American River College lost a dear friend in Jim Barr. When I was hired here some 17 years ago, Jim was part of the team of people that convinced me that this would be a good fit for me professionally. Because of him, I pressed on through the year long application/hiring process and shortly after I was chosen, Jim became a life long friend. I will truly miss the 'futurist talks' and computer one-up-man'ship game, but most importantly, I am truly going to miss my dear friend.
It is with a very heavy heart today that i say, rest in peace Jim.