SCC News

Panther Softball player mid throw

Panther Baseball advances to the Final Four with a third-game win over Ohlone.

Panther Softball falls to San Joaquin and places 5th in the state overall.

Panther Baseball continues to battle for a trip to the Championship with their third game against Ohlone 11:30 AM on Monday, May 20 at Sac City.

Sac City Softball took a win over Sierra last weekend to advance and will open up against the top team in the South (Mt. San Antonio) when the State Championships begin on Thursday in Bakersfield!

Panther Baseball will also advance after winning against San Mateo 8-6. We will host Ohlone next weekend in the NorCal Finals at the U! Come out and cheer on your team for their home game!!

Last weekend, in the first round of the CCCAA playoffs Panther Softball swept Shasta 2-0 to advance and Panther Baseball swept Taft 2-0 to advance. GO PANTHERS!

SCC will once again be hosting playoff series so don’t miss the chance to cheer on your Panthers this week:

Softball: SCC (#4 seed) vs Sierra (#5 seed)

  • Fri, 5/10, at SCC: 2 pm start
  • Sat, 5/11, at SCC: 12 Noon start; Game 3 (if needed) to follow 30 minutes after completion of prior game

Winner advances to CCCAA State Championship the following weekend

Baseball: SCC (#4 seed) vs College of San Mateo (#7 seed)

  • Thur, 5/9, at SCC: 3 pm start
  • Fri, 5/10, at SCC: 3 pm start
  • Sat, 5/11 (if needed), at SCC: 1 pm start

Winner advances to CCCAA Nor Cal finals the following weekend

Both our Baseball and Softball teams have qualified for CCCAA postseason and have been ranked high enough in Northern California to host the first round of playoffs, as follows:

Softball (finished as co-champion of the Big 8 and seeded #4 in Northern California):

  • Shasta at SCC (SCC Softball Stadium)
  • Game 1: Fri, 5/3/19, 2 pm
  • Game 2: Sat, 5/4/19, 12 pm
  • Game 3 (if needed): Sat, 5/4/19, 30 minutes after completion of Game 2
  • We will need to win two rounds of playoffs in order to advance to the Softball State Championship 5/16-5/19/19. If SCC wins the series vs Shasta, we would host another series the following weekend.

Baseball (#4 seed in Northern California):

  • Taft at SCC (Union Stadium)
  • Game 1: Fri, 5/3/19, 4 pm
  • Game 2: Sat, 5/4/19, 1 pm
  • Game 3 (if needed): Sat, 5/4/19, 45 minutes after completion of Game 2
  • We will need to win three rounds of playoffs in order to advance to the Baseball State Championship 5/25-5/27/19. If SCC wins the series vs Taft, we would host another series the following weekend.

Congratulations to coach Sullivan and the baseball student-athletes, along with coach Kiernan and the Softball student-athletes for making the playoffs and for their high seeds (18 teams from the North make the Baseball and SB playoffs)!

Additional information and results will be available on the Athletics website.

Panther mascot standing on large planter in the quad, with arms outstretched, looking jubilant

Facilities planning is a critical piece of the Sacramento City College and Los Rios Community College District’s overall educational planning process that allows the us to periodically evaluate conditions, identify needs and adjust accordingly to promote continued success.

The college and District are currently in the process of updating our 2010 Facilities Master Plan, with a final product anticipated this summer. The Plan will address new construction and the modernization of existing space for continued or new purposes. Facilities planning throughout the District is a continuous, carefully executed operation that takes into account several factors including current and anticipated student populations, and facility functions and capacities.

Working collaboratively with leadership, academic department heads and faculty members from SCC and Districtwide, architects and staff have gathered input regarding facilities needs and improvements to help create a plan that will ultimately be presented to the District for consideration. By engaging a diverse group of campus representatives with on-the-ground experience, the updated Plan will reflect current priorities, align with student needs and better respond to a dynamic learning environment.

For additional information on the facilities master planning process, please contact the SCC facilities office.

Winners of the Students of Distinction award stand on the Quad steps with staff, faculty and administrators

Students of Distinction are nominated by faculty and staff for excelling in one of the following categories: Academic Merit, Campus and/or Community Service, Academic Persistence while Overcoming Adversity, and Social Justice.

This year, 56 Panthers were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the “Students of Distinction Awards” program and luncheon on Friday, May 3, 2019  in the City College-City Café.

Here is a little more about what each award means:

Academic: Academic Merit

This award recognizes students for their integration of high academic standing (3.0 GPA) with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, community involvement, arts, athletics, employment, etc.

Service: Campus and/or Community Service

This award recognizes students who have demonstrated strong leadership and performed significant service through campus participation and/or community service, while maintaining good academic standing.

Personal: Overcoming Adversity

This award recognizes students who have demonstrated academic persistence and tenacity, while contending with severe hardships and challenges.

Social Justice: Cross-Cultural Engagement & Social Justice

This award recognizes students who have actively developed, promoted and participated in campus and/or community programs dedicated to cross-cultural engagement and social justice, while maintaining good academic standing.

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!

