The American River Current

Students urge faculty to take campus equity seriously at forum

Students prepare to talk about their negative social experiences in and out of the classrooms of American River College, and how it has affected them.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

March 9, 2020

[email protected] As part of Black History Month, a group of American River College students and faculty listened in on talks given by members of the Umoja Sakhu Learning Community on Feb. 19. The subjects covered issues that affect students in ARC classrooms, such as religion and racism in and ...

A survey of 2020

The 2020 United States Census takes place on April 1, people are encouraged to participate via online, by phone, or by mail.  (Photo Illustration by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

February 27, 2020

[email protected] The 2020 Census will take place on April 1. The Census, which is a detailed survey of the United States population, takes place every decade.    Noel Mora, public policy and administration major at Sacramento State University, volunteers for the Sac County Census Latinx Committee, which ...

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

Sociology Professor Jeff Sacha at the first Los Rios Campaign for Family Leave meeting at American River College introducing the leave issues on Jan. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

February 20, 2020

Jeff Sacha, a full time sociology professor, and Sara Smith, history professor, at American River College, want to start their own families. However, the maternal/paternal leave for faculty in the Los Rios Community College District is a single day.  In comparison, the California Teachers Association...

Assembly bill eliminates standardized English and math placement tests at ARC

Although the American River College Assessment Center will continue to administer tests in other areas of education, as of Feb. 1, 2019, it is no longer administering standardized placement tests for math or English. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

February 6, 2019

Students who are starting their general education at American River College this semester will see changes to their English and math level placement with the implementation of Assembly Bill 705, which has reduced the number of available lower level classes as well as eliminated the placement test. Signed b...

ARC holds preliminary town hall meeting for Equity Plan

President Thomas Green (left) disscusses happenings at the Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit with Joshua Moon Jonson, dean of student services (right) in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

November 13, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit, hosted by the Equity Programs and Pathways department on Oct. 26, sparked a gamut of conversation amongst a diverse group of people. The goal of the summit is to make American River College a more equitable campus and to improve the success of its students by ...

California College Promise replaces BOG Waiver

The Student Services building on the American River College campus has workers ready to help students navigate the application process for the California College Promise program on Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

October 2, 2018

The California College Promise Grant, enacted to waive tuition costs for first-time students attending community college, will provide approximately 39,000 students in the Los Rios Community College District with free tuition. Written by California assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), the Cali...

Student seeks help in restoration of Kohler Creek

Student volunteers have attempted to restore and clean up Kohler Creek in previous years. (2013 File photo)

Alexis Warren

October 2, 2018

American River College student Kia Williams, who is majoring in environmental conservation, will lead a creek clean up for the creek on campus, Kohler Creek. Williams is seeking the help of others to participate in the restoration of the creek environment, where she will be informing participants about in...

ARC receives nearly $3.75 million in grants to fund underprivileged middle and high school students

ARC was recently awarded three federal Talent Search grants, that will fund middle school and high school students. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

October 5, 2016

American River College (ARC) was recently awarded three federal Talent Search grants,  totaling approximately $3.75M, that will go to serving middle and high school students in our region, according to a press release from ARC Public Information Officer Joan Kudin. Each grant will serve 500 6th through 12th g...

Academic Senate supports proposal of new department, listens to struggling departments

Professor Julie Blaney (right) gives her proposal for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aid department separate from the Nursing Department to the board of the American River College Academic Senate as President Gray Aguilar (left) reads the proposal at their September 8, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 11, 2016

The Academic Senate of American River College heard the head of the nursing department, professor Julie Blaney, make her case for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide(CNA/HHA) department at Thursday’s meeting. Blaney said that in California, the CNA/HHA licensing program and the nursing...

State community college chancellor to retire next year

State community college chancellor Brice Harris, who was the chancellor of the Los Rios district from 1996 to 2012, announced that he will retire from his state position in April 2016. (Photo courtesy of the California Community College system)

Johnnie Heard

December 2, 2015

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris, a former chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, announced that he is retiring in April. Harris joked that he “failed” at retirement last time — he was only retired for about a month in 2012 — and plans on spending time...

ARC receives $3.3 million in grants for three programs on campus

Felipe Gomez, a student personnel assistant in the Journey program, gives students information before they check into the program. The Journey program was given a third of a $3.3 million grant ARC received from the U.S. Department of Education. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

September 8, 2015

American River College was awarded three $1.1 million grants which will be used to benefit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Journey and Veterans Project programs on campus. The money was awarded to the campus in July by the U.S. Department of Education through the Federal TRIO...

ARC and Los Rios announce initiatives at Fall 2015 Convocation

John Gamber, left, receives a shirt from fellow employee Randy Schuster at ARC's Fall 2015 Convocation for consistently 'hitting the target.' Said Gamber: 'As someone who wore camouflage for 15 years, I cannot tell you how nervous this makes me.' (Photo by Kameron Schmid)

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

August 21, 2015

American River College President Thomas Greene announced a modernization project for the Liberal Arts buildings, tentatively set to begin during the 2017-18 school year, at the Fall 2015 Convocation Friday. The project, for which planning will start this semester, comes on the heels of the construction...

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