College News and Stories


College News and Stories

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Caroline Turner, the Administrator-in-Charge at the College of Education, performed the hooding of doctoral degree candidate Esther Hattingh at the Spring 2016 Commencement. (Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone)

Mandela Inspires Sac State Student to Soar

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. 


CSU Honors Professor with Award and Surprise

Read more about how the CSU Commission on the Extended University surprised Professor Karen Horobin at an awards ceremony in Oakland.



April is Alumni Month

Go Hornets!

This April, we’re celebrating our alumni by showcasing their success stories on our social media channels each week. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about these standout students.

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Portfolio Program Helps State Close Leadership Gap

Learn more about how the Portfolio program is preparing the next generation of leaders in the latest Sac State Magazine.

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Dr. Murphy chats with Jody Nelsen at the event

Jenni Murphy Wins Woman of Influence Award
Interim Dean honored with award during Women's "Herstory" Month

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 campus. 

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Outstanding University Service Award winners, from left, Sue Escobar, Mark Ludwig, Ana Garcia-Nevarez and Enid Gonzalez-Orta (Sacramento State/Rob Neep)

Honoring Exceptional Faculty
2015-2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards

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.

Professor Jamie Kneitel will take students along the American River as one of their field projects.

Summer Academy to Explore Ecology of Water
Meet Biology Professor Jamie Kneitel

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.


Video Magazine Season 2

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.


Remembering Professor and Colleague
Memorial and Reception to Honor Juliana Raskauskas

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.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Provide Life Lessons

Traumatic Brain Injuries Provide Life Lessons
Second Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology

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.


Marketing team tops national awards
College takes home 7 awards, including Best in Show

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) held its annual Marketing and Enrollment Services conference in Denver, CO this November. The conference’s annual award competition honors the top marketing and creative work among continuing education units nationwide.

Feria de Educacion 2015 fuels college dreams

Feria de Educacion 2015 fuels college dreams

Sacramento State teamed with Univision 19, the California State University system and the Mexican Consulate of Sacramento to help students and their families from the Spanish-speaking community realize their college dreams by sponsoring the third annual Feria de Educación on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Serna Plaza and the University Union. The event is planned each year by the College of Continuing Education.

At the Capitol with Chicano and Latino Youth

At the Capitol with Chicano and Latino Youth
July 22, 2015

Downtown Sacramento was a little louder today, as the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) held a press conference on the north steps of the Capitol. Their chants of “si, se puede” (yes we can!) echoed for blocks, the collective effort of 120 voices roaring throughout the city.

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Women in Media Luncheon Recap
February 25, 2015

In February 2015, the Sacramento Alliance for Women in Media hosted a panel discussion on trends in continuing education. This not-for-profit organization is the leading resource for media and communication professionals in the Sacramento area, and is dedicated to continuing education for its members.

Naturally, CCE was delighted to contribute to this event. Our Associate Dean Jenni Murphy was part of the expert panel. She spoke about the importance of reaching out to students, and the future of higher education in Sacramento.


CCE at Sixty!
Looking Back — looking forward

In January 2012, we celebrated our 60th anniversary with a week of special events in and around Napa Hall. The events provided an opportunity to reconnect with partners and constituents in an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and connections to Sacramento State.