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ARC acknowledges sacrifices of military women

Benita Wilson, who served at Travis Air Force Base, volunteers to sing the national anthem and celebrate women in the military in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 1, 2018

Flags wave in the air, the national anthem echoes through the halls and the color guard marches in as American River College honors military women. The Veterans Resource Center at ARC partnered with Veterans Affairs to host a Military Women’s Appreciation Day on Saturday Oct. 26. More than 400...

American River College Veterans Resource Center hosts Military women appreciation

Brittney Goode prepares to volunteer for the Military Women's Appreciation Day at the Veteran's Resource Center on Oct. 3rd (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 3, 2018

They served us, now we serve them with a day to say ‘thank you’ to women who gave everything for our country. American River College Veterans Resource Center will partner with Veterans Affairs to host a Military Women’s Appreciation Day. The event will be on Saturday Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in th...

Veteran shares his struggles with PTSD

Speaker Bryan Adams recounts his time serving in the US Army and the mental after effects of being a sniper during the Iraq war on May 4. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Claire Bathory

May 7, 2016

Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Adams spoke at American River College on Wednesday, addressing the reality of PTSD and the experiences that he’d brought back with him to the United States after his time in the service. PTSD, like many mental health issues, isn’t spoken about openl...

Editorial: Saluting the Veterans Center

The 2014 Chancellor's Student Success Award is displayed in the American River College Veterans Resource Center, which serves one of the largest communities of community college student veterans in the state (Photo by John Ferrannini).

November 3, 2015

With Veterans Day approaching, it’s time for students, staff and faculty to be reminded that American River College’s large veteran community exists, and has made a home at our college due to the many services that the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides to them. As recently as the spring...

Faces of war: Michael Monk

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. and former ARC student Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. “Some people want to become doctors, firemen. … I wanted to be a soldier,” Monk said. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Barbara Harvey

November 3, 2015

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. Monk had wanted to be a soldier for as long as he can remember. “Some people want to become doctors, firemen. … I wanted to be a soldier,” Monk said. Monk describes his former role...

Faces of war: Colin Lewis

ARC student Colin Lewis was deployed to both Bagram and an area near Kabul in Afghanistan. Lewis credits the Veterans Resource Center with helping veterans succeed as students. (Photo courtesy of Colin Lewis)

Barbara Harvey

November 3, 2015

Before enlisting, Colin Lewis had desperately wanted to get out of Mississippi. “There’s not really much to do there,” Lewis said of his home state. Lewis needed a job to do that, and the men in his family had a tradition of service. He enlisted and was deployed to Afghanistan as a combat...

ARC holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for expanded Student Services building

(Left to right) President Thomas Greene, Los Rios trustee Deborah Ortiz, Chancellor Brian King, Los Rios trustee Pamela Haynes cut the ribbon offically opening the new Student Services building. The new wing of the Student Services adds 5,500-square feet to the building. The west side underwent a 14-month remodel from April 2014 to summer 2015. (Photo by: Ashley Nanfria)

Jordan Schauberger

October 23, 2015

American River College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Student Services building with a ceremony Thursday. The west side of the building underwent a 14-month, 5,500-square-feet remodeling from April 2014 through this summer. The Assessment Center, CalWORKs, Disabled Students Pr...

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