Follow-up Story: Follow-up Story: A festive evening of delicious food, wine tasting, silent auction and drawings were in store for the Rio Hondo College Foundation’s “Taste of Rio” event on Friday, May 2. The “Taste of Rio” featured tastings from 17 local eateries that ranged from the savory to the sweet. All proceeds are going toward student scholarships and programs. Photos are available. Media contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office) or 626-383-6367 (cell)
Rio Hondo College Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss has been named a 2019 Distinguished Woman of the Year for the 57th Assembly District in recognition of her contributions to the community. Assembly Majority Leader Ian C. Calderon, who represents the 57th District, will honor Dreyfuss and nine additional distinguished women at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at The Clarke Estate, 10211 Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs. Dreyfuss, who retires on June 30, has served Rio Hondo College in multiple capacities for more than 30 years. During her service, she helmed a $250 million construction program that remade the aging hilltop campus into a modern institution, as well as establishing three regional education centers to serve students close to their homes. Dreyfuss has been praised for guarding Rio Hondo College’s finances through the Great Recession and increasing student graduation, completion and transfer rates during her tenure as superintendent/president.
More than 700 guests are expected to sample artisan cuisine, fine wine and craft beer during the Rio Hondo Foundation’s seventh annual “A Taste of Rio” event at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The event, which supports Rio Hondo student programs and scholarships, will feature more than two dozen local restaurants, music and over 100 opportunity drawings.
Rio Hondo College Student Trustee Uses State of the Union Visit to Advocate on Behalf of Undocumented Students
Rio Hondo College Student Trustee Diana Laureano attended President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Feb. 5 as a guest of U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez, using the opportunity to continue her advocacy on behalf of her fellow undocumented community members. Laureano, who is studying philosophy and political science and is part of the Rio Hondo College Pathway to Law School program, said she considers it her mission to ensure undocumented residents are seen and heard.