College News and Stories


College News and Stories

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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.

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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!

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Democracy in Action Academy

Registration is underway for the 2018 Democracy in Action Academy for high school students. Professor Laurie Kubicek will lead the summer academy at Sacramento State July 9 – July 13, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. She is a criminal justice professor, a member of the State Bar of California and the author of Crime in California: A Case Reader in California Law, which offers a well-balanced approach to teaching California criminal law.

For registration information, please visit the Summer Academies web page.


Chilean Couple United by Wine and English
A Love Story: Victor Moreno and Joceline Ampuero

At 45, Victor Moreno led a comfortable life in Chile as an operations director for his country’s second-largest wine producer. He managed three factories, traveled to wine regions around the world and got engaged. And then he decided to quit his job.

“My dream was to study English” in America and get a master’s degree in business, Victor explained to his family and friends. And to his fiancée. “It was a big decision to move to the U.S.,” he said, and a huge sacrifice on her part.

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Sacramento State Graduate Wins Outstanding Student Award

Sacramento State Graduate Wins Outstanding Student Award
University Professional and Continuing Education Association Honors Rodolfo Castillo

Update: Sacramento State alumnus Rodolfo Castillo not only received the 2016 Outstanding Nontraditional Student Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) – West Region, which covers the U.S. and Canada, he won UPCEA’s highest honor: the National Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award for 2017.

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Democracy in Action 2017: Inside the Chambers
Summer Academy for High School Students to Feature California Chief Justice

Students in the Democracy in Action Academy visited Sacramento City Hall for a chat with Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl, who heads the academy, also took her high school students to the one place that touches the lives of every citizen in California. 

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Sac State’s Apprenticeship Program Tallies Success
Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program Serves as a Model

Progress Report Six Months After the Graduation

Graduates from Sacramento State’s first apprenticeship program have completed all of their requirements and all 17 have received their pay raise and promotion. Six months after their graduation, interest in the Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program continues to grow, with a labor association inviting the College of Continuing Education to return and report on the apprenticeship’s success at its statewide conference in September.