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Article Comstock's Magazine

Increasing Educational Attainment Through Adult Learner Programs

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 they started.

Article June 4, 2019Sacramento Bee
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Sacramento State breaks ground on new 360,000-square-foot on-campus housing development

Representatives from Sacramento State officially broke ground on Hornet Commons Tuesday, a new on-campus housing development set to open in fall 2021 at the site of the old McAuliffe baseball field.

Hornet Commons will be comprised of 284 apartments and 1,100 beds in six four-story buildings, and will house upper division and graduate students at 3001 State University Drive.

Article Jonathan Morales, University CommunicationsApril 17, 2019
Derek Parker completes his degree and starts a new program at Sac State

Derek Parker completes his degree and starts a new program at Sac State

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.

Watch the video: Derek Parker shares his journey back to college
Watch the video: Battalion Chief Parker explains the need for a paramedic program

Article Sacramento State and The California State University

CSU Honors Sac State Student: ‘An American Success Story’

Congratulations to honoree Lay Vang, a former student assistant at the College of Continuing Education, who received a 2018 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Article Jenni Murphy Sacramento Business JournalMarch 9, 2018
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After Hours: High-Powered Women Mixer

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.

Article The State HornetDayla Cook, News editor
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Sac State CCE adds new degree completion program

Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education has recently implemented a new degree completion program in collaboration with the College of Arts & Letters.

The new program intends to support former students who were majoring in any discipline within the College of Arts & Letters and had to leave college just short of graduation.

Designed to provide flexibility in its studies, the program will offer an opportunity for non-traditional students to earn a bachelor’s degree in arts and letters.

Article Sac News & ReviewAugust 31, 2017

Do not compute: As cyber attacks grow, Sac State readies next generation of data defenders
California state employees teased with fake malware as nations hit with real ransomware

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.

Article techwire.netAugust 31, 2017

Sacramento Will Be Site of Cybersecurity Education Summit

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.


Humans of ASHA: Coral Connor
Next Stop: Graduate School for Speech Pathology Student

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. 

Article Sacramento Bee

Feast Q&A: Sacramento State to host farm-to-fork academy for teens

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.”

Article CSU Public AffairsPayscale and CollegeNET

CSU Helps Students Climb the Social Mobility Ladder

Sac State ranks in the top 3% of schools nationwide for social mobility, according to PayScale and CollegeNET.

Article Sacramento Business Journal

Program will help community college nursing students transfer to Sacramento State

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.

Press release

Nursing partners with community colleges for new degree

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 College.


Summer Academies featured on “Good Day”

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!

Article Sacramento Bee

Academies at Sacramento State give high schoolers taste of careers

  • Academies are open to students who have completed eighth grade
  • Subjects include science, fashion design, emergency response and public service
  • Many classes have become popular enough to require waiting list

What makes a jellyfish glow?

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Media Pros Will Lend Expertise to High School Students

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.

Article Sacramento Bee

Marcos Breton: Images of Hope at Sac State
Thousands descended on the Sacramento State campus for a day of college preparation tailored for people underrepresented in our college ranks.

Sometimes you need to find the better side of a bad story.

The images from Ferguson, Mo., have emphasized the glaring inequalities between communities in America – of poverty creating a tinderbox of desperation and violence.

In this America, law enforcement is viewed as an occupying force protecting the more privileged from young people of color who are viewed with suspicion and fear by authorities.