Sacramento City College

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Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College seal
Address
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California, Sacramento County, 95822
United States
Coordinates38°32′30″N 121°29′28″W / 38.541578°N 121.491075°W / 38.541578; -121.491075Coordinates: 38°32′30″N 121°29′28″W / 38.541578°N 121.491075°W / 38.541578; -121.491075
Information
School typePublic
Established1916
PresidentKathryn E. Jeffery Ph.D.
Number of students23,680 [2012][1]
Colour(s)              
Slogan"Forward"
Fight songGo Panthers Go!
MascotPanthers
RivalAmerican River College
Newspaper"The Express"
Yearbook"The Pioneer" (no longer published)
AffiliationsLos Rios Community College District
Website
 
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Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College seal
Address
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California, Sacramento County, 95822
United States
Coordinates38°32′30″N 121°29′28″W / 38.541578°N 121.491075°W / 38.541578; -121.491075Coordinates: 38°32′30″N 121°29′28″W / 38.541578°N 121.491075°W / 38.541578; -121.491075
Information
School typePublic
Established1916
PresidentKathryn E. Jeffery Ph.D.
Number of students23,680 [2012][1]
Colour(s)              
Slogan"Forward"
Fight songGo Panthers Go!
MascotPanthers
RivalAmerican River College
Newspaper"The Express"
Yearbook"The Pioneer" (no longer published)
AffiliationsLos Rios Community College District
Website

Sacramento City College (SCC) is a two-year community college located in Sacramento, California.[2] SCC is part of the Los Rios Community College District and had an enrollment of 25,307 in 2009.[3] Sacramento City College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC),[4] offering Associate in Science (A.S) and Associate in Art (A.A.) degrees. It is located at the intersection of Freeport Boulevard and Sutterville Road in Sacramento, California.[5]

History[edit]

Campus of Sacramento City College

Founded in 1916 as a department of Sacramento High School, Sacramento City College is the seventh oldest public community college in California and the oldest institution of higher learning in Sacramento.

In 1922, the citizens of Sacramento organized a junior college district, effectively granting Sacramento Junior College its administrative independence from Sacramento High School. This plan of organization remained in force until 1936, when the college became a part of the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Twenty-eight years later, as a result of a March 17, 1964 election, Sacramento City College separated from the Sacramento City Unified School District to join the newly organized Los Rios Junior College District, which took over the operation of American River College and Sacramento City College. Los Rios paid the total of $1.00 for the 75-acre (300,000 m2) Sacramento City College Campus. In October 1967, the Sacramento Pop Festival was held at the main campus' Charles C. Hughes Stadium. In 1970, the newly renamed Los Rios Community College District opened a third campus, Cosumnes River College. Folsom Lake College has recently been added to the district.

The Sacramento City College yearbook was called the Pioneer when initially published in the 1920s. The format changed in the early 1970s, and it was discontinued by 1980. The school newspaper-originally named "the Blotter" in the 1920s—would be called "The Pony Express" for several decades. It is now called "The Express."

Student life[edit]

There are over 50 student clubs and groups on campus, although there are no official fraternities or sororities.[6] The campus does not offer any dorms.[7]

Athletics[edit]

The Sacramento City College Panthers are members of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), and the Big 8 Conference. SCC fields 18 teams, including 10 women's teams and 8 men's teams. The baseball program has demonstrated the most consistent success with 37 league titles, 5 state titles, and 1 national title. On the women's side, the track and field team won 3 straight state titles (2003, 2004, 2005), while the softball program won 4 state titles between 1988 and 2004. Sac City's athletic alumni have competed in the Olympic Games, the World Series, the NFL playoffs, and a world championship boxing match. Several of its coaches (and former coaches) have coached or served in administrative positions on a national and international level, including the Olympic Games, the NFL, and Major League Baseball.

Fight song[edit]

The fight song for Sacramento City College is to the tune of "Go Tigers Go" performed by the University of Memphis Marching Band. The only difference between the two is some of the wording in the lyrics.

Go Panthers Go,
Go On To Victory,
Be A Winner Thru And Thru;
Fight Panthers, Fight
For Our Colors Oh So Bold
Fight (Hey!), Fight (Hey!)
For The Red And Gold

Go Panthers Go,
Go On To Victory.
Run Those Beavers Off The Field;
It's Fight Now Without A Fear,
Fight Now Let's Shout A Cheer,
Fight For Dear Old SCC!

Alumni[edit]

American culture[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Baseball alumni[edit]

Football alumni[edit]

Law and politics[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://datamart.cccco.edu/Students/Enrollment_Status.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.scc.losrios.edu/
  3. ^ http://www.scc.losrios.edu/x10753.xml
  4. ^ http://www.acswasc.org/pdf_general/WASC_Directory_latest.pdf
  5. ^ http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Sacramento+City+College+3835+Freeport+Boulevard,+Sacramento,+CA&sll=38.541587,-121.486816&sspn=0.01148,0.027595&ie=UTF8&hq=Sacramento+City+College&hnear=Sacramento+City+College,+3835+Freeport+Blvd,+Sacramento,+California+95822&t=h&z=14
  6. ^ http://www.scc.losrios.edu/Current_Students/Student_Services/Student_Leadership_and_Development/Student_Clubs.htm
  7. ^ http://www.citytowninfo.com/school-profiles/sacramento-city-college
  8. ^ "A star is porn". Sacramento News & Review. January 1, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ "La Vel Freeman Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Geno Petralli Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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