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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).

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

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 2, 2022

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...

California community colleges can now offer bachelor’s degrees within specific workforce fields. (Photo via iStock)

Staff and students praise the California community college bachelor pilot program

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

In 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850, which gave 15 community colleges the ability to offer bachelor’s degrees in specific workforce fields. Last year, Assembly Bill 927 removed the 15 college...

The Future Educators Club at American River College, consisting of Marie Jones, Pamela Borth, Sara Mendez Reyes, Mariah Lopez, and Robyn Borcz, pictured from left to right, strive to support all students looking to join the education field in the spring semester of 2022. (Photo courtesy of Robyn Borcz)

Future Educators Club strives to support young educators

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 8, 2022

The Future Educators Club strives to support American River College students who are working towards degrees and careers in the education field, according to Robyn Borcz, faculty advisor for the FEC and...

Frank Kobayashi, the new vice president of instruction at American River College, oversees over 12 deans and over 1,000 full and part-time faculty, in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Frank Kobayashi)

Frank Kobayashi becomes new vice president of instruction at ARC

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 19, 2021

Many of the people who make American River College successful aren’t necessarily well known to most students—but they play important roles.  One of those people is Frank Kobayashi, the vice president...

The American River College Student Design Team is currently hiring, in the fall semester of 2021, for students who want to improve the educational experience at ARC. (Photo via Pixabay)

ARC’s student design team is accepting new members

Madison Duong, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

American River College developed its first-ever Student Design Team this year and is looking for members who are willing to share their ideas in improving different aspects of the college, while also being...

The site for the new funeral services building at American River College, will replace the existing FSE portable near Auto Tech, on the main campus, in Fall 2021. (Photo by Ben Kynaston )

Funeral services department anticipates move into its new home in the Career Tech building

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

American River College’s funeral services program has seen some expansion in its student body since the beginning of the spring semester and the department is anticipating a move into a new Career Tech...

The Virtual Transfer Week webpage has an hour-by-hour schedule of the different workshops offered throughout the week. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

LRCCD implements updated procedure for classes transitioning online

Colin Bartley, Opinion Editor May 13, 2020

With the Los Rios Community College District making its transition to online classes because of the coronavirus outbreak, the administration has posted a detailed plan to its  website for procedures during...

Sociology Professor Jeff Sacha at the first Los Rios Campaign for Family Leave meeting at American River College introducing the leave issues on Jan. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Bram Martinez)

ARC Staff sick of lack of leave

Bram Martinez February 20, 2020

Jeff Sacha, a full time sociology professor, and Sara Smith, history professor, at American River College, want to start their own families. However, the maternal/paternal leave for faculty in the Los...

Fraudulent student applications prevent the Los Rios Community College District from accurately observing student enrollment statistics for the college, according to Gabe Ross, vice chancellor for Los Rios media relations. (photo illustration by Alexis Warren)

Los Rios works to counter fraudulent student applications

Colin Bartley November 21, 2019

The Los Rios Community College District announced it would be taking action, via online resources, to counter fraudulent student applicants who receive student discounts without enrolling in any classes,...

American River College president Thomas Greene will retire in June 2020, after almost six years in the position. (File Photo)

ARC President Thomas Greene to retire in 2020

Bram Martinez October 23, 2019

American River College President Thomas Greene will retire from his position on June 30, 2020. Greene first came to ARC in August 2014 to replace former president David Viar, who became president of...

Although the American River College Assessment Center will continue to administer tests in other areas of education, as of Feb. 1, 2019, it is no longer administering standardized placement tests for math or English. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Assembly bill eliminates standardized English and math placement tests at ARC

Jennah Booth February 6, 2019

Students who are starting their general education at American River College this semester will see changes to their English and math level placement with the implementation of Assembly Bill 705, which...

American River Colleges Childhood Development Center employees Jennifer Lewin and Vasyl Ivanov read to each other on April 6, 2018. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Child Development Center helps student-parents

Alondra Botello April 12, 2018

Community college is home to a diverse student population with different stories and backgrounds. Some come straight out of high school, others are returning from the workforce and many have children of...

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