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From his time as a student to working on our campus and serving as President of the University’s employees union, Richard Perry will be remembered as a memorable part of the Sac State community. His legacy lives in the many progressive communities he served during his time. (Photo courtesy of Linda Roberts. Graphic created in Canva by Analah Wallace)

In Memoriam: Sac State alumnus Richard Perry

Christa Ison and Analah Wallace February 5, 2024
Sacramento State Alumnus, groundskeeper and civil rights advocate Richard Perry passed away on Jan. 15 after battling Parkinson’s disease.
Sacramento State alumna Angela Chavez poses for a photo on the patio at Old Soul Coffee in Oak Park on Oct. 7, 2022. Chavez runs the non-profit Chicas Latinas de Sacramento which focuses on educating the community through civic engagement and cultural leadership.

Sac State alumna creates local Latina nonprofit

Tierra Tilby October 18, 2022
Sacramento State alumna Angela Chavez is the founder of the local nonprofit Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. As a Sacramento native, she has witnessed first-hand the struggles of being a Latina in the community and hopes to make a change with her nonprofit.
(L-R) Pat and Bill Dorman, June 1990. The two met as students at Sacramento State in the early 60s. (Photo courtesy, Jan Haag)

‘He thought that journalism was a sacred calling’: Remembering late Sacramento State professor

Casey Rafter May 16, 2022

With a career as a journalism and government instructor at Sacramento State that spanned over four decades, Bill Dorman’s impact on students and the university reverberates across demographics.  When...

Fourth-year biological and archaeological anthropology major Charlotte Barna poses by the “on air” sign at the KSSU studio in the Sacramento State University Union on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. As a first-semester DJ, Barna hosts a show on Monday mornings where she shares music and personal insight into various songs.

Sac State’s student-run radio rewinds its way through 3 decades

Kamelia Varasteh April 7, 2022

Silence, a click and the on-air sign lights up. Friday, April 8, 2022, will mark the 30th year that DJs at Sac State’s radio station, KSSU, have walked into the studio to start the day’s show. Founders...

Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Brooke Uhlenhop December 16, 2019

The sky was grey and the ground was wet. Their photographer canceled because of the weather but they were still determined to have their announcement photoshoot at the place where it all started: Sac State...

Three Sacramento State alumni were part of the Pulitzer Prize winning team at The Press Democrat for the work covering at fires that started on Oct. 8, 2017.

3 Sac State alumni win Pulitzer Prize for wildfire coverage

Thomas Frey, news editor April 19, 2018

Three Sacramento State alumni were awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for their work covering the wildfires in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County at The Press Democrat. Derek Moore, Jim Sweeney and Martin...

(Photo courtesy of The Sacramento County Sheriffs Department)

Missing Sac State graduate found dead from gunshot wound

Kameron Schmid April 14, 2017

Missing Sacramento State alumna Janet Mejia was found dead from a gunshot wound in South Placer County Thursday. Her body was discovered around 7 p.m. Thursday off the road near the intersection of...

Former Sacramento State student Eric Ernest Echols, 29, was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant on Friday following a months-long investigation of allegations of inappropriate conduct between Echols and six children between the ages of seven and eight years old.(Mugshot courtesy of the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department)

Teacher and Sac State alum arrested on suspicion of child molestation

Barbara Harvey September 19, 2016

A 29-year-old para-educator with the Elk Grove Unified School District and former Sacramento State student was arrested on suspicion of molesting six children over the course of a year, police said in...

Former Sacramento State College Republicans chairman Ryan Brown, center, speaks with freshman Jazmine Teodechi on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 as she signs up to receive emails from the club as College Republicans executive director Angela Wold laughs at a joke. Brown is the Republican candidate for California State Assembly District 7, challenging incumbent Democrat Kevin McCarty. (Photo John Ferrannini)

Sac State student runs for State Assembly: ‘I’m not your standard Republican’

John Ferrannini September 19, 2016

Ryan Brown probably isn’t the first 21-year-old Sacramento State student to admit that he is a “broke-ass college student.” But between his classes and his work for the California State Student...

Sacramento State alum Andy Kotko teaches his first grade class. Kotko met President Obama on Sept. 8 after receiving a national award for teaching.

Sac State alumnus wins national award, meets with President Obama

Joseph Daniels September 8, 2016

A Sacramento State alumnus went to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 8 after being named one of the country’s best math teachers. Andy Kotko, a first grade teacher at Mather...

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