CA School News Report

Rio Hondo College

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  • 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601 • (562) 692-0921
  • Rio Hondo College District was created in 1960 and opened its doors to students in 1963. A comprehensive community college, Rio Hondo offers career-technical programs in nursing, fire and police academies, automotive and alternative fuels, a full transfer curriculum and basic skills courses and services.

  • Superintendent/President: Teresa Dreyfuss
  • Board of Trustees: Norma Edith Garcia, president (Area 1); Madeline Shapiro, vice president (Area 5); Vicky Santana, clerk (Area 2); Gary Mendez, member (Area 4); Mary Ann Pacheco, member (Area 3)

Rio Hondo’s Freshman Success Center a Hit with Students

The new Freshman Success Center at Rio Hondo has seen hundreds of students in its first semester, and is focused on guiding new students through the educational and transfer process. It is part of the College’s adopted Student Success Initiative. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Rio Hondo College Provides Holiday Gifts to Student-Families in Need

The EOP&S/CARE program at Rio Hondo College was successful in adopting all families who participated in the “Adopt-A-Child” program, in which faculty, staff, students and community members bought holiday gifts for the children of Rio Hondo College students in need. The gifts will be distributed to the families on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More

Rio Hondo Veteran’s Club to host 6th Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

Rio Hondo College veterans decided a traditional ceremony to celebrate Veterans’ Day was a little too dry for their taste, so they opted to make it funny. The RHC Veterans’ Club will host a comedy night filled with comics who also happen to be veterans at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. All proceeds will go to the RHC Veterans’ Club. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More