With Nelsen’s support, 75-year-old student wins multiple awards

Rodolfo Castillo finished his bachelor’s degree through a long-distance program at Sacramento State later in life, in his 70s, in order to keep teaching preschool.
This achievement has been recognized within the Sacramento State community, the western United States, and now nationally.

President Nelsen asked veterans to stand and be recognized during the 2016 commencement ceremony. (Jessica Vernone/Sacramento State)

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has named Mr. Castillo the 2017 Outstanding Continuing Education Student.The award will be presented at UPCEA’s national convention in Chicago in March 2017. This honor follows UPCEA’s West Region honoring Mr. Castillo as the 2016 Outstanding Nontraditional Student.

Amazed by his tenacity,  Sacramento State’s President Robert S. Nelsen a submitted personal letter of support for Castillo. See his letter here.

A Dog of a Day

Put a smile into your day by enjoying this video created after President Robert S. Nelsen made a friendly football bet with his Fresno State counterpart, President Joseph I. Castro. You’ll find out why paying off that bet made for “A Dog of a Day” and why it pays to be Made at Sac State. We had fun making this – and thanks to President Nelsen for being such a good sport. Stingers Up!! #MadeatSacState