The cast and director of “Geeks USA,” an independent film, will be on hand at the screening of the movie on Friday, Nov. 22 at Rio Hondo College’s Wray Theater to hold a Q&A with the audience. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
California state Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon congratulated graduates at Rio Hondo College’s 55th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 24 and urged them to “make a difference.” The ceremony recognized 1,399 students who earned an estimated 2,001 academic degrees, including 653 degrees for transfer, which guarantee admission to the California State University system. Both figures top the College’s numbers for 2016-17. Also honored were three outstanding students who overcame challenges en route to earning their degrees – Brenda Coronel, Yarisma Rocha and Jason Hoang. All three have been accepted to UC Berkeley.
Rio Hondo College’s Forensics Speech and Debate Team placed third at the 2018 Phi Rho Pi National Competition, one of the program’s strongest showings in recent years. The team competed against 30 other schools in its division during the April 9-14 event in Daytona, Florida. More than 60 schools from 28 states took part in the program of competitions. Debate Coach Grant Tovmasian received the Collie-Taylor Coach Fellowship Award, which goes to the tournament’s most outstanding coaches.
Rio Hondo College Career and Technical Education Programs Honored for Boosting Wages, Employment for Graduates
Rio Hondo College is receiving acclaim for boosting earnings and employment in desired fields for career and technical education (CTE) students who earned certificates or degrees. The Strong Workforce Stars program awarded a Gold Star to the registered nursing program, Silver Star to the automotive technology program and seven Bronze Stars for programs ranging from fitness trainer to accounting.
Rio Hondo College is hosting its first-ever Transfer Conference for its students on Thursday, Nov. 21. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
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)
Rio Hondo College has a launched a new mobile application that connects students to campus life. Features include interactive event calendars, important announcements delivered in real time and a catalogue of student/community resources, among others. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
Julie Mammano, author of the renowned children’s book, “Rhinos Who Surf,” will be at Rio Hondo College on Thursday, Oct. 10 to help kick off the first-ever “Celebration of Reading” event scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lower Quad and Learning Resource Center. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
Rio Hondo College’s MESA/TRiO Student Support Services STEM Program was honored Tuesday as one of America’s top programs that increase academic opportunities and increase achievement for Latino students. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
The grand opening for the new state-of-the-art PE Complex at Rio Hondo College is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. The PE Complex features two new pools, weight room, gyms and more. It’s the first of its kind at Rio Hondo College. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
The Rio Hondo College Roadrunner Fire Crew 77 deployed this week to help battle the Rim Fire just outside Yosemite National Park, a blaze that has already claimed 25,560 acres since breaking out last month. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
Mayors, city council members and representatives from the state and federal governments will be on hand on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5: 30 p.m. at the Clark Estate in Santa Fe Springs to welcome and congratulate the new Rio Hondo College Superintendent/President, Teresa Dreyfuss. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)
Rio Hondo College is hosting its first-ever Latino Heritage Celebration that will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and will feature cultural foods and entertainment from Folklorico dancers and mariachi, food and more (photo opportunity). Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)