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.
As Esther Hattingh completed her doctorate in educational
leadership at Sacramento State, her guiding
light was Nelson Mandela with whom she had a personal
connection. She grew up in South Africa as her country
struggled to shed apartheid. Mandela inspired her to see the
promise and potential in every child.
Sacramento State has a new dean of its College of Continuing
Education. Helen Wussow, former dean of Lifelong Learning at
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, begins
her new duties Monday, July 25.
Jody Nelsen was the keynote speaker at this year’s Women of
Influence event, part of the Women’s “Herstory” Month
celebration. The event included student performances and an
awards ceremony — where one of CCE’s own was recognized.
Interim Dean Jenni Murphy was honored at the ceremony with an
award for her positive influence on the campus community. CCE was
so proud to see her win this award, not only as a representative
for our college, but also as a role model for all women on
Congratulations to Sacramento State’s outstanding faculty!
The Faculty Senate honored 24 individuals for their
commitment to student success, scholarly and creative
activity, and their record of service at a ceremony in the
University Union’s Redwood Room on Thursday.
Friends and colleagues extended their best wishes to Guido
Krickx, dean of The College of Continuing Education at
Sacramento State, at a farewell celebration March 3 in Napa Hall.
Dr. Krickx will continue his career as dean at San
Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning.
California runs on water. Businesses depend on it and recreation
dries up without it, and yet, how often is it taken for granted?
“We twist the knob and we’ve got fresh water. Most of the world
doesn’t have that luxury,” says Sacramento State Biology
Professor Jamie Kneitel, who plans to take high school students
on a unique journey inside the world of water this summer.
The award-winning series, Made at Sac State – The Video Magazine, returns for Season 2 with more impressive stories from California’s capital university. The program tells the University’s story through the lens of its eight unique colleges, including the College of Continuing Education.
Former students of Juliana Raskauskas knew her as “Dr. R,”
the kind of professor who connected academics with everyday life
and whose inspiration saw them on a journey to become child
development educators. One of her closest colleagues remembers
their shared dedication to anti-bullying education. “She inspired
me to try to make the world around me better. I know that working
with her made me a better academic, and a better colleague,” says
Dr. Todd Migliaccio, a sociology professor at Sacramento
State. Dr. Raskauskas died last month at the age of 40.
It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Guido Krickx,
dean at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) has accepted a
new position as Dean of the College of Extended Learning at San
Francisco State commencing April 1, 2016.
Jennifer Ratcliff volunteered to work with individuals with
traumatic brain injuries as part of her coursework. She was a
student in Sacramento State’s Second Bachelor of
Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, a degree completion
program coordinated by the College of Continuing
Education. After she completed her degree,
Jennifer continued to volunteer. You’ll learn why in this
video narrated by Heather Mendez.