Río Hondo College
Río Hondo College Celebrates Class of 2023
Nearly 1,800 Río Hondo College students strolled, jogged and danced onto campus wearing smiles on their faces and colorful grad caps – some with hopeful messages about their dreams and futures and others with homages to their loved ones, nationalities and personalities – on their regalia during the College’s 60th Commencement ceremony on May 26. This year, 1,791 students earned Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Of those degrees, 1,074 are Associate Degree for transfer, meaning they are eligible for admission to the California State University system. This commencement also celebrated the fifth class of students to receive B.S. degrees from the College. Twenty Río Hondo College students received their B.S. in automotive technology.
Río Hondo College Spring Dance Concert Promises Intimate, Expressive ‘Emergence’
Río Hondo College’s Dance Program students and staff are preparing to captivate the community with a series of vibrant and breathtaking solo and ensemble dances during “Emergence” – the Spring 2023 Dance Concert. The concert, co-directed by Kristina Urteaga and Carol McDowell, will be held at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 12 at the Kinesiology, Dance and Athletics Complex at Río Hondo College. The concert will feature “Where I Left Off,” an ensemble dance work created by guest choreographer and College alumna Rivka Villanueva.
Río Hondo College to Host Public Virtual Coffee Talk with Superintendent/President
Río Hondo College Superintendent/President Dr. Marilyn Flores will host “Un Cafecito at a time” or “One Coffee at a time” virtual chat to meet with community members and the public at large. The audience will help drive the conversation with the questions they ask and the comments, suggestions, and feedback they share over coffee during this open to the public event. Dr. Flores, who started her tenure as Superintendent/President of Río Hondo College on July 1, 2022, launched “Un Cafecito at a time” in January 2023 as a monthly conversation with the campus community. More than 60 students, faculty and staff attended the first Cafecito chat in January before the spring semester started and more than 70 attended each of the February and March events.