May 15, 2014
Sacramento Calif- Edna Simi is foreign student from Kenya Africa. Edna said she was given Sid Asylum in 2010 from the United Stated due to female genital and cultural issue. Edna said she was always motivated for change and education because “education plus power produce change.”
Edna is married with two children ages eight and two. Her husband was given a sponsorship through professional sports and has been living in Sacramento since 2006.
Edna said she through research and support at Sacramento City College she found out that the Los Rios Community District is the only community collect select for the Model United Nation.
Edna enrolled at ARC spring 2012 and carried 23 units each semester and was able to complete and earned (4) AA, AS degrees in one and half years. She will earn AA- foreign language, AS –social science, AS- Political science, AS- International relations.
Edna said that been a member of the Model United Nation and Phi Theta Kappa clubs have helped to give her the support along her journey as a student.
Edna is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She received several offers from UC and CSU universities but accepted an offer from Columbia University to complete her BA in international relations. Edna will transfer to Columbia University this fall and will live in campus housing with her family.
Edna is only student in California to receive the Jack Cook scholarship of $30,000 until she competes her education; she was also awarded the PG&E scholarship of $20,000 for five years.
Edna Simi has overcome amazing challenges and will be graduating with honors on May 21, 2014.
May 15, 2014
By Sandra Evans
The Transfer Center at American River College serves its transfer institutional mission as the primary student resource center for transfer information.
General Educational Requirements can vary for different higher education systems. For this reason, it is important to select a campus early, so you can complete the necessary lower division coursework including your major preparation and general education. If you are undecided on an institution do the following:
Select a counselor that you are comfortable with to assist with making decisions about your careers, major and transfer institutions.
Choose a major. It is best to select an undergraduate major early. A major is a subject or field of study chosen by a student that represents his or her principal academic interest.
The annual Transfer Day even is held in early October. This event is designed to promote ARC’s transfer mission by hosting admissions representatives from various four-year institutions including California public institutions (i.e., CSU and UC campuses), private and independent colleges and universities (both in and outside of California), and out-of-state public universities.
The ARC Transfer Center frequently hosts admissions visits from CSU Sacramento and UC Davis. These Representatives provide individual counseling appointments and informal presentations regarding transfer admissions.
May 15, 2014
One of ARC’s newest club Model United Nations Club earned honors in Mid April 2005 during their first trip to an annual four-day conference, “Rebalancing the Global Agenda.” The club is the first to receive a Certificate of Achievement Award. “Not bad for first-time club,” said Kathleen Colliham, political science professor and advisor to the Model United Nation Club (MUN). The Model United Nations Club is in its ninth year. It is an academic club, which conduct educational and informational activities for the benefit of its members and the college community. The club provides an opportunity for members to participate in an intercollegiate competition to better understand cooperative dialogue, formal debate, research processes and diplomatic skills. The ARC-MUN provides a positive and fun environment for the further learning. Not only will a student learn more about the world but also will meet a very outgoing group of people. Additionally, will be an active part of the college community, which may benefit a student college application and individual resume. Not surprisingly, 90% of the 2005-2013 MUN-ARC transferred to a UC OR CSU. A team of 32 ARC students attended the 64th session of the Model United Nations of the Far East, April 10-14 2014 in Burlingame. At the end of competition, ARC teams won Awards in Art and Practice of Diplomacy. Kathleen Collihan, ARC Political Science professor, joined the students.