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ALUMNI NEWS FEBRUARY 2014



2014 Spring Address

Spring AddressSac State continues to Redefine the Possible in innovative ways, as California’s economy recovers from the recession, President Alexander Gonzalez said in his Spring Address to faculty, staff and special guests, including incoming Provost Frederika “Fraka” Harmsen. Read article and watch video



New York Alumni Reception
Thursday, Feb. 27

NYC skyline
Join your fellow New York/Tri-State Hornet and CSU alumni for an evening of networking and fun at the exclusive University Club of New York. Last year saw a great turnout. Don’t miss this year’s event! RSVP today. Learn more



Spring Career Fair


Career FairAlumni are invited to attend the Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a number of employers on-site looking to recruit candidates for various positions in business, sales, health care and more. Be sure to attend! Learn more



Scholarships available through Alumni Association


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 and graduate students. All applications are due by Friday, Feb. 28, no exceptions. Learn more



2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards


Distinguished Alumni AwardsJoin the Alumni Association for this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards on Thursday, April 24, at the Sac State Alumni Center. The reception and silent auction are 5:30-7 p.m. The dinner and program are 7-9 p.m. Take advantage of early-bird discounts and buy your ticket to this spectacular evening before Friday, Feb. 28. Learn more



Class NotesWe want to hear from you!


Tell your fellow Hornets what’s new in your life. Marriage? Births? Promotions? Share by sending submissions via email to alumni@csus.edu or submitting online.



CAMPUS NEWS



State of the CSU

State of the CSUDuring the January Board of Trustees meeting, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White shared system-wide policy priorities for 2014-15 and his vision for the CSU with stakeholders including elected officials, students, faculty, staff and business and community leaders from across California in his first “State of the CSU” address. Learn more



Business Review shows optimistic signs


Dean VarshneyEconomic growth in the Sacramento area continues its modest climb, and while there still are hurdles ahead, signs of optimism are showing up in nearly all sectors. That’s the general outlook outlined in the latest issue of Sacramento Business Review. Read article and watch video



Sac State scores trifecta at biotech competition

Biotech competition
Sac State not only won an unprecedented third straight CSU Idea to Product (I2P) statewide biotech competition in Santa Clara during early January, but the mighty Hornet teams captured second and third places as well. Read article



Korean art exhibitExhibit features Korean prints


Landscapes, people, even bold political statements–10 Korean printmakers capture it all in a free exhibit running through May 17, at Sac State’s Library Gallery. “The Land and the People–Contemporary Korean Prints” represents the diversity and scale of contemporary printmaking in South Korea. Read article



Sac State springs to life with arts offerings


Professor Goodrich This spring is full of art events including theatre, dance, music and art. Plus the Festival of the Arts, U-Nite and Family Funday Sunday really showcase the arts in April. Check out the highlights and make plans to participate in these fabulous programs. Learn more



Latest Campus Publications

Markel Williams
The latest issue of Sac State Leader features the President’s Spring Address, recent graduate Markell Williams, and other campus highlights. Read more



75-Footer at the buzzer sinks Weber State

Sac State basketball team
In possibly the wildest finish in The Nest's history, Sac State junior point guard Dylan Garrity buried a 75-footer at the buzzer to deliver an improbable 78-75 overtime win against Big Sky Conference-leading Weber State. Read article




Career buzz graphic


Alumni mentors needed

Alumni 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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Hornet Club Crab Feed

Saturday, Feb. 8


Sac State Day @ Placer County
Monday, Feb. 10

Resume Makeover & Speed
Interviews

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Breakfast with Congressmember
Ami Bera

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Career Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 19

Civil Engineering 50th Anniversary Reunion and Open House
Saturday, Feb. 22

Volunteer Opportunity: St. John's Shelter Program
Saturday, Feb. 22

Estate Planning 101
Wednesday, Feb. 26

New York/Tri-State Alumni Reception Thursday, Feb. 27
Author Lecture Series: Alan Taylor
Thursday, March 6

Pathways to Public Service: State Careers
Tuesday, March 11

Alumni Open House
Thursday, April 3

Ken Kerri Endowment Fund Luncheon featuring California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird
Wednesday, April 9

Alumni Mentorship Opportunity:
Career Buzz
Tuesday, April 15

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 24

Sac State 5K: Early bird registration!
Thursday, May 1

ALUMNI BENEFITS DONOR SUPPORT ALUMNI PROFILE


The Alumni Insurance Program

Alumni Insurance ProgramWhether you've just graduated, are established with a family and career, or are getting ready to enjoy a well-earned retirement, our partnership with Alumni Insurance Administrators offers you a wide variety of insurance plans and financial services to meet your needs.
Learn more

Join/Renew


PT students ready dad for daughter's big day

Don FieldsDon Fields’ steps were slow and painstaking, but they were beautiful for those in attendance at Eva and Brent Schwartz’ wedding. Thanks to nearly a dozen students from Sac State, he managed to accompany his daughter in her walk down the aisle.
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Make a Gift


Young alumni put gratitude into action

Paul CoccovilloIt used to be that alumni built their careers and families before they made a gift to their alma mater. But more and more, recent grads, like Paul Coccovillo, MBA '11, are giving back earlier, boosting the programs that assisted them along their journeys and ensuring current students have the same opportunities.
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