The American River Current

New chancellor of Los Rios district chosen

New chancellor of Los Rios district chosen

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

December 5, 2012

Dr. Brian King brings leadership skills to serve more than 80,000 students Dr. Brian King accepted the position of chancellor for the Los Rios Community College District and will begin his new job on Feb. 1, 2013. The position was left vacant after Dr. Brice Harris retired.  Harris recently came out...

Interim Chancellor Jon Sharpe speaks on future of Los Rios district

Interim Chancellor Jon Sharpe speaks on future of Los Rios district

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

November 5, 2012

Deputy Chancellor Jon Sharpe accepted the position of interim chancellor when Brice Harris retired in January 2012.  Harris has since been named chancellor of the California Community College System. The Current recently sat with Sharpe to discuss his future and that of the Los Rios Community College...

Worth the Weight: ARC student recounts journey to lose more than 500 pounds

Samuel Ayala, now at 311 pounds, is leading a much happier and healthy life having lost more than 500 pounds. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

October 24, 2012

When death pounded on his door, Samuel Ayala stood on wobbly legs mapped with varicose veins, pressed his 870-pound morbidly obese body against the door and refused to open it. “I knew I didn’t have long,” Ayala said. “If I didn’t do something, I was not going to see my kids or grandkids.” According...

The importance of opinion

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

October 10, 2012

What’s your opinion? That question usually ends with an inquiry of your thoughts on a particular subject. Your answer says a lot about who you are and how you think. Blank stares and hair twisting followed by mumbling “I don’t know” are never good. In my opinion, everyone should have an opinion. When...

Arrest made in ARC bike thefts case

Using designated areas to lock up bikes, U-shaped locks, and a 3/8-inch cable are important to deter thieves. (Photo by Daniel Romandia)

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

September 21, 2012

Suspect in custody as Los Rios PD works with outside agency in investigation, says LRPD Captain In July, campus police working with an outside agency arrested a suspect for the rash of bicycle thefts on the ARC main campus. “The suspect we are looking at in this case has been identified and was ...

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery on Campus

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

September 20, 2012

Los Rios Police Department report two men and a female robbed an ARC female student on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at approximately 8 p.m on the main campus science area.  The suspects knocked the victim over, took her iPad and fled north through Parking Lot C towards the Sienna Vista apartment complex on Little...

WELCOME DAYS: Connection is the name of the game

A student greets incoming students during

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

September 7, 2012

Student Development officially welcomed new and returning American River College students with the annual Welcome Day events on Sept. 5 and 6 at the main campus. Various departments and groups set up displays on more than 60 tables in the Rose Marks Pavilion, Liberal Arts breezeways and Portable Village...

College for the over-40 set

Jerry Mitchell, like many other ARC students over the age of 40, is looking for a fresh start. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

April 18, 2012

Jerry Mitchell is representative of a large segment of people attending American River College, mature students. Mature can be defined in many ways, but for the  this article we will use the age of 40 and above. Mitchell, 45, a radiology major, plans to obtain an Associates Degree and transfer to...

Say no to sleepwear

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

March 7, 2012

I know pajamas are really comfortable and they make us feel good. I’ve written some of my best essays at home in my pajamas, rollers, and house shoes. But can we agree to restrict the wearing of pajamas to a zone of no more than 10 feet from our own front doors? You may have heard about the commissioner...

ARC’s Career Center opens house to students on Feb. 23

Connie Ayala, Program Coordinator Cooperative Work Experience, and Kendalyne Murti greet  visitors at the Career Center Open House on Feb  23.

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

February 24, 2012

American River College’s Career Center, which offers up-to-date information on careers, occupations, and trends in the job market, held an open house on Feb. 23 to allow students, faculty and staff to view their newly remodeled offices and lab space. The event also highlighted some of the services...

UC Davis annex to host LRCCD students

Sharon Styles and Sharon Styles

February 22, 2012

Transferring to University of California, Davis will now be much easier for ARC students. Los Rios Community College District opened the first junior college annex on a University of California campus in January to aid students as they transition to the next level of education. “This is an outreach...

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