College News and Stories


College News and Stories


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.


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.


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!


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.

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Collaborative Policy Services Transferred to CCE

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State will expand its services for the public, private and nonprofit sectors with the addition of the university’s Center for Collaborative Policy (CCP). The new Consensus and Collaboration Program (CCP) will combine the resources of CCE with CCP’s work in conflict resolution, public engagement, collaborative problem solving, strategic planning, organizational development, research and training services.


Dr. Helen Wussow Starts New Position in New York

Dr. Helen Wussow, Dean, College of Continuing Education (CCE) has accepted a position of Senior Vice President and Dean of Open Campus at The New School (TNS) in New York.  She will start her new position in spring 2018.

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College Staff Plant a Parking Lot Garden
Perennial Plot Aimed at Food Security

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) has planted a garden on the Sacramento State campus, as part of a food security initiative. The new CCE Perennial Food Plot “focuses on long-lasting fruit trees and bushes that do well in our hot dry Mediterranean climate,” says Jeremiah Woolsey, CCE’s director of Digital Learning & Technology Solutions.

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Photo Gallery: Expanding Your Horizons
Middle School Girls Experiment with Math and Science

The Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference is all about getting middle school girls excited about math and science. The nonprofit Women of AT&T partnered with the College of Continuing Education in planning the event, which celebrated its 11th year at Sacramento State in 2017. 

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World Language Day 2017

Students in the English Language Institute (ELI) share their language and culture with other students at Sacramento State in celebration of World Language Day.

Jessica Jarrety, a photographer with the College of Continuing Education, captured memories of the day, November 14, 2017, in this photo gallery.

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Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program Wins Major Award

The first apprenticeship program offered at Sacramento State, where participants earn a professional certificate, a promotion and a pay raise, has won a prestigious award and a congratulatory message from Sacramento’s mayor.

The Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) received the 2017 Engagement Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) West Region, which represents continuing education institutions and universities in the western United States and Canada.


New Coaching Component Added to Supervisory Training

New state government supervisors will receive one-on-one coaching when they begin their 80 hours of mandatory training through the College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State.

New Benefit: 1-on-1 Coaching WATCH THE VIDEO!

Sacramento State President Thanks Paramedic Student

Sacramento State President Thanks Paramedic Student
Wil Stewart Described as 'the Perfect Sac State Student'

Sacramento State Paramedic student Wil Stewart dashed to join his family, taking his front row seat at the University Union as an honored guest of Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen.

Wil had just finished two local media interviews - one for CBS13 and the other for Fox40 - and promised another interview to KCRA, but he needed to take his seat with the President preparing to go onstage for his 2017 Fall Address.

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Sac State: Photographer Discovers Treasures

As Denton Mitchell walked through the Sacramento State campus, he noticed treasures that many of us pass every day but may no longer notice.

Mitchell is a professional photographer invited by Professors Ernie Olson and Esther Amato to document the 2017 Fashion Academy, one of the career workshops in the Summer Academies for High School Students.

His photo gallery reminds us to look around once in a while.

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College, Careers & ‘Stingers Up!’

The Summer Academies for High School Students introduces teens to new experiences that just may plant an idea, perhaps a college major or a future career. Some students met Sacramento’s mayor, some found themselves in the midst of a simulated hacking incident and others learned multimedia skills and produced their first news videos. There’s nothing else like it in Sacramento!