Jenni Murphy, dean of Sacramento State’s College of Continuing
Education, knows how critical it is for more college
graduates to enter California’s workforce. She also knows
that Sacramento State can help.
With degree-completion programs at Sac State and regional
initiatives such as ProjectAttain! that include two-year and
four-year higher education institutions, former students who
took breaks from their education can return to finish what
Sacramento State honored newly promoted Battalion Chief Derek
Parker with a 2019 Made at Sac State tribute for his
leadership in starting the University’s Paramedic Program
and for serving as an example, when he returned to college at 32.
Read writer Jonathan Morales’ feature, “Derek Parker completes
his degree and starts a new program at Sac State,” following a
2-part video series produced by Jessica Jarrety.
Female business leaders from across the Sacramento area attended
the High-Powered Women Mixer on March 1.
The event was held at the local office of the Girl Scouts Heart
of Central California on Elvas Avenue. It was designed as a way
for women to gather without an agenda or awards. About 100 women
attended the mixer, which was co-hosted by Linda
Farley of Girl Scouts Heart of Central California.
The computer lab was filled with the staccato tap, tap, tap of
fingers dancing on keyboards. The students’ faces were
illuminated by their computer screens as they worked silently,
scanning lines of code to see if their simulated cyberattacks
would be successful.
Thought leaders from industry, government and academia will
gather on Oct. 10 in Sacramento for the State of California
Cybersecurity Education Summit.
The summit is hosted by California State University, Sacramento,
and the California Department of Technology, California Office of
Emergency Services, the California Military Department and the
California Highway Patrol.
The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) recently
featured one of Sac State’s students in its Humans of
ASHA blog. Coral Connor is finishing up her Second
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology in Sac
State’s Speech Pathology Department. The program is coordinated
by the College of Continuing Education.
Sacramento’s increasingly progressive farm-to-fork movement is
sowing another field of food-consciousness with an inaugural F2F
Academy for high school students, to be held twice this summer.
“We’ll get to start the weeklong (program) in the field and end
it on the plate,” said Nicole Rogers, 37, who heads the F2F
initiative for the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“We’re all eaters, and it’s our duty to let (teens) know where
our food comes from.”
California State University, Sacramento will launch a new program
in 2016 to help community college nursing students make a smooth
transition into a bachelor’s program.
The new program expands offerings at the Sacramento State School
of Nursing, adheres to recommendations by the Institute of
Medicine, and will provide health care employers with a bigger
pool of potential employees.
Sacramento State has been the vanguard of nursing education in
California for more than 50 years and is leading the way with a
groundbreaking post-licensure degree program for nursing students
at American River College, Sacramento City College, and Sierra
There’s nothing else like it, where students team up with
Sacramento State professors and industry professionals to
explore careers with hands-on activities in
the laboratory and sometimes, on the floor.
The “Good Day” morning show has visited our Summer
Academies as the program has grown and hundreds of high
school students participated. Here are some great memories!
High school students will get a behind-the-scenes look at a TV
studio and learn how to write, shoot, and edit video stories at
Sacramento State this summer.
The Summer Academies for High School Students program has added
Multimedia Journalism to its lineup of hands-on career workshops.
News10 reporter George Warren and former News10 anchor Sharon Ito
will lead the one-week academy, which runs 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. July 13-17.