College News and Stories


College News and Stories

Erica Davis talks about her experience in the Master of Public Health

I Thought I Would Miss Out: Meet Erica Davis

“Completing the Master of Public Health program at Sac State was a life-changing experience,” says Erica Davis. But doing so didn’t come without its own unique set of challenges. “Being a wife and mother of five children between the ages of 5 and 14, I made this remarkable accomplishment while maintaining full-time employment and making it to every game and event for my kids and almost every practice.” 

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New Cultural Competency Certificate Program at the College of Continuing Education
Sac State’s CCE to Offer One-of-a-Kind Certificate Program

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sac State has added an exciting new certificate option in Cultural Competency, becoming the only Sacramento-area college to do so.

Oscar Ponce Gilman Scholarship Winner

Sac State Student Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Oscar Ponce has been studying Health Science at Sac State since the Fall of 2022. When he received an email from Gabriel Hernandez, the Senior Program Coordinator of the Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) program encouraging him to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, he did. Since receiving the scholarship, Oscar was able to attend the Faculty-Led Student Abroad programs in Costa Rica and Mexico.  

Lyle Najita

Alum of Sac State’s Paramedic Program is Making a Difference in Hawaii

Meet Lyle Najita, who was a student from March 2019 to September 2020 in Sac State’s Paramedic Program, offered through the College of Continuing Education (CCE). Today, Lyle works as a paramedic in a private mental health clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii. We recently had a chance to catch up with Lyle, who was happy to share his experiences as a student.

Donja Harding

Alum of Sac State’s College of Continuing Education Named Teacher of the Year

Congratulations are in order to Donja Harding, who was named the 2023 Natomas Unified School District Teacher of the Year. Harding is a proud alum of the Community College Faculty Preparation program, offered by Sac State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE).

Article Sac State NewsroomJune 2023
A student uses a 3D printer in Sac State's new Makerspace lab

3D printing, ‘career visions’ courses highlight Sac State’s Summer Youth Academies

A 3D printing course in the University Library’s new makerspace and a program to help participants outline their personal and professional goals headline Sacramento State’s 2023 summer enrichment programs for local middle and high school students.

Summer Youth Academies, which allow participants to explore potential careers and experience life at a college campus, kicks off June 20.


College of Continuing Education: Opening Doors for Degree Completers

Man writing in notepad at his desk

As California faces a shortage of almost a million college-educated workers by 2025, having a degree will open many doors for career opportunities and advancement. The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sac State has designed an online degree completion program, specifically to provide training for those who wish to facilitate the development of the emerging workforce in both traditional and non-traditional settings. Designed to prepare individuals with practical, marketable skills to successfully enter new careers or advance in their current fields, the Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies (BSCTS) is ideal for working adults.

Group of four adult learners listen in class and take notes

Cultivating New Leaders

Workforce Development has emerged as a vibrant field in professional education and training. In educational settings, workforce development unites the activities of many units, blending academic, career and technical studies, and advising and counseling.

We thank Marlene Oehler for her donation, pictured here holding a bouquet of sunflowers

Expanding Her Commitment to Sacramento
Local philanthropist expands support of community in her estate plan

Helping people who are just a freckle away from getting their degree.

It is a sweet sentiment that will one day help adult learners find their way back to higher education.

There is much to consider when embarking on the journey that culminates in the receipt of a college degree. When returning to complete a college degree after years away, adult learners benefit from the support of generous donors — and Marlene Oehler plans to help fill that role.

Congratulations to James Cotter and Kimberlie Seeber, recipients of CCE's First Responder scholarship

CCE Awards Inaugural First Responder Scholarships

Future EMT and Paramedic students at Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE) will now have the option of applying for a First Responder scholarship, a first-ever opportunity for students in both programs to receive financial assistance.

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Art History Professor Helps Students Encounter Centuries of Mexican Art

The mission of Sacramento State’s Academic Affairs division is to inspire transformative educational experiences for our students. For Assistant Professor of Art Mya Dosch, that means getting students out of the classroom whenever possible and immersing them in rich and vibrant art scenes, something she was able to do this past July through a study abroad trip to Mexico City.