Follow-up Story: Follow-up story: Renowned poet and Rio Hondo College Spanish professor Mariano Zaro was among an elite group of writers, poets and literary professionals selected to host sessions at the XIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica conference in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia March 12-14. The Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica (International Congress of Hispanic Literature) is a gathering of authors, professors and others interested in literature in Spanish, who exchange ideas and discuss new literary movements and theories. Photos are available. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office) or 626-383-6367 (cell)
Rio Hondo College Foundation Set for 7th Annual ‘A Taste of Rio’ Fundraiser for Student Scholarships
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. The event, which supports Rio Hondo student programs and scholarships, will feature more than two dozen local restaurants, music and over 100 opportunity drawings.
For the first time in 40 years, Rio Hondo College’s Forensics Speech and Debate Team won first-place honors in the annual Phi Rho Pi National Championships, held April 6-13 in Reno, Nevada.The competition featured more than 50 teams from community and junior colleges across the U.S.
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, honored 10 distinguished women during a March 28 event at The Clarke Estate in Santa Fe Springs.