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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. 


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.

Feria de Educacion 2015 fuels college dreams

Feria de Educacion 2015 fuels college dreams

Sacramento State teamed with Univision 19, the California State University system and the Mexican Consulate of Sacramento to help students and their families from the Spanish-speaking community realize their college dreams by sponsoring the third annual Feria de Educación on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Serna Plaza and the University Union. The event is planned each year by the College of Continuing Education.

At the Capitol with Chicano and Latino Youth

At the Capitol with Chicano and Latino Youth
July 22, 2015

Downtown Sacramento was a little louder today, as the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) held a press conference on the north steps of the Capitol. Their chants of “si, se puede” (yes we can!) echoed for blocks, the collective effort of 120 voices roaring throughout the city.

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Proyecta Program Receives National Award

Proyecta Program Receives National Award
College received special honor from UPCEA in 2015

Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE) joined other universities in the U.S. to advance Proyecta 100K, a program that builds English skills for students and professors from Mexico as part of a long-term educational and cultural exchange between the two countries. And while CCE’s Proyecta program was in its first year, it received national recognition.

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Women in Media Luncheon Recap
February 25, 2015

In February 2015, the Sacramento Alliance for Women in Media hosted a panel discussion on trends in continuing education. This not-for-profit organization is the leading resource for media and communication professionals in the Sacramento area, and is dedicated to continuing education for its members.

Naturally, CCE was delighted to contribute to this event. Our Associate Dean Jenni Murphy was part of the expert panel. She spoke about the importance of reaching out to students, and the future of higher education in Sacramento.


CCE at Sixty!
Looking Back — looking forward

In January 2012, we celebrated our 60th anniversary with a week of special events in and around Napa Hall. The events provided an opportunity to reconnect with partners and constituents in an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and connections to Sacramento State.