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Río Hondo College

  • Río Hondo College Adopts Positive Budget for 2021-22 School Year

    The Río Hondo College Board of Trustees adopted a balanced 2021-22 budget during a board meeting on Sept. 8, setting aside ample funding for student financial aid while avoiding the loss of staff and increasing reserves to $34.8 million in the general fund. The adopted budget allocates about $23.4 million for student financial aid from the Restricted General Fund and approximately $27.5 million from the Financial Aid Fund, which includes $47.9 million from COVID-19 federal emergency revenue.

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  • Río Hondo College Reopens, Revamps Child Development Center

    Children are smiling and playing while learning about horticulture, math, art, and conflict resolution at Río Hondo College’s Child Development Center, which has revamped and reopened following a year of virtual learning. The Child Development Center, which reopened its doors in July, has updated its classrooms, safety procedures and its personnel to provide a stronger foundation for children. The Child Development Center safety procedures will include temperature checks for all visitors, spaced out learning areas, and deep cleaning of classrooms three times a day. Students will also adhere to mask requirements while being taught cleanliness during their lessons.

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  • Río Hondo College Mandates Vaccinations for all Students, Faculty and Staff

    The Río Hondo College Board of Trustees unanimously approved mandatory vaccinations for all students and College employees in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. During a meeting on Aug. 18, Río Hondo College administrators gave a presentation on COVID-19 facts, history, variants, trends and health compliances as well as information on improvements completed and planned by the College’s COVID-19 task force. The mandatory vaccinations coincide with the start of the fall 2021 semester, which begins Aug. 21.

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Río Hondo College Adopts Positive Budget for 2021-22 School Year

The Río Hondo College Board of Trustees adopted a balanced 2021-22 budget during a board meeting on Sept. 8, setting aside ample funding for student financial aid while avoiding the loss of staff and increasing reserves to $34.8 million in the general fund. The adopted budget allocates about $23.4 million for student financial aid from the Restricted General Fund and approximately $27.5 million from the Financial Aid Fund, which includes $47.9 million from COVID-19 federal emergency revenue.

Río Hondo College Accepts Grant to Boost CalFresh Outreach Program

The Río Hondo College Board of Trustees has approved acceptance of a grant to boost public awareness for the CalFresh Outreach Program, which helps low-income households increase their food-buying power to meet their nutritional needs. Río Hondo College was one of 54 colleges selected for the grant as part of California State University, Chico’s CalFresh grant expansion. The grant will provide Río Hondo College with $432,726 to promote CalFresh to students starting on Oct. 1, 2021 and ending on Sept. 30, 2024.

Río Hondo College Reopens, Revamps Child Development Center

Children are smiling and playing while learning about horticulture, math, art, and conflict resolution at Río Hondo College’s Child Development Center, which has revamped and reopened following a year of virtual learning. The Child Development Center, which reopened its doors in July, has updated its classrooms, safety procedures and its personnel to provide a stronger foundation for children. The Child Development Center safety procedures will include temperature checks for all visitors, spaced out learning areas, and deep cleaning of classrooms three times a day. Students will also adhere to mask requirements while being taught cleanliness during their lessons.

Río Hondo College to Host Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Río Hondo College will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for community members 12 years old and up. The clinic will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, in parking lot C of the college. Appointments are optional and can be made online at https://www.riohondo.edu/vaccine/. Río Hondo College is located at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601.

Río Hondo College Mandates Vaccinations for all Students, Faculty and Staff

The Río Hondo College Board of Trustees unanimously approved mandatory vaccinations for all students and College employees in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. During a meeting on Aug. 18, Río Hondo College administrators gave a presentation on COVID-19 facts, history, variants, trends and health compliances as well as information on improvements completed and planned by the College’s COVID-19 task force. The mandatory vaccinations coincide with the start of the fall 2021 semester, which begins Aug. 21.

Spirited Performances Highlight Río Hondo College Musical Production

Live theater returned to Río Hondo College with two rousing performances of the Broadway musical “Working,” livestreamed via Zoom on Aug. 6 and 7. The online production was highlighted by spirited and emotional performances, allowing audiences to enjoy live theater in their own home. Based on a book written by oral historian Studs Terkel, “Working” is a series of vignettes that tell the stories of everyday Americans in their own words, with songs written by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Professions range from long-haul truckers to restaurant servers, call center workers and flight attendants.

Live Theater Returns to Río Hondo College with Production of “Working”

Live theater is returning to Río Hondo College, which will stage and livestream two online performances of the Broadway musical “Working,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7. “Working” is a series of vignettes telling the stories of everyday Americans, in their own words, with professions ranging from steelworker to corporate executive. Based on a book written by oral historian Studs Terkel and developed for the stage by lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, the musical debuted on Broadway in 1978. A 2012 revival of “Working” added two new songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which will be included in the College’s production. Admission is free, but audience members are asked to register for tickets through Showtix4U.

Live Theater and Music Return to Río Hondo College with Online Production of “Working”

Live theater is returning to Río Hondo College, which will stage and livestream two online performances of the Broadway musical “Working,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7. “Working” is a series of vignettes telling the stories of everyday Americans, in their own words, with professions ranging from steelworker to corporate executive. Based on a book written by oral historian Studs Terkel and developed for the stage by lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, the musical debuted on Broadway in 1978. A 2012 revival of “Working” added two new songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which will be included in the College’s production.

Río Hondo College Receives $28.8 Million in Relief Funds

Río Hondo College will benefit from $28.8 million in relief funds, presented by Congresswoman Linda Sánchez during her visit to the College on July 8. The financial relief comes from the American Rescue Plan, which provides funding to local colleges through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III). Authorized by the American Rescue Plan, HEERF III provided $39.6 billion to help higher education institutions serve students throughout the pandemic recovery process.

Río Hondo College to Hold Online Auditions for Broadway Musical “Working”

Río Hondo College will conduct online auditions via Zoom for its production of “Working,” a Broadway musical, which features two songs written by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The auditions will be held Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Based on the Studs Terkel oral history, “Working” profiles the lives of dozens of working Americans. The Zoom code for the auditions is 969388885253. For further information, please contact Prof. William Korf at wkorf@riohodo.edu.