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Alumni Association

March 2017

Friday, March 24 - Green & Gold Gala 
5:30-9:00 p.m. - University Union Ballroom, Sacramento State

You're invited to join us at the 2017 Green & Gold Gala. This year’s theme, Reflections of Gratitude, honors the University’s supporters whose generosity positively impacts students, alumni and community members. Event proceeds benefit student scholarships and the Student Emergency Grant Fund. This event is sure to sell out, so secure your seat today.


Green and Gold Gala

Friday, March 24 - Business Alumni Chapter Mixer
6:30-8:30 p.m. - LowBrau, 1050 20th Street, Sacramento

Join the Business Alumni Chapter and the MBA Networking Association for a evening of networking at LowBrau. Meet the 2017 Business Alumni Chapter Board members and learn about what's in store for the chapter in 2017. Free appetizers and first drink to the first 30 attendees.


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Thursday, March 30 - Alumni Open House 
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State

You're all invited to join us for this annual tradition filled with friends, great food and more! There is no cost to attend but we ask that you register in advance so that we can plan accordingly.


Alumni Open House

April 2017

Saturday, April 1 - Harvest Sacramento Event 
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State

April is Sac State Alumni and National Volunteer Month! The Sacramento State Alumni Association, Community Engagement Center, Soil Born Farms and Family and Consumer Sciences Department are hosting this Harvest Sacramento volunteer event to engage alumni, campus and the community. 100 volunteers are needed to harvest seasonal fruit throughout the area which will then be donated to local food banks. After the harvest, enjoy a meal at the Harper Alumni Center.


Sac State Volunteers

Saturday, April 1 - HPPA Chapter Crab Feed 

***EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED*** Please share with anyone you knew that was planning to attend. Once a new date and format are selected, we'll post an update.

Tuesday, April 4 - Washington D.C. Alumni Reception 
5:30-7:30 p.m. - City Club of Washington

You're invited to join alumni from Sacramento State as well as the other 22 CSU campuses for this networking reception for CSU alumni in our Nation's Capital. See you there!


Washington DC

Tuesday, April 4 - Los Angeles Alumni Reception 
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Noe Bar, 251 Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

You're invited to join alumni from Sacramento State for a reception at the Noe Bar inside the Omni Hotel. Here the latest news from campus and make some new connections. See you there!


Sacramento State Alumni Association

Wednesday, April 5 - PPA Spring Celebration 
5:30-7:30 p.m. - 1517 L Street, Sacramento

An annual event celebrating the PPA community showcasing California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, MPPA '11. Network & mingle with alums, faculty, students & supporters! Tickets are $25 or $10 for students and includes appetizers plus two drinks.


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Wednesday, April 5 -Finding Cleveland Experience 

6:00-8:00 p.m. - Redwood Room, University Union

Join us for the Finding Cleveland experience, an evening of film, music and discussion featuring alumnus Baldwin Chiu (producer) and Larissa Lam (director and music composer). Finding Cleveland is a documentary short film that follows Charles Chiu and his family on an emotional journey as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father, KC Lou. In less than 48 hours, Charles has many surprising encounters with the local townspeople, who help fill in some blanks about the father he never knew. 


Finding Cleveland

Thursday, April 6 - New York City Alumni Reception 
6:00-8:00 p.m. - University Club

You're invited to join alumni from Sacramento State as well as the other 22 CSU campuses for this reception celebrating CSU alumni in New York and Tri-State area. See you there!


New York City

Thursday, April 6 - U-Create Street Fair 
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Downtown Sacramento (7th and S)

The street faire will take place at Verge Center for the ArtsAxis GalleryBeatnik Studios and Insight Coffee Roasters and will include a street closure on 7th St between S St and Rice Alley. SactoMoFo food trucks will be onsite with many delicious food options. Join us at 6 p.m. at the outdoor stage for the keynote speech to officially kick off the Festival of the Arts!

Festival of the Arts

April 7 - April 9: Baseball Alumni Reunion Weekend
Various events and locations

The Sac State baseball team welcomes back its alumni for the weekend of April 7-9 when the Hornets host Grand Canyon in a WAC series at John Smith Field. Reunion activities include a golf outing on Friday followed by a GCU game; Saturday brings the annual Alumni game, pregame barbeque and another GCU contest; and Sunday will close out the weekend with one last GCU game. Prior to Saturday's game, we will also announce inductions into the Hornet Baseball Hall of Fame. Don't miss out!

