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Mark Fields
Community College Faculty Preparation Certificate Program

As a young officer with the California Highway Patrol, Mark Fields got some useful advice from his sergeant, to prepare a “back-up” in case an injury sidelined his career. Fortunately, that never happened and Lieutenant Fields spent nearly 30 years with the CHP before retiring.

But he still prepared for “that second career - just in case,” he said.

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Wendy La
Second Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Wendy La was the first in her family to go to college. She earned a degree in psychology but later realized her passion was working in speech pathology with children. She found a degree program tailored to her needs at Sacramento State.

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William Stewart
Paramedic Program

William Stewart heard a man choking and his training immediately kicked in. Wil, who’s a firefighter and student in our Paramedic Program, was waiting to be interviewed for an internship when he saw the man in distress and immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver. Wil’s heroic deed made national news. 

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Alicia O’Brien
Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program

Ever since high school, Alicia O’Brien wanted a career in law enforcement, but not as a police officer on the street. She found her niche in the criminal justice field while completing the Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program.

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Jullanar Williams
Criminal Justice

Jullanar Williams is a single parent, full-time paralegal and caregiver for her mother, who lives three hours away from Sacramento State. She only has to look into her son’s eye for confirmation she’s on the right path. Jullanar earned her criminal justice degree and credits our online program for making it possible.