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Academy Instructor Teaching the Next Generation of Journalists

George Warren, an award-winning multimedia journalist at ABC10, made the transition into education with Sacramento State becoming his second home. In addition to teaching a multimedia journalism class at Sac State, he returns every summer to lead the Multimedia Journalism Academy. And here’s why, in his own words.

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Jenni 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.

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Passion and Profession Come Together
Celebrating Workforce Development Professionals

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

The Workforce Development Professional (WDP) Certificate Program at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) welcomed its second group of graduates. Fourteen participants completed the certificate program in June, with seven being registered apprentices with the State of California.

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Summer Academies Memories
High School Students Explore Careers and Start Dreaming

The 2018 Summer Academies for High School Students is all about 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 Highlighting 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.

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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.”

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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.

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1 Year Later: English Grows into a Family Tradition

When we first met Victor Moreno and his fianceé Joceline Ampuero, they were adjusting to their new lives as students in the English Language Institute (ELI). Since then, ELI has become a family tradition. Not only did Victor and Joceline graduate from ELI, Victor’s daughter recently studied here while on vacation.

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Art Contest Announces a Winner
Sisterhood Pays Off When Chalking Up More Units

Ronniedith Ramos, better known as “Ronnie,” and her sorority will represent Sacramento State at the 28th Annual Chalk It Up! Festival after winning our first-ever Chalk Up More Units art contest. The sidewalk art by Ronnie and her Phi Sigma Sigma sisters received the most votes during our weeklong event in April.

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One World Symposium Photo Gallery
International Students Come Together for "Community"

With their improved language skills and posters created by hand, students in our English Language Institute (ELI) gave their interpretation of “Global Perspectives on Community,” the theme of the 2018 One World Initiative Student Symposium held in the University Union in April.

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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.

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Instructor and Student Create a Chapter in High Expectations
Inside the English Language Institute

An instructor at the English Language Institute (ELI) and one of his international students teamed up and contributed a chapter to a recently published textbook for English language learners. The chapter was “a dialogue about high expectations in a writing class between a novice teacher and his student,” explained the novice, ELI’s Michael Winans.

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“Chalk up more units” Photo Gallery
Kicking Off Summer Session 2018

Once the rain washes away, we’ll find out what a few pieces of chalk and a limitless imagination can create!

Meet our Summer Session team at the Library Quad this week (April 17 – 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and take part in Sacramento State’s first “Chalk up more units” campaign. You will be vying for the chance to represent the University at the 28th Annual Chalk It Up! Festival at Freemont Park.

Take a look at our photo gallery!

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Youth@Work: Preparing Young People for the Workforce

The California Workforce Association invited Dr. Jenni Murphy, interim dean at the College of Continuing Education and a leader in workforce development, to join a panel at its 2018 Youth@Work conference at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. The annual event, which drew more than 550 participants. focuses on critical issues facing young people as they prepare for the workplace and how educators and workforce professionals can effectively serve them.

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Women in Leadership: Sacramento State Leading the Region

Dr. Sheree Meyer, Dr. Amy Kautzman, Dr. Chevelle Newsome, Dr. Joanna Mott, Dr. Robin Carter and Dr. Jenni Murphy, left to right (Jessica Jarrety, College of Continuing Education)

Sacramento State continues to lead students, alumni, and our entire region into the future. Dr. Ching-Hua Wang oversees the university’s Academic Affairs as Provost, and has seen groundbreaking changes even in her first year as the chief academic officer.

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New degree completion program launched

New degree completion program launched

As Sacramento State works to improve graduation rates, the University has launched a new degree completion program designed for students who had to leave college just short of graduation.