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Alex Panasenko and Alex Panasenko

ARC Ranks First in Accounting

American River College has ranked first in terms of passing rates for the Certified Public Accountant exam, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

ARC ranked above last year’s first place University of California Berkley as well as other prestigious universities such as University of California Los Angeles, Stanford, and the University of Southern California.


Congratulations to our students and our teachers who taught related material: Rob Diamond, Joel Halle, Dieter Kiefer, Meg Pollard, Robin Reilly, Mark Steinwert and Lingling Zhang.

 Bills SB 1052 and 1053 signed

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1052 and 1053 on Sept. 27 in front of a group of college students. The two bills, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, will create a website on which popular textbooks can be downloaded for free. SB 1052 legislates creation of a group of educators that will determine lower-division classes for which digital textbooks are to be developed. Books will be accessible free or for a small fee. SB 1053 legislates creation of a library to host these textbooks, which will be the nation’s first

SAGES: Student Jobs

The Student Center is hiring positions for Student Development SAGES 2012-2013. The positions include functioning as guides and information facilitators between students, staff and administration within the Student Center.

For those interested, attendance of all paid training meetings is required. If you cannot make it to one or more of these meetings, note your concerns with your availability after applying.


Oct. 19 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Oct. 26 (9 a.m – 11 a.m.)

Nov. 2 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Nov. 9 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Nov. 16 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Nov. 30 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Dec. 7 (8 a.m. – noon)


For more information, see the SAGES section of American River College website or contact Student Development at (916) 484-8924.

ARC Jazz Clinic

The ARC Music Department will be hosting a jazz clinic, featuring vibraphonist Tyler Blanton, on Oct. 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Fine & Applied Arts building, room 547. For more information, contact ARC Music Department or Dr. Dyne Eifertsen at (916) 484-8676.