Lightbulb
November 12, 2016

Big Ideas

Pull up a seat at our alumni roundtable for a look at the art and science of entrepreneurism.

Lisa and Tiffany
November 12, 2016

Game Changers

Sac State alumni entrepreneurs are changing lives and our region, tackling societal shortcomings with business prowess and a punch of passion.

Skyline
November 12, 2016

Sacramento Rising

New construction and a growing creative class have the region on the rise. Read as our alumni experts reflect on the Sacramento “renaissance.”

students forefront
November 12, 2016

On the Forefront of Discovery

Beyond-the-classroom experiences give students hands-on expertise that gets them job ready.

rooftop
November 12, 2016

Spotlight on: Center for Small Business

When small-business owners need advice, they call on Sac State.

Off to work
November 12, 2016

Off to Work They Go

Flipped classes and other teaching methods prepare students for workforce trends.

Sports
November 12, 2016

Hornets to Watch

With the fall season underway, here are five student-athletes to pay attention to in 2016-17.

Tateishi
November 12, 2016

First Take: Entrepreneurship

Sac State alumni are game-changers with a common Hornet heritage. Find out what Metro Chamber CEO Peter Tateishi and others are saying about their alma mater.

Mike Baad
November 12, 2016

Good Natured

With the loving care of an emeritus biology professor, the University Arboretum offers a welcoming respite from the campus hubbub.

President Robert Nelsen
November 12, 2016

A Message from President Nelsen

“Our alumni are not only changing the landscape of the Sacramento region, but they are shaping the world.”

Vocal jazz
November 12, 2016

The Buzz

Musical ensembles are hitting high notes with both students and community and more quick takes on campus happenings.

Tanya
November 12, 2016

Notes from Beyond the Hive

Meet Hornet alumni business owners who’ve found their niche outside the nest.

Class notes
November 12, 2016

Class Notes

Find out the latest news on your fellow Hornets, and your chance to let us know what you're up to.

Fall 2016 SSM Cover
November 12, 2016

Contents

Your complete list of stories for the Fall 2016 issue.

Class Notes

Alumni

1950s

Gregory Kondos ‘51, MA ‘57 (Art), received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree during the Sacramento State College of Arts and Letters Commencement ceremony in May. He is considered one of America’s leading contemporary landscape painters. He has also been a generous supporter of the campus, donating his painting “River Life” to the University Library and has spoken at the Alumni Association’s artist lecture series.

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Alumni

1960s

David Lucchetti ‘67 (Physical Education), ’68 CRED, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during the College of Health and Human Services Commencement ceremony in May. The president and CEO of Pacific Coast Building Products led the family-owned company to become one of the nation’s largest privately held firms. He has been honored as both Businessman of the Year and Sacramentan of the Year.

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Alumni

1970s

Judy Kjelstrom ’72 (Biological Sciences) has been honored as one of Sacramento Business Journal’s 17 Women Who Mean Business for 2016. This distinction is given to influential women who have made invaluable contributions to their companies, professions and community. Kjelstrom is the director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program. The program introduces students to biotechnology, venture capital and startups.

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Alumni

1980s

Cathilea Robinett ’87 (Communication Studies) was promoted to president of e.Republic, a media and research company focused on government and technology. Robinett started at the company in 1992, serving as the director of marketing and eventually as the chief operating officer and executive vice president. She played a key role in the company’s success, launching two of their research centers as well as their digital state survey, which helps governors modernize governmental operations. Robinett has also launched a Women in Government Leadership program which focuses on training leaders to mentor and foster the next generation of women in public service.

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Alumni

1990s

Gary Carlson ’93 (Marketing) has been promoted to division chief of operations within the Turlock Fire Department. Carlson, a lifelong resident of Turlock, is a second-generation fire department employee. He joined the department in 1997 as an engineer and has served as a battalion chief since 2009.

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Alumni

2000s

Lindsay S. Callahan, MPPA ’03, was announced as the United Way’s CEO for Fresno and Madera counties. Most recently, Callahan was a consultant for the Fresno County Office of Education in the visual and performing arts department. Before working with the county, she founded an intermediary organization called the Central Valley Afterschool Foundation. Recently, she was also awarded the Adult Volunteer of the Year award from HandsOn Central California and was named one of Fresno’s 40 under 40.

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Alumni

2010s

Andrew Sturmfels, MPPA’ 12, has been appointed as the deputy director of legislation at the California Department of General Services. Prior to this appointment, he served as a member of the City of West Sacramento Planning Commission as well as the deputy director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs for the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

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Awards

Bronze Case Award 2016
Bronze Case Award 2015