The content in this preview is based on the last saved version of your email - any changes made to your email that have not been saved will not be shown in this preview.

October 28, 2022

American Indian and Alaska Native

Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

Career and Pathway Workshops

California Teaching Fellows Foundation

Wednesday, November 2, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

The California Teaching Fellows Foundation is seeking awesome, outgoing, and creative leaders and learners to work as tutors in K-12 youth programs in the Sacramento area.


Finding Purpose

Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Explore your strengths, passions, and values.


Cover Letter Basics

Wednesday, November 9, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

This presentation will break down what goes into a cover letter and how to market yourself effectively.


Labor Unions 101

Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Learn about your rights as workers and the importance of Labor Unions.


Learn, Create and Leverage Your LinkedIn

Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Take your career journey to the next level and learn how to make the most of your LinkedIn account.

CSU, UC Transfer Application Support

ARC’s Transfer Center staff and counselors are providing live 1-on-1 support for any prospective transfer applicants to any of the 9 UC or 23 CSU for Fall 2023 Admissions. This support is available from November 1 to December 15. The CSU and UC admissions deadlines are November 30. The Sacramento State deadline is December 15. 


Virtual Live-Chat Office Hours

  • Monday & Wednesday - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Click here to RSVP 
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 833 6214 5719
  • Tuesday & Thursday - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Click here to RSVP
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 817 1971 6292


In-Person Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

STEMinar: Navigating Early Careers in STEM

Curious about Navigating an Early Career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math)? Join us for the STEMinar: Navigating Early Careers in STEM Career Panel on Thursday, November 3 at 12:00 pm. Hear stories from young STEM professionals about what inspired them, what they do, and advice they have for anyone considering a career in STEM. There will be a Q&A session at the end to ask any specific questions you may have. Join the conversation on Zoom.

Student Leaders Attend Conference

On Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23, ASB members from ARC Student Senate and Club and Events Board (CAEB) attended the California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSAA) student leadership conference in San Diego, CA. Students were able to network with student leaders throughout the state, discuss legislative priorities, learn about bill/resolution writing and campus event planning. ARC Student Leaders had a great time, and now will take what they learned from the conference for future campus events, along with local/state advocacy initiatives.


Pictured above from left to right (front row): CAEB Director of Communications Joey Ayague-Fox, CAEB Director of Finance Nika Radgoudarzi, CAEB Director of Activities Stephanie Aguirre-Zaragoza, CAEB Historian Venecia Zamora, Senator Caitlynn Smith, and Interim Student Senate President Warda Ali. (Back row): Advisor Brett Sawyer, CAEB Director of Public Relations Jay Doherty, CAEB Vice-President Kimberly Bossman, CAEB President Kevin Hill, Student Senate Director of Public Relations Sarah Reade, and CAEB Director of Media Relations Ethan Crowell.

Grad Has Best-Selling Cookbook

ARC graduate Illyanna Maisonet wrote a book about Puerto Rican cooking, "Diasporican: A Puerto Rican Cookbook". It came out October 18 and is already a best seller on Amazon. Illyanna was a student at ARC 2009-2012. She's a great cook and a wonderful writer. Get your copy now and start cooking!

Career Technical Education Groundbreaking

On October 20, ARC held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Career Technical Education facility that is currently under construction on the main campus. When completed, the 61,000-square-foot building will ​​house the following degree and certificate programs: Automotive, Electronics, Electrician Trainee, Energy (Solar), Design and Engineering Technology, Funeral Services and Welding. It will also house the Design Hub, Maker Space, and Maker Space/Prototyping areas. For more information on the campaign to support the facility, visit the Campaign for Career Technical Education websiteShown in the photo (L-R) are Paula Allison, Los Rios Chief Advancement Officer; Kirsten DuBray, Regional Director of Philanthropy; Los Rios Board Vice President John Knight; Los Rios Chancellor Brian King; Los Rios Trustee Pamela Haynes; ARC President Melanie Dixon; Allison Otto, President and CEO, Otto Construction; Gary Aguilar, ARC Dean of Technical Education; and Forrest Stuckey, Superintendent, Otto Construction.

Aerial map of ARC main campus

Access Road Closure on Main Campus

The access road near the Technical Education construction on the ARC main campus will be closed from from October 31 through November 11, 6:30 am to 4:00 pm. This closure is needed as part of the construction work. Vehicles will not be able to use the access road as a thoroughfare during these hours. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

ESL Center Grand Re-Opening

ARC’s ESL Center will host a Grand Re-Opening Party on Wednesday, November 2. The party will start at 10:00 am and go until 3:00 pm. There will be free coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets for students and staff. We will also have games, raffles, and prizes to give away, and Dean Nicole Porter will give a brief welcome at 12:00 pm. The center is located inside the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

The New Parrot is Here

November is almost here, and autumn is all around us! Read all about it in the Parrot, your friendly, neighborhood ESL newsletter. There’s so much to admire and enjoy. Check it out!


In this issue:

  • “Why didn’t anyone tell me?” Advice from Student to Student by Nika Radgoudarz
  • Apply for the Susan Pezone Memorial ESL Scholarship
  • Shahpoor Ali Benawa - The Voice of Starting Point
  • “The Road Not Taken” A Language Lover’s Commentary by Professor David Evans
  • Light Painting - Do It Yourself Ideas from Manny Madrid
  • Religious Diversity: Awareness and Understanding
  • ESL Center Grand Re-opening on Ground - November 2, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Earthquake in Afghanistan
  • Jacky Lopez and Happy the Platypus
  • Vietnam: I Miss You
  • and much, much more . . .


To see the latest issue, please visit The Parrot website and click on “Read the Latest Issue of the Parrot.”

MET and IMMT Bootcamp


RSVP for our in-person boot camp on Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10 starting at 8 am to learn what a day in the field is like, meet potential employers, find out what classes are needed to complete the program, and receive assistance with applying to the college.


MET is a 2-year program focused on the commercial HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition, and Refrigeration) industry as the hours, pay, benefits, and conditions are typically better compared to the residential market.


IMMT grew out of industry needs and the MET department’s expertise in industrial equipment. IMMT focuses on the maintenance and programming of the equipment that moves, processes, or builds the products society consumes.

Industry employers often hire our students before graduation, sometimes even before the start of their classes, with the understanding that the student will attend and complete the program. RSVP before the November 18 deadline!

Free Spay or Neuter for Dogs and Cats

The CRC Vet Tech program needs a few young, healthy female cats and male dogs for our VT 120 surgical assisting lab, who will be performing spay and neuters. Second-year students will be learning about general anesthesia and surgical assisting under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian who will perform the surgeries and a licensed RVT who will oversee the anesthesia procedure.


  • Cat or dog must be healthy and friendly/good with people.
  • 4 months to 4 years old.
  • Must provide proof of current rabies vaccination.
  • Owner or agent must be able to come on a consecutive Tuesday/Thursday or Thursday/Tuesday and leave the pet for the morning. Check-in time approximately 8am. Check out 10:30 am for exam day, and check out 2:00 - 3:00 pm on surgery day.


There is no cost for the procedure. If you are interested, please complete the form here. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Atkins. 

ARC Calendar and Events
Check out ARC Events
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Linkedin  Youtube  
American River College