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Former Interpreters for U.S. Army are graduating from ARC

Mohammad Ewaz Wafai, political science major and former interpreter for the U.S. Army reads in the library at American River College on Oct. 3, 2018. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

October 11, 2018

Three former interpreters who once put their lives in danger in Afghanistan working with the United States military have, in recent years, moved to Sacramento because they received threats from the Taliban. Now, two of those men have graduated from American River College and the third is set to gradua...

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation graduates (from second-left to right: Wendy Campbell, Madalyn Parker, Sergio Salcedo-Contreras, Kelley York, Heather Ogden) pose with their rainbow tassels, standing side-by-side with the Pride Award winners (left: Brett Spencer right: Dennis Lee, Jenna Grossman not pictured) at the Hub, May 4. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

May 8, 2018

American River College held its first Lavender Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students on April 4. A Lavender Graduation is an event that is held in addition to a college’s main graduation ceremony to provide a space for LGBTQ+ graduates to celebrate alongside their biological o...

Teenager dives into collegiate athletics

Juliana Shim sits on the edge of a diving board at American River College. Shim is a first-semester student at ARC. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Brienna Edwards

November 21, 2017

Juliana Shim lifts herself from the water, and begins to walk along the edge of the pool. She has just done a flip off of the high dive at American River College and is walking the short distance to to the smaller diving board. Shim is been alternating between the two, practicing dives and flips, ove...

ARC ends academic year with annual commencement ceremony

ARC ends academic year with annual commencement ceremony

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

May 21, 2015

Hundreds of American River College students marked the end of their community college education Wednesday when they participated in the annual commencement ceremony at Beaver Stadium. The Class of 2015 includes 1,879 students, of whom 60 percent are women, according to ARC President Thomas Greene. “Every...

Granddaughter and grandmother graduate together

Granddaughter and grandmother graduate together

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

May 4, 2015

When Pat Brown and Kayla Childers walk together at graduation at the end of this semester, it will mark the ending of a three-year period where the two, grandmother and granddaughter, spent every day at school together. For Childers, who first began taking classes at American River College in 2011,...

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