Members of the ARC community break ground on the Career Technical Education facility

ARC president Melanie Dixon welcomed staff and students to dig dirt at the ceremony


ARC President Melanie Dixon breaking ground with students; Joaquin Holland, Haley Dildine and Jess Walden for the new Career Technical Education facility building on Oct. 20. (Photo courtesy of Cecilla Baldwin).

American River College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Career Technical Education Facility, on Oct. 20.

ARC President Melanie Dixon says these buildings are possible because people care and believe in investing in the students and community. Dixon welcomed the students to break ground for the facility.

“That is what we stand for here at American River College,” Dixon said.

Dixon welcomed the staff and students of ARC and the Los Rios Community College District, with special acknowledgement to Paula Allison, LRCCD vice chancellor and Kristen Dubray, LRCCD regional director of philanthropy, for raising the money so quickly. She also welcomed the donors who felt the desire to support their community and LRCCD Chancellor Brian King for supporting and celebrating the beginning of the new education center. 

“We appreciate you and all of your team,” Dixon said. 

King also addressed the crowd and called the groundbreaking a “symbol” of the college’s next phase of development.

 “We return to our colleges as we adapt to a changing world,” King said.