Artistic photograph of a pair of hands on the left side palm up holding a tree and, directly across, on the right side, a pair of hands palm up holding a glassy, jelly looking planet earth with a butterfly perched on top

Come celebrate and honor the earth with us on Wednesday, April 24!

Local green organizations, campus clubs, food trucks and more will be out on the Quad from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live performances at noon.

Additionally, there will be an e-waste collection. Bring items such as computers/laptops, screens, phones, printers, cables and cords, and household appliances to recycle! Not only will you earn karma points, but we’ll also give you a free bagel (while supplies last) and a chance to win a $25 gift card!

The event was organized by SCC Phi Theta Kappa.

Photo from afar of Career Day, showing tables and lots of people walking through the quad

Connecting our students with employment opportunities is a priority for us at SCC. That’s why, for the 48th year, we are bringing more than 50 employers from the region to Career Day!

Come dressed for success, bring copies of your résumé and be prepared to network with employers on Tuesday, April 23. The event will go from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Get more information on the Career Day webpage.

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.
Photo of the winners of 2018's second annual Integration Bee from left to right: Fourth place winner: Fatemeh Semnani, fifth place winner: Stan Carpenco, first place winner: Minh Le, second place winner: Jiajun Guan, third place winner: Sokchetra Eung.

You’ve heard of spelling bees, but what about the Integration Bee?

The Mathematics and Statistics Department is hosting the 3rd annual Integration Bee, where competitors will show off their mastery of calculus integrals. The event will be held Friday, April 5, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lillard Hall Room 101.

Students who have completed Math 400 (or equivalent) are invited to compete. Family and friends of the competitors, as well as any faculty, staff and administrators, are welcome to come watch the competition and cheer for them.

In addition to the prizes for 1st – 5th place, we will be raffling off local gift cards and prizes to competitors and audience members alike. So even if you don’t want to compete, come root for your favorite Math Hero on April 5th at 3:30 p.m. in Lillard Hall 101.

Be sure to register online if you plan to participate!

In the picture above are the winners of 2018’s second annual Integration Bee from left to right: Fourth place winner: Fatemeh Semnani, fifth place winner: Stan Carpenco, first place winner: Minh Le, second place winner: Jiajun Guan, third place winner: Sokchetra Eung.

Photo of Alex White holding award, standing next to Assemblyman Kevin McCarty and others

SCC English Professor Alexandria White, who also works with Umoja students, has received the Unsung Hero Award from the California Legislative Black Caucus.

Alex moved to Sacramento from Oakland 2 1/2 years ago to buy a home for and raise her family. We asked her to talk about the work she is doing that is receiving recognition in the community.

Are you from the Sacramento area?

I am originally from the Bay Area, specifically from Oakland. I attended San Francisco State University as an undergraduate where I studied abroad to the United Kingdom and earned a B.A. in Creative Writing/English.  I later attended UCSC for an M.A. in Literature. I focused on postcolonial literature and literature of the African diaspora.

What drew you to Sacramento City College to teach?

I moved to the Oak Park area from Oakland two & half years ago to buy an affordable home for my family. Our house in Oakland was being sold and I was pregnant again (we had a son who was 3 at the time), so we had to make a tough decision about where to move. I had been adjuncting at 3 Bay Area schools up until that point, but I knew that could not sustain that level of work with a toddler, new born and the possibility of our rent being doubled or tripled due to crazy Bay Area rental prices.  We decided to leave the Bay Area as renters and move to the State Capitol as homeowners. When we got to Sacramento I did not work because my baby was literally two days old and I planned on staying home with her for at least a year to breastfeed and bond with her. I had my mind and heart set on SCC as soon as I knew we were planning on moving here; and it just so turned out that our new house was literally 2 miles away!!!

Can you tell us more about your work in the Oak Park community? When you started?

Since I was new to the area and a new homeowner who didn’t know anyone in Sacramento, I  started attending neighborhood association meetings where I quickly became involved in community engagement and neighborhood improvement projects (2016).

I helped to organize a park party at our neighborhood park; then later our neighborhood was selected to receive a $90,000 grant from Kaiser to update and beautify the park. The caveat was that someone from the neighborhood had to be involved in all aspects of the project: 1.) weekly planning calls with  South Gate Parks & Rec, Kaiser (fiscal sponsor) & Kaboom (the non profit playground specialists); 2) canvassing the community to participate in the design day; 3) volunteering to actually help build the play structure; 4) regularly organizing activities, park clean ups & events at the park to help maintain and take care of the park.

We are currently installing a beautiful mural at the park and we are planning for our annual park party which has evolved into a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with free food and prizes to the community members who attend.

What inspires you about your work in the community?

I love interacting with others and learning more about people’s stories. I needed a community for myself and my family for my own sense of wellbeing. Additionally, I hate accepting society’s ills and I feel obligated to be the change I want to see in the world.  I want to set a good example for my children and my students about civic engagement and feeling empowered to transform themselves and their communities.  Many people of color are living in communities with a history of redlining, neglect and disinvestment–I feel personally obligated to address those historical inequities in the best way I can. Working with a neighborhood association and a group of likeminded people is much more impactful than working as an individual.