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You spoke, we listened

Alumni Association logoEarlier this year we invited you all to participate in our Alumni Attitude Survey. Conducted once every 4-5 years, the information garnered from this survey helps assure that we plan the programs and events that you find valuable. From career resources to programming for recent graduates, we’ve heard you and are moving forward with enhancements in those areas this year. Learn more or get involved

Mentor Opportunity: Holiday Mocktail Party
Wednesday, Nov. 20

Holiday Mocktail PartyJoin fellow alumni and current students for an evening of holiday spirit and networking. This is a great event for students to learn from alumni about their careers and tips for success in the professional world. Help provide mentorship to students at this fun and free event. Please volunteer today!
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Causeway Classic Causeway Classic pregame tailgate
Saturday, Nov. 23

Join us for the Causeway Classic pregame tailgate on Nov. 23! Barbecue chicken and beverages hosted by Skybox Grill and Bar will set the mood for tailgate fun at the Alumni Center as we get ready to bring the Causeway Classic trophy back home. Make your plans early as this game is known to sell out! Go Hornets!
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Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 3

Giving TuesdayWith the holidays right around the corner, you are probably already making your gift-giving wish lists. Why not add Sac State? On Tuesday, Dec. 3, take a break from online shopping and join us for Giving Tuesday to make the holidays about giving and giving back. Every dollar helps students; in fact, if every alumnus gave $10 we could fund more than 310 scholarships for a year!

Pledge your participation by joining the Giving Tuesday at Sac State Facebook event.

Great to see you!

CSU Chicago ReceptionChicago area Hornets gathered at the University Club of Chicago on October 26 for a reception to reconnect, socialize, and visit with fellow Sac State and CSU Alumni. The event was hosted in conjunction with the CSU Systems participation at the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Conference. View photos

Cheryl DellCommunications alumna at the helm of the region's largest media organization

Cheryl Dell ’82 graduated from Sac State with a communications degree and she returned to the city in 2008 as publisher and president of The Sacramento Bee. And it all began at a little radio station in Modesto, Calif.
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Estate Planning 101Estate Planning 101
Tuesday, Nov. 12

Have you been thinking about your estate and how to plan for it long-term? Attend our free workshop to gain an overview about estate laws and how they can affect you and your loved ones.
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Students shaping the future

Jolene FordJolene Ford easily could have given up when she was diagnosed with HIV and struggled with years of clinical depression, alcoholism and drug addiction. Instead, she enrolled in college. Her pursuit of higher education helped her regain self-confidence and define her life's purpose in helping people affected by HIV/AIDS. Now she is the recipient of a CSU Trustees' Award.
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Student team wins national contest

Construction ManagementSac State’s Construction Management team handily won the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction’s inaugural Healthcare Preconstruction Competition in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill., scoring 95 out of 100 points and bringing home a check for $1,000.
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Professor headed to Finland as Fulbright Scholar

David ZuckermanSac State Communication Studies Professor David Zuckerman has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Program grant to teach international communication for five weeks at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. The first in his family to get a college degree, he identifies with student struggles and uses these travel opportunities to put more into the classroom.
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Building our future: Campus Master Plan

Master planHave you been back to campus lately? Were you amazed by the changes since you were a student? Here’s a sneak peek into the future as the campus undertakes a master plan process to guide change over the long term and give physical form to the University's strategic vision and values.
Read about the plan

Sac State presents Che Guevara play

Che GuevaraWritten and directed by Sac State professor Roberto Pomo, Che is produced by theatre and dance, film, music and communication studies students, faculty and staff. This original hypermedia production traces Guevara’s fateful journey from Fidel Castro’s chief lieutenant to Marxist martyr.
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Campus publication

Check out the latest edition of the Sacramento State Leader for all the up-to-date campus happenings.

Bunky HarkleroadNew head coach for women's basketball

Get to know Bunky Harkleroad as this question and answer format provides insight on the new coach and the season ahead. Read interview

Isaac IkuravMen’s soccer defeats the Aggies

Watch this incredible goal by Isaac Ikyurav as the Hornets went on to beat the Aggies 1-0 on Oct. 26.
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For more on Hornet Athletics, visit Hornetsports.com.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Deadline for Alumni Award nominations: Friday, Nov. 15

Recognize deserving Sac State alums by nominating them for a prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award. These awards honor alumni who demonstrate standards of excellence in their personal and professional lives.
More information
Submit a nomination online
Download nomination packet (PDF)


Hornet Football Away Game:
Sac State vs. Cal Poly
Saturday, Nov. 9

Hornets travel to San Luis Obispo to take on the Mustangs. Follow them on KTKZ 1380 AM.

Estate Planning 101
Tuesday, Nov. 12

One Book Lecture
Tuesday, Nov. 12

Kristen Iversen, Full Body Burden author, will speak and share her memories of the "big secret" of her Colorado childhood in the 1950s and '60s.

Hornet Football Away Game:
Sac State vs. Portland State

Saturday, Nov. 16

Hornets travel to Portland to Jeld-Wen field to continue their football season. Follow them on KTKZ 1380 AM.

Mentor Opportunity: Holiday Mocktail Party
Wednesday, Nov. 20

60th Annual Causeway Classic
BBQ and Game
Saturday, Nov. 23

Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 3

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!

Graphic: Class Notes

Let us know about work promotions, published works/books, births or anything else you want to share with your Hornet family. Send your update to alumni@csus.edu or post via our webpage.


Insurance benefits

Liberty Mutual Insurance logo Did you know that with an Alumni Association membership you can save money on not just your auto insurance, but your home and life insurance as well? Find out more: www.libertymutual.com/csus


Sac State support stellar in first quarter

Donor SupportSacramento State received more than $1.8 million in gifts and pledges during the first quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal year (July 1 to Sept. 30). Generous private support boosted both student scholarships and community programs in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Business Administration as well as other areas throughout the University.
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Cupcake War-rior

Karen HendersonMix a competitive spirit with a passion for great food and you get Karen Henderson’s '94 (Environmental Studies) recipe for winning—one that took her from all-American volleyball star at Sac State to champion on Food Network’s "Cupcake Wars." “I’ve been a competitor my whole life,” says Henderson. “After I opened my cupcake store (The Cupcake Shop) my daughter said, ‘You should go on "Cupcake Wars."’
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