College News and Stories


College News and Stories

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College Wins Gold Spatula Award at Homecoming Tailgate Festivities
College of Continuing Education Celebrates 'Good Vibes'

For a third straight year, the College of Continuing Education (CCE) took home bragging rights and the Golden Spatula Award following a Homecoming tradition at Sacramento State – the tailgate competition.


University Chosen for National Research Project
Study's Goal to Improve Adult Student Outcomes

Sacramento State is participating in an important study aimed at improving outcomes for adult students, specifically Latinx adult learners, a population often overlooked.


In-Home Supportive Services Training Academy Anchored at Sacramento State
California Department of Social Services Awards Multi-Year Contract to College of Continuing Education

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has awarded a three-year contract to the California State University, Sacramento, College of Continuing Education (CCE) to administer the In-Home Supportive Services Training Academy (IHSSTA).


Academy featured in Comstock’s Magazine

In “Born to Run to Run,” Comstock’s Magazine writer Torey Van Oot featured our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy and how high school students can think like a savvy business owner.


22 Hot Topics at California Cybersecurity Summit
Protecting People, Data and Reputations

From cloud security, to foreign hacking, cyberattacks have increased in both frequency and severity and touch more lives every day. No one is immune to the vulnerability of identity theft. And with more people wired to technology, defending against data breaches has become more critical than ever.

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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.


Summer Session’s Chalk Art Winner: Stingers Up
Chalk It Up! Festival Features Sac State Student

The winner of our 2018 Summer Session Chalk Up the Units arts contest turned a piece of sidewalk into quite the buzz.

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Fashion Academy Featured on Good Day Sacramento

Fashion Academy Featured on Good Day Sacramento

‘Good Day Sacramento’ features our Fashion Academy for high school students as they prepare their runway at the University Union.

Why Dropout Prevention is Everyone’s Business

Why Dropout Prevention is Everyone’s Business
Meet Instructor Cynthia Strain

When Cynthia Strain went from teaching high school students to counseling, she saw the need for better strategies to help them feel connected to their education. 


Academy Instructor Teaching the Next Generation of Journalists

Emmy Award winning journalist, George Warren, now an instructor of multimedia storytelling at Sacramento State, returns every summer to lead the Multimedia Journalism Academy for high school students. And here’s why, in his own words.

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Dr. Murphy Adds Permanence to Her CCE Dean’s Resume

Leading a continuing education program that serves more than 30,000 students annually in more than 50 programs is a challenging opportunity, but it won’t be an unfamiliar one for Jenni Murphy.


Passion and Profession Come Together
Celebrating Workforce Development Professionals

An award-winning apprenticeship program for individuals in the employment development field celebrated another milestone.

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Summer Academies Memories
High School Students Explore Careers and Start Dreaming

“Some of you want to be lawyers, some of you want to do engineering and robotics. Some are you are fashion designers,” Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen told high school students at a June orientation.”You get to start dreaming.”

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Video Featuring Dr. Jenni Murphy Wins Top Prize
Sac State Contest Focuses on Champions of Change

A video featuring Dr. Jenni Murphy, dean of the College of Continuing Education, won first place in the “Champions of Change” contest at Sacramento State. The entry by first-time videographer Chris Penales focuses on Dr. Murphy’s work in educational attainment for working age adults.


Conference Recognizes Sac State’s Administrative Professionals

More than 100 staff members from nearly 50 departments at Sacramento State attended the first Administrative Professionals Conference in April. Participants provided their feedback, and we wanted to share their comments. 

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Graduate Urges Improvement in African American Enrollment
Sacramento State's Administrative Professionals Conference Spurs Conversation

When Matthew Brooks-Pritchard, a student assistant in the College of Continuing Education (CCE), started looking at Sacramento State’s demographics, he was stunned. When Diana Tate Vermeire accepted the position as Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University, she knew the student demographics were challenging. She introduced herself to staff members at a conference held at CCE.

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New Dean’s Agenda Focuses on Working Age Adults

As her major initiative unfolded, Dr, Jenni Murphy saw elected officials, community leaders, employers, educators and workforce development counterparts coming together to make working age adults an educational and economic priority in the Sacramento region. On that same day came an announcement that would expand her role considerably.

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‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Volunteer Shares Her Experience

The Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference is all about getting middle-school girls excited about math and science. The event celebrated its 11th year at Sacramento State in October 2017.

“Females are still far too underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers,” said Teri Kier, from the nonprofit Women of AT&T, which sponsors the event. “If we can show girls that science isn’t just for boys and that math can be fun, perhaps they’ll take more classes in school that can prepare them for challenging and rewarding careers.”

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Dr. Jenni Murphy Appointed Dean of College of Continuing Education

Dr. Jenni Murphy, who’s been serving as interim dean of the College of Continuing Education (CCE), will now take the helm as the new dean following a nationwide search.

“I’m so honored and excited to be CCE’s next dean,” said Dr. Murphy. “I’ve seen this college grow is so many ways during my 17 years at Sacramento State and CCE and look forward to building on that legacy by continuing to expand access to education. We have a unique opportunity to support the development of our community, the city of Sacramento and the state of California with our innovative pathways to learning – and I’m ready to get started.”


CCE Interim Dean Receives Prestigious Award
American Society for Public Administration Honors Dr. Jenni Murphy

Update: Two weeks after being honored by the American Society for Public Administration – Sacramento Chapter, Dr. Jenni Murphy was appointed the new dean of the College of Continuing Education. She will take the helm on June 1.

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Sacramento Chapter honored College of Continuing Education (CCE) Interim Dean Dr. Jenni Murphy at its 36th Annual Awards Dinner on May 9, presenting her with the prestigious 2018 Chester A. Newland Academic Excellence Award for her  contributions and leadership in the education of public administrators.