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University of the Pacific Pres. Pamela A. Eibeck named AICCU chair

University of the Pacific Pres. Pamela A. Eibeck named AICCU chair

Pamela A. Eibeck, president of University of the Pacific, has been named the new chair of the executive committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, an organization that has represented the state’s 77 private nonprofit colleges and universities since 1955.

Eibeck’s two-year term begins Oct. 24. She succeeds Pepperdine University president Andy Benton.

“California’s partnership with its private nonprofit colleges and universities has played a pivotal role in making our state a symbol of innovation across the globe,” Eibeck said. “Over the course of nearly 60 years, AICCU has made tremendous strides for higher education, and I look forward to the challenges and rewards of continuing that effort during my tenure.”

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Marion, Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost of Drexel University Sacramento, was recently appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he will support the mission to make higher education more accessible for California students.

Appointments to the Commission are made by California Governor Jerry Brown and the position requires State Senate confirmation. As a commissioner, Marion will represent private and secondary education schools. He’ll attend his first Commission meeting in November.

“It’s a huge honor to be considered by Governor Brown for this role and be able to join some of the outstanding individuals who are already serving as commissioners,” Marion said. “This is a great opportunity to give back to students to make sure they can access financial aid and have the opportunity to be successful in college.”

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

Old City Cemetery Tour - Melody & Murder

Old City Cemetery Tour - Melody & Murder

The Old City Cemetery Committee presents a tour featuring tales of their musical "residents" on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Long before iTunes, music was a large part of Sacramentan’s daily lives. Much-loved musicians and teachers, cacophonous conductors, perforated pianists, and ill-fated instrumentalists will all vie for your attention on this rhythmic tour.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.
 

One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

Deng Jongkuch will Partner with Sacramento-based Non-Profit ImpactAVillage to Educate the Community about South Sudan

Throughout the week of March 17th, Deng Jongkuch will be in Northern California speaking to students about his journey as one of The Lost Boys of Sudan. He will also inform the community about the work of non-profit ImpactAVillage and the recent conflict in South Sudan.

One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

Deng Jongkuch will Partner with Sacramento-based Non-Profit ImpactAVillage to Educate the Community about South Sudan

Throughout the week of March 17th, Deng Jongkuch will be in Northern California speaking to students about his journey as one of The Lost Boys of Sudan. He will also inform the community about the work of non-profit ImpactAVillage and the recent conflict in South Sudan.