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Missing Sac State graduate found dead from gunshot wound

Missing Sac State graduate found dead from gunshot wound

Kameron Schmid

April 14, 2017


Filed under Alumni News, Featured, News

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 Watt Avenue and Dyer Lane in Placer County, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department press re...

Teacher and Sac State alum arrested on suspicion of child molestation

Teacher and Sac State alum arrested on suspicion of child molestation

Barbara Harvey

September 19, 2016


Filed under Alumni News, News

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 a news release Friday. Eric Ernest Echols, of Sacramento, was arrested for an outstanding felony...

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

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

John Ferrannini

September 19, 2016


Filed under Alumni News, Featured, News

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 Association, Brown, an economics major, is taking up another extracurricular activity this fall —...

Sac State alumnus wins national award, meets with President Obama

Sac State alumnus wins national award, meets with President Obama

Joseph Daniels

September 8, 2016


Filed under Alumni News, Featured, News

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 Heights Elementary School, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and S...

Former Sac State student hit and killed by train on his birthday

Former Sac State student hit and killed by train on his birthday

John Ferrannini

September 5, 2016


Filed under Alumni News, Featured, News

A former Sacramento State student was killed on his birthday after being hit by an Amtrak train running along the southwest corner of campus near Folsom Boulevard and Elvas Avenue on Aug. 24. Erik Castillo, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. Union Pacific police officers took over the investigatio...

Conviction reached in shooting death of Sacramento State alumna

Conviction reached in shooting death of Sacramento State alumna

Barbara Harvey

September 2, 2016


Filed under Alumni News, Featured, News

After being discovered hiding in Florida with an altered appearance, a San Mateo man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Sacramento State criminal justice graduate Melquiesha “Mel” Warren outside of a San Francisco club in 2013. Read More »...

CSUS alumnus Tom Hanks stands up against cancer

Beth Jones

February 13, 2013


Filed under Alumni News

Sacramento State’s famous alumnus, Tom Hanks, participated alongside other celebrities in a series of PSAs titled "I Stand Up To Cancer" for World Cancer Day Feb. 4.Celebrities from most genres of the entertainment industry were present, from Seth Rogen to Tim McGraw.These celebrities, along with many others h...