Noelle McCurley is a Navigation Rock STAR and Sac State Knows It In July, the university honored McCurley with a Staff Talent Appreciation & Retention (STAR) Award for her hard work, drive, and unshakeable commitment to learners. Although she has worked with tens of thousands of students in her 25-plus years of service at Sacramento State, McCurley ensures that every student feels important, valued, and heard. "No one wants to feel like one of many," she explains. "They want to feel like they count." McCurley ensures that each and every student counts; to her and to the university. She brings [...]
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Explore If you’re ready to get started, here are some steps you can take to get ready to go back to school: Think about your career and education goals. Where do you see yourself a few years down the road? Think about your daily routines. What will you need to balance college, work, family and life? Think about your past experience. What credits, certificates, and courses have you already completed? Think about your budget. Start researching financial aid and employee assistance benefits. Get Ready You will need to gather some documents and information to prepare for enrollment. Your navigator will [...]
DAA 2020: Murphy found home, career path at Sac State By Cynthia Hubert Jenni Murphy, Dean of College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State received Distinguished Service Award As a Gold Award Girl Scout and the product of a tightly knit farm community in Ohio, Jenni Murphy learned at an early age the importance of teamwork and leadership. Those skills came in handy when she landed a job in corporate training after college, then became a public servant at Sacramento State. They are traits Murphy still leans on today as the dean of Sac State’s College of [...]
Sac State to lead statewide degree-completion effort By Jonathan Morales By 2025, projections show that 65 percent of jobs will require that employees have some type of post-secondary education. (Sacramento State file) You’ve put in the hard work. Finished all of your classes. But you never formally applied for graduation. Or maybe you have an outstanding parking ticket or overdue library book. In any case, you don’t have your degree. Estimates indicate that’s the reality for more than 700,000 Californians – 55,000 in the Sacramento region alone – who are eligible for a [...]
Summit on Education Attainment for Working Age Adults Sacramento, CA – On Wednesday, May 23,2018 Mayor Steinberg joined fellow mayors Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento and Preet Didbal of Yuba City to discuss the educational attainment of adults in the Sacramento region. The mayors' panel was organized by Align Capital Region and California State University, Sacramento. It's part of an initiative to get the estimated 62,000 people in the Sacramento region who are within 15 units of completing a college degree to finish their requirements and obtain that degree. The mayor has focused considerable energy throughout his career on [...]