College News and Stories


College News and Stories

The students and their teacher stand in front of the Sac State sign on their tour of campus.

Japanese High School Students Explore Sac State

Five Japanese high school students, ages 15 and 16, are visiting Sac State’s English Language Institute (ELI) this August. During their two-week stay, they will learn English from our ELI instructor, Justin Kyles, explore Old Sacramento, take a day trip to San Francisco and attend a River Cats baseball game.

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High school students in the Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy tour the new Golden 1 Center under construction in downtown Sacramento.  July 19, 2016 (College of Continuing Education/Morgan Murphy)

Inside New Arena
Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy Tours Golden 1 Center

High school students in Sac State’s Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy donned hardhats, safety goggles and vests as they toured the future home of the Sacramento Kings, the Golden 1 Center, billed as the most technologically advanced arena in the NBA.

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Caroline Turner, the Administrator-in-Charge at the College of Education, performed the hooding of doctoral degree candidate Esther Hattingh at the Spring 2016 Commencement. (Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone)

Mandela Inspires Sac State Student to Soar

As Esther Hattingh completed her doctorate in educational leadership at Sacramento State, her guiding light was Nelson Mandela with whom she had a personal connection. She grew up in South Africa as her country struggled to shed apartheid. Mandela inspired her to see the promise and potential in every child. 

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Sac State Announces New Continuing Education Dean

Sacramento State has a new dean of its College of Continuing Education. Helen Wussow, former dean of Lifelong Learning at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, begins her new duties Monday, July 25.


CSU Honors Professor with Award and Surprise

Read more about how the CSU Commission on the Extended University surprised Professor Karen Horobin at an awards ceremony in Oakland.



April is Alumni Month

Go Hornets!

This April, we’re celebrating our alumni by showcasing their success stories on our social media channels each week. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about these standout students.

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Portfolio Program Helps State Close Leadership Gap

Learn more about how the Portfolio program is preparing the next generation of leaders in the latest Sac State Magazine.

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Dr. Murphy chats with Jody Nelsen at the event

Jenni Murphy Wins Woman of Influence Award
Interim Dean honored with award during Women's "Herstory" Month

Jody Nelsen was the keynote speaker at this year’s Women of Influence event, part of the Women’s “Herstory” Month celebration. The event included student performances and an awards ceremony — where one of CCE’s own was recognized.

Interim Dean Jenni Murphy was honored at the ceremony with an award for her positive influence on the campus community. CCE was so proud to see her win this award, not only as a representative for our college, but also as a role model for all women on campus. 

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Outstanding University Service Award winners, from left, Sue Escobar, Mark Ludwig, Ana Garcia-Nevarez and Enid Gonzalez-Orta (Sacramento State/Rob Neep)

Honoring Exceptional Faculty
2015-2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Sacramento State’s outstanding faculty!

The Faculty Senate honored 24 individuals for their commitment to student success, scholarly and creative activity, and their record of service at a ceremony in the University Union’s Redwood Room on Thursday.

Margaret Crutcher, in her business statistics class, graduates in May. Photo by Jessica Vernone, University Public Affairs

Sac State on a Path to Create Global Citizens
New Partner Shares International Vision

Three students, Margaret Crutcher of Kenya, Esther Hattingh of South Africa, and Myung Jip “MJ” Kim of South Korea share a destination.

Margaret emigrated to the United States and raised three children, and years later one of her daughters says to her: “Mommy it’s time for you to go to school.” Margaret just finished her last class for her International Master of Business Administration.

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Farewell to Guido Krickx, dean of The College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State since 2011. (CCE/Morgan Murphy)

Farewell to CCE Dean Guido Krickx

Friends and colleagues extended their best wishes to Guido Krickx, dean of The College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State, at a farewell celebration March 3 in Napa Hall. Dr. Krickx will continue his career as dean at San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning.

Congratulations, Dr. Krickx!

Professor Jamie Kneitel will take students along the American River as one of their field projects.

Summer Academy to Explore Ecology of Water
Meet Biology Professor Jamie Kneitel

California runs on water. Businesses depend on it and recreation dries up without it, and yet, how often is it taken for granted? “We twist the knob and we’ve got fresh water. Most of the world doesn’t have that luxury,” says Sacramento State Biology Professor Jamie Kneitel, who plans to take high school students on a unique journey inside the world of water this summer.


Video Magazine Season 2

The award-winning series, Made at Sac State – The Video Magazine, returns for Season 2 with more impressive stories from California’s capital university. The program tells the University’s story through the lens of its eight unique colleges, including the College of Continuing Education.


Remembering Professor and Colleague
Memorial and Reception to Honor Juliana Raskauskas

Former students of Juliana Raskauskas knew her as “Dr. R,” the kind of professor who connected academics with everyday life and whose inspiration saw them on a journey to become child development educators. One of her closest colleagues remembers their shared dedication to anti-bullying education. “She inspired me to try to make the world around me better. I know that working with her made me a better academic, and a better colleague,” says Dr. Todd Migliaccio, a sociology professor at Sacramento State. Dr. Raskauskas died last month at the age of 40.

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Herky Pumping Up at CPR Party
Learn CPR at Sac State and be a Hornet Heartsaver!

Herky joined the College of Continuing Education at the 2nd annual Hornet Heartsaver CPR party at the University Union. The event celebrates Heart Health Month and promotes cardiovascular health and the importance of learning CPR.


Sealing a Friendship: “Stingers up!”
Univ. of Shizuoka President Visits English Language Institute

When the president of Japan’s University of Shizuoka heard Sacramento State’s motto, “Redefine the possible,” during his first visit to the university, and when he flashed the signature pinkie salute, he felt an immediate kinship. Dr. Hiroshi Kito, who translated his university’s motto as “for the community, with the community,” wanted students back home to have a similar sense of belonging and have their future serve the greater good. 

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Dean Guido Krickx accepts position at San Francisco State

It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Guido Krickx, dean at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) has accepted a new position as Dean of the College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State commencing April 1, 2016.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Provide Life Lessons

Traumatic Brain Injuries Provide Life Lessons
Second Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Jennifer Ratcliff volunteered to work with individuals with traumatic brain injuries as part of her coursework. She was a student in Sacramento State’s Second Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, a degree completion program coordinated by the College of Continuing Education. After she completed her degree,  Jennifer continued to volunteer. You’ll learn why in this video narrated by Heather Mendez.


New Apprenticeship Focuses on Job Growth
Workforce Development Apprentice Program Unveiled

“Apprenticeship means expertise. I will become an expert in the workforce development profession,” says Dianna Nash (center), who would like to become an apprentice in a new project directed by the College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State. The Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program sharpens the professional skills of front line employees, who help unemployed workers on a daily basis.


Marketing team tops national awards
College takes home 7 awards, including Best in Show

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) held its annual Marketing and Enrollment Services conference in Denver, CO this November. The conference’s annual award competition honors the top marketing and creative work among continuing education units nationwide.