Rio Hondo College

  • Rio Hondo College Students Selected to Visit NASA in October

    Four Rio Hondo College students are among 319 community college students across the U.S. selected to travel to NASA’s Stennis Space Center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars onsite experience. Jashandeep Anand, Corrine Rivera, Albert Ramirez and Charinamae Blank will interact with NASA engineers, form teams, establish fictional companies interested in Mars exploration, and design and 3-D print and test a rover.

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  • Rio Hondo College Expands Free Tuition Program to 2 Years

    Rio Hondo College launched an expansion of its Rio Promise program on Sept. 25, offering free tuition for first- and second-year students who start their college journeys at Rio Hondo College and enroll full time. More than 2,500 students are participating in the program in 2018-19. In addition to financial benefits, Rio Promise Scholars receive ongoing support to foster success.

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  • Rio Hondo College President to Retire after 31 Years of Service

    Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss, who helped lead Rio Hondo College through the Great Recession, execute close to $300 million in construction projects, open three regional campuses and create a historic four-year degree in automotive technology, will retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. Dreyfuss started at the College as an accountant in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become interim superintendent/president in 2012 and assuming the post permanently a year later. She announced her plan to step down on Aug. 17 to administrators, faculty and students attending a bi-annual FLEX staff development event.

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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)

Rio Hondo to Launch Opening of New PE Complex

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)

Rio Hondo to Recognize Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss

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 to Celebrate Latino Heritage with Folklorico Dancers

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)