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ALUMNI NEWS

FEBRUARY 2013



DAA honorees announced

Congratulations to the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients!

»David Bugatto '86, President and CEO of Alleghany Properties, LLC
»Cheryl Dell '82, Publisher and President of The Sacramento Bee
»Michael Kuhlmann '69, President and CEO of Residential Control Systems, Inc.
»Garry Maisel '80, President and CEO of Western Health Advantage
»Rhonda Staley-Brooks '95, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Greater Sacramento
»Christina Preston '11, Founder of Shoes4Sacramento

Please join us in recognizing this year's honorees on Thursday, April 25, at the Alumni Center. Reserve your seat today by registering online.
Meet the 2013 honorees



Alumnus Ryan Coogler '07 takes Sundance award

Ryan Coogler
Sac State alum Ryan Coogler’s first feature-length film has been honored by the Sundance Film Festival as the standout dramatic film and acquired for distribution by the Weinstein Co. Read more



Alumnus Ethan Conrad '89 making deals


Ethan ConradCheck out this Sacramento Bee profile on Ethan Conrad, a Sac State business management grad who has emerged as one of the most active buyers of commercial properties in the country. In an economy where few other local people or investment companies are doing any deals, he's scooping up office, industrial and retail properties. His specialty: taking distressed, often vacant buildings, fixing them up and bringing in tenants.
Read more



University Library is a community asset


University LibraryThe University Library, in the heart of the Sacramento State campus, is open to the public and waiting to be discovered by those who live and work outside the University community. It’s a magnificent destination for researchers, historians, art lovers, casual readers, cultural mavens, the generally curious and anyone who simply longs for quiet and the smell of old books. Read more



Scholarships are available


Alumni Association scholarshipsDo you know any current or incoming Sac State students? Please encourage them to apply for an Alumni Association scholarship. Each year we award 12-15 scholarships to incoming freshmen, continuing undergraduates, transfer students and graduate students. All applications are due by Friday, March 1, no exceptions. Learn more



Alumni mentors needed


Career BuzzAlumni are invited to participate in an upcoming Student Alumni Association event—Career Buzz. Participation is simple. Come to the Alumni Center, enjoy a meal with a small group of students and answer questions about your college experience and profession. Register online


CAMPUS NEWS


Spring Address

Spring AddressIn his Spring Address on Thursday, Jan. 24, President Alexander Gonzalez updated the campus community on the many recent changes affecting public higher education and Sac State. He also praised the work of faculty and staff. Read more
Listen to CPR Insights featuring President Gonzalez



Sacramento Business Review sees an improving economy


Sacramento Business ReviewThe Alumni Center was packed Jan. 23 for the release of the latest edition of the Sacramento Business Review. The review is a partnership between Sac State’s College of Business Administration and the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Sacramento. It includes reviews and forecasts by 14 financial analysts, covering sectors such as banking, real estate and small business. Check out the full report for more details



PT mock clinic aids injured athletes recovery


PT mock clinicWill Barker, 19, gets around quite ably in his wheelchair; so well, in fact, that when no one is available to drive him to the gym, he sets off on his own—a journey that takes almost two hours from home. In 2009, Barker was a junior at Sacramento’s Valley High, playing defensive back on the football team. He broke his neck and suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury while making a tackle on a Davis High player. Read more



Studies underway that would benefit boomers


Clinical studiesSac State biomechanics Professor David Mandeville has launched two clinical studies to address major vulnerabilities among older people: the high incidence of knee osteoarthritis in middle-aged women, which he believes may be related to the menopause transition, and the likelihood that many elderly person will suffer a devastating fall. Read more



Latest campus publications


Check out the January issue of Sac State Leader, filled with campus news.


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McCartney wins third consecutive WAC award


Sac State's Kalliah McCartney was named the Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week for the third consecutive week. McCartney scored a season-high 39.350 in the team's meet at San Jose State on Jan. 25. Her score was the highest in the WAC this season and ties her for second place in school history. Read more
Watch a video of McCartney's performance

For more on Hornet Athletics, visit Hornetsports.com.



Alumni Month

April is Alumni Month!
The Sac State Alumni Association encourages you to come back to campus during the month of April for one or more of the exciting events and programs being held.
Learn more

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hornet Football Signing Party
Wednesday, Feb. 6
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Author Lecture: Gerald Haslam
Wednesday, Feb. 13
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Career Center: Educator Exchange
Friday, Feb. 15
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Career Center: Career Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 20
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Estate Planning 101
Wednesday, Feb. 27
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Career Center: ECS Career Day
Friday, March 1
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Business Alumni Chapter:
Mixer at Harlow's
Thursday, March 7
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CSU New York/Tri-State Reception
Thursday, March 7
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Green & Gold Gala
Friday, March 22
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Alumni Open House
Thursday, March 28
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Grad Fest
Tuesday, April 2
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Mentor Opportunity: Career Buzz
Wednesday, April 10
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U-Nite at the Crocker Art Museum
Thursday, April 11
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Hornet Alumni Mixer
at Yard House in Roseville
Tuesday, April 16
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Author Lecture: Chuck McFadden
Wednesday, April 17
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Estate Planning 101
Wednesday, April 17
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Jazz Ensemble Concert featuring
alumnus Steve Turre '68 of SNL

Wednesday, April 17
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Sac State 5K Fun Run
Thursday, April 18
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Hornets Policy & Politics Chapter:
Networking Mixer

Thursday, April 18
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Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 25
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Hornet Club: Wine & Food Classic
Friday, May 3
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Snelson's goal: Helping student-athletes graduate

Lloyd SnelsonDr. Lloyd Snelson longs to see Sac State’s student-athletes follow in his footsteps, though that is a lofty proposition. The long-time Hornet supporter kicked the winning extra point in Sac State’s first victory on the football field back in 1955. His enduring enthusiasm for his alma mater earned Snelson ’57 (Physical Education), MA ’67 (Education), Ph.D. '77 (Psychology) the nickname "Mr. Hornet." Read more


Hornets keep farm buzzing

Fiddyment familyA family of Sac State grads helped Fiddyment Farms build a name for itself in the pistachio business. The story began with Dolly Fiddyment ‘52 (Education), who chose to plant the tasty green nuts at the family farm outside of Roseville in 1965 and continues today, with Fiddyment Farms producing between 2 and 3 million pounds of pistachios each year. Read more

 


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