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Giving Tuesday a success!
Giving Tuesday Thank You
Thank you to everyone that participated in Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. This was the first year Sac State participated in this opportunity to take a step back from the shopping of the season and give back. More than 178 alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff participated raising more than $55,000 for programs across campus; this total includes $7,000 in matching funds from the University Foundation at Sacramento State. It was gratifying to see so many selfless Hornets during this season of giving! Thank you!

Sac State alumnus named Teacher of the Year

Timothy SmithSac State alumnus Timothy Smith ’00 (Mathematics), '01 (Cred.) has been named one of five California Teachers of the Year and has been selected as the state’s representative for the National Teacher of the Year competition. A math teacher in Elk Grove, Smith says teaching has just come naturally to him.
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Design Circus is all about alumni

University Union GalleryThe University Union Gallery is featuring “Design Circus,” a remarkable display of visual concoctions from Sac State’s graphic design alumni. The exhibit, a compilation of post-graduation real world projects, runs through Thursday, Dec. 19.
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Garrett McCordFood on the blog

You can find fresh takes on food, and life, each Tuesday on Garrett McCord’s ’11 (Composition) popular website. Learn more about McCord, his food, his blog, and his new cookbook in the online extra of the Sac State Magazine.

Hornet Club Crab Feed
Saturday, Feb. 8

Hornet Club logoMake plans to come and meet the Hornet student-athletes from every team as they serve you this delicious meal. With prizes, a live auction and a performance by the Hornet Girlz Dance Team, it’s a fun evening! Be sure to get your tickets now for this popular event.
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Closed for the holidays

Alumni Center
The Alumni Association and Alumni Center will be closed for the holidays Dec. 25, 2013–Jan. 1, 2014. We would like to wish all of our alumni and friends a very happy holiday season and extend our thanks for your continued support of our programs and efforts.

Class NotesClass Notes

What have you been up to since graduating? We enjoy hearing from our fellow Hornets and sharing your successes with others. Be sure to drop us a line


Sac State names a new Provost

Frederika HarmsenPresident Alexander Gonzalez recently announced that Frederika “Fraka” Harmsen will become Sac State’s new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs in February 2014. She will hold the University’s second-highest position. Academic Affairs is the largest unit on campus, made up of the seven academic colleges, the University Library and the College of Continuing Education.
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Sac State develops new strategic plan

Strategic planSac State is developing a new Strategic Plan that will guide all aspects of the University for the next several years. To best prepare the University for the future, input is being sought from everyone in the Sac State community. Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, graduate, community member or supporter, Sac State wants to hear from you.
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Sac State emerges as a national power in
engineering competitions

Construction Management team
Sac State has won a triple crown of sorts in student engineering competitions this fall - with the crowning jewel being Construction Management's national design-build victory Nov. 6 in Las Vegas.
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Winter commencement is Dec. 20 & 21
at Sleep Train Arena

CommencementWinter commencement will see 3,300 new Hornets walk down the hallways and red carpet of Sleep Train Arena to celebrate the culmination of their efforts met with a baccalaureate degree. For a complete schedule of colleges and their ceremony times, visit the commencement website.

Hornet Women’s Basketball in the lead

Hornet women's basketballSac State enters play this week leading all of NCAA Div. I (343 Teams) with 13.9 three-pointers made per game and 16.1 steals per game. The Hornets are averaging two 3-pointers and two steals more than any other team in the nation. Come check out their next home game on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. and see the new head coach, Bunky Harkleroad, and his team in action.
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Campus PublicationsLatest Campus Publications

The fall issue of Torchlight has arrived. Combined with the Annual Report of Giving, this issue features profiles and stories about the ‘Gift of Education.’ The latest issue of Sac State Leader includes campus highlights for physical therapy among other areas.

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!


Women's Basketball
UC Irvine at Sac State

Saturday, Dec. 14

Men's Basketball
William Jessup at Sac State

Saturday, Dec. 14

Winter Commencement
Friday, Dec. 20 & Saturday, Dec. 21

Women's Basketball
Sac State at UC Davis

Saturday, Dec. 28

Men's Basketball
UC Riverside at Sac State

Sunday, Dec. 29

Women's Basketball
Montana State at Sac State

Thursday, Jan. 2

Women's Basketball
Montana at Sac State

Saturday, Jan. 4

Sac State Serves: Outdoor
Work Party

Saturday, Jan. 11

Baseball Diamond Dinner
Friday, Jan. 24

Hornet Club Crab Feed
Saturday, Feb. 8

Resume Makeover & Speed

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Career Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 19

Estate Planning 101
Wednesday, Feb. 26


New York/Tri-State Alumni

Thursday, Feb. 27

Alumni Open House
Thursday, April 3

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Dinner and Silent Auction
Thursday, April 24

5K Fun Run
Thursday, May 1


Gym Membership at The WELL

The WELL logoAre you ready to get a head start on your upcoming New Year’s resolution to get fit? Join The WELL, a premier fitness and recreation center at the University that you can join as an Association member. Go ahead; get your exercise on this coming year.
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Club Spotlight: Student Alumni Association

Student Alumni AssociationNicole De La Garza '13 figures she’s getting a head start on the camaraderie and community spirit that come with being a Sac State alumna. As president of the Student Alumni Association, she heads up a group of around 200 future graduates.
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Troy Jones ’02 (Kinesiology), MPT ’04

Troy JonesWhen you see Atlanta Braves all-star Brian McCann launch a home run or Jason Heyward throw out a runner at the plate, you’re watching some of Troy Jones’ handiwork. Jones ’02 (Kinesiology), MPT ’04, is the minor league rehabilitation coordinator for the Braves.
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