Reaching for the stars
Felipe Valdez’ commitment to his own education kept him on the path from poverty to NASA aerospace engineer. Read more.
Hoops star to mentor
Former Hornet basketball player Jameel Pugh is shaping the lives of today’s high school students through an innovative college and career readiness program. Read more.
Former SMUD intern now CEO
Thirty-eight years after starting work for SMUD as a Sacramento State student, Paul Lau takes charge of the community-owned electric utility.
Guiding student success
Viridiana Diaz has helped position Sac State as a leader in helping first-generation, migrant, undocumented, and other underserved students. Read more.