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Alumni Month
ALUMNI NEWS APRIL 2015


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.

Capital Swarm Photo—Wed., April 8, 12:30 p.m. Join fellow Hornets at the Capitol's north steps for a group photo.

U-Create!—Thurs., April 9, 5-9 p.m. Get artsy on S Street as part of the Festival of the Arts! Visit the Alumni Association booth at Beatnik Studios for our free photo booth.
Family Sunday Funday—Sun., April 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring the family to campus for this day of fun, shows and events. Look for the Alumni Association booth!
Career Buzz: Hornet Success Stories—Tues., April 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Graduates of the last decade and students are invited to get career advice from Hornets featured in the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40."
Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Mixer—Thurs., April 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Network with fellow alumni working in and around the Capitol.
Special Alumni Performance of "Avenue Q"—Fri., April 17, 6 p.m. Enjoy a pre-show reception including a meet and greet with director Art Grueneberger '94 (Liberal Studies) before sitting down to this award-winning musical.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards—Thurs., April 23, 5:30 p.m. Preview some of our great silent auction items! All proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Program.
Bay Area Alumni Mixer—Wed., April 29, 5:30-7 p.m. Network with Bay Area alumni at this regional mixer at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek.

Sac State 5K Fun Run—Thurs., April 30, 6 p.m. Join alumni and students on a 5K course through the campus.



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. Not a member? Try it out for the month. Hope to see you soon!



2015 Chapter of the Year


Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni ChapterCongratulations to the Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Chapter for earning the title of "2015 Chapter of the Year." 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 8-13

Festival of the Arts
All alumni are invited to participate in the Festival of the Arts! Whether you are an artist, performer or fan, there is something for you to enjoy. In addition to the events listed above, there are creative performances, exhibits, lectures, master classes. . . and MORE!



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 million CSU alumni, celebrate by joining the online yearbook. You might win a scholarship! Make your profile today!


CAMPUS NEWS


Sac State's new president named

Robert S. NelsenThe California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Robert S. Nelsen, as the next president of California State University, Sacramento. Formerly the president of the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas, Nelsen has most recently served in an advisory capacity for the University of Texas System. He will assume leadership in July. Read article



Gift announcements among highlights at Sac State Gala

Green & Gold GalaSac State's Green & Gold Gala was a huge success! In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of President Alexander Gonzalez and his wife, Gloria, the event netted more than $450,000 for scholarships. Also announced were two large gifts resulting in significant philanthropic support for Sac State. First, the naming of the Alumni Center after Leslie '55 (Business Administration) and Anita Harper. Second, the establishment of the University's first endowed chair for the Department of Public Policy and Administration. Read article



Sac State to build new residence hall

Residence Hall
This summer Sac State will break ground on a four-story residence hall along the American River. The structure, to be built on a parking lot south of Desmond Hall, will house 252 freshmen and 164 sophomores.
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April events promote sexual violence awareness

Estate Planning 101
Committed to campus safety and victim advocacy, Sac State will host several events during April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Planned activities include Take Back the Night, Denim Day, Bystander Day and much more. Read article



Rare corpse flower noses its way into the spotlight

Corpse FlowerAll eyes, and noses, were on Sac State's corpse flower, which bloomed in late March for the first time in 20 years. The massive plant is aptly named for the pungent, even repugnant, fragrance it emits when it flowers.
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Dean Pierre BalthazardLatest campus publications


Get to know College of Business Administration Dean Pierre Balthazard and check out the latest Sac State Leader, highlighting campus news and events.



Baseball completes sweep of New Mexico State


Sac State BaseballSophomore pitcher Justin Dillon allowed just three hits over eight innings for his first career shutout as the Hornets scored two runs in the eighth to put the WAC 10-run mercy rule into effect in a 10-0 win over New Mexico State. Read article

For more on Hornet Athletics, visit Hornetsports.com.


     
 

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.




UPCOMING EVENTS

Grad Fest
Tuesday, April 7

Capitol Swarm Photo
Wednesday, April 8

Festival of the Arts
April 8-13

U-Create!
Thursday, April 9

Family Sunday Funday
Sunday, April 12

Seattle Alumni Reception
Monday, April 13

Career Buzz: Hornet Success Stories
Thursday, April 16

4th Annual Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Reception
Thursday, April 16

"Avenue Q": Special Alumni Performance
Friday, April 17

Bob Mattos Golf Classic
Friday, April 17

Spring Football Game
Saturday, April 18

Alumni Night at Hornet Baseball
Wednesday, April 22

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Thursday, April 23

Estate Planning 101
Tuesday, April 28

Bay Area Alumni Mixer
Wednesday, April 29

Sac State 5K Fun Run
Thursday, April 30

Vintage '47: Food and Wine Event
Friday, May 29

ALUMNI BENEFITS DONOR SUPPORT ALUMNI PROFILE


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

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HP gift sparks promising partnership

HP GiftSac State professors were beaming from ear to ear as Felipe Ortega, MBA ’95 hauled several large boxes with the HP logo on them into Riverside Hall. Ortega was all smiles as well.
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Pat Fong Kushida ’85 (Business Administration)

Pat Fong KushidaPat Fong Kushida says the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce stays innovative by connecting businesses directly to the marketplace, using technology to be more efficient in delivering services. Read profile

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