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Rio Hondo College

  • Río Hondo College Provides $882,400 in Grants for Students Whose Studies Have Been Disrupted by COVID-19

    Río Hondo College has awarded $882,400 in grants to 2,205 students as part of a federal act designed to assist those whose studies have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are funded by $3.1 million in federal CARES Act funding received by the College for direct student grants. The money is divided among a Río Cares Student Relief Fund, support for students with federal Work Study jobs and an Emergency Grant program.

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  • Río Hondo College Celebrates Graduates with Drive-through ‘Grad Care Package’ Pickup and Celebrations Webpage

    Río Hondo College is celebrating its 2020 graduating class on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 with a drive-through distribution of “Grad Care Packages” that include traditional graduation gear along with some surprises. The events are being held in lieu of the College’s traditional ceremonies because of COVID-19 concerns and are following the same safety guidelines used for the College’s drive-through food pantry. This is Río Hondo College’s 57th annual Commencement.

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  • Río Hondo College Receives $15,000 Gift from Community Partners for CARE students

    Río Hondo College has received $15,000 in gifts from community groups for its Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program, which helps provide educational support services and activities for academically under-prepared, welfare-dependent, single parents. CARE students are part of EOP&S, which serves more than 1,600 students at Río Hondo College. The gifts, presented May 22 to Río Hondo College Superintendent/President Dr. Arturo Reyes, EOP&S/CARE Director Heba Griffiths, and CARE Specialist Laura Verdugo, include $5,000 from Soroptimist International of Whittier and $10,000 from Credit Union of Southern California.

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Rio Hondo College to Host Undocumented Student Week of Action

Rio Hondo College will hold its second annual Undocumented Student Week of Action from Monday, Oct. 14 to Friday, Oct. 18. The event, themed “Dream to Believe,” will feature social events, a fund-raiser promoting legal protections, political activities, a family night, personal talks by undocumented students and the inaugural UndocuRio Walk/Run on Friday. Events will be held daily at the College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.

Rio Hondo College Assists with Homeless Benefit

Rio Hondo College students have created more than 60 ceramic bowls for a fundraising event benefiting the homeless. The eighth annual Empty Bowls event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Golf Course Club House, 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia. The event will feature area city leaders serving up soup made by more than 10 San Gabriel Valley restaurants with the bowls as gifts. Tickets are $50.

Río Hondo College Welcomes New President with Event Celebrating Focus on Transparency, Collaboration

Río Hondo College will hold a reception to welcome Superintendent/President Dr. Arturo Reyes at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, celebrating efforts by the newly appointed College leader to champion collaboration and transparency. Reyes, an educator for 33 years, was appointed Río Hondo College’s 10th superintendent/president in July 2019. He comes to Río Hondo College from Mendocino College, where he held the same post since 2013.

Rio Hondo College Gallery Holds Reception for Regional Art Exhibit

Rio Hondo College Art Gallery will hold a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 for its new show, Cuentista, which features works by seven artists as part of the fifth annual SUR:biennial art project. The gallery is one of seven galleries to present independently curated exhibits to showcase works influenced by the cultures and artistic traditions of Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Rio Hondo’s show runs through Thursday, Oct. 3. The College is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.

Rio Hondo College Hosts Budget Forums in Spirit of Transparency

At the direction of new Superintendent/President Dr. Arturo Reyes, Rio Hondo College will hold community budget forums from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 and from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 in the Board of Education meeting room, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The events follow an initial forum held Aug. 28 and offer insight into the College’s planning process and budget priorities.

New Rio Hondo College President to Welcome New Students on Aug. 19

Dr. Arturo Reyes, named the 10th superintendent/president of Rio Hondo College in July, will welcome new students to their first day of college from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Rio Hondo College is starting the new year with a new program in homeland security, increased student support services and signature programs in policing, nursing, firefighting, law school preparation and automotive technology.