College News and Stories


College News and Stories

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Derek Parker: Battalion Chief, Trainer & Sac State Hornet

Derek Parker: Battalion Chief, Trainer & Sac State Hornet

Battalion Chief Derek Parker of the Sacramento Fire Department was the driving force behind the Sacramento State Paramedic Program, started in 2009. Chief Parker was the program’s first director and in this second video explains how the students’ extensive training improved their proficiency and made the program one of the finest in California.


Team CCE: ‘Saved by the 90s’ at 5K Fun Run

The College of Continuing Education assembled a team of walkers and runners for the 2019 Sacramento State 5K Fun Run on April 25. A closer look at the photo collage reveals how some teammates interpreted the event’s theme and were “Saved by the 90s.” (Photo courtesy: Jessica Jarrety) 

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SIMULATIONS: Emergency medical technician (EMT) students practice their rescue skills during mock mass-casualty drills, Sacramento State, March 23, 2019. Photos courtesy of Jill Correll and Becky Gallarda

Students On Their Way to Becoming Certified EMTs

SIMULATIONS: Emergency medical technician (EMT) students practice their rescue skills during mass-casualty drills, College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State, March 23, 2019. Photos courtesy of EMT instructors Jill Correll and Becky Gallarda.

It was only a drill!


Summer Academies for High School Students: Biggest Expansion Yet
Registration Will Start on March 1

Here at the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State, we work year-round with professors and industry professionals to understand current and future workforce trends. You will see that reflected in the five new academies added to the 2019 Summer Academies for High School Students:

Student Success Story
Veunta Dailey sits in front of the State Capitol building

Veunta Dailey
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

Veunta Dailey says she went in and out of college until the day her employer went out of business. “I knew a degree completion program would help me to finally complete my bachelor’s degree and realize my true potential in real time.” Veunta’s story is featured in Access Magazine.

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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).


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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“Good Day” Features Fashion Academy

“Good Day” Features Fashion Academy

The Fashion Academy culminates with a fashion featuring the students’ own designs. The “Good Day” morning show give us a peek. Watch the video!

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 Warren’s 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 Diana Tate Vermeire accepted the position as Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Sacramento State, she knew the student demographics were challenging. She introduced herself to staff members at a 2018 conference held at the College of Continuing Education.