College News and Stories


College News and Stories

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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.

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Jenni Murphy

Dean of CCE named Regional Cabinet Chair

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), a Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, has named Dr. Jenni Murphy, our dean of Sac State’s College of Continuing Education, Regional Cabinet Chair for a two-year term (2023-25).

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.

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2020 Women Who Mean Business honoree: Jenni Murphy

The connection between growing up on a farm in Eaton, Ohio, and helping shepherd detoured former college students in Sacramento toward their diplomas isn’t an obvious one, but Jenni Murphy embodies it.

“I’m hardworking and persistent, and when I fail, I get back up and keep growing. That’s the grit of our students,” said Murphy, dean of California State University Sacramento’s College of Continuing Education. “That’s part of why this feels like home to me.”

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Meet the Dean Team

Meet the Dean Team

Join CCE’s Dean Jenni Murphy and Associate Deans Pamela Wimbush and Brian Bedford to learn more about how each of them came to serve in their role, what’s new at the college, how CCE is addressing the needs of adult learners, and how you can become involved.   

Article By Professor Abhijeet Shirsat, Sacramento StateDepartment of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Academy
Preparing Students for the Industry's Future

The worldwide pandemic has been especially tough on hospitality and tourism. How do you make traveling or dining out a safer experience? High school students will tackle a real-world issue, learn to navigate change and see a new world of possibilities, says Professor Shirsat.

Here’s his blog on the Hospitality and Tourism Academy:


Preparing Early Childhood Educators
Degree Completion Program Expands Across California

Excerpt from Access Magazine: 2017-2019 Strategic Report

Sacramento State’s degree completion program preparing early childhood educators has put down roots in more communities across California.

The Bachelor of Arts in Child Development – Early Development, Care and Education (EDCE) is offered in partnership with the College of Continuing Education (CCE) and the College of Education at Sacramento State.

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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!

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.

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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.