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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)
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...

Finding asylum: Kenyan refugee opens up about her journey from Africa to the US

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)
May 3, 2016

In 2007, Edna Simbi was running for her life.  Now, almost nine years later, the former American River College student remembers the journey that took her from escaping cultural practices in Kenya, such...

Welcome Day brings many opportunities to ARC students

Welcome Day signs were featured in the hallways around the ARC campus. The event consisted of Club Day and Transfer Day and was hosted on Sept. 24. (Photo by: Ashley Nanfria)
September 25, 2015

American River College held welcome day on Thursday, which included club day and transfer day, in hopes of getting students more involved in the school and informed about transferring.     “Let...

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