Baseball Alumni Reunion

Sunday, April 9 - Sunday Funday
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Sacramento State campus

The grand finale of the Festival of the Arts invites students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families to campus for a day of family events to experience the arts and the letters at Sac State. Campus will be filled with adventure, including games and activities from the countries of Japan, France and Italy. Free parking with ePermitFULL SCHEDULE

Festival of the Arts

April 10 - April 14: #HornetProud Week
Various events and locations

Break out the Sac State shirt, jacket, tie, pins, hoodie or whatever you have . . . it's #HornetProud week! 2017 welcomes this new Alumni Month tradition created to instill campus pride in all alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members. There are tons of events and opportunities to go green and gold!

#HornetProud Week

Monday, April 10 - Comm Studies Chapter Gathering
6:00 p.m. - Pearl on the River, 1379 Garden Hwy, Sacramento

Are you a Comm Studies alum looking for opportunities to connect and get involved? Join us to meet other Communications grads and network. Appetizers will be provided. Bar is no host.


Comms Alumni Chapter

Wednesday, April 12 - Grad Fest 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - University Union Ballroom, Sacramento State

Are you graduating this semester? Then you don't want to miss out on Grad Fest, your one-stop shop for everything you need to graduate. Join the Alumni Association by purchasing a Grad Pack, get alumni gear, buy your cap and gown, take advantage of "one-day-only" discounts from the Hornet Bookstore and more!

Grad Fest

Thursday, April 20 - Distinguished Alumni Awards 2017 
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented jointly by the President of California State University, Sacramento, and the Alumni Association every April. This year we will be honoring seven amazing alumni: Dr. Kimo Ah Yun '90 (Communication Studies); Kraig Clark '91 (Business Administration); Carol Garcia '80 (Family and Consumer Sciences); Dr. Gilbert Herdt, MA '72 (Anthropology); Dr. Andrei Tokmakoff '89 (Chemistry); Dr. Angelo A Williams, MA '06 & '07, Ed.D. '10 (Education) and Ryan M. Harrison, MS '11 (Criminal Justice). More than 275 Sacramento State alumni and community members attend this event each year. This coming together of influence and achievement evokes pride and remembrance among attendees, and is an extraordinary showcase of Sacramento State's impact.

Distinguished Alumni Awards


Saturday, April 22 - Hornet Car and Bike Show 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State

The Business Alumni Chapter and Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter are teaming up to bring you the 2017 Hornet Car and Bike Show. This year's show will feature cars and bikes from different decades, food, music and prizes. Event proceeds will go to support scholarships for students in business and engineering concentrations. Please join us for this fantastic event!

Sounds fun! Send me a reminder the week of the event!

I'm interested in showing a car or bike!

Hornet Car and Bike Show

Saturday, April 22 - Latino Alumni Chapter Gala de Oro 
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State

Gala de Oro: Celebrating Latino Excellence aims to foster empowerment, recognize achievement and bring visibility to Latino/a alumni of Sac State. The night will consist of a keynote speaker, exquisite food, entertainment and awards to exceptional alumni. We aim to inspire other Latina/o alumni to give back and be leaders in their own communities. 


Latino Alumni Chapter Gala del Oro

May 2017

Thursday, May 4 - Sac State Fun Run: Mustache Edition 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - The WELL, Sacramento State

The Sac State 5K Fun Run is an event for every physical level and ability! This is a run that you will love as you make your way through the Sacramento State campus. This race is open to everyone! Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members of all ages are welcome to sign up to be a part of this University tradition. We hope that you join us for this annual event, and have a great 5K experience at Sac State!

Be sure to select 'ALUMNI' under category on the registration form. If you do, we're happy to get you a parking pass and will have a gift for you at the Sac State Alumni Association booth. Sign-up now for early registration pricing. See you there!

Sac State Fun Run

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Thursday, May 11 - Veterans Alumni Chapter Spring Social 
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State

Meet and greet other Sac State Veteran Alumni and celebrate the veterans who are graduating in Spring and Fall 2017.


Veterans Alumni Chapter