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Centennial celebration Oct. 15; SCC featuring 100 classic cars, music, food trucks, kick-off game

City College's Hughes Stadium in 1973. City College will play Sierra College at the stadium at 6 p.m. during the Open House celebration on Oct. 15.  Photo courtesy of SCC Special Collections
City College’s Hughes Stadium in 1973. City College will play Sierra College at the stadium at 6 p.m. during the Open House celebration on Oct. 15. Photo courtesy of SCC Special Collections

The oldest institution of higher learning in Sacramento is inviting the community Oct. 15 for a day-long celebration of City College’s 100th anniversary.

An open house will take place primarily in the Quad, but all around campus from 1–5 p.m. Food trucks will be available during the open house. The day will end with an event at Hughes Stadium, the centennial football game against Sierra College.

The open house will be the biggest celebration City College has done in its history, according to Rick Brewer, campus public information officer.

“I know there was a big celebration for our 90th anniversary 10 years ago, and the college has had many events in its history. But it would be hard to find one that encompasses more of the college or the community than this upcoming open house,” Brewer said. “It includes a car show, numerous campus events and even a football game. Hard to beat that.”

One of the activities featured during open house will be a preview day for high school students and their families to tour the campus, giving a chance to learn about the many majors the college offers.

“We felt that instead of the normal preview nights, we combine the two. We already have a set number of people already on campus, at least 250 to 300 high school students plus their parents,” said Brewer. “Whenever people come to the campus and see everything that we have, we have a great opportunity to encourage them to apply and take classes. When they’re finished, we have all this fun stuff going on and we’re hoping that it creates a buzz.”

Sac City Talks is also back. The speaker series features 8-minute talks about any topic. Sac City Talks debuted last semester and included Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and Marianna Sousa, former Student Senate president as speakers.

Student Georgia Sherman, Clubs and Events Board secretary, is positively looking forward to the open house.

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A car show will be on display along Hughes Stadium and Sutterville Road. The show will range from classics, hot rods, domestic and foreign-made. Cars will represent one year from 1916 to 2016.

Originally a department of Sacramento High School, the college was founded in 1916 and is also the seventh oldest public community college in California. Sacramento Junior College, as it was first named, acquired more than 60.42 acres of land at the corner of Sutterville and Freeport in 1924. The campus opened its doors in 1926 with only two buildings: a women’s gym and an administration classroom.

The first graduating class of 1918 consisted of six women since all the men had either volunteered or had been drafted into military service. The college was closed from 1918 until September 1920 because of World War I. In March of 1964, City College separated from the unified school district to join the newly formed Los Rios Junior College District. Brewer said in an email he thinks the campus won’t change much the next 100 years.

“Our campus will, of course, go through some revisions between now and then, but I think we will continue to have the old college look and feel, even as new buildings are built or renovations take place,” Brewer said. “I also think our students will look much the same as they do today. We already have one of the most diverse student bodies of any college anywhere. I think Sacramento will continue to be a melting pot of cultures, so our students will be as well. I do think our employees will also more resemble our students in terms of diversity over the next 100 years.”

Brewer said he’d like to think Belle Coolidge, the campus’ first leader who later became city mayor, would be proud of what the campus has accomplished in the last 100 years.

“I’d like to think Belle would be proud of what SCC has become. A full-fledged college that serves the needs of both students and the greater community as a whole, that we offer a wide range of services to help our students succeed in whatever their chosen profession or academic track is,” Brewer said. “If there was one thing I think she might want us to improve, that would be our external reach throughout the greater Sacramento community.”

According to Interim City College President Michael Poindexter’s message in the “SCC at 100” webpage, the celebration has been a long time coming.

“I am sure that when Belle Cooledge dreamed up the idea of a junior college in Sacramento, she would have no idea it would have become what it has—a global village with 200+ academic and career-focused majors on three campuses,” said Poindexter. “We represent Sacramento’s colorful tapestry of ideas that reflects a global village. We always have, and we always will.”

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