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Sacramento City College is hosting a summer blood drive Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 from 10 AM – 2 PM!

The bloodmobiles will be located near the quad. If you come out to give a lifesaving blood donation, please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID with you.

Donors will receive a BloodSource T-shirt and will be automatically entered into a drawing for a Yeti Ice Chest, $100 gas gift card and $100 grocery gift card. One winner per week.

See you out there Panthers!

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SCC Graphic Communication students will showcase their best design work at the annual “Year End Show” on Tuesday, May 15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Technology Building rooms 109 and 110.

Come see the fun, exciting and original selection of graphic design, 3D modeling and animation, web design and video game design!

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Los Rios Community College District is celebrating our Latinx and Chicanx students at the annual Honrando at Nuestros Estudiantes Ceremony on Thursday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the SCC Performing Arts Center.

Registration is due by Monday, April 16. Register online on the Honrando website.

The event is a celebration of the accomplishments of students who have earned a certificate or degree in the current academic year or are transferring to a four-year university.

Visit the Honrando website for more information.

Sacramento City College’s vocal/choral department has been asked to sing in Sacramento Ballet’s performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The choral’s March 23 – March 25 performance is just around the corner at the Sacramento Community Center Theater!

Ticket links and performance dates and times are below:

Friday, March 23, 2018 – 7:30PM (Live Music)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 2:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 7:30PM (Live Music)
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 2:00PM (Live Music) 

Check out the SCC Vocal and Choral website for more information about the program.

Abida Mukarram, a first-year programming faculty member, helped coordinate the opportunity for SCC students to participate in a local IBM hackathon where they really shined! Panthers Vernon and Ron took 3rd and 5th place amongst peers from Sac State.

The IBM hackathon website explains the purpose of the hackathon as an opportunity to “collaborate and compete with fellow students and connect with IBM and SHARE experts while learning new skills, winning prizes and earning bragging rights! The Hackathon will provide you with fun challenges to experience the power of Z Systems in Application Development.”

Congratulations Vernon and Ron! #IamSacCity


P.S. Learn more about the Computer and Information Science Department.

Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records who passed away while watching the Oscars Sunday night, was a former student of Sacramento City College.

Solomon, 92, had taken photography classes at SCC and, in 2015, he arranged to use the college’s photo studio for a personal project taking pictures of famous Sacramentans.

Solomon also photographed portraits of lesser-known community members. Both collections were displayed at SCC in honor of his 90th birthday.

That same year, the college paid tribute to the local icon with a more permanent fixture–a gallery bearing his name in the new Student Services building. At the dedication reception, notable locals such as painter Gregory Kondos, were spotted in attendance.

Read more about Solomon’s photo project in The Express: “The Man Behind The Music: Russ Solomon Embraces His Post-Tower Records Passion”.

The family has requested that any donations in Russ’ memory go to the Sacramento City College Foundation for the Russ Solomon Scholarship Fund.

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Sacramento City College is proud to celebrate 20 years of being a Cisco Networking Academy and serving our students!  We started our Cisco Academy with students in mind. The goal is to help them in their pursuit of 21stCentury job skills and to help them transfer to 4-year institutions.  As a Cisco Networking Academy, we offer instruction on networking and information security and have free online textbooks for many of our courses.  Only 18 other institutions in California offer the CCNP (advanced Cisco) curriculum, only 13 others offer the security curriculum, and only 10 others offer the wireless curriculum that we offer here at SCC.

Learn more about the programs and course offerings on the Computer Information Science webpage. Blue medallion with ribbon that says 20 years of service

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The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. To view application directions and more information on scholarships, visit Los Rios Scholarships here.

Several scholarships available through the college currently have no applicants-that means your chances of getting one may be higher than you think! It may seem like a daunting task, but it’s worth it. Take it from a SCC student and scholarship recipient Mikaela Ciofi-Huang, a single mom working full time, whose goal is to eventually be accepted to the Creative Writing Master’s program at UC Davis.

“The application process seemed overwhelming at first but was, in reality, simple. The committee member that was helping me was extremely patient. I really felt like she cared about my academic pursuit. Being a recipient of foundation scholarships will help me save up for university costs, which was the biggest reason why I couldn’t finish my BA 7 years ago. it’s definitely a privilege worth taking advantage of” – Mikaela Ciofi-Huang

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Give blood, save the day and … get a t-shirt!

BloodSource will be on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., near the Quad.

Be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. All participants will get a free t-shirt!