Sacramento State Paramedic Program student
Wil Stewart with his parents, Traci and Bill Stewart. (Courtesy:
When Wil Stewart, a Sacramento State paramedic student, saved a
man from choking to death, the national attention he received
astonished him, even made him squirm a bit because, after all, he
“wasn’t raised to go around bragging,” he said.
As Denton Mitchell walked through the Sacramento State campus, he
noticed treasures that many of us pass every day but
may no longer notice.
Mitchell is a professional photographer invited by
Professors Ernie Olson and Esther Amato to document the 2017
Fashion Academy, one of the career workshops in the Summer
Academies for High School Students.
His photo gallery reminds us to look around once in a while.
Registration is underway for the 2018 Democracy in Action Academy
for high school students. Professor Laurie Kubicek will lead the
summer academy at Sacramento State July 9 – July 13, 8:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m. She is a criminal justice professor, a member of
the State Bar of California and the author of Crime in
California: A Case Reader in California Law, which offers a
well-balanced approach to teaching California criminal law.
Update: Sacramento State alumnus Rodolfo Castillo not only
received the 2016 Outstanding Nontraditional Student Award
from the University Professional and Continuing Education
Association (UPCEA) – West Region, which covers the U.S. and
Canada, he won UPCEA’s highest honor: the National
Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award for 2017.
Students in the Democracy in Action Academy visited Sacramento
City Hall for a chat with Mayor Darrell
Steinberg. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl, who
heads the academy, also took her high school students to the one
place that touches the lives of every citizen in
Graduates from Sacramento State’s first apprenticeship program
have completed all of their requirements and all 17 have received
their pay raise and promotion. Six months after their graduation,
interest in the Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship
Program continues to grow, with a labor association
inviting the College of Continuing Education to return
and report on the apprenticeship’s success at its statewide
conference in September.
TV personality Courtney Dempsey from “Good Day” popped in for the
kickoff of the 2017 Summer Academies for High School Students at
Sacramento State. She was particularly interested in the two new
additions to the line-up: the Coding Academy and the
Cyber Security Academy. So she caught up with the two computer
science professors who put it all together: Devin Cook and
A signature leadership program in the College of Continuing
Education reached a milestone in 2017. Leadership for the
Government Executive (LGE) celebrated its 25th cohort
graduation in April.
“Our graduates improve government in California” and stand out as
“more valuable and attractive candidates for promotion,” said
Clark Kelso, one of LGE’s co-founders and an associate dean
at McGeorge School of Law, who delivered the keynote address.
Dr. Bruner led many innovative programs at Sac State, including a
popular distance learning course in Hematology launched
internationally by the College of Continuing Education.
Dr. Bruner and Dr. Rose Leigh Vines were interviewed about their
cutting-edge course for Access Magazine in 2011. We are now
sharing the original article and never-before-seen pictures from
their photo shoot as a tribute.
Sacramento’s new city leader saluted the graduates of an
innovative apprenticeship program at Sacramento
State. These apprentices don’t work in
the industrial trades, like most apprentices, but in
workforce development. They’ve learned new skills to put
Californians back to work.
Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg spoke at the Workforce
Development Professional Apprenticeship Program graduation and
said graduates, like Megan Bailey, have an important role to play
in the city’s growth.
Growing up in China, Jun Dai didn’t own a computer but he was
still able to master video games. He got access to computers and
the internet through “net bars” that rented machines by the
hour. And there, he discovered his passion and a profession,
not as a gamer but as a defender.
If you can decipher “PB&J,” then without a doubt you can
start coding, as in writing a computer program, says
computer scientist Devin Cook.
Cook is a computer science professor at Sacramento State, who
will lead the Coding Academy for High School Students. This
academy and one on Cyber Security are the newest offerings
in the 2017 Summer Academies for High School
Students at Sacramento State.
Update (Feb. 14, 2017): Mr. Rodolfo Castillo has been
named the 2017 Outstanding Continuing Education Student by
the University Professional and Continuing Education
Association (UPCEA), following a nationwide search.
If you’re in charge of a major project, you know the consequences
of not staying on schedule and within budget.
Gary Slavit, an instructor at the College of Continuing Education
at Sacramento State and a certified Project Management
Professional (PMP), says project management is a skill more
employers are looking for these days.
Students are the heart of the university and the faculty, the
minds, said Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, but staff
are “the blood, sweat and tears.” The president spoke at the 2016
Staff Awards Luncheon at the University Union Ballroom.
“You make the university work,” Nelsen said as he
congratulated nearly 170 staff members for their record of
service, recognizing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years at Sac
Thanks to the students, alumni and staff who stopped by
the College of Continuing Education’s ”back to the
’50s” tailgate party, CCE reclaimed the “Golden Spatula,” the
annual Sac State award for the best homecoming
pre-game bash. President Robert Nelsen and his wife
Jody got into the spirit and helped celebrate CCE’s
65th anniversary. Check out the
CEO usually refers to the chief executive officer of a company,
but in California’s court system, CEO means “court executive
officer.” Just like their corporate counterpart, the judicial CEO
runs the show, or in this case, California’s 58 county courts.
High school students in Sac State’s Multimedia Journalism Summer
Academy donned hardhats, safety goggles and vests as they toured
the future home of the Sacramento Kings, the Golden 1 Center,
billed as the most technologically advanced arena in the NBA.