The American River Current

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...

ARC celebrates staff excellence

EOP and CARE coordinator Diane Delgado (right) talks about award recipient Faryal A. Said (left). Deserving teachers were presented with an award Thursday that was voted on by students at American River College. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Claire Bathory

February 2, 2016

A gathering of American River College staff filled the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) conference room Thursday, for an award ceremony celebrating excellence on campus. Among those present were Faryal Said, recipient of the Classified Senate Employee of the Year Award, and Heidi Fuller Ben...

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