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JUNE 2012

Alumni Board welcomes new president

John Abbott and Margot BachWith the start of the new fiscal year, the Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes Margot Bach ’72 to the podium as president. She brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and passion for the university to the Association which will flow seamlessly into her new role and continue our forward momentum.
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It's graduation time

GraduationThe ending of the spring academic semester ushered in a new wave of graduates from Sacramento State. Nearly 4,000 graduates walked across the stage this May to claim their coveted degrees and join the Hornet family of alumni. Congratulations to the newest members of the alumni family.
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Sacramento State alumni artists showcase their work
Art Alumni Show
For those who love art and its varied mediums, this free event being held at the Else Gallery will surely intrigue those who have not experienced the works of the Art Department alumni. Join fellow alumni for an evening of works and celebration at the Sac State Art Alumni show.

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Mel Ramos celebrates 50 years of art with the Crocker

Mel Ramos "Phantom Lady"Alumnus Mel Ramos '57, MA '58 (Art), an internationally acclaimed artist, has his art on display at the Sacramento Crocker Art Museum through October. This exhibition is his first American show in 35 years. The showing includes his works of abstract expressionism, comic book heroes from the 1960s, and commercially inspired nudes.

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Estate Planning 101Learn how to plan for your future

Estate Planning 101 comes to the Alumni Center in late June. This free event provides invaluable information applicable to individuals of all ages, from those early in their professional careers to those already enjoying retirement.

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Membership has its rewards

Summer BenefitsWith the start of summer, many of us are planning our family or summer vacations. As you do, be sure to take advantage of the many member benefits afforded to you as an alumni member. Discounts are available on a range of items from hotels to car rental, and even new car purchases.
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Interim President Joseph Sheley'Congrats but we'll miss you, Joe!'

Alumnus Joseph F. Sheley ’69, MA ’71, former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Sacramento State, was recently named interim president of California State University, Stanislaus.

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British theatre history on display

British theatre history displayPlaybills, programs, letters and posters associated with the history of British theatre dating back to the 18th century will be displayed through Aug. 17 in the University Library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
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State CapitolCapitol hosts Sacramento State master's candidates

Seven graduate students from Sacramento State’s Public Policy and Administration Department not only presented their theses, but for the first time in the program’s history, they got to do it in the California State Capitol.
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AFROTCAir Force ROTC graduates commissioned at Capitol

Friday, June 1, was a special day for more than a dozen Sacramento State Air Force ROTC graduates who were commissioned on the step of the State Capitol.
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Robinson advances to NCAA championships
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Renisha Robinson recorded the second fastest 800 in school history, advancing her to the NCAA Div. 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, beginning June 6.
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Landmark season for baseball
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Sac State baseball won a share of its first Western Athletic Conference championship and came within a hair of an NCAA bid.
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2012 DAA Award Recipients with President Gonzalez

In case you missed this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony, please click here to watch videos of our 2012 recipients.

Graphic: Class Notes
Micah Hale (2001)
George Plescia (1995)
Jeffrey Walkuski (1983)
Clint Manalili (2005)


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Alumni invited to participate
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Webcast Meeting

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Monday, June 11
9—11 a.m.

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Sac State Art Alumni Show
Reception & Awards Ceremony
June 8, 5 p.m.
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Hornets Policy & Politics
General Meeting & Officer Election
June 19, 5:30 p.m.
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Sac State Serves: Chef Challenge
June 23, Two shifts are available
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33rd Annual Moonlight Classic
June 24, 6 p.m.
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Estate Planning 101
June 27, 11:30 a.m.
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English Department Fall Picnic & BBQ August 23, 3:30 p.m.
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Student Alumni Association
Fall Kick-off BBQ
September 4, 4:30 p.m.
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Sac State vs. Northern Colorado
September 15, 2:05 p.m.
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Sac State vs. North Dakota
September 22, 6:05 p.m.
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Golden Grads Reunion
October 12, 11:30 a.m.
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Homecoming Festival
October 13, 11:30 a.m.
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Sac State vs. Cal Poly
October 27, 6:05 p.m.
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Sac State vs. Montana State
November 3, 4:05 p.m.
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Causeway Classic
November 17, TBD
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Benefits Partners
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Alumni Insurance ProgramWhether you have found yourself at a point in life where you need or are considering new health insurance, contemplating life insurance, or want peace of mind knowing that your travel insurance covers your upcoming vacation—we’ve got the perfect plan for you. You owe it to yourself to view these trusted plans from Alumni Insurance Plans and find a fit for yourself.
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Scholarship support

Ralph Sugimoto Donor SupportRalph Sugimoto ’63 (Accounting) has a long, rich history with Sacramento State. As one of the first residents of its cinder-block residence halls, he graduated with a business degree before the College of Business Administration was fully established and remembers when the basketball and football programs stood at the top of the Far West Conference.
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Josh Rosa, MPPA '08

Josh RosaIt’s the eve of the primaries, or the Super Bowl as Josh Rosa affectionately calls it. He’s anxiously awaiting news to find out if his “candidates” have won, but more importantly, if his good friends who are running have won. As he sits back in his chair, he smiles and laughs out loud with his buddies as they cheer on the victories of their candidates who have beat out their opponents. This is the Super Bowl, something that Rosa waits—no lives for all year.

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