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Sac State Connection: Summer Edition 2015

Spring commencement

Lester HoltOn May 22 and 23, President Alexander Gonzalez officiated his final graduation ceremonies before retiring this summer. In addition to welcoming nearly 5,000 students to the Hornet family, President Gonzalez awarded the President's Medal for Distinguished Service to five exemplary alumni. The University also honored NBC News anchor Lester Holt with an honorary doctorate. Read more and view commencement videos. You can also click through our Facebook photo albums.

Guerra to begin term as Alumni Association president

Eric GuerraIn July, Eric Guerra '03 (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), MPPA '08 will begin his term as president of the Sac State Alumni Association Board of Directors. Recently elected to the Sacramento City Council, Guerra is active in the local community. He currently serves as a policy analyst at the state capitol. He will succeed Marco Rodriguez '91 (Business Administration) who will finish his term in June.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

DAA 2015If you were not able to attend this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards, we encourage you to view our photos and videos from the event. Held in April, the ceremony and reception honored eight prestigious alumni as well as President Alexander Gonzalez.

Business Alumni Chapter new grad mixer
June 17

New Grad MixerCalling all recent graduates! Join the Business Alumni Chapter on June 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center for a new grad mixer. This free event includes food and drinks. Bring your business cards and get ready to network!
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Art Alumni Show
June 1-26

Art Alumni ShowThe Art Alumni Chapter invites fellow alumni, family and friends to their annual show. Located in the University's Else Gallery, the juried exhibit features paintings, sculptures, animation and more. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, June 1-26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Estate Planning 101
June 23

Estate Planning 101Alumni are encouraged to attend this free educational seminar on Tuesday, June 23 offering up-to-date information on how to preserve assets through a properly constructed estate plan. RSVP to the Sac State Planned Giving Office at giving@csus.edu.
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Summer Business Hours

From Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, August 21, the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving will be operating on a special summer schedule. Normal business hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


CSU Trustees approve Campus Master Plan

Master Plan Sac State's Campus Master Plan 2015—the blueprint for the next 20 years—was approved in May by the California State University Board of Trustees. The board also conferred the title of President Emeritus on Dr. Alexander Gonzalez. Read article

Sac State students top the field at CSU research competition

Research competitionThree students earned high honors at the 29th annual California State University Student Research Competition. Public policy and administration graduate student Terra Thorne and undergraduate Nyree Hall placed first, while undergraduate Wyatt Andersen placed second in their respective sessions. The competition, which drew 260 students from 22 campuses, required participants to make oral presentations about original research. Read article

Sacramento State Leader

Lauren Lombardo
Stay up-to-date with the Sacramento State Leader for all of the campus news and happenings. Check out the latest Made at Sac State video and article featuring current student and ASI president Lauren Lombardo.

Join the Hornets on the road

Hornets Headed to Seattle
The Hornets are headed to Seattle! Join the football team as they take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday, September 12 for this hassle-free trip including pregame activities, hotel accommodations and convenient transportation. Learn more

University announces The Power of 1,000 Hornets campaign

Power of 1,000 HornetsSac State celebrated the success of the Hornet men's and women's basketball teams while also announcing its plan to launch a new fundraising campaign. Deemed "The Power of 1,000 Hornets," the campaign hopes to generate over $1 million towards an on-campus events center. Read article

For more Hornet Sports news, visit hornetsports.com.

Join the Swarm
Homecoming 2015
Saturday, October 24

Come for the festival, tailgating, football and fun as the Hornets take on Idaho State.


Art Alumni Chapter: Art Alumni Show

June 1-26

Business Alumni Chapter: New Grad Networking Mixer
June 17

Estate Planning 101
June 23

Football Alumni Flag Football game

August 28

Bee a Hornet Interactive Football Preview

August 29

Dinner Under the Lights (Football Fundraiser)

August 29

Alumni Association Scholarship Reception

August 30

Football vs. Eastern Oregon

September 5

Back to College Night in Washington, D.C.

September 16

Football vs. Eastern Washington

September 26

Golden Grads Reunion Lunch

October 2

Football vs. Northern Colorado

October 3

Homecoming: Football vs. Idaho State

October 24

Causeway Classic: Football vs. UC Davis

Saturday, Nov. 21

Membership has its rewards: Aquatic Center

Sac State Aquatic CenterCool off this summer and take advantage of your 15 percent Alumni Association membership discount at Sac State’s Aquatic Center. Located on Lake Natoma, the Center offers everything from paddle boarding and kayaking to sailing! Learn more


Center puts the focus on health

Physical TherapyIn California, qualified healthcare professionals are always in demand. And Sac State is positioned to meet that need thanks to community support.
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Troy Miller ’14 (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Troy Miller2014 Dean’s Award recipient Troy Miller reflects on his trip to Uganda last summer to help install a solar-powered micro-grid at the Toggo International Children’s Center.
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