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ARC Campus Grove

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)


Kolleen Ostgaard


(Interim) Robert Heryford

Contact Person:

Amanda Carroll, Certifying Official Elena Skubenich, Certifying Official Terri Hunnefeld, Certifying Official Robert Griffin, Academic Counselor Robert Smith, Student Personnel Assistant (Temp)

Office Location:

Veterans Resource Center


       Monday - Friday 

       7:30am - 5:00pm 

For additional VSOC hours, please contact the VSOC counselor at 916-484-8377.







The American River College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is dedicated to assist Veteran students and their families with their ARC educational and VA related needs. Certifying Officials act as the link between students and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We understand that the transition from military to college life can be difficult and are committed to providing the best possible care in appreciation for your sacrifice and service.


The VRC provides the following services:

  • Information regarding VA education benefits
  • Assistance with the ARC application and registration process
  • Assistance with VA applications and forms
  • VA Certifying Officials to initiate and process VA education benefits
  • Evaluation of educational progress as applied towards a degree or certificate program
  • Evaluation of DD form 214s for college credit
  • Priority registration to qualified Veterans who provide a DD form 214 or military ID
  • VetSuccess Counselor
  • TRIO SSS Veterans
  • Appointments with DSPS counselor
  • Appointments with an ARC counselor
  • Information about ARC resources and services
  • Computer lab
  • Local VA representatives
  • Assistance identifying community resources for Veterans/dependents
  • Events and activities designed to foster an environment of academic, career and personal success
  • Employment opportunities for VA work study through the VA. To obtain an application please, click here


American River College adheres to Executive Order 13607- Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Other Family Member. For more information, please visit