacy. He also recently co-authored an article for the Berkeley Review of Education with EOPS counselor Adam Freas, entitled “Made You Look: Reflecting on the Trump Election and Patterns of False Response,” detailing some of his experience related to being a DACA recipient in today’s political climate.

We are proud of his commitment to our students, and we thank him for his love and steadfast dedication to and support of people in our community.

Sacramento City College is one of four colleges from four states that are strengthening their commitment to improving student success by becoming among the first institutions to join the 2019 Cohort of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) National Network. Achieving the Dream leads a growing network of community colleges across America committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity.

The following colleges are among the first to join the ATD Network for 2019:

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Hudson County Community College (NJ)
  • Pitt Community College (NC)
  • Sacramento City College (CA)

“Joining the 2019 Achieving the Dream cohort will give us new tools and resources to continue to champion student success through our work on equity and guided pathways,” said Michael Gutierrez, president of Sacramento City College.

“We are pleased to welcome these four outstanding institutions into our Network. Colleges like these that join the ATD Network show an exceptional commitment to becoming the kind of institution that will lead the nation into the future,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream. “We look forward to having other colleges join them as we continue to build a strong 2019 Cohort.”

Teams from each of the four colleges will join teams from the 2019 cohort at the annual three-day experience ATD Kickoff Institute, which includes an introduction to ATD’s capacity-building framework and companion Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT), which enables colleges to pinpoint their strengths and areas for improvement.

During the Kickoff event, college teams will begin to organize their student success work for the year, including preparing for their on-campus launch in the fall. They will receive an in-depth orientation to ATD and how to leverage the power of ATD’s national Network. Each college team will also meet their Leadership Coach and Data Coach. Coaches are community college leaders who are carefully matched with each institution to provide personalized advice and guidance to build needed capacities, align student success efforts, and to support change where it is needed.

Achieving the Dream will announce groups of colleges throughout the spring and will announce the full 2019 Cohort in advance of the Kickoff Institute in June.

About Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 220 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing academic achievement gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with nearly 75 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 41 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students.

Photo of area by the Business Division Building, looking out to the library, with a few students scattered, some sitting and studying, other walking to talking with friends

Sacramento City College staff and faculty will be participating in a college-wide meeting focused on equity on Friday, Jan. 18.

Many offices will be closed or lightly staffed in the morning in order to allow as many staff and faculty as possible to participate in the conversations about equity.

To ensure that students’ needs are met in a timely manner, please come to campus before Jan. 18 if services are needed in support areas such as: