Rio Hondo College

  • Rio Hondo College Community Re-elects Trustee Norma Edith García, Elects Whittier Residents Rosaelva Lomeli and Oscar Valladares

    Rio Hondo College voters on Nov. 6 re-elected Norma Edith García and elected Whittier residents Rosaelva Lomeli and Oscar Valladares to serve on the Board of Trustees, according to preliminary election results. García, who was first elected in 2009, serves Trustee Area 1, which includes the city of El Monte. Lomeli, a science teacher at Suva Intermediate School in Montebello, will serve Trustee Area 3, which includes Whittier and South El Monte. Valladares, a deputy public conservator in the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, will serve Trustee Area 5, which includes East Whittier.

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  • Rio Hondo College to Celebrate Graduation of Second Cohort of Students in Tesla START Program

    Rio Hondo College will celebrate the graduation of its second cohort of Tesla-trained automobile technicians – 13 men and three women – in a special ceremony from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the College’s state-of-the-art Automotive Shop, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The students are among the first in the nation to complete a 12-week Tesla START program that includes more than 800 hours of training.

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  • Rio Hondo to Honor Former College Vice President during Veterans Day

    In celebration of Veterans Day, Rio Hondo College will recognize World War II veteran Yoshio C. Nakamura and honor all veterans who have served in America’s armed forces in a ceremony set for 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Rio Hondo College Veterans Memorial, Lower Quad, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Nakamura, a former Rio Hondo College vice president, was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry that became the most highly decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service.

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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)