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MARCH 2012

Distinguished Alumni Awards2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees Announced

Congratulations to the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients! Please join us in recognizing this year's honorees on Thursday, April 26 at the Alumni Center. Online RSVP is available.
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Alumni Welcome "Home"
Thursday, March 29

Alumni Open HouseYou owe it to yourself to indulge in the area’s finest catering while networking with fellow Hornets. The Alumni Open House is a free event open to all alumni and community members. In addition to good food and fun, this an opportunity to learn about alumni programs, as well as the versatility of the Alumni Center for hosting events of every kind.
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Policy & Politics Chapter Kick-Off Reception
Thursday, April 12

Policy & Politics Chapter Kick-OffPlease join us in celebrating the official launch of the Hornets Policy & Politics Chapter! The organization is open to alumni who lead careers in public policy, administration, politics, or political journalism! The reception is FREE and guests are welcome!
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Alumni Month Heading Your Way!Alumni Month

April is Alumni Month at Sac State and now’s the time to mark your calendar and be part of the celebration. All month we are expressing our appreciation by hosting events and offering special discounts.
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East Coast Hornet Receptions

CSU Alumni ReceptionAt the end of February Sac State joined other CSU campuses to host receptions in midtown Manhattan and Washington D.C. Take a look at the photos from the sell-out crowd of more than 200 CSU alumni and friends who joined us last week at the CSU New York/Tri-State Alumni Reception in NYC and a similar crowd in the Rayburn Building at the U.S. Capitol in D.C. Be sure to let us know if you’d like to participate in future events!
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Class of 1961 and 1962 Volunteers Needed
Golden Grads Reunion
Calling alumni from 1961 and 1962, we’re looking for volunteers interested in helping to plan the 2012 Golden Grads Reunion. The annual luncheon is a special time for our Golden Grads to reconnect with their alma mater. This year's festivities are set for Friday, Oct. 12. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to register.
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Enrollment Shows Sac State Remains Popular

Sac State Enrollment HighSac State continues to be a popular destination for college students. The total head count for spring 2012 was 26,543 students. The total exceeded the University’s enrollment target by about 3 percent.

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Community Lecture: Neonatal Stem Cells

Neonatal Stem Cell LectureThe Sacramento State Center for STEM Excellence welcomes Dr. Suzanne Pontow, Co-Director of the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program at UC Davis Health System and Stem Cell Research Program Supervisor at the Institute for Regenerative Cures in Sacramento. Her talk will address current research on neonatal stem cells.
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Spring Heats Up with Sac State Art Events

Sac State Art EventsThe chill of winter will soon give way to warmer temperatures, and Sacramento State is ready to celebrate with a full lineup of exhibits, theater productions, and music and dance concerts throughout the spring semester.
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Hornet Sports Takes on Dr. Seuss

Football Hall of Fame Induction & ReunionFive Hornet athletes volunteered at Stonegate Elementary School in West Sacramento and read to children in grades 1-3 as part of the annual Read Across America Day on Feb. 28. The volunteers read stories and talked about the importance of reading at the event which coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
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Hornet Sports Round-Up
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Here’s a quick look at how Hornet athletics teams fared the first weekend in March.
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Professor Richard Savino and Joyce DiDonato

Music Professor Richard Savino spent Feb. 12 in Los Angeles attending the Grammy ceremonies. Read more

Graphic: Class Notes
Martin Wood (2009)
Erna Brown (1979)
Adam Cuneo (2000)
Edward Guanill (2000)


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Hornet Baseball vs. Dartmouth
March 17, 1 p.m. & March 18, 1p.m.
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Alumni Open House
March 29, 5 p.m.
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Spring Grad Fair
April 10, 10 a.m.
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Policy & Politics Chapter Kick-off Reception
April 12, 5:30 p.m.
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Alumni Football Hall of Fame Induction & Reunion
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April 14, 5:30 p.m.

Career Buzz
April 19, 6 p.m.
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Distinguished Alumni Awards
April 26, 5:30 p.m.
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Sac State 5K Fun Run
April 26, 6 p.m.
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SSIS Colloquium
April 30, 6 p.m.
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Alumni Author Event
May 2, 5:30 p.m.
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River Cats: Sac State Night
May 3, 7 p.m.
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Stinger Wine & Food Classic
May 4, 6 p.m.
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St. Patrick's Day Gold!Clover
The Hornet Bookstore’s St. Patrick’s Day sale is March 15-16. Alumni will receive 20 percent off “Green” apparel, hats and logo gifts. In-store only.


Benefits Partners
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The WELLThe WELL is supporting “Alumni Month” by offering free access to the WELL on Saturdays during the month of April! They will need to show proof of alumni status. Spouses/Partners will also be free. Tours will also be available these days.
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Students Benefit from Chevron Partnership

Chevron Partnership Chevron is helping fuel education at Sacramento State. The petroleum company has been one of the University’s biggest corporate supporters over the last two decades, funding more than 50 programs and scholarships.
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Ken Macias '78

Ken Macias When the American Institute of CPAs in New York City went looking for a board member to replace an outgoing Sacramento State alum, it found another Sac State graduate. Ken Macias, founding partner/chair of Macias Gini and O’Connell LLP, was appointed to the institute’s board in November.

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