The American River Current

This former ARC student’s struggle with housing is not unique

Former American River College student Courteney Duren-Hill and her son Gavin Hill lost their mobile home during the spring 2018 semester due to an increase in rent. Now, she has relocated from motel to motel. While attending ARC, Duren-Hill benefitted from the services offered to students. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

February 13, 2019

It’s morning and Courteney Duren-Hill wakes up to her alarm going off in her living room at her single-wide mobile home in Caravan Village near Watt Avenue and Auburn Boulevard. Sighing, she lays in bed for a minute and stares at the wooden panel walls that make up her home, then looks down at the ha...

Paget speaks about stress at ARC

Calworks sponsored life coach and holistic nutritionist Barbie Paget began her three module series about nutrition at ARC on Nov. 23. (Photo courtesy of Barbie Paget)

Laurie Jones

November 28, 2016

Calworks sponsored life coach and holistic nutritionist, Barbie Paget, began her three-module series on stress reduction, emotional intelligence, and nutrition for busy people, Tuesday and Wednesday in Community Rooms one and two. Paget said that stress affects everyone and can be positive or negative, int...

Life coach gives nutrition advice at ARC

Life coach Barbie Paget lead a workshop on cognition and nutrition on April 27 as part of her two-day series. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Claire Bathory

May 2, 2016

When life coach Barbie Paget was told by her doctor that she was “too fat to hold (herself up)” after breaking her ankle earlier in her life, she made a decision to learn about what she was putting into her body. In the third module of her success workshop, Paget emphasized that “we never wan...

Life coach visits ARC to talk stress management

Life coach Barbie Paget lead her audience in a breathing exercise during her stress management workshop on April 27.  (File photo)

Claire Bathory

April 28, 2016

“We spend every day being chased by a bear,” said Barbie Paget, while explaining to her first module’s audience the impact that stress can have on them daily. Paget, a certified master life coach, came to ARC on Wednesday to host a series of three modules in the morning and then again in the...

ARC’s CalWORKs to host self improvement workshops

Zena Essa, right, is an ESL student who receives assistance through CalWORKS, which will present a group of workshops at on April 27 and April 28 (Photo by Itzin Alpizar).

Justina Sharp

April 26, 2016

American River College’s California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) will be hosting a series of self-improvement workshops for all students on Wednesday and Thursday. The series is split into three workshops, presented twice on each day by Barbie Paget, a life coach and nutriti...

Somalian refugee becomes esteemed ARC staff member

Director of the Student Services Resources Center, Faryal Said, sits on a bench outside of the Student Services building at American River College on Mar. 14, 2016.  (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 15, 2016

A Somalian refugee immigrated to the United States in 1998 after eight years of civil war, leaving her children behind so she could apply for asylum before becoming a student and then a staff member at American River College. After fleeing a war zone 18 years ago, Faryal Said won an award for staff ex...

Liberal Arts Building to be replaced as Student Services construction nears completion

The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

In the ongoing construction overhaul of the American River College campus, the next project, tearing down and rebuilding the Liberal Arts building, has been announced as the new wing of the Student Services building had its ribbon cut. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, prelimin...

ARC holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for expanded Student Services building

(Left to right) President Thomas Greene, Los Rios trustee Deborah Ortiz, Chancellor Brian King, Los Rios trustee Pamela Haynes cut the ribbon offically opening the new Student Services building. The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015. (Photo by: Ashley Nanfria)

Jordan Schauberger

October 23, 2015

American River College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Student Services building with a ceremony Thursday. The west side of the building underwent a 14-month, 5,500-square-feet remodeling from April 2014 through this summer. The Assessment Center, CalWORKs, Disabled Students Pr...

ARC celebrates Student Services addition with ribbon cutting

The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

October 20, 2015

American River College is planning to celebrate the expansion of the Student Services building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday from 2-3 p.m. The west side of the building underwent a 14-month, 5,500-square-feet remodel that went from April 2014 to summer 2015. In a press release ove...

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