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Melanie Dixon said goodbye to staff and faculty at a farewell gathering on Dec. 6 at American River College. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC president Melanie Dixon to resign at the end of the semester

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor December 10, 2022

On Dec. 6, a farewell gathering was held at American River College for president Melanie Dixon. Faculty, staff and students from the different areas of the Los Rios Community College District were present.  Dixon,...

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...

The Los Rios Police Department released an update informing the community that a restraining order against President Melanie Dixon’s aggressor, Jamie Barnes, was made permanent on April 22, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the LRPD)

Judge approves permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

On April 22, a Sacramento judge approved a permanent restraining order against Jamie Barnes. Barnes allegedly made racist threats to American River College President Melanie Dixon, according to the Los...

Jamie Barnes, suspect of racist harassment against American River College President Dixon, was re-arrested and transported on March 21, 2022, by the Los Rios Police Department to Sacramento County Jail. (Photo courtesy of LRPD)

Suspect in Melanie Dixon’s racist harassment case re-arrested

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor March 27, 2022

Jamie Barnes, a former American River College student suspected of leaving racist, threatening voicemails for the college’s president, Melanie Dixon, was re-arrested and transported by the Los Rios Police...

Melanie Dixon felt called to be the new American River College president because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo via the ARC website)

Melanie Dixon connects with students and faculty to target barriers to education

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

In the best of times starting a new job, particularly a leadership position, can be daunting. But for the new American River College President Melanie Dixon, the difficult times are exactly why she felt...

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