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April is Alumni Month

Alumni Month Herky The 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.

Alumni Open House—Thursday, April 3, 5-7 p.m. Calling all alumni and friends—join us for great food and lots of fun. Go Hornets!
Downtown Networking Mixer—Tuesday, April 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come for the networking, celebrate the latest issue of Sac State Magazine and hear from Cheryl Dell ’82 (Communication Studies).
Sac State Festival of the Arts—April 9-13
Career Buzz Mentoring Dinner—Tuesday, April 15, 6 p.m. Share your professional expertise with our Student Alumni Association members.
Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Mixer—Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m. Network with fellow alumni working in and around the Capitol.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards—Thursday, April 24, 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.
March for Babies—Saturday, April 26 (see below)
Sac State 5K Fun Run—Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m. Join alumni and students on a 5K course through the campus.
Hornet Club Wine & Food Classic—Friday, May 2, 6 p.m. Enjoy offerings from alumni-owned wineries and restaurants while supporting student athletes.
• Plus MORE–like Margarita Mondays, Roxie Thursday, Kings tickets—
check it out!

Alumni Association LogoMember appreciation

Visit the Alumni Center during the month of April, show your alumni membership card and drop off a business card for a free gift. Hope to see you soon!

Alumni input welcomed

Strategic plan In 2013, students, faculty and staff began creating a new Strategic Plan for our University. This document will guide all aspects of Sacramento State for the next several years. To best prepare the University for the future, we are seeking input from everyone in the Sacramento State community.
We want to hear from you.

2014 Alumni Chapter of the Year

Member appreciation
Who won? If you can't attend the Alumni Open House on April 3, find out the winner of this year's Chapter Challenge by following us on Twitter @SacStateAlumni. Funds raised during the Challenge help to support specified chapters in the form of scholarships, speaker series, networking events, and more!

Festival of the Arts—April 9-13

Festival of the Arts
All alumni are invited to participate in Festival of the Arts! Whether you are an artist, performer, fan or simply curious, there is something for you to enjoy. Opportunities include:

U-Nite—Thursday, April 10, 5-9 p.m., Crocker Art Museum
Performances of Gypsy—April 9-20, University Theatre
Art History Symposium—April 12, 1-5 p.m., Mariposa Hall
Debate Team Alumni Reunion—Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m., University Union
• Author readings, design exhibits, film presentations, music performances . . . and MORE!

Baritone alumnus plays Sac State

Eugene Villanueva
Renowned baritone Eugene Villanueva ’06 (Vocal Performance) will perform with the Sac State Symphony Orchestra on April 15. An avid recitalist, Villanueva made his Carnegie Hall debut in January 2008. Learn more


March for Babies

March for Babies Sac 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

Taylor FongSac State student bound for music fest

Sac State trombone student Taylor Fong has received a full scholarship to attend the renowned Aspen Music Festival this summer. Read article

Degrees Project eases path to graduation

Dreams to degrees In 2009, the CSU Chancellor’s Office mandated that Sacramento State increase its six-year graduation rate for freshmen and transfer students. The University met that challenge with several innovative programs designed to improve retention and graduation rates, particularly among underrepresented students. Read article

Students will serve others during break

Alternative breakCollege students traditionally head to the beach or mountains for spring break, but 45 Sacramento State students will participate in another springtime tradition known as Alternative Break. Each one has committed to volunteer for a day or more to support the efforts of five nonprofits that serve our community. Read article

Latest campus publications

Cate DyerGet to know alumna Cate Dyer ’05 (Sociology) and check out the latest Sac State Leader, highlighting news and events at Sacramento State, featuring news on a top finish by the Construction Management team and a look at Sac State’s future.

Baseball first baseman named Hitter of the Week

Hornet baseballFor the second consecutive week a Sacramento State player has been named WAC Hitter of the Week as junior Rhys Hoskins took the honor after hitting .563 with three homers and 12 RBIs over four games last week. Read article

For more on Hornet Athletics, visit Hornetsports.com.


You're Invited

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 24

Join the Alumni Association and emcee Kitty O'Neal '79 (Communication Studies) in recognizing this year's recipients:

• Maureen Bauman, MSW '81, MPA '86
• Chris Higdon '85
• James P. Mayer, MPPA '92
• Javed Siddiqui '70, MS '73
• Keri Thomas, MPPA '06

Space is filling fast, so reserve your seat today!


Alumni Open House
Thursday, April 3

Downtown Networking Mixer
Tuesday, April 8

San Francisco Alumni Reception
Wednesday, April 9

Ken Kerri Endowment Fund Luncheon
Wednesday, April 9

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

Gypsy Reception
Saturday, April 12

Family Sunday Funday
Sunday, April 13

Debate Team Alumni Reunion
Sunday, April 13

Career Buzz Mentoring Dinner
Tuesday, April 15

Sac State Symphony Performance
Tuesday, April 15

Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Capitol Photo and Mixer
Wednesday, April 16

Author Lecture Series: Anthony Barcellos
Thursday, April 17

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations Showcase Panel
Friday, April 18

Sac State Serves: Beer & Chili

Saturday, April 19

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 24

March for Babies
Saturday, April 26

Sac State 5K Fun Run
Thursday, May 1

Hornet Club Wine & Food Classic
Friday, May 2

EP 101
Wednesday, May 6


Membership has its rewards

Libery MutualCelebrate Alumni Month and the many discounts all month long and well into the coming year by taking advantage of Alumni Month sponsor Liberty Mutual Insurance benefits. Learn more


Private support boosts scholarships, student programs

Student Alumni AssociationSacramento State received more than $1.7 million in private financial support in the second quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013).
Read more

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Maureen Bauman, MSW '81 (Social Work), MPA '86
(Public Administration)

Maureen Bauman“Sometimes careers are planned and sometimes there are just opportunities where you go,” says Maureen Bauman. Bauman didn’t plan to become one of the Northern California’s foremost advocates for de-stigmatizing mental illness. Read profile

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