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The American River College (ARC) Honors Program is a community of students and faculty who are dedicated to the pursuit of intellectual and personal enrichment in a diverse and challenging academic environment. 


Honors Program Hours

Clerk Hours:

Monday: 10 am - 1 pm

Tuesday: 10 am - 2 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 1 pm

Coordinator Bill Zangeneh-Lester Hours:

Tuesday: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm in Portable 607E

Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm At The Hub 


Appointment Only

The Honors Program in RM# 607E
(in the portable village).

ARC Honors Program Location

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Honors Coordinator
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William Zangeneh-Lester
Department Chair, Honors Coordinator Assistant Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies   Pronouns: He/Him/His
(916) 484-8914

Honors Program STEM Liason
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Matthew Register
(916) 484-8221


Honors Clerk
Assoc. V.P. of Instruction & Learning Resources  Photo

Elizabeth Fronefield
Honors Clerk
(916) 484-8270


Honors Dean
Assoc. V.P. of Instruction & Learning Resources  Photo Dr. Charles "Kale" Braden 
Associate Vice President of Instruction & Learning Resources

(916) 484-8408

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Photo Dmitriy Perebikovskiy  
Administrative Assistant
(916) 484-8407

Honors Faculty
Honors Instructors Photo
Paulo Afonso
Honors Astronomy Professor

(916) 484-8733

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Katherine Rodgers
Honors Coordinator
(916) 484-8359

Honors Instructors Photo Damon Antos
Honors Computer Information Science Professor

(916) 484-8252
Honors Instructors Photo Aaron Bradford
Honors English Professor

(916) 484-4564
Honors Instructors Photo Kristina Casper-Denman
Honors Anthropology Professor
(916) 484-8139
Honors Instructors Photo Michaela Cooper
Honors English Professor
(916) 484-8130
Honors Instructors Photo Jana Gonsalves
Honors Nutrition Professor
(916) 484-8186
Honors Instructors Photo Ed Hashima
Honors History Professor
(916) 484-8166
Honors Instructors Photo Alana Jeydel
Honors Political Science Professor
(916) 484-8713
Honors Instructors Photo Bob Lyman
Honors English Professor
(916) 484-8628
Honors Instructors Photo Shahla Mokhtarzada
Honors Sociology Professor
(916) 484-8449
Honors Instructors Photo Kathleen O'Brien
Honors English Professor
(916) 484-8278
Honors Instructors Photo Rudy Pearson
Honors History Professor
(916) 484-8400
Honors Instructors Photo Rick Topinka
Honors Biology Professor
(916) 484-8982
Honors Instructors Photo Bill Wrightson
Honors History Professor
(916) 484-8429


Honors Counselors
Student Personnel Assistant Photo Joe Rust
Honors Counselor
Transfer Center Director
(916) 484-8122  

Student Personnel Assistant Photo

Rick Ramirez
Honors Counselor
(916) 484-8547

Michelle Kientz
Honors Counselor
(916) 484-8572