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Alumni Month wraps up

Alumni Association LogoThe month of April flew by due in large part to the numerous events that took place. A quick recap includes the Distinguished Alumni Awards—a 42 year tradition; Margarita Mondays; Roxie Thursdays; alumni "swarming" the Capitol and the Festival of the Arts that U-Nite'd many. Mark your calendars and be sure to participate next year! Plans are already underway!

Art Ball to shine
Friday, May 16

Art BallArt Chapter alumni team up with the Art Department and faculty to bring you its annual Art Ball reception on Friday, May 16, 5–8 p.m. Kadema Hall, Mariposa Hall, Library Gallery and the Art Sculpture Lab will feature multiple exhibitions, installations and art displays throughout the evening. Learn more

Alumni art show

University Union GalleryThe Art Alumni Chapter is hosting its annual art show that features the many talented works of Hornet alumni. The show is free and open to the public from June 3-27 and includes a reception on June 6 at the Else Gallery, Kadema Hall. Make plans to attend now!
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Commencement is May 23 & 24 at Sleep Train Arena

CommencementThis spring, 4,900 new Hornets will walk down the red carpet of Sleep Train Arena to celebrate the culmination of their efforts met with a degree. For a complete schedule of colleges and their ceremony times, visit the commencement website.

Sac State Magazine seeks summertime authors

Sac State Magazine
This summer’s Sac State Magazine is going abroad and we want to hear from alumni who are doing the same. We are also in the market for books with Sac State ties for our “Summer Reading List." Learn more

Looking for summer fun for the kids?

Summer academiesCheck out what summer camps Peak Adventures has to offer and give your kids a summer to remember! Maybe a sports camp is more their speed? Sac State has soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and more. See what Hornet Sports has to offer. Or if you have a teenager with more academic interests, learn about these brain enhancing options.

Plan some local summer outings

Peak Adventures
Do you like to get out and ride the trails on your bike? Are white water rapids or hikes more your speed? Peak Adventures has numerous day and overnight trips. Get ready and enjoy our fabulous region! Check out the options

Civil Engineering golf tournament
Friday, May 9

Mather Golf Course
Pull out your clubs and step onto the green to help raise funds for the Civil Engineering department during their third annual golf tournament at Mather Golf Course. Register today!


Family Justice Center

Family Justice CenterA new Family Justice Center being developed by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and Sac State’s College of Health and Human Services, will further enhance the University’s commitment to helping the community. The center will provide comprehensive support services for those who are victims/survivors of domestic violence, according to alumna District Attorney Jan Scully '73 (Government/Journalism). Read article

Sac State freshman wins national award

Armando Porras
Sac State freshman Armando Porras bested 49 other students from across the nation to receive the 2014 National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education Award during its conference April 5-6 in San Antonio. Read article

World record at Teeter-totter-a-thon

TeetertotterSac State’s Rotaract, the student service club sponsored by Rotary International, set its sights in 2009 on the Guinness world record for the longest seesaw. This year, the dream came true. On April 23, the club debuted its 85-foot, 3½-inch aluminum showpiece on the South Green (in front of The WELL), at the start of its two-day Teeter-Totter-a-Thon fundraiser. Read more and see the video

Latest campus publications
Sac State Magazine
If you haven’t already, be sure to check-out the latest edition of the Sac State Magazine online which tackles the topic of The New Digital Divide and how it impacts communication today. Also, read the current issue of the Sac State Leader and stay up-to-date with campus news.

Women’s tennis wins 13th straight Big Sky championship

Women's tennisThe Sacramento State women's tennis team claimed its 13th consecutive Big Sky Conference Tournament title with a 4-3 win over top-seeded Montana at the Gold River Racquet Club.
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Student-athletes earn 35 all-academic award
Student Athletes
Sac State student-athletes in winter sports, including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track & field, and women's gymnastics have combined to earn 35 conference all-Academic honors.

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For more Hornet Sports, visit hornetsports.com.

2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award honorees on the evening of April 24. For the past 42 years this event has honored fellow Hornets and looks to continue the tradition for years to come. Congratulations to this year’s honorees! Learn more


Civil Engineering Golf Tournament
Friday, May 9

Baseball vs UC Davis at Raley Field
Tuesday, May 13

Baseball vs North Dakota at Sac State
May 15, 16 & 17

Senior Dance Concert
May 8-17 (multiple shows available)

Art Ball Reception
Friday, May 16

May 23 & 24

Alumni Art Show - June 3-27
Reception—Friday, June 6

Estate Planning 101
Wednesday, June 18

USA Track & Field Championships
Two and Four-Day Passes

June 26-29


President's Fall Address
Thursday, Aug. 28

Washington DC Alumni

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Golden Grads Reunion
Friday, Oct. 17

Homecoming Festival & Football
Saturday, Oct. 18

Business Card Mania
Have you sent us your business card for Business Card Mania? Email us a picture of your business card or send a hard copy and be entered for a chance to win a Herky bobblehead or other great prizes. Winners are drawn every third Monday of the month. Submit your card at alumni@csus.edu!



Membership has its rewards: Career counseling

Andrea Weiss Whether you're graduating, making a move or thinking about a career change, we've got assistance available and ready just for you!
Contact Andrea Weiss, a nationally certified counselor, for advice on how to navigate your professional career. Learn more


Music in Motion: Camerata Capistrano hits the road

Camerata CapistranoTalk about an intimate concert experience. Through a concert tour of Northern California, Sac State music students are visiting high schools and sharing their talents. These interactive concerts are made possible by a gift from the Phyllis I. Sorichetti Family Trust.
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Chris Higdon ’85 (Business Administration)

Chris HigdonLike father, like son…and brother and wife and brother-in-law and sister-in-law. President and CEO of California Moving Systems, Chris Higdon’s ties to Sac State are seemingly endless, but it’s his generosity and undying school spirit that truly distinguish him.
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