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Alumni Month HerkyApril is Alumni Month

One of our Sac State traditions is celebrating our graduates during April—Alumni Month. We encourage you—our alumni—to mark your calendar and be part of the celebration by attending our Alumni Month events and taking advantage of special Alumni Month discounts. Go Hornets! Learn more

Alumni Open House
Thursday, April 2
Alumni Center Open House
Join us as we kick-off Alumni Month with our annual Alumni Open House on April 2. This fun and free event is open to everyone and is a great showcase of our preferred caterers and their delectable delights! Learn more and register online

Alumni Reception in Seattle
Monday, April 13

Alumni Reception in SeattleCalling all Seattle area alums! Enjoy a night out after work by attending this upcoming mixer at the Washington Athletic Club! Meet fellow Hornets, other CSU graduates and your Alumni Relations Assistant Vice President Jennifer Barber. This is a great opportunity to expand your professional network within the Seattle region. Learn more

Career Buzz: Alumni Success Stories
Thursday, April 16

Career BuzzThis special event, geared toward recent grads, features a panel of accomplished young alumni who recently received the Sacramento Business Journal’s "40 under 40" recognition. They will share personal and professional insight that has had led to their success. After the discussion, enjoy appetizers and the chance for one-on-one conversations with these alumni panelists. Learn more and register online

Hornet Football Weekend
April 17-18

Hornet Football WeekendAthletics invites football alums, family members, friends, and fans to Hornet Football Weekend on April 17 and 18. The two fun-filled days are packed with events meant to embrace the past, honor the present and create the future! Activities include the Bob Mattos Golf Tournament, the Green and Gold Spring Football Game and the Hornet Football Awards Banquet. Learn more

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 2015 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!

The CSU celebrates The Class of 3 Million

CSU Class of 3 MillionWhen you graduated from Sac State, you also became a graduate of the most well-known university system in the country—The California State University (CSU). As we reach the milestone of three (3) million CSU alumni, celebrate by joining the online yearbook. Make your profile today!


CASE honors President Gonzalez for leadership

President GonzalezPresident Alexander Gonzalez received the CEO Leadership Award at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII conference in Newport Beach earlier this month. The biennial award honors an institution president, headmaster, chancellor, system head or other institutional chief executive for his or her efforts to promote the understanding and support of education. Read article

Jazz Ensemble among nation's best

Jazz EnsembleThe University's Jazz Ensemble has been honored for the seventh time in nine years with an invitation to compete as one of six finalists from around the country in the prestigious Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in late March. Read article

Sac State opera performers play with Kipling's Cat

Kipling's CatThe Cat That Walked by Himself
, a children's musical fantasy for the entire family, will be performed at local elementary schools by Sac State's Opera Theatre following a two-show run this week on campus. Read article

Sacramento State Leader
Sac State Leader
This month’s Sacramento State Leader spotlights research. Read about the faculty members and student-researchers honored for their exemplary scholarly activity.
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McKinney named Big Sky MVP; Garrity on 2nd team

Mikh McKinneySac State's dynamic backcourt of senior guards and co-captains Mikh McKinney and Dylan Garrity each received Big Sky Conference recognition. McKinney was named Big Sky MVP and received unanimous first team honors, while Garrity earned second team honors. Read article

Bill Macriss named permanent athletic director

Bill MacrissPresident Alexander Gonzalez announced the appointment of Bill Macriss as the University's permanent athletic director. Since Macriss' interim appointment in July, he has overseen unprecedented success among student athletes on the field and in the classroom. Read article

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You're Invited

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Join the Alumni Association and emcee Cristina Mendonsa '96 in recognizing this year's recipients:

Order of the Hornet
» President Alexander Gonzalez

Lifetime Achievement Award
» Jan Scully '73

Distinguished Service Award
» Cate Dyer ’05
» Pat Fong Kushida ’85
» Jim Gomez ’71
» Lee Ritchey ’67
» Tami R. Bogert ’93 & Scott Yuill ’85

Rising Star Award
» Philip I. Person ’08

Space is filling fast, so reserve your seat today by registering online.


Spring Arts Line Up

General Member Board Meeting
March 23

Alumni Open House
April 2

Capitol Swarm Photo
April 6

April 9

2014-15 Author Lecture Series: Christopher Castaneda and Lee Simpson
April 9

Family Funday Sunday
April 12

Seattle Alumni Reception
April 13

Career Buzz: Alumni Success Stories
April 16

Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Chapter: 4th Annual Reception
April 16

Hornet Football Weekend
April 17-18

Alumni Night at Hornet Baseball
April 22

Distinguished Alumni Awards
April 23

Estate Planning 101
April 28

Bay Area Alumni Mixer
April 29

Sac State 5K Fun Run
April 30

Vintage '47 Food and Wine Event
May 29


Ticket discounts

Theatre and DanceTake advantage of discount pricing on Sac State theatre and dance shows with your membership and enjoy the spring festival.
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Montoya's artistic legacy lives on through scholarship

Jose MontoyaJose Montoya, MFA '70 (Art) was a legendary muralist, a renowned poet and a respected teacher. But for those who knew him best, one descriptor encompasses the man: artist.
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Meet Stephanie, Erica, Mike and Jason: Four Hornets leading Five Star Bank

Five Star BankFive Star Bank is not only a community financial institution, it’s a haven for Hornets. We asked four alumni leaders at the locally grown company for their takes on innovation, leadership, advice and plans for the future.
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