The American River Current

Admired college counselor retires after 30 years at ARC

Thomas Greene, President of American River College (left), congratulates Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio (STEM) counselor (right), at his retirement ceremony on Nov. 30, 2018 in the Community Rooms at American River College. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

December 10, 2018

Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program counselor, will retire at the end of December after a 30-year career at American River College. Ruedas started at ARC as a general counselor in 1988. He began his journey teaching soci...

ARC responds to proposed revocation of birthright citizenship

T-shirts that read “Vota”, “Rise up as One” and “Resist” hang in the Puente counseling office in the Hub to raise awareness for immigrants rights and presence on campus at American River College on Nov. 26, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 26, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump’s administration said they planned to prepare an executive order that would revoke the birthright citizenship for children of immigrants in the United States. The proposed executive order prompted immigration counselors and other professionals at American River Colle...

Controversial protester in code violation on campus

Captain Chris Day from the Los Rios Police Department speaks to a protester in front of the Student Center on Oct. 31, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton

November 7, 2018

By Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton A protester made a direct campus code violation while preaching controversial messages on American River College’s campus on Oct. 31. The individual held a sign and used a speaker in the quad between the library and Student Center, while a Los Rios Police D...

ARC acknowledges sacrifices of military women

Benita Wilson, who served at Travis Air Force Base, volunteers to sing the national anthem and celebrate women in the military in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 1, 2018

Flags wave in the air, the national anthem echoes through the halls and the color guard marches in as American River College honors military women. The Veterans Resource Center at ARC partnered with Veterans Affairs to host a Military Women’s Appreciation Day on Saturday Oct. 26. More than 400...

Adaptive PE professor of 22 years retires from ARC

Professor Raye Maero assists computer science major Allison Murdaugh with seated row exercises during an adapted weight class in the at American River College  on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 11, 2018

Any time a college professor retires, they leave behind a legacy. When American River College’s adaptive physical education professor retires in December, she will leave a legacy that initiated a transformational program for the lives of disabled students and an impact on anyone else who knew her. ...

American River College Veterans Resource Center hosts Military women appreciation

Brittney Goode prepares to volunteer for the Military Women's Appreciation Day at the Veteran's Resource Center on Oct. 3rd (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 3, 2018

They served us, now we serve them with a day to say ‘thank you’ to women who gave everything for our country. American River College Veterans Resource Center will partner with Veterans Affairs to host a Military Women’s Appreciation Day. The event will be on Saturday Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in th...

Professors weigh in on the impact of video games

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Christian Sutton

September 26, 2018

Many college students use video games as an escape from reality. But, sometimes that escape can turn tragic. When David Katz shot and killed two people, wounded 10 others and killed himself at a "Madden NFL" tournament on Aug. 26, 2018, that escape ended in a violent extreme. With every mass shoo...

Career and Pathways Support Services teaches job interview techniques

Laura Adams, student personnel assistant for the American River College Career and Pathways Support Services Center, provides services to students looking for employment on Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

September 25, 2018

American River College's Career and Pathways Support Services office hosted an interview success workshop on Sept. 11 for students seeking employment. Michael Robinson, a student personnel assistant, hosted the hour-long presentation that teaches and informs students how to better prepare for an intervi...

Former refugee begins career at UN

Edna Simbi stands with her friend Juan Pablo Celis Garcia at the United Nations. Simbi, a former ARC student, came to the U.S. on asylum in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Edna Simbi)

Christian Sutton

May 7, 2018

To some, graduating in less than two years with four Associate’s degrees and an honors certificate after taking 23 units at a time might seem insurmountable. For a young woman from Kenya, this seemingly insurmountable challenge became her journey to independence. Edna Simbi grew up in Kenya, in abject pover...

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