The State Hornet

Alumnus starts fundraiser to give back to his home country of Cambodia

Erika Bradley

May 4, 2014

Local high school English teacher and Sacramento State alumnus Kimith So is returning to Cambodia after escaping from a Vietnamese occupation about 33 years ago. Leaving his job at Pleasant Grove High School, So is making the move in the hopes that his donations and teaching can make a difference in im...

Sac State alumnus awarded Leff-Davis Grant for Visual Artists

State Hornet Staff

February 12, 2014

Sacramento State alumnus, Bryan Valenzuela, was recently awarded a $5,000 Leff-Davis Grant for Visual Artists from the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to support advancement in his art career.  Emily Leff, retired pathologist and art collector, established the Leff-Davis Grant for Visual Artists ...

Taking responsibility for the grade you earned

Kaitlin Sansenbach

October 22, 2013

Many college students blame professors for grades that are less than desirable. But it is the student’s own responsibility to make sure they do everything in their power to receive the grades they want.Every semester professors hear all the excuses students give. The final draft of the paper was “lost...

Cancer survivor organizes gaming competition to fund cure

Cancer survivor Austin Young founded Gaming for a Cause, a gaming competition and charity.

Fabian Garcia

April 2, 2013

Whether it be fighting cancer or starting his own non-profit gaming organization, Austin Young has learned to play on.  On Thursday, Young will host a video game competition called “Gaming for a Cause” in Sacramento State’s Union Lobby Suite in an effort to raise money for cancer-related chari...

Sac State Alumnus Dale Carlsen to speak on campus

Russell Preston

March 14, 2012

The Sacramento State Administration and Business Affairs’ Speaker Series will have former Hornet Dale Carlsen as its guest speaker on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. Carlsen graduated from Sac State and is now the founder and CEO of Sleep Train Mattress Centers. All students a...

Sac State alumnus named Undersecretary of State and Consumer Services

Joe Fleming

June 2, 2011

Sacramento State alumnus, Willie J. Armstrong, was appointed as the new undersecretary for the State and Consumer Services Agency on May 5. Armstrong received the position from the authority of Gov. Jerry Brown. Armstrong, 36, a Democrat originally from Missouri, was among the first to receive a doctorate i...

Sacramento State alumnus killed in Afghanistan

Joe Fleming

May 23, 2011

Sacramento State alumnus Benjamin Palmer died while serving in the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan on May 12 from small arms fire. Lt. Col. Palmer, 43, was from Modesto and graduated Sac State with a bachelor's degree in humanities. While stationed in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, P...