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ARC students will be able to have more guests attend their ceremonies with new graduation format. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC to host two graduation ceremonies for the first time

Chris Johnson, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

For the first time in the school’s history, American River College is extending its commencement ceremony to a two-day event that will allow students to increase the amount of guests they have present...

American River College’s administration plans on hosting an in-person graduation ceremony for 2022 graduates on the evening of May 18, 2022. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC to host in-person ceremony for 2022 graduates

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 14, 2022

On Feb. 25, American River College’s administration announced it’s planning on hosting an outdoor in-person graduation ceremony during the evening of May 18.  According to the announcement on the...

According to a 53-person survey taken by American River College, history major Hunter Farnbach, 20% of students feel their graduation was impeded by counseling errors. (Graphic by Ben Kynaston)

Errors in guidance from counselors frustrate students

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

According to a 2018-2019 overview from US News & World Reports, the graduation rate for three-year students at American River College is 27%. Despite the focus within the district and on the school...

American River College will host a drive-thru curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates on May 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo via ARCs website)

ARC hosts curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Editor's note: The 2021 Curbside Commencement ceremony will take place as planned.    American River College will host a drive-thru curbside commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates...

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)

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

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....

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)

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

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...

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)

Teenager dives into collegiate athletics

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...

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...

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...

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