Sacramento City College

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Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College seal
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California, Sacramento County 95822
United States
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School type Public
Established 1916
President Kathryn E. Jeffery Ph.D.
Number of students 23,680[1]
Slogan "Forward"
Fight song Go Panthers Go!
Mascot Panthers
Rival American River College
Newspaper "The Express"
Yearbook "The Pioneer" (no longer published)
Affiliations Los Rios Community College District

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 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC),[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]


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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

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]


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

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!


American culture


  • Malachi Davis – ran in the 400-meter and 4x400-meter at the 2004 Summer Olympics for the United Kingdom team
  • Neil Estaris – two-time Junior Pan American Championships karate silver medalist (1999, 2000), as well as the 2002 AAU national champion (18-year-old division) as a light heavyweight
  • Rich Hanna – 1994 US 100 km National Champion, 2001 World 100 km Ultramarathon silver medalist, and named Ultramarathon Magazine's 2001 Men's North American Ultrarunner of the year, co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Marathons (paperback 1998)
  • Henry Hines – 2 time NCAA champion long jumper, as well as a 3-time professional world champion
  • Vince Howell – professional long-drive competitor
  • Sheila Hudson – 1996 Olympian and former world record holder in the triple jump
  • Lyndsey Klein – second baseman for the 2002 U.S. national softball team which placed first at the World Championships, and was an all-American for the 1999 UCLA national championship team
  • Tommy Kono – three-time medalist in weightlifting in the 1952 Summer Olympics, 1956 Summer Olympics and 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Jeff Kubiak – 1987 Pan-Am Games gold medalist in the 200m breaststroke
  • Albert Miller – 3 time Olympian (1984, 1988, and 1992) in the decathlon for Fiji
  • Tom Moore – world record holder in the 120 yard high hurdles in 1935, US national champion in the 400m hurdles in 1935, and member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame
  • Jamie Nieto – finished 4th in the high jump in the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Lou Nova – heavyweight boxer who was the 1935 amateur world champion, and fought Joe Louis in 1941
  • Roger "Jack" Parker – bronze medalist in the decathlon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • Pete Peletta – coached the USF Dons to 3 NCAA basketball tournament appearances in 6 seasons between 1960 and 1966
  • Bill Putnam – a basketball all-American at UCLA in 1945
  • Chenita Rogers – a 2-time first team all-American as an outfielder for Cal State-Fullerton in the 1980s.
  • Edwin Salisbury – was the stroke for the 1932 gold medal-winning men's rowing eights team that was later inducted into the National Rowing Foundation's Rowing Hall of Fame
  • Mike Sayers – member of the BMC pro cycling team
  • Scott Smith – professional mixed martial arts fighter in the UFC
  • John "Jack" Stack – won a gold medal in the men's rowing eights at the 1948 Olympic Games
  • George Stanichbronze medalist in the high jump in the 1948 Summer Olympics, as well as John Wooden's first all-American basketball player at UCLA
  • John Stanich – guard on the 1950 U.S. national basketball team which placed second at the 1950 FIBA World Championship, where he was the only American on the all-tournament team

Baseball alumni

Football alumni

Law and politics


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