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Railroad Museum Foundation Names Cheryl Marcell as President & CEO

Railroad Museum Foundation Names Cheryl Marcell as President & CEO

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation has named Cheryl Marcell as President & CEO, effective April 13, 2015.  The primary mission of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation is to raise and manage funds to support the California State Railroad Museum, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the future Railroad Technology Museum.  The Foundation also provides long-term visionary guidance and assists California State Parks in helping to carry out their mission for these historic museums and park.  Marcell replaces Kathy Daigle who has served the Foundation as executive director since 2010 and is retiring.

California State Railroad Museum Foundation Board Vice Chairman Roger Baccigaluppi spearheaded the nationwide search and Co-Chairs Robert Slobe and John Gilmore were on the committee to fill this critically important position.  The hiring decision was unanimously approved by the Board on March 19, 2015.

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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.