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April is Alumni Month

Alumni Month HerkyThe month of April marks Alumni Month! We have so much in store for you this month to celebrate our alumni. Be sure to take advantage of your alumni discounts offered at multiple places throughout the month in honor of alumni.

Career Buzz Mentoring Dinner—Wednesday, April 10, 6 p.m. Share your professional expertise with our Student Alumni Association members.
Alumni mixer at Roseville’s Yard House—Tuesday, April 16, 5-7 p.m. Calling Placer County alumni—join us for hosted appetizers and a no-host bar. Go Hornets!
Sac State 5K Fun Run—Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. Join alumni and students on a 5K course through the campus. Join the Alumni Association team and use code: SACSTATEALUMNI to save $3 (first 100 people).
Networking Mixer at Harlow’s, Sacramento—Friday, April 19, 5 p.m. Come for the networking, stay for the band.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards—Thursday, April 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Join emcee Kitty O’Neal ’79 (Communication Studies) and your fellow alumni for an evening of elegance and celebration.
Hornets Dining on the Move—Wednesday, May 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This progressive dinner features a number of venues throughout the evening. Satisfy your taste buds and visit with fellow Hornets.

Alumni Association LogoLet your voice be heard

There is still time to share your opinions in our Alumni Survey. The Sacramento State Alumni Association views them as an important part of our planning efforts. The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete, but your feedback will impact Sacramento State on many levels.

Steve Turré plays Capistrano Hall

Steve TurreTrombonist and alumnus Steve Turré (Music) will perform Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m. as part of the University’s Jazz Ensemble in Capistrano Hall. Turre is a member of the Saturday Night Live band and is a world renowned trombonist and seashellist. He brings his unique and powerful music style to Sacramento State for what promises to be a memorable evening of music. Learn more

Nursing grad takes rigorous route to U.S. Navy

Sarah BlakeSacramento State alumna Sarah Blake ’12 (Nursing & Family & Consumer Sciences) has seafaring in her DNA. Her father served as a submariner in the U.S. Navy. Her great-grandfather, cousin, aunt and uncle were sailors as well, while her younger brother is completing submarine school in Groton, Conn. Learn more

Working for California

Work for CATake a moment to meet a few of the 2.8 million remarkable California State University alumni who are making a difference. As we celebrate Hornet alumni, we are part of the bigger group impacting the world. Alumni highlighted here are leaders in every major industry and they cite their California State University educations as keys to their success. Learn more


Green and Gold Gala celebrates past and looks to future

Green & Gold GalaAs President Alexander Gonzalez celebrates his 10th year of service at Sac State, more than 600 supporters gathered at the Green & Gold Gala: A Decade of Distinction to celebrate the impact he and his wife, Gloria Gonzalez, have had on the Sac State community. A true highlight of the evening was the first award of the President Alexander and Gloria Gonzalez Public Service and Community Leadership Scholarship to Katherine Williams.
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Festival of the ArtsFunday highlights expanded Festival of the Arts—Sunday, April 14

As part of Alumni Month, the College of Arts and Letters is launching a new “Family Sunday Funday” on April 14. Filled with family friendly activities, this is the centerpiece of an enhanced Festival of the Arts at Sacramento State. Read more

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Royal Chicano Air Force exhibits ‘The Poster!’

Works from one of Sacramento’s premier art collectives, the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), will be displayed in “The Poster! La Palabra! The Word!” The free exhibit runs April 2-27 in Sacramento State’s Library Gallery Annex. Read more

Bodies of Water‘Water’ will fill Else Gallery

Sylvia Sensiper will be the featured artist when Sacramento State’s Art Department presents “Bodies of Water,” a collection of her works offering inspiration about the element of nature that sustains all life. Read more

Campus walk fosters suicide awareness

Campus Walk
Sacramento State’s Active Minds Peer Health Educators and Student Health & Counseling Services have teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to present the second annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk fundraiser Thursday, April 4. Read more

Sac State MagazineLatest Campus Publications

The spring edition of Sac State Magazine is now online and it’s a “10.” It’s full of great Sac State stories, campus news and updates on your fellow alums, like Eric Guerra '03 (Electrical & Electronic Engineering), MPPA ’08 chief of staff for assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and others! Also available is the March issue of Sac State Leader.

Athletics LogoJennifer Nguyen takes Player of the Week

Sacramento State freshman Jennifer Nguyen was named the Big Sky Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Her undefeated play in singles and doubles helped the Hornets to a pair of Big Sky victories. Read more

Athletics LogoWine and Food Classic—Friday, May 3

The Hornet Club invites alumni and friends to attend the 7th annual Wine and Food Classic on Friday, May 3, at the Sacramento State Alumni Center. Proceeds benefit the student-athletes of Sacramento State. Learn more

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Alumni profiles take
center stage

Hornet Aluminaries

Alumni Month also marks the debut of our brand-new “Hornet Alum-inaries” section of the Alumni Association website. This fun feature puts the spotlight on some of the notable Sac State alumni who make us all proud. Check this section often as we will regularly add new profiles.

Be sure to also check Class Notes for updates from your classmates and tell us your own story. Go Hornets!


"Three Sisters Bound to the
Elements" Art Exhibit featuring
Hong Zhang, MA '02 (Fine Arts)
Feb. 1–May 24
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Volunteer Opportunity:
Sac State Serves

Saturday, April 6
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Department of Theatre & Dance:

April 10-21
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Mentor Opportunity: Career Buzz
Wednesday, April 10
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Ken Kerri Endowment Fund Luncheon
Wednesday, April 10
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Festival of the Arts
April 11-17
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U-Nite at the Crocker Art Museum
Thursday, April 11
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College of Arts & Letters:
Family Sunday Funday

Sunday, April 14
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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 Turré (Music) 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:
Celebration of Alumni Service co-hosted by Senator Cathleen Galgiani & Senator Noreen Evans

Thursday, April 18
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Business & ECS Chapter:
Networking Mixer at Harlow's

Friday, April 19
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Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 25
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Hornets Dining on the Move
Wednesday, May 1
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Hornet Club: Wine & Food Classic
Friday, May 3
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Black Alumni Chapter:
Five-Year Anniversary &
Scholarship Fundraiser

Friday, May 17
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Membership has its rewards

Libery MutualAs a Sac State grad, you know the value of a good education. Now you can help support other students’ goals through Liberty Mutual’s partnership with your alma mater. Simply get a free quote on Liberty Mutual auto, home or renters insurance between February 15, 2013 and May 31, 2013. For each individual quote, we will donate $5 directly into the Alumni Scholarship Fund at Sacramento State. Learn more

Alumni Association teams up to make a difference for students

Alumni AssociationAs Sac State students, Holly Tiche and Scott Maxwell didn’t delve into a lot of extracurricular activities on campus. Now they’re more than making up for it. They, like many other active members of the Alumni Association, are excited to take part in events and contribute both personally, and financially, to the Association and to the success of today’s students. Read more

Tomlinsons show the way for their children

TomlinsonsThey each earned geography degrees, but David '94 (Geography) and Christina '94 (Geography) Tomlinson know that simply looking at a map doesn’t always result in a successful journey. When it comes to plotting the course for the future of their four children, the Tomlinsons emphasize education and it’s more than just talk. Read more


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