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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...

Editorial: It’s time for diversity issues to take center stage at ARC

Los Rios Chancellor Brian King address faculty during his convocation speech prior to the start of the Spring 2016 semester where he talked about diversity issues facing the district.
(Screencapture from 'Fast Forward: Los Rios Convocation - 2016')

February 3, 2016

In light of the recent nation-wide push to increase student and faculty diversity on college campuses, it’s about time that American River College joins the conversation and addresses their own issues with diversity. Often times, it is easy to live under the assumption that problems involving divers...

Take this class: ENGLT 365: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Literature

Professor Susan Howe teaches her Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual andTransgender Literature class at American River College. This semester is the first time the course has been offered at ARC. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Bailey Carpenter

January 31, 2016

An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Reanne Acolsta's last name "Aclsta" A former student, and now professor, at American River College, Susan Howe, has created a safe haven for all LGBTQ students on campus, while giving them the opportunity to earn college credits. After notic...

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