Rio Hondo College

New Rio Hondo College President to Welcome New Students on Aug. 19

Dr. Arturo Reyes, named the 10th superintendent/president of Rio Hondo College in July, will welcome new students to their first day of college from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Rio Hondo College is starting the new year with a new program in homeland security, increased student support services and signature programs in policing, nursing, firefighting, law school preparation and automotive technology.

Camp Rio Offers Summer Learning for Boys & Girls Club Members

Rio Hondo College will host 45 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier at Camp Rio, a two-week exploration of College programs, science, career technical education and physical activities, that will run from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, July 15-17 and July 22-24; 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, July 18 and 25. Rio Hondo College is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.

Welcome Days Provides Orientation for Rio Hondo College Freshmen

Rio Hondo College will host its annual Freshman Welcome Days from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 9. The events offer students information on preparing for their first day of college, the transfer process, how to get involved on campus, academic programs and student support services. Lunch is provided. Rio Hondo College is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.

Río Hondo Police Academy to Celebrate Graduation of Class 208

Rio Hondo Police Academy will celebrate the graduation of 47 cadets in Class No. 208 during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel. The class, which includes 10 women, is the largest since the academy was re-certified by the Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training in 2014. Thirty-five of the cadets were sponsored by area police agencies.

Rio Hondo College to Host First-year Student Families

Rio Hondo College will host the families of first-year students during its First Year Family Night 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at the Rio Café, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The event, which includes a light dinner, offers guidance on financial aid, student resources and services and ways in which families can support their children’s higher education journeys.

Rio Hondo Police Academy Honors Late Gardena Police Officer

Rio Hondo Police Academy on July 10 added the name of Gardena Police Officer Toshio Hirai to its Memorial Plaque in a special ceremony that included members of the Gardena Police Department, Hirai’s family, honor guards from Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies and members of the Rio Hondo Police Academy Recruit Class No. 208. Hirai died in the line of duty on Nov. 15, 2018 as a result of a vehicle accident. He was a cadet in Rio Hondo Police Academy Class No. 178.