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Distinguished Alumni Awards honorees announced

Congratulations to the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients!
Please join us in recognizing this year's honorees on Thursday, April 24, at the Alumni Center. Reserve your seat today by registering online.

»Maureen Bauman, MSW '81 (Social Work), MPA '87 (Public Administration)
Director, Placer County Adult System of Care
»Chris Higdon '85 (Business Administration)
President and CEO of California Moving Systems
»James P. Mayer, MPPA '92 (Public Policy and Administration)
President and CEO, California Forward
»Javed Siddiqui '70, MS '73 (Civil Engineering)
President and CEO, JTS Engineering
»Keri Thomas, MPPA '06 (Public Policy and Administration)
Community and Government Relations Director, Sutter Health

Chapter Challenge

Alumni Association LogoDoes the word "challenge" awaken your competitive side? If so, now is the time to help your alumni chapter win the Chapter Challenge and be named the 2014 Alumni Chapter of the Year. Driven by the desire to increase programming for alumni and support for students, our alumni chapters have come together to raise funds through some healthy competition but it all ends March 31. Check it out and help your chapter win!

EMERGE Summit—March 21

Emerge SummittThe state’s first summit created for and by young professionals will spark passion and ignite collaboration in our places of employment, neighborhoods, classrooms, and communities. This half-day event will gather those who will make future civic, economic, and philanthropic success in Sacramento a reality. Sac State alumnus Mark Otero ’99 (Computer Science) is one of three featured keynote speakers.
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SF MixerAlumni Reception in San Francisco—April 9

Join fellow Hornets and CSU alumni from the Bay Area for an evening of socializing. Bring your business cards and be ready to network. Space is extremely limited, so register today! Learn more

Communication Studies/Sac State Magazine Mixer featuring Cheryl Dell '82—April 8

Cheryl DellYour next Sac State Magazine will be out soon and we’re co-hosting a mixer with the Communication Studies Alumni Chapter to launch the issue. Cheryl Dell ’82, publisher of The Sacramento Bee and 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree, will speak about the evolution of communications and how the publishing industry has adapted. Tickets are just $5 and pre-registration is required

Design exhibit spotlights alumni achievements

Design ExhibitMany of Sac State’s design students have found professional homes with firms that are the best in the business. A new campus exhibit is designed to spotlight the work of interior design companies that have hired Sac State graduates. “The Alumni Show—Gensler: Architecture & Design” runs through Sunday, March 16. Learn more

Pathways to Public Service: State Careers

State CapitolAre you interested in pursuing a career in the state government sector? Attend this free event to learn more from state agency recruiters about what they are seeking in employees and how to start or advance your career in the state sector. Learn more


March for Babies

March for BabiesSac State is proud to join the March of Dimes as a working partner in the March for Babies fundraising campaign and walk. President Alexander Gonzalez is the chair of this year's local event. Join Team Herky or make your own team and join us on Saturday, April 26, on the west steps of the State Capitol. More information

Construction Management Program is tops in the nation

Construction ManagementSac State’s Construction Management students continue their winning ways, bringing home two national championships—in Concrete Solutions and Electrical Problem—from the Associated Schools of Construction 27th annual competition in Sparks, Nev. Read article

Student research at forefront of storm water treatment

Student researchWhen rain washes over roads and parking lots, it sends oil, grease and metal particles into the storm drains and those pollutants end up in rivers and streams. A team of Sac State graduate students has embarked on a research project to improve the way storm water runoff is treated.
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Landmark pneumonia study saves lives

Pneumonia studyIn the first investigation of its kind, a Sac State nurse-researcher and a group of nurse leaders teamed up with Barbara Quinn, a clinical nurse specialist at Sutter General Hospital, to find out why some patients contract pneumonia in the hospital and came up with a surprising result. Read article

Sac State lands coveted spot in Solar Decathlon

Solar DecathlonThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Sac State is one of 20 universities from around the world selected to compete in the prestigious Solar Decathlon 2015. “This places Sac State among the top engineering, design and construction schools in the nation and the world,” says Gareth Figgess, a lecturer in the Department of Construction Management. Read article

Campus publications

Sac State LeaderThis month's issue of the Sac State Leader highlights news and events at Sac State. Also, don't miss the latest edition of the Sacramento Business Review. Published by the College of Business Administration, the forecast identifies emerging trends in Sacramento's economy.

Women's basketball closes regular season in Montana

Women's basketballWith a trip to the Big Sky Tournament solidified, the women's basketball team looks to improve its seeding for the conference championship as it closes the regular season at Montana. Read article

Did you catch the Men's 75-foot buzzer beater in early
February? Check it out!

For more on Hornet Athletics, visit Hornetsports.com.

Alumni Month
Join us in April for Alumni Month. We begin the month with our signature Alumni Open House. All alumni and friends of the university are invited to this free event featuring the Alumni Center’s preferred caterers and vendors. From there the month is filled with opportunities, check it out!


Pathways to Public Service: State Careers
Tuesday, March 11

Alumni Open House
Thursday, April 3

Grad Fest
Tuesday, April 8

Communication Studies/Sac State Magazine Networking Mixer
Tuesday, April 8

Ken Kerri Endowment Fund Luncheon
Wednesday, April 9

San Francisco Alumni Reception
Wednesday, April 9

U-Nite at the Crocker Art Museum
Thursday, April 10

Gypsy, Theatre Performance
Saturday, April 12

Family Funday Sunday
Sunday, April 13

Alumni Mentorship Opportunity:
Career Buzz
Tuesday, April 15

Third Annual Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Swarm
Wednesday, April 16

Author Lecture Series: Anthony Barcellos
Thursday, April 17

The Outstanding Doctoral
Dissertations Showcase Panel

Friday, April 18

Educator Expo
Wednesday, April 23

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 24

March for Babies
Friday, April 26

Sac State 5K Fun Run
Thursday, May 1

Alumni Art Show: Entry Deadline
Friday, May 2

Hornet Club: Food and Wine Classic
Friday, May 2

EP 101
Tuesday, May 6


Ticket Discounts

Theatre and DanceTake advantage of discount pricing on Sac State theatre and dance shows with your membership and enjoy the spring festival. Learn more

Also, in honor of Alumni Month, we are pleased to offer you discount tickets to see the Sacramento Kings take on the LA Lakers on Wednesday, April 2. Use the offer code: kings.


Ensuring a perpetual source of funding for students, programs

EndowmentsEndowment gifts provide ongoing support for Sac State students through perpetually funded scholarships. Read article

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Quoc Vo '95 (Biological Sciences)

Quoc Vo Quoc Vo travels light. Whether he’s in a third-world village, lacking sophisticated medical equipment, or at New York’s ground zero after 9/11, between his head and his hands Vo ’95 (Biological Sciences) feels he has all the tools he needs to treat a multitude of medical ailments.
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