Meet the A.R.C. Team


Department Coordinator


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Dr. Patrice Braswell, A.R.C. Coordinator


Patrice earned her Power Boat License during the Spring of 2018. On her days off from work, you can find her cruising Mission Bay for some rest and relaxation!


Counselors & Specialists

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Carl Fielden, Learning Disability Specialist, ATC Coordinator


"The mountains are calling and I must go."  -John Muir


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Christine Ho, A.R.C. Counselor


"Let go of who you think you're supposed to be; embrace who you are." -Brene Brown


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Marlene Barr, Adjunct A.R.C. Counselor


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas Edison

Main Office

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Melissa Benton, Student Services Specialist


“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” –George Elliot

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Alma Reyes, Student Services Assistant - Substitute

"all is a riddle, and the key to the riddle is another riddle" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Denise Robertson, Interpreter & Real Time Captioning Coordinator


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Hadeel Yaqoub, Arabic Language Interpreter


“You change for two reasons: either you learn enough that you want to, or you’ve been hurt enough that you have to.” –Unknown

A.R.C.Testing Center

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Janet Shipstead, Test Proctor, A.R.C. Testing Center


“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou

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Teri Apodaca, Clerical Assistant - Intermediate, A.R.C. Testing Center


Assistive Technology & Alternate Media

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William Bown, Student Services Specialist, Assistive Technology Center (ATC)


“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” –Carl Rogers

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Trang Nguyen, Instructional Lab Assistant Intermediate, Alternate Media