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Parrish Geary, the former American River College dean of student engagement and completion, died at 46 in a car crash on Dec. 28. (Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Collignon)

Former ARC dean dies in car crash

Elisha Chandra, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

Parrish Geary, the former dean of student engagement and completion at American River College, died at 46 after he was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Winnetka, California on Dec.28.  In addition...

After a battle with cancer, respected psychology professor Dean Murakami died on Dec. 23, 2020. A gentle giant according to psychology professor Tori Bovard, he advocated for the rights of students and faculty. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Psychology professor Dean Murakami is mourned by ARC community

Athena Acevedo, Feature Editor February 11, 2021

Longtime American River College Psychology Professor Dean Murakami died on December 23, 2020, from a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by the college. Murakami taught at ARC for...

Tom Roberts holds up a ceramic boat that he made at American River College. Roberts survived a traumatic brain injury in 1978. He has been enrolled at ARC every semester since 1989. He passed away on Oct. 22, 2016 of cancer. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Longtime ARC student passes away

Luis Gael December 5, 2017

American River College student Thomas Roberts, 62, died Oct. 22 of cancer while in hospice care. Roberts was a well-known face on campus; he attended ARC for nearly 30 years after sustaining a traumatic...

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