Stay Connected After You Graduate or Transfer
As a American River College alum, you are part of the ARC family and it is our goal to keep you connected once you transition to a career and/or transfer to another educational institution. Your relationship with ARC does not have to end after you leave.
Membership in the Alumni Association is free; simply provide the required alumni information and we will send you a digital membership card. For more information on the digital membership cards, check out our digital membership FAQ page.
Contact Kirsten Dubray, Regional Director of Philanthropy, at DubrayK@losrios.edu or (916) 484-8175.
Support ARC Students – Make a Gift to the Alumni Fund
Your gift to the ARC Alumni Fund supports college priorities that have immediate and lasting impact. Donations from ARC Beaver Alumni help create, build, and sustain programs, ensuring that ARC continues to invest in our students and faculty.
Alumni Fund donations support:
- Programs and services that foster and promote student success
- Scholarships to facilitate the educational pursuits of current students
- Special projects of the college
- Fundraising campaigns for new buildings, equipment, and technology that provide a margin of excellence
- Outreach and communication with other alumni
- Academic growth by supporting the faculty and staff of the college through innovation grants
I found my passion for law working on Accounts Receivable as a Bookkeeper for a local construction company. Time and time again I was in small claims court collecting on past due accounts. Maneuvering through the legal procedures while adhering to the time limitations was invigorating, so I decided to seek out a Paralegal Degree. After deciding to pursue this new career, I enrolled in American River College Legal Assisting Program. After graduation, I transferred from Heald College and DQ University. Currently I am self-employed as a Legal Document Assistant here in Sacramento County. I assist members of the public who cannot afford an attorney or cannot afford to take time off work to go to the courthouse to prepare their court documents. I do exactly what I used to do working as a Paralegal in a family law firm, except my clients provide me instructions instead of the attorney. I prepare court documents,
make copies, file the documents at the court house and serve them on parties or witness name in the action. What I liked best about ARC was the professors. There were two professors who set the foundation for my understanding of the law, Professor David W. Abbott and Professor Julie Brynelson. I did not realize the significance of this until my first semester at Lincoln Law. The legal education I obtained from ARC not only prepared me to be a Legal Assistant/Paralegal, but also put me on the pathway for a Juris Doctorate. My advice to my fellow Legal Assisting/Paralegal peers present and future is that you find your passion and pursue it with vigor. Go boldly into your future and when you fall, as we all have and will, stand up again and continue on. Do not let the struggle defeat or define you, rather let it sharpen and polish you. Hold your head up, for you are perfect. You are the hopes and dreams of our ancestors. Honor them and yourself in the living of your life to its fullest.