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PRISE = Pacific Islander/Asian American Resilience, Integrity, and Self-Empowerment through Education

PRISE is a student support program that enhances the experiences of Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, and Asian American (AANHPI) students at ARC. By fostering a supportive, culturally affirming, and empowering education, it strives to increase student success rates. It's open to all, including first-time, continuing, and returning students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Students must join the PRISE Learning Community in order to access specific course offerings and services.

Please contact Dr. Neue Leung for permission to add numbers.

For academic advising, please contact Dr. Judy Mays.

Spring 2024 Classes

Anthropology 300 – Biological Anthropology (11373) T 10:30am-11:50am Hybrid Prof. Casper-Denman
Anthropology 310 – Cultural Anthropology (11358) T 7:30am-8:50am Hybrid Prof. Casper-Denman
English Writing 300 / 94 – College Composition (19241 & 19242) M/W 3:00pm-5:20pm In-person Prof. Prieto
English Writing 301 Composition & Literature (11637) W 12pm-1:20pm Hybrid Prof. Prieto
Ethnic Studies 330 – Intro to Asian American Studies (18906) T/Th 3:00pm-4:20pm In-person Prof. Carnero
Ethnic Studies 300 – Intro to Ethnic Studies (12257) M/W 7:30am-8:50am In-person Prof. Carnero
Psych 300 – General Principles (10064) M/W 10:30am-11:50am In-person Prof. Beckum
Psych 330 – Intro Statistics to Behavioral Sciences (11567) M/W 9:00am-10:20am In-person Prof. Akawi
Physics 310 – Conceptual Physics (10662) T/Th 1:30pm-2:50pm In-person Prof. Zarate
Social Justice 310 – Intro to LGBTQ+ Studies (11685) Th 10:30am-11:50am Hybrid Prof. Smith

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PRISE General Email:

PRISEGeneral Phone:
(916) 484-8121


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Professor of English:
Dr. Neue Leung